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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10:50 Tidal's Failure: A Reminder To Musicians That It's Not Easy To Build A Successful Streaming Service (15)
09:38 Who Pays When The DEA Destroys Your Vehicle And Kills Your Employee During A Botched Sting? Hint: Not The DEA (104)
08:17 Fair Use At Risk When Private Companies Get To Make The Decision For Us (35)
06:16 That 20 Mbps Broadband Line We Promised? It's Actually 300 Kbps. Enjoy! (54)
04:15 ESPN & NFL Network Still Pretending Twitter Doesn't Exist During NFL Draft (10)
01:10 The Great Database of China: Rating Moral Behavior, Blacklisting Citizens (16)

Thursday

21:05 Fanboy Fight: How One Apple/Android Argument Ended In A Stabbing (33)
17:00 DailyDirt: Time, Time, Time. See What's Become Of.. (10)
15:47 Why Does The US Patent Office Keep Approving Clearly Ridiculous Patents? (45)
14:23 Valve Announces It's Handing Its Banning-Keys Over To Game Developers (32)
13:11 Iranian Cleric Suggests The West Ban And Criminalize Negative Portrayals Of Muslims To Prevent Radicalization (122)
13:09 Daily Deals: Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle (0)
12:01 Latest Pointless Moral Panic: Minecraft Is Ruining Our Children (33)
10:54 Law Enforcement's Cluelessness On Display In Congressional Hearing On Undermining Encryption (100)
09:53 Music Licensing Groups Argue That An Homeowners Association Playing Music At The Pool Is A Public Performance (65)
08:16 Tom Friedman: If We Don't Sign The TPP Agreement, The World Will Be Overtaken By ISIS, Anarchy And China (29)
06:17 Dear Tom Wheeler: I'm Sorry I Thought You Were A Mindless Cable Shill (49)
04:12 UK Tribunal Rules GCHQ Conducted Illegal Surveillance And Must Destroy Legally Privileged Documents (11)
01:09 Crowdfunding Weaponized Drones In Ukraine (23)

Wednesday

21:05 Pentagon Also Looking To Set Up A Branch Office In The Silicon Valley (21)
17:00 DailyDirt: Waiting For Superman... From A Test Tube (6)
16:01 3D Printer Creator Withholding Long-Delayed Shipments To Early Backers Over Supposed 'Defamatory' Comments (24)
14:45 A Gronking To Remember Is Immortalized In Lawsuit Against Apple/Amazon/Author (10)
13:44 Government Agencies Love Expanding E-ZPass Coverage; Handling Data Responsibly, Not So Much (15)
12:46 Valve Tries Out Paid Mods Platform; It Fails Completely (31)
12:41 Daily Deals: ExoMount Touch Universal Car Mount (1)
11:45 MPAA Gets Court To Block Popcorn Time Websites In UK, Despite Judge Admitting The Sites Don't Actually Infringe (33)
10:45 Comic Artists Claim Copyright On Metallic Suits And The Three Point Landing (48)
09:42 The Exposure Of CIA Torture Is Finally Costing Someone A Job: Former Senate Staffer Alissa Starzak (14)
08:09 Can You Sue For Copyright Infringement Before It's Actually Happened? (79)
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