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

10:34 Wall Street Journal Upset That Wall Street Isn't Upset About Net Neutrality (31)
09:27 If You Want To See What The U.S. Broadband Market Really Looks Like, Take A Close Look At West Virginia (38)
08:09 Did Lenovo/Superfish Break The Law? (23)
06:11 In Wake Of NSA Leaks, China Drops Major US Tech Companies From Its Approved Supplier List (34)
03:59 DOJ Inspector General Tells Congress That FBI Isn't Letting His Office Do Its Job... Again (23)
01:00 After Open Source, Open Access, Open Data And The Rest, Here Comes The Open Jihad (63)

Thursday

21:00 Minnesota Legislators, Law Enforcement Trying To Strip The 'Public Accountability' Out Of State's Body Camera Program (16)
17:00 DailyDirt: Keeping Information For A Really, Really, Really Long Time (8)
15:40 Verizon At Least Shows It Has A Sense Of Humor About Net Neutrality, Even If It's Incapable Of Respecting It (81)
14:29 Senator Asks FCC To Explain Its Involvement In The Proliferation Of Stingray Devices (6)
13:33 Marshawn Lynch, Anti-Authority Hero, Loves To Trademark His Phrases (10)
12:33 532,900,000 Reasons Why We Need Patent Reform Now (22)
11:38 Evidence Copy Of 'CitizenFour' Needs To Be 'Locked Up' Claims Plaintiff Suing Snowden, Filmmakers For Billions (28)
10:32 The FCC's Historic Day: Voting Yes For Net Neutrality, Voting No On Protectionist State Telecom Law (109)
09:23 Despite Lack Of Evidence It Will Help, Australia Still Planning To Bring In Data Retention, Still Not Clear If It Could Be Used Against Copyright Infringement (18)
08:06 Despite Losing Money Year After Year, States Still Wondering How They Can Hand Out BIGGER Subsidies To Hollywood (23)
06:06 Here's 140 Fully-Redacted Pages Explaining How Much Snowden's Leaks Have Harmed The Nation's Security (43)
04:03 Nvidia Actually Listens To Its Customers, Will Again Let Them Use The Expensive Hardware They Own As They See Fit (13)
01:03 Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines Have Nothing To Do With 'Justice' (62)

Wednesday

20:59 Should Open Source Intelligence Be Used For Policy Making? (12)
17:00 DailyDirt: Hatching Some Intelligent Creatures (3)
15:44 Red Bull Disputes Old Ox Brewery Trademarked Logo/Name Because, Seriously, An Ox Is Just A Castrated Bull (41)
14:43 Study After Study Shows The DHS Has An Intense Morale Problem That Can Apparently Only Be Solved By Study After Study (27)
13:34 Gemalto: Ok, Yes, We Were Hacked, And Yes Some SIM Cards May Be Compromised, But Not Because Of Us (19)
12:31 As Blurred Lines Trial Starts, Take A Listen To The Special 'Copyright Only' Remix That Jurors Will Hear (36)
11:28 FedEx Refuses To Ship Perfectly Legal Milling Machine (Which Can Also Craft Gun Parts), Can't Provide A Coherent Reason Why (100)
10:23 Calm Down Reddit: No, Mignon Clyburn Is NOT Trying To Undermine Net Neutrality Rules (12)
09:20 Is Retweeting ISIS 'Material Support Of Terrorism'? (66)
08:04 Viacom Issues Bogus DMCA Over Fair Use Daily Show Remix... After Promising Not To Do That Any More (27)
05:58 Wireless Usage Caps (And Creative Abuses Of Them) Are The New Global Net Neutrality Battlefield (22)
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