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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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Thursday

09:26 David Cameron Promises To Do Away With 'Safe Spaces' On The Internet (48)
08:25 Amnesty International Told That GCHQ Spied On Its Communications (17)
07:25 How States Are Fighting To Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband (16)
05:19 Comcast's New Voice-Controlled Remote Starts Marketing Movies To Your Kids (22)
01:16 What's Behind The Attack On EU's Outdoor Photography? The Usual Copyright Maximalism And Anti-Americanism (38)

Wednesday

21:16 Bob Costas Rails Against The Internet After Criticism For Going Nuclear On MLB Pitcher (28)
17:00 DailyDirt: Playing Super Mario By Rote... Is Fun? (16)
15:48 Seattle City Council Member Urges Grass Roots Broadband Revolution After Ten Years Of Failing To Fix Broken Broadband Duopoly (14)
14:33 No Craig Newmark Did Not Donate To EFF; He Helped Make CFAA Worse Instead (19)
13:49 Lawsuit Filed After Export-Import Bank Official Swears He 'Accidentally' Deleted All Of His Responsive Text Messages (11)
12:45 Chicago Area Sheriff Who Wasted Taxpayer Money Suing Craigslist, Now Strong-Arms Payment Companies To Avoid Backpage (24)
11:40 TSA Asks America To LOL At Traveler Who Had $75,000 Taken From Him By Federal Agents (73)
10:38 Audit Reveals Verizon Tried To Corner NYC Broadband Market By Striking Exclusive Landlord Deals (5)
10:31 Daily Deal: Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp Bundle (0)
09:32 Donald Trump's Lawsuit Against Univision Is Absolutely Hilarious (50)
08:31 Craziest Part Of Apple's Price Fixing Ruling: Publishers Knew They Were Encouraging Piracy, Didn't Care (51)
07:10 Court Tells City: No, You Cannot Sue Someone For Making A FOIA Request (11)
05:09 With 'Pregnant Woman Mode,' Chinese Router Maker Begins Marketing To Paranoids (49)
01:07 CETA Isn't Dead, But Its Corporate Sovereignty Chapter Is Still A Huge, Unresolved Problem (5)

Tuesday

21:03 It's 2015 And Congress Is Now, Finally, Allowed To Use Open Source Technologies (29)
17:00 DailyDirt: It's Not So Simple To Get To Mars... (15)
15:53 City Claims It Will Take 9,000 Hours And $79,000 To Fulfill Gawker's Request Emails Related To Abusive Police Officer (39)
14:46 FISA Court Authorizes 'As-Is' Bulk Phone Collections For The Next Six Months (14)
13:40 As Uber Crackdown In France Continues, Uber Downloads In France Reach Record Highs (40)
12:41 Techdirt Podcast Episode 31: Closing In On Virtual Reality (0)
11:35 With New Destiny DLC, Bungie Gives A Master Class In How To Alienate And Annoy Paying Fans (56)
10:37 Help Copia Draft A Statement Of Innovation Principles (3)
10:32 Daily Deal: Nimble RFID-Blocking Wallet (0)
09:31 EU Moves To Create Internet Fast Lanes, Pretends It's Net Neutrality By Redefining Basic Words (71)
08:23 Judge Orders Lying, Cheating Government To Return $167,000 To The Man They Stole It From (87)
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