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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Tuesday

14:03 Greenpeace Publishes Leaked TTIP Documents... Show How Backroom Deals Are Driven By Lobbyists (20)
12:45 Techdirt Podcast Episode 72: The Tough Choices Platforms Make (0)
11:42 Judge Tells Twitter Revealing Classified Stats Isn't Protected By 1st Amendment... But Says Twitter Can Challenge Classification (26)
10:39 Another Theater Mounts A Legal Battle Against Law Saying It Can't Serve Customers Beer And R-Rated Films At The Same Time (29)
10:34 Daily Deal: Last Chance For Scrivener (3)
09:36 National Intelligence Office's Top Lawyer Fires Off Spirited Defense Of Bulk Surveillance, Third Party Doctrine (26)
08:32 Zappa Threatens Zappa Over Zappa Plays Zappa (35)
06:27 Samsung SmartThings Platform Latest To Highlight Internet Of Things Security Is A Joke (21)
03:25 The Proper Channels For Whistleblowers Are Still A Joke (23)

Monday

23:23 If Open Sharing Of Data Is A Great Idea For Combatting A Dangerous Plant Disease, Why Not For All Human Diseases? (9)
17:00 DailyDirt: Do You See What I See? (2)
15:44 University Educates Student On How Everyone Will Abuse Trademark Law (10)
14:12 Paper That Couldn't Be Bothered To Report On Local Police Misconduct Fires Off Editorial Insulting Writer Who Actually Did (41)
12:47 DOJ Issues New Rules On Espionage Investigations To Keep It From Embarrassing Itself So Often (13)
11:40 Once Again All Of Whatsapp Is Being Blocked In Brazil Because A Judge Is Upset It Won't Turn Over Data (24)
10:38 Australian Gov't Commission Also Wants To Fix Patent Laws Down Under (23)
10:33 Daily Deal: Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote (1)
09:26 Australian Gov't Commission: Copyright Is Copywrong; Hurting The Public And Needs To Be Fixed (39)
08:22 The Chilling Effect Of Mass Surveillance Quantified (22)
06:21 Facebook Has Lost The War It Declared On Fake News (16)
03:22 NYPD Using 'Nuisance Abatement' Law To Force Small Businesses To Install Cameras, Agree To Warrantless Searches (42)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (4)

Saturday

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09:00 Awesome Stuff: Make More Music (0)

Friday

19:39 Redaction Failure In FTC/Amazon Decision Inadvertently Allows Public To See Stuff It Should Have Been Able To See Anyway (20)
18:18 Scientists Looking To Fix The Many Problems With Forensic Evidence (32)
17:00 DailyDirt: Digging Up The Past (22)
15:42 FBI Used FISA Warrant To Prosecute Boeing Employee For Child Porn Possession (30)
14:11 Ted Cruz Pushing Bill Protecting Large ISPs From Competition (29)
12:41 Supreme Court Approves Rule 41 Changes, Putting FBI Closer To Searching Any Computer Anywhere With A Single Warrant (18)
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