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

11:35 Congressional Rep. John Carter Discovers Encryption; Worries It May One Day Be Used On Computers To Protect Your Data (72)
10:36 How The US Government Legally Stole Millions From Kim Dotcom (120)
09:37 Defense Department Keeps Losing 'Sensitive' Explosives Gear, Then Finding It For Sale On Ebay (15)
08:18 TSA Waves Convicted Murderer With Explosives Experience Through Its PreCheck Lane (15)
06:13 A Growing Chorus Is Trying To Rewrite The History Of Net Neutrality -- And Blame Absolutely Everything On Netflix (43)
04:07 Copyright Bots Kill App Over 'Potentially Infringing' Images, Follow This Up By Blocking App For Use Of CC/Public Domain Images (43)
01:09 Good News: Internet Ad Industry Realizes It Needs To Embrace HTTPS (9)

Thursday

21:07 Let's Do Business: How Lifting The Embargo Has Opened The Door For Cuban Trademark Suits (15)
17:00 DailyDirt: Flying With The Greatest Of Ease (3)
15:47 California Legislators Pushing Warrant Requirement For All Access To Electronic Information, Including That Obtained By Stingrays (12)
14:36 Dangerously Underpowered NSA Begging Legislators For Permission To Go To Cyberwar (26)
13:39 Free Speech, Censorship, Moderation And Community: The Copia Discussion (16)
12:32 New York Legislators Seeking A 'Right To Repair' Law For Electronic Devices (11)
12:30 Daily Deals: Cyber Security Developer Course Bundle (0)
11:33 Bill Introduced To Repeal Patriot Act And Prevent The Government From Demanding Encryption Backdoors (28)
10:31 CyberNadir: Former Pilot Randomly Speculates (Incorrectly) That Recent Airbus Crash Could Be The Work Of Hackers (50)
09:27 Bad Copyright Laws Scaring Off Necessary Investment In New Digital Platforms (22)
08:13 FBI Quietly Removes Recommendation To Encrypt Your Phone... As FBI Director Warns How Encryption Will Lead To Tears (67)
06:11 Showtime, HBO Working With ISPs To Make Their Streaming Services Cap Exempt (64)
04:09 Corporate Sovereignty Provisions Of TPP Agreement Leaked Via Wikileaks: Would Massively Undermine Government Sovereignty (65)
01:05 Unimpressed, UK's Parliamentary Committee For Business Calls For 'Evidence-Based Approach' To TAFTA/TTIP (13)

Wednesday

21:01 IOC Forces School To Remove Rings From Crest For Some Reason (41)
17:00 DailyDirt: Suicide Isn't Painless -- Neither Is The Death Penalty (Yet?) (38)
14:50 Senator Wants To Know Why The US Marshals Asset Forfeiture Division Is Blowing Money On $10,000 Tables (22)
13:48 Accidentally Revealed FTC Document Details Some Questionable Google Practices, But Not The Ones Most People Focused On (14)
12:41 New York Times Turns Ads Off On 'Sensitive' Stories (6)
12:40 Daily Deals: 72% Off Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack (13)
11:41 Copyright Troll Perfect 10 Ordered To Pay $5.6 Million Over Bogus Lawsuit (16)
10:40 Google's Ridiculous AdSense Morality Police Strike Again (26)
09:39 US Pressured Japan, Canada, New Zealand And Others Into Extending Copyright (32)
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