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


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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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Thursday

08:16 Company That Lets Parents Spy On Their Kids' Computer Usage... Has Database Hacked And Leaked (24)
06:15 Net Neutrality On The Ropes In Europe As Some EU Members Wimp Out On Real Rules (6)
04:08 An Innocent Pressure Cooker Pays The Price In The War On Terror (95)
01:03 Even Before TPP And TTIP, US Already Being Forced To Change Laws By Trade Agreements (34)

Wednesday

21:02 Court Shuts Down NYPD's Argument That When Searching For Black Male Suspects, Any Black Male Will Do (40)
17:00 DailyDirt: Computers Creating Content... (8)
15:06 Ohio Judge Fed Up With Malibu Media: Appears To Give Copyright Troll One Last Chance (10)
13:49 How Much Of Europe's Regulatory Interest In Silicon Valley Is Just Jealousy Over Successful Foreign Companies? (30)
12:48 Hacker Informs Starbucks Of Gift Card Exploit; Starbucks Accuses Hacker Of Fraud And Maliciousness (40)
11:46 Federal Judge Tosses All Evidence Obtained By FBI's 'Cable Guy' Ruse (21)
10:43 Richard Prince Continues To Push The Boundaries Of Copyright Law In Selling Other People's Instagram Selfies (56)
10:32 Daily Deals: Father's Day Deals (0)
09:44 Disney Warned Fusion Not To Do News Coverage That Might Embarrass It Or Others In Hollywood (20)
08:17 Obama Administration Files Totally Clueless Argument Concerning Software Copyrights In Supreme Court Case (63)
06:13 Good News! Dianne Feinstein Is Here To Reform The Section 215 Program By Making Everything Worse! (25)
04:13 2 Teen Diablo Players Were Charged, Got Probation For 'Stealing' Virtual Items That Were Replaced (51)
01:15 How Corporate Sovereignty Undermines Democracy By Irrevocably Binding Future Governments (24)

Tuesday

21:15 The Price Of Ignoring Free Internet Security Advice: Billboards Of Goatse (37)
17:00 DailyDirt: Space Mining (7)
15:58 Financial Info On 100,000 Taxpayers Now In The Hands Of Criminals, Thanks To The IRS's Weak Authentication Processes (22)
14:47 Charter Acquires Time Warner Cable, Promises It Will Suck Less Than Blocked Comcast Merger (25)
13:47 Supreme Court Sides With Patent Trolls (23)
12:45 Techdirt Podcast Episode 26: Silicon Valley's Secret Ingredient (0)
11:47 Cox Claims Rightscorp's 'Extortionate' Lawsuit Really A Backdoor Way To Get Subscribers' Info (24)
10:42 AT&T Argues Net Neutrality Violates Its First Amendment Rights (28)
10:37 Daily Deal: Earjax Lyrics Noise-Isolating Headphones (4)
09:41 There Aren't Many Ways To Do Online Reputation Management Right, And This Isn't One Of Them (23)
08:12 Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Never Ending Copyright Dispute (35)
05:57 Obtained Emails Show FBI's General Counsel Briefly Concerned About Privacy Implications Of License Plate Readers (13)
03:59 Meanwhile, In Japan: More Arrests For Cheating At Video Games (49)
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