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(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick


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Patents

by Leigh Beadon


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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.

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Friday

08:39 Federal Judge Says Providing Web Hosting Isn't Even Close To The Same Thing As Contributory Infringement (15)
06:33 Comcast's Decision To Charge Roku Users A Bogus Fee Highlights Its Uncanny Ability To Shoot Innovation In The Foot (26)
03:28 In Latest Twist To The Global Trade Deal Saga, EU Now Looking To Fill The Gap Left By US In Exiting TPP (11)

Thursday

22:51 Netherlands Looks To Join The Super-Snooper Club With New Mass Surveillance Law (14)
16:19 Lindsay Lohan Won't Put Her GTA5 Lawsuit Out Of Its Misery (34)
14:32 German Regulators Urge Parents To Destroy WiFi Connected Doll Over Surveillance Fears (12)
13:02 Judge Blocks California's IMDb-Targeting 'Ageism'' Law, Citing Free Speech Concerns (19)
11:49 Another 'Terrorist' Swept Up By The FBI, Which Had To Purchase $20 Of 'Terrorist' Supplies To Keep The 'Plan' In Motion (47)
10:48 Google Report: 99.95 Percent Of DMCA Takedown Notices Are Bot-Generated Bullshit Buckshot (40)
10:43 Daily Deal: The Python Power Coder BONUS Bundle (0)
09:43 Sen. Wyden Wants Answers From New DHS Head, Introducing Legislation To Create Warrant Requirement For Border Phone Searches (23)
08:41 Why The DMCA's Notice & Takedown Already Has First Amendment Problems... And RIAA/MPAA Want To Make That Worse (19)
06:42 Missouri The Latest State To Let Telecom Monopolies Write Awful, Protectionist State Law (12)
03:42 China's Latest Target For Online Crackdown: Live-Streaming Foreigners (8)

Wednesday

21:43 Federal Bill Introduced To Add A Warrant Requirement To Stingray Deployment (15)
16:46 Coalition Slams DHS Plans To Demand Social Media Passwords (70)
14:42 Another Free Speech Win In Libel Lawsuit Disguised As A Trademark Complaint (11)
13:20 Techdirt's Readers Kept This German Comedian Out Of Prison (24)
11:23 Celebrate Fair Use Week With A New T-Shirt From Techdirt (6)
10:45 The Ousting Of Trump's National Security Advisor Shows Just How Dangerous 'Lawful' Domestic Surveillance Is (68)
10:40 Daily Deal: The Ultimate Android N Development Bundle (0)
09:24 Mashable Says You Shouldn't Own What You Buy Because You Might Hurt Yourself (51)
08:17 Former RIAA Executive Attacks Fair Use (35)
06:20 If New FCC Boss Ajit Pai Is So 'Pro Consumer,' Why Does The Telecom Industry Need To Pay People To Say So? (26)
03:17 European News Publishers Still Believe They Have The Right To Make Google Pay For Sending Traffic Their Way (47)

Tuesday

22:44 UK Schools Experiment With Police-Style Body Cameras To Tackle 'Low-level Background Disorder' (31)
16:46 Court To Cop: You Took 80 Days Away From A Person's Life With A Baseless Warrant, So We're Taking Your Immunity (46)
14:47 After Losing 10,000 Viewers Per Day, ESPN Finally Buckles To Offering Standalone Streaming Video Service (18)
13:15 Techdirt Podcast Episode 110: Luck In Silicon Valley, With Robert Frank (2)
11:52 Appeals Court Says Filming The Police Is Protected By The First Amendment (25)
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