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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Wednesday

03:21 First Report From Inside Germany's New TAFTA/TTIP Reading Room Reveals Text's Dirty Secret (25)

Tuesday

23:23 NHL Streaming Service Descends Into Blackout Hell; NHL Threatens Anyone Trying To Circumvent Blackouts (34)
17:00 DailyDirt: Making A Road Trip Across The US... (2)
15:44 Government Lawyers Think Open Records Reform Proposal Hands Over Too Much Power To The People (16)
14:01 Australia's Arrogant, Irresponsible Trade Minister Rejects Calls For Cost-Benefit Analysis Of TPP (34)
12:45 Techdirt Podcast Episode 60: Barry Eisler On Truth, Fiction And The Surveillance State (Part One) (3)
11:40 Judge Blocks Release Of Anti-Abortion Videos As The Arbiter Of Journalism (106)
10:38 Warner To Pay $14 Million In 'Happy Birthday' Settlement; Plaintiffs Ask For Declaration That Song Is In Public Domain (34)
10:33 Daily Deal: IT Security And Ethical Hacking Training (0)
09:33 Comcast Using Minority Astroturf Groups To Argue Cable Set Top Box Competition Hurts Diversity (13)
08:26 Senator John McCain Weighs In On 'Going Dark' Debate -- Insists That He Understands Cryptography Better Than Cryptographers (35)
06:23 States Wake Up, Realize AT&T Lobbyists Have Been Writing Awful Protectionist State Broadband Laws (27)
03:26 Top German Judges Tear To Shreds EU's Proposed TAFTA/TTIP Investment Court System (27)

Monday

23:23 Dismantling The Repair Monopoly Created By The DMCA's Anti-Circumvention Rules (30)
17:00 DailyDirt: Watched Pots Do Boil (2)
15:34 Documents Show Chicago Cops Routinely Disabling Recording Equipment (36)
14:09 Appeals Court Tells City It Can't Use Its Terribly-Written Zoning Laws To Censor Speech (7)
12:48 Also Turning 20 Years Old Today: John Perry Barlow's Declaration Of The Independence Of Cyberspace (9)
11:43 Bandai-Namco Blows Money On DRM Rather Than Fixing Its Terrible PC Port Of Tales Of Symphonia (28)
10:37 Moral Panics: Twitter Feels Compelled To Tell You It's Deleted Over 125,000 Terrorist Twitter Accounts (18)
10:32 Daily Deal: The Bouqs Company Farm-Fresh Flowers (1)
09:34 India Bans Zero Rating As The U.S. Pays The Price For Embracing It (15)
08:27 20 Years Ago Today: The Most Important Law On The Internet Was Signed, Almost By Accident (10)
06:26 Verizon Gives Net Neutrality A Giant Middle Finger, Exempts Own Video Service From Wireless Usage Caps (38)
03:22 UK Investigative Agencies Want To Be Able To Send Warrants To US Companies (31)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (7)

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History: January 31st - February 6th (5)
09:00 Awesome Stuff: Updated Classics (3)

Friday

19:39 NFL Edging Towards Claiming A Trademark On 'The Big Game' Again (21)
18:18 PayPal Continues To Drive People To Bitcoin And Other Solutions As It Starts Cutting Off VPNs & Open Internet Solutions (39)
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