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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Friday

06:54 Bruce Schneier Sounds The Alarm: If You're Worried About Russians Hacking, Maybe Help Fix Voting Machine Security (75)
03:51 Security Researchers Sued For Exposing Internet Filtering Company's Sale Of Censorship Software To Blacklisted Country (24)

Thursday

23:48 New Law In Illinois Restricts Stingray Use, Requires Court Orders For Deployment (8)
16:05 Wireless Industry To Request En Banc Appeal Hearing On Net Neutrality Rules (16)
14:38 NSA Surveillance Compliance Reports Show Typos, Lack Of Communication Resulting In Erroneous Targeting And Collection (2)
13:11 Techdirt's DMCA Takedown T-Shirt, Going Fast (1)
11:54 Dentist Sues Another Unhappy Patient; Offers To Let Journalist See Patients' Private Files To Dispute Claims (13)
10:44 Intellectual Property Fun: Is Comedy Central Claiming It Owns The Character Stephen Colbert? (27)
10:38 Daily Deal: Radix '.tech' Domain (8)
09:37 United Arab Emirates Makes Using A VPN A Crime... To Protect The Local Telcos From VoIP Competition (21)
08:34 Photographer Sues Getty Images For $1 Billion For Claiming Copyright On Photos She Donated To The Public (54)
06:29 After Ripping Off Cities, States For Years, Verizon Makes Some Familiar Broadband Promises To Boston (38)
03:25 Not Just In The US: TPP Meeting More Resistance In Australia And Japan, Too (24)

Wednesday

23:09 How The EU Might Keep Internet Access Open To The Public (5)
15:49 'Wish I Had The Power' To Hack Enemies' Emails, Says Man Very Close To Having Such Power (127)
14:36 Court Says Bugs The FBI Planted Around California Courthouses Did Not Violate Anyone's Expectation Of Privacy (30)
13:03 Federal Prosecutors Use All Writs Order To Compel Suspect To Unlock Phone With His Fingerprint (26)
11:50 Russian Copyright Law Allows Entire News Site To Be Shut Down Over A Single Copied Article (3)
10:43 Clinton Friend Admits What Everyone Knows Is True: Clinton Still Supports TPP & Will Back It (60)
10:38 Daily Deal: Project Management Certification Training 2016 Bundle (0)
09:34 Colorado Republican Committee Tries To Use CFAA To Get Even With A Bogus Tweeter, Fails Completely (10)
08:34 IP Lawyers Tell Copyright Office To Stop Screwing The Public By Opposing Cable Box Reform (12)
06:58 Putin's Internet Trolls Are Stoking The Vitriolic Fire By Posing As Trump Supporters (63)
03:56 This Is What It Was Like To Take Part In The Failed Turkish Coup, In The Words Of The Plotters (15)

Tuesday

23:59 EU Data Protection Official Says Revised Privacy Laws Should Ban Backdooring Encryption (17)
16:14 MIT Media Lab Launched Disobedience Award, Funded By Reid Hoffman (12)
14:33 Anti-Vax Film Distributors Threaten Critic And Autistic Rights Advocate With Defamation (161)
13:13 Techdirt Podcast Episode 83: 'Disruption' Is Not An Excuse For Lying (0)
11:53 Those Viral Trump Supporting Singing, Dancing 'Freedom Kids' Now Plan To Sue Trump Campaign (11)
10:46 But Wait: Copyright Law Is So Screwed Up, Perhaps The Rolling Stones Are Right That Donald Trump Needed Their Permission (38)
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