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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10:27 Daily Deal: White Hat Hacker Bundle (1)
09:27 David Bowie's Legacy On Copyright And The Future Of Music (14)
08:29 It's 2016 And The EU Is Just Now Getting Ready To Decide If Hyperlinking Is Legal (28)
06:23 TV Station Educates Public On Dangers Of Teen Sexting By Exposing 14-Year-Old's Name... And Penis (51)
03:21 Software Company Asks Users For Input On DRM; Goes Ahead And Institutes It Anyway Over Their Objections (40)

Thursday

23:23 Proposed Hungarian Law Would Allow Government To Suspend Key Human Rights Whenever There Is A 'Terror Threat Situation' (28)
17:00 DailyDirt: Harnessing A Lot Of Energy Ain't Easy (10)
15:31 Congress Might Actually Be Moving Forward On Fixing Outdated Email Privacy Law! (18)
14:00 NBC, Filthy Pirates, Sued Over Use Of Photographer's Work Without Permission (46)
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11:41 Russia Blocks Another Archive Site Because It Might Contain Old Pages About Drugs (8)
10:35 Ridiculous Copyright Fight Still Keeping The Only Video Of The First Super Bowl Locked Up (75)
10:30 Daily Deal: ZenMate VPN (0)
09:25 Napolitano Says She's Always Wanted To Talk About The Secret Surveillance She Hasn't Talked About Since Last August (25)
08:26 Key And Peele To Livestream 'Sports Commentary' During An 'Upcoming Sports Game' That They Can't Name (30)
06:25 ESPN Gets Nielsen To Revise Its Data To Suggest Cord Cutting's No Big Deal (26)
03:20 A Tiny Cell With An Omnipresent Guard, Visitors Just Twice A Day: TAFTA/TTIP's German Transparency Room (54)

Wednesday

23:23 The Wil Wheaton Effect Is Why Video Game Makers Should Embrace Let's Play Videos (26)
17:00 DailyDirt: Who Doesn't Like Cheap Oil? (17)
15:33 Countries Sign The TPP... Whatever Happened To The 'Debate' We Were Promised Before Signing? (62)
14:07 Take-Two Software Sued Over Copyright On NBA Players' Tattoos (35)
12:48 Comcast 'Only' Lost 36,000 Pay TV Subscribers Last Year, Prompting Renewed Cord Cutting Denial (18)
11:36 Former DHS Boss Puts University Of California Employees Under Secret Surveillance (38)
10:31 Publicity Rights For A Photobombing Horse? Owner Demands Cut Of Photo Prize (49)
10:29 Daily Deal: Python Programming Bootcamp (0)
09:33 Ares Rights Gets EFF Lawyer Suspended From Twitter For Posting Mild Criticism (22)
08:29 Utah Politician Looking To Tackle Doxing, DoS Attacks And Swatting With New Slate Of Cybercrime Amendments (16)
06:19 ISPs Are Trampling Net Neutrality While The FCC Sits Boxed In By Lawsuits, Upcoming Election (40)
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