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


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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

13:26 Wikileaks Latest Info-Dump Shows, Again, That The NSA Indeed Engages In Economic Espionage Against Allies (42)
12:21 Taylor Swift's Streaming Rant Nearly Identical To Garth Brooks' Used CD Rant (51)
11:19 UK Prevent Strategy For Identifying Potential Terrorists Identifies 3 Year Old Because Of Course It Did (35)
10:16 James Woods Sues Random Trollish Twitter User For $10 Million Over Clearly Hyperbolic Tweet (13)
10:11 Daily Deal: Top Deals Of The Month (5)
08:53 Of All The Ways The DMCA Takedown Process Can Be Responsibly Used, These Are None Of Them (8)
07:16 4th Amendment Lives: Court Tells US Government Get A Warrant If It Wants Mobile Phone Location Info (19)
05:05 Yes, German Authorities Are Pushing Treason Charges Against Netzpolitik For Publishing Surveillance Plans (33)
03:05 Contrary To What You've Heard, TPP Will Undermine US Law -- Including Supreme Court Decisions (49)

Thursday

23:02 Feds Hand Out Funds To Be Used For 'Traffic Safety;' Local Agencies Buy License Plate Readers Instead (18)
17:00 DailyDirt: Colonizing Space (4)
15:21 Court Shuts Down Police Union's Attempt To Bury Reporting On Sheriff's Dept.'s Hiring Of Bad Cops, Thieves And Sex Offenders (9)
13:55 Judge Bars Anti-Abortion Group From Releasing Video... Raising Serious First Amendment Questions (29)
12:33 New Zealand Prime Minister Admits Drug Prices Will Rise Under TPP -- Leaves Out The Part About More People Dying (35)
11:22 Google To French Regulators Looking To Expand 'Right To Be Forgotten' Globally: Forget About It (43)
10:16 DA Claims He'll Charge Drone Operators Near Wildfires For Murder (56)
10:11 Daily Deal: Zendure A8 Pro 25600mAh External Battery (11)
09:07 Authors Guilded, United, And Representing... Not Authors (37)
07:42 Now That USTR Has Fast Track, Hollywood Ramps Up Demands While USTR Brushes Off Public Interest Group Concerns (32)
05:21 Australian Librarians Start 'Cooking For Copyright' Campaign To Change Law For Unpublished Works (25)
03:17 The Drug War Is Creating Problems Too Big To Fix (80)

Wednesday

23:19 MoMA Releases Data On 125,000 Art Works To The Public (1)
17:00 DailyDirt: Plenty Of Spaceships... Sorta (6)
15:18 Cop To Vet On Receiving End Of Bogus Raid: Investigating Things Beforehand Just Slows Us Down (128)
14:03 Everyone's A Bad Guy: German Regulator Orders Facebook To Drop Its Stupid 'Real Name' Policy (33)
12:46 Warner Music's Response To Evidence Of Happy Birthday In The Public Domain: Who Really Knows Anything, Really? (37)
11:40 Vizio Latest Manufacturer To Offer More Ways For TVs To Watch Purchasers (67)
10:41 Washington Post Publishes... And Then Unpublishes... Opinion Piece By Ex-Intelligence Industry Brass, In Favor Of Strong Encryption (35)
10:36 Daily Deal: Virtual Training Company 2-Year Subscription (0)
09:32 Reminder: When Ron Wyden Says There's A Secret Interpretation Of A Law, Everyone Should Pay Attention (22)
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