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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

10:38 Star Trek Fan Film Axanar Lawyers Tell Court About JJ Abrams Claims Of Paramount Dropping Suit, Express Confusion (10)
10:33 Daily Deal: Limited Time Offer Scrivener (4)
09:31 Senate Intelligence Committee Expands FBI NSL Powers With Secret Amendment To Secret Intelligence Bill (25)
08:31 President Obama Threw A Cyberwar.... And No One Showed Up (15)
06:32 YouTube Personality Files Bogus Copyright Infringement Lawsuit To Shut Up Two Critics (13)
03:30 Judge Says The FBI Can Keep Its Hacking Tool Secret, But Not The Evidence Obtained With It (18)

Thursday

23:23 Nebraska Drug Warriors Lose Bust Thanks To Jurisdictional Limits On Criminal Conspiracy Charges (13)
17:00 DailyDirt: Storing Lots Of Energy (18)
15:40 Cities Rushing To Restrict Airbnb Are About To Discover That They're Violating Key Internet Law (27)
14:01 Big Win For Fair Use: Jury Says Google's Use Of Java API's Was Fair Use... On To The Appeal (25)
12:55 Techdirt T-Shirt List: Nerd Harder (0)
11:49 'Smart Grid' Company Demands MuckRock Turn Over Info On Anyone Who Might Have Seen Public Records Docs Involving It (25)
10:42 Bankruptcy Fight May Be The Least Of Team Prenda's Concerns, As The FBI Comes Knocking (50)
10:36 Daily Deal: Automatic Connected Car Adapter (7)
09:28 House Budget Bill Guts Net Neutrality, Kills FCC Authority -- All Because The FCC Dared To Stand Up To Comcast & AT&T (37)
08:31 Yes, A Billionaire Looking To Destroy A Media Organization Through Lawsuits Is A Big Deal Even If You Don't Like The Media Organization (78)
06:27 As Expected, Verizon's Attempt To Woo Millennials Is Falling Flat On Its Face (13)
03:20 EU Commission Releases Plans To More Directly Regulate Internet, Pretending It's Not Regulating The Internet (29)

Wednesday

23:23 Urban Outfitters With A Surprising First Win In Navajo Trademark Dispute: Navajo Isn't Famous (10)
17:00 DailyDirt: The Eyes Have It (2)
15:44 City Of Mesa Abusing Trademark Law To Punish City Council Candidate They Don't Like (12)
14:07 Lawmakers From The Great Theocracy Of Utah Looking To Block Porn On Cell Phones (156)
12:35 DHS/ICE Knew Its World Series 'Panty Raid' Was A Bad Idea; Pressured To Do So Anyway (24)
11:34 Hollywood Writers & Copyright Scholars Point Out That Piracy Fears Over Open Set Top Boxes Are Complete FUD (11)
10:36 Congrats, FBI, You've Now Convinced Silicon Valley To Encrypt And Dump Log Files (63)
10:31 Daily Deal: CyberGhost VPN Premium Plan (1)
09:30 AT&T's Broadband Caps Go Live This Week And Are The Opening Salvo In An All-Out War On Cord Cutters (40)
08:34 Copyright As Censorship: Questionable Copyright Claim Forces Indie Musician To Destroy All Physical Copies Of New Album (23)
06:27 As Netflix Locks Down Exclusive Disney Rights, The New Walled Gardens Emerge (60)
03:24 Silicon Valley Billionaire Peter Thiel Accused Of Financing Hulk Hogan's Ridiculous Lawsuits Against Gawker (50)
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