stories from May 6th, 2013

Failures

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
ads, advertising, commercials, economist, failures, jokes, publicity

Companies:
dove, dr pepper, ford, gm, hyundai


Studies

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
dsm, mental health, nimh, research

Companies:
american psychiatric association


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, copyright trolls, errors, lawsuits, sloppy


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, copyright reform, data, evidence


(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
drm, html5

Companies:
netflix


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Patents

by Leigh Beadon


Filed Under:
patents, sponsored posts


When Startups Need More Lawyers Than Employees, The Patent System Isn't Working

from the do-the-math dept

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We've talked a lot about the tax on innovation that patent trolls create, which is well-known inside startup circles but often misunderstood by the broader public, thanks to the pro-innovation rhetoric of high-profile trolls like Intellectual Ventures. The conversation is getting more attention lately, especially with the recent news of Senator Schumer's patent reform bill which specifically aims to fight the patent troll problem, and this interview with an anonymous developer from a tech startup offers some perspective from someone who is directly affected by the issue.

Free Speech

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
civil liberties, fear, fud, terrorism, the public


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Thursday

17:00 DailyDirt: More Than A Little Collaboration Necessary (10)
15:49 Man Who Deactivated Facebook Account To Dodge Discovery Request Smacked Around By Disgruntled Court (5)
14:51 Court Reminds Police That Refusing A Search Isn't Inherently Suspicious Behavior (40)
13:42 Report: FBI's PATRIOT Act Snooping Goes Beyond Business Records, Subject To Few Restrictions (16)
12:44 Facebook's Plan To Be The Compuserve Of Developing Nations Faces Mounting Worldwide Criticism (24)
11:44 WSJ Editorial Board So Clueless It Thinks That We're Now 'Rushing' Through A Surveillance Debate That's Been Going On For Two Years (19)
10:42 New Leak Shows NSA's Plans To Hijack App Store Traffic To Implant Malware And Spyware (28)
10:37 Daily Deal: Jam-Packed JavaScript Bundle (2)
09:39 Judge Tells FBI It Doesn't Have A 'Two-Minute Rule' That Allows It To Listen In On Personal Phone Calls (16)
08:08 Godzilla Sues The Godzilla Of Copyright Trolls, Voltage Pictures, For Copyright Infringement (40)
06:04 Net Neutrality Rules Are Already Forcing Companies To Play Fair, And The Giant ISPs Absolutely Hate It (15)
04:02 Court Follows Shutdown Of Jason Leopold's Torture Report FOIA Request By Denying Same To ACLU (11)
01:00 Certification: How The US Demands Even More Concessions After Trade Agreements Have Been Signed And Ratified (17)

Wednesday

21:01 Faith Healer Adam Miller Drops His Lawsuit (For Now) After Being Widely Mocked Online (9)
17:00 DailyDirt: (Not So) Huge Tracts Of Land... (9)
15:44 EFF Asks Court To Reconsider Ruling That Would Make Violating Work Computer Policies A Criminal Act (38)
14:50 Prenda Lawyer's ADA Shakedown Efforts Running Into Resistance From Public, Judges (15)
13:49 New Whistleblower Claims UK's Nuclear Submarine Fleet A 'Disaster Waiting To Happen' (23)
12:47 Secretary Of State: We Must Have A Secure Internet; Homeland Security Secretary: A Secure Internet Makes Us All Less Safe (27)
11:46 Appeals Court Rightly Overturns NAACP's Successful Attempt To Censor Speech Via Trademark Law (23)
10:42 Finding And Responding To The Media's Favorite Ridiculous And Misleading Free Speech Tropes (46)
10:31 Daily Deals: iCollege IT Security and Management Bundle (6)
09:23 Australian ISP Promises Free Lawyers For Targets Of Copyright Trolls (36)
08:10 Chris Christie: Your NSA Fears Are Bullshit And Civil Liberties Advocates Are Extremists (113)
06:13 Before Freaking Out About The FCC's New Neutrality Rules, Perhaps You Could Be Bothered To Actually Read Them (25)
04:10 Dept. Of Public Works Finds Watching 20 Hours A Week Of Full-Screen Porn On Work Computers To Be A Bit Too Much (43)
01:09 Transparency Watch Releases Searchable Database Of 27,000 US Intelligence Workers (13)

Tuesday

21:04 Congress Continues To Withhold Congressional Research Service Documents From The Public (4)
17:00 DailyDirt: Sailing Through Space Without Rockets (11)
15:49 North Carolina's Broadband Policy: Wasting Tax Dollars Pretending To Care About Wasting Tax Dollars (6)
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