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

04:06 Will The FTC Investigate People & Companies Paid By Facebook To Use Facebook Live? (16)
00:02 How A Supreme Court Case On Cheerleader Costumes & Copyright Could Impact Prosthetic Hands And Much, Much More (25)

Monday

16:10 Appeals Court Rejects Silly Case Against Google Over Search Results Summary (21)
14:42 [Updated] Wikileaks Leak Of Turkish Emails Reveals Private Details; Raises Ethical Questions; Or Not... (18)
13:09 IsoHunt Settles The Last Of Its Lawsuits, Laughably Agrees To 'Pay' Recording Industry $66 Million (10)
11:47 John Oliver's Story On Campaign Music And Copyright Is... Wrong (89)
10:41 Verizon Buys Yahoo In $4.8 Billion Attempt To Bore The Internet To Death (34)
10:36 Daily Deal: MCSE Data Platform Certification Exam Prep (0)
09:32 MPAA Front Group, Pretending To Represent Consumer Interests, Slams CloudFlare For Not Censoring The Internet (19)
08:34 Whether Or Not Russians Hacked DNC Means Nothing Concerning How Newsworthy The Details Are (61)
06:26 DNC Comms Guy Mocked Story Saying DNC Is Bad At Cybersecurity; Revealed Because DNC Is Bad At Cybersecurity (44)
03:23 Drug Dealer's Lawyers Want To Know How Yahoo Is Recovering Communications It Previously Said Were Unrecoverable (31)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (25)

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History: July 17th - 23rd (3)
09:00 Awesome Stuff: Don't Miss Our New Takedown T-Shirt/Hoodie! (7)

Friday

19:39 Yes, The Democratic National Committee Flat Out Lied In Claiming No Donor Financial Info Leaked (38)
18:15 Appeals Court Says DOJ Can Keep Its Evidence-Production Guidelines To Itself (18)
16:07 Lawsuit Claims Frontier Misused Millions In Federal Broadband Stimulus Funds (13)
14:33 Administration's One-Year Experimentation With Reining In Police Militarization Apparently Over (33)
13:04 Texas Governor Latest To Ask For A 'Hate Crime' Law That Covers Attacks On Cops (32)
12:16 Techdirt's New T-Shirt Is Now Available... But Its Content Isn't (7)
11:58 Former Homeland Security Advisor: Tech Companies Have The Burden Of Proving Harm Of Backdoored Encryption (67)
10:44 Dear US Olympic Committee: Tweeting About The Olympics Is Never Trademark Infringement (32)
10:39 Daily Deal: The A-to-Z Programming Language Bundle (3)
09:41 Wall Street Journal Reporter Hassled At LA Airport; Successfully Prevents DHS From Searching Her Phones (60)
08:37 Amazon, Cable Industry Molest The Definition Of Copyright In Ongoing Scuff Up Over Cable Box Reform (12)
06:26 CenturyLink Claims Broadband Caps Improve The 'Internet Experience' And Empower Consumers (41)
03:25 China To Ban Ad Blockers As Part Of New Regulations For Online Advertising (13)

Thursday

23:20 Running Out Of Puns: Get Ready For The Damn To Burst On Craft Beer Trademark Disputes (12)
16:18 Court Says Cop Calling 911 With Suspect's Phone To Obtain Owner Info Is Not A Search (41)
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