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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As part of our sponsorship program with the Application Developers Alliance, we're highlighting some of the content on DevsBuild.It, their new resource website, that we think will be most interesting to Techdirt readers.

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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Friday

10:31 Daily Deal: Adobe KnowHow Photography Bundle (1)
09:33 If The CIA Apologizes For Lying About Torture, But Doesn't Tell Anyone About The Apology, Does It Really Count? (20)
08:28 Google Partially Caves To French Demands For More Global Censorship Of 'Forgotten' Links (28)
06:31 CenturyLink Follows Comcast's Lead, To Start Charging Broadband Overage Fees (28)
03:26 How The Dark Net Is Making Drug Purchases Safer By Eliminating Associated Violence And Improving Quality (77)

Thursday

23:23 Navajo Nation's Trademark Suit Against Urban Outfitters Proceeds; But Should It? (30)
17:00 DailyDirt: Open The Door, HAL Siri Computer (6)
15:30 Apple Rejects Game Based On Bible Story Due To Content Including Violence Against Children (32)
14:04 Law Students Line Up Behind 'Baby Blue' -- Will Harvard Law Review Sue? (15)
12:44 Techdirt Reading List: From Counterculture To Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, The Whole Earth Network, And The Rise Of Digital Utopianism (1)
11:38 Years Later, White House Sends Two Copyright Treaties To Senate For Ratification: One Good, One Bad (17)
10:41 Judge Changes Mind, Says James Woods Can Likely Unmask Guy Who Made Fun Of Him On Twitter (27)
10:36 Daily Deal: Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle (4)
09:37 One Year Later, ISP Claims That Title II Would Demolish Broadband Investment Found To Be Total, Indisputable Bullshit (22)
08:32 Techdirt Crowdsourcing: How Will The TSA Idiotically Respond To The Laptop Terror Bomb? (71)
06:30 Disney's Iger On ESPN: We'll Disrupt When We Damn Well Feel Like It (22)
03:27 Drug Dogs Don't Even Have To Be Right Half The Time To Be Considered 'Reliable' By The Courts (34)

Wednesday

23:23 Court Says 10 Weeks Of Warrantless Surveillance Is Perfectly Constitutional (44)
17:00 DailyDirt: Watch Out! Here Comes The Spider-Man... (6)
15:45 Honda Tried To Get Jalopnik To Dox Commenter, Delete Posts, Meets The Streisand Effect Instead (19)
14:06 Federal Judge Not Amused By State Department's Continued Withholding Of Hillary Clinton's Emails (40)
12:50 Facebook Prude-Patrol Nixes Another Work Of Art By A Feminist, Entirely Proving Her Decades-Old Point (49)
11:46 Congressional Reps Submit Bill Banning Encryption Bans (24)
10:39 Artist Sues Wu-Tang Clan Member, Martin Shkreli, Vice Magazine For Copyright Infringement (6)
10:34 Daily Deal: Axis VIDIUS FPV-Camera Drone (0)
09:39 CIA Director Freaks Out After Senator Wyden Points Out How The CIA Spied On The Senate (48)
08:33 Intelligence Director James Clapper Warmly Welcomes The Internet Of Things To The NSA's Haystacks (22)
06:22 Congressmen Upton, Walden Latest To Insist Nobody Needs Faster Broadband (56)
03:21 First Report From Inside Germany's New TAFTA/TTIP Reading Room Reveals Text's Dirty Secret (28)

Tuesday

23:23 NHL Streaming Service Descends Into Blackout Hell; NHL Threatens Anyone Trying To Circumvent Blackouts (38)
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