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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Friday

10:43 Appeals Court Strikes Down Ruling Finding NSA Phone Records Collection Unconstitutional (21)
10:38 Daily Deal: Smartphone Lens Trio (0)
09:33 UK Music Collection Society PRS Sues SoundCloud (41)
08:18 Bill That Was Supposed To Limit Police Drone Activity Changed By Lobbyist To Enable Weaponized Drones (43)
06:17 Border Patrol Agent Forwarded All Emails To Someone Else's Gmail; Only Discovered When 'Civilian' Responded (31)
03:20 United In Flight WiFi Blocks Popular News Sites (33)

Thursday

23:18 New Malware Attack Tries To Trick People By Pretending To Be EFF (18)
17:00 DailyDirt: Personal Mobility Hasn't Been Perfected Yet... (14)
15:34 City of San Jose Looking To Attach Automatic License Plate Readers To Garbage Trucks (25)
14:15 Judge Finds No One To Like In Lawsuit Brought By Ripoff Report Against Overreaching State Prosecutor (30)
12:53 Techdirt Reading List: Data And Goliath (6)
11:52 AP Sues FBI Over Impersonating An AP Reporter With A Fake AP Story (21)
10:41 Leading DarkNet Market Agora Temporarily Suspends Service Over Tor Vulnerability Concerns (7)
10:36 Daily Deal: Twist World Charging Station (0)
09:32 SciFi Headline Turns Real: US Drone Kills ISIS Hacker (104)
08:22 Tobacco Industry's Interest In Trade Negotiations? Totally Redacted (24)
06:19 'We Should Put A Metal Detector On The Other Side': The Laughable Waste Of TSA Body Scanners (62)
03:13 Study: 15% Of Wireless Users Now Tracked By Stealth Headers, Or 'Zombie Cookies' (27)

Wednesday

23:14 Drunken Monarchy Fight: King Of Beers V. Queen Of Beers In Trademark Tussle (39)
17:00 DailyDirt: Getting From Point A To B... Really Really Quickly (12)
15:23 If You're Selling Gift Cards Over The Internet, There's A Patent Troll Coming For You (19)
13:53 Windows 10 Reserves The Right To Block Pirated Games And 'Unauthorized' Hardware (190)
12:44 Court Dismisses Ripoff Report's Malicious Prosecution Lawsuit Against People Who Sued It Five Years Ago (14)
11:45 Virginia Police Force BBC Reporters To Delete Camera Footage Of Police Pursuit Of Shooter (53)
10:45 Complaint To FTC Says It’s 'Deceptive' For Google To Not Recognize 'Right To Be Forgotten' In US (50)
10:40 Daily Deal: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Pro Security 2-Year Subscription (9)
09:39 The Rise Of ContentID Trolls: Dan Bull Has Someone Claim His Music, Take His Money, Issue Takedowns (122)
08:28 James Clapper Says Intelligence Community Has 'Duty To Warn' Endangered People... Sort Of (28)
07:07 Latest TVEyes Ruling A Mixed Bag: Archiving & Sharing Privately Is Fair Use; Downloading & Sharing Publicly Is Not (24)
05:02 Prominent Salt Lake City Residents Sue The NSA Over Mass Warrantless Surveillance During The 2002 Olympics (6)
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