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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Wednesday

09:28 Movie Studio & Copyright Troll Claim 'Mere Possession' Of Popcorn Time Is Illegal And Could Result In A Year In Jail (80)
08:12 Vice News Employees Charged With Terrorism In Turkey... Because They Used Encryption (20)
05:58 Microsoft Retrofitting Windows 7, 8.1 With Windows 10's Privacy-Invading 'Features' (263)
02:59 Problem: Male Operators Use Surveillance Cameras For Ogling Women; Mayor's Solution: Employ Only Female Operators (20)

Tuesday

22:59 Wall Street Journal Scores Very Limited Win In Fight With DOJ Over Sealed Surveillance Documents (4)
17:00 DailyDirt: Super-Human Abilities, Not Just For X-Men (6)
15:34 Facebook Announces Its ContentID Attempt... Using Audible Magic (43)
14:00 West Point Prof Who Called For Killing Of Academics Opposed To US Terror War Resigns (89)
12:45 Techdirt Podcast Episode 40: Is Silicon Valley Only Building Tech For The Rich? (8)
11:44 Comcast Users Now Need To Pay A $30 Premium If They Want To Avoid Usage Caps (36)
10:44 Canadian Police Chiefs: 'RESOLVED: The Warrant Requirement For ISP Subscriber Data Makes Our Job Harder. Please Fix.' (24)
10:39 Daily Deal: Hot Java Android Coding Bundle (0)
09:33 Canadian Scientist Muzzled For Writing And Performing Song About Canadian Government Muzzling Scientists (26)
08:19 Parents Sue School, Claim Wi-Fi Made Son Sick (199)
07:06 FTC CTO: Full Disk Encryption Is Important In Preventing Crime (36)
05:30 T-Mobile CEO Vows To Hunt Down 'Thieves' And 'Clever Hackers' That 'Abuse' Company's Unlimited Data Plans (60)
03:28 As TPP Grinds To A Halt, Asian Countries Start Focusing On Rival Trade Agreement RCEP (13)

Monday

23:30 From Internet Connected Drink Mixer To Any Remote Configuration On The Internet: August's Stupid Patent Of The Month (17)
17:00 DailyDirt: Ready Or Not... Back To School (16)
15:10 FBI: Hurricane Katrina Made It Clear We Just Don't Have Enough Stingray Devices (28)
13:55 As India Goes After Google, A Simple Question: Do You Really Want Governments Deciding Search Results? (37)
12:45 Moral Panics And How 'The Kids These Days' Adapt: From Facebook 'Permanence' To Snapchat's 'Impermanence' (49)
11:40 The MPAA Will Let Amazon Touch Its Stuff, But Only If It Agrees To A Ton Of Stipulations (60)
10:36 The Full Counter-Argument To Game Studios Claiming A Need For DRM: The Witcher 3 (59)
10:31 Daily Deal: Top Deals of the Month (0)
09:32 Sony Pictures, Which Hyped Up 'Harm' Of Hack, Now Tells Court No Harm Done To Employees (21)
08:13 Official Portrait For Pope's US Visit... Being Investigated For Copyright Infringement (50)
06:08 NYPD Asks Disney, Marvel To Abuse IP Law To Help Rid Times Square Of Spiderman, Mickey Mouse (23)
03:06 NSA Releases Latest Bulk Records Renewal Order On Same Day It Scores Win In DC Circuit Court Of Appeals (12)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (37)
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