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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Tuesday

13:00 Techdirt Podcast Episode 92: Passwords Suck; What's Next? (1)
12:20 We QA Tested Vote2016() Against Last Night's Debate; No Code Changes Required (10)
11:44 Nigerian Government Officials Abusing Cybercrime Law To Silence Critical Journalists (4)
10:44 Trump Offers More Insight On His Cybersecurity Plans: 10-Year-Old Relatives Vs. 400-lb Bedroom Dwellers (94)
10:39 Daily Deal: Avantree PowerHouse 4 Port Fast USB Charging Station (0)
09:38 The Internet Of Poorly Secured Things Is Fueling Unprecedented, Massive New DDoS Attacks (48)
08:34 The EU's Proposed Copyright Directive Is Likely To Be A Wonderful Gift -- For US Internet Giants (20)
06:22 Verizon Claims Nobody Wants Unlimited Data, Wouldn't Be Profitable Anyway (25)
03:21 EFF White Paper Hopes To Educate Cops On The Difference Between An IP Address And A Person (52)

Monday

23:15 Chicago Cubs: With Success Comes Trademark Lawsuit Against Street Vendors (13)
16:35 CA Supreme Court Agrees To Review Appeals Court's Bludgeoning Of Section 230 And First Amendment (17)
14:44 Man Arrested For Parodying Police Department's Facebook Page Sues City, PD Over Rights Violations (30)
13:10 DHS Offers Its Unsolicited 'Help' In Securing The Internet Of Things (38)
11:43 Movie Theater Security Guards Assault Women, Claim They Were Pirating Movie (69)
10:40 New California Law Attempts To Fight Hollywood Ageism By Censoring Third-Party Websites (38)
10:35 Daily Deal: VPN Unlimited Subscription (2)
09:36 Traffic Is Fake, Audience Numbers Are Garbage, And Nobody Knows How Many People See Anything (77)
08:34 The Weird Psychology Of People Fighting Those Who Resell Their Products (47)
06:33 Congressional Rep Mike Honda Sues Challenger Ro Khanna For CFAA Violation Over Access To His Donor List (18)
03:36 NSA Zero Day Tools Likely Left Behind By Careless Operative (27)

Sunday

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

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History - September 18th - 24th (1)
09:00 Hurry Up: We're Taking Down Our Takedown Gear In A Week (13)

Friday

19:39 Arguments Over Internet Governance Transition Get Even More Stupid (19)
16:25 For The Gander: Bahnhof Sends Copyright Troll Spridningskollen A Trademark Violation Settlement Letter (13)
14:45 Cop To Court: This Normal Behavior I Literally Observe All The Time Is Suspicious Behavior Justifying A Traffic Stop (40)
13:03 NYPD Says Software Built To Track Seized Property Can't Actually Do The One Thing It's Supposed To Do (54)
11:51 The Good, The Bad And The Misunderstood Of 'YouTube Heroes' (23)
10:50 NYPD Says Releasing Basic Stingray Contract Info Will Result In A Supercriminal Apocalypse (34)
10:45 Daily Deal: Microsoft MCSE Server Admin Certification Training Bundle (1)
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