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

10:40 MPAA's Chris Dodd Tells Each Movie Studio To Donate $40k To Rep. Goodlatte's Election Campaign (43)
09:38 Wall Street Journal Suggests Snowden Gave China Its 'Great Cannon' Software... Based On Pure Random Speculation (64)
08:32 Chris Dodd's Email Reveals What MPAA Really Thinks Of Fair Use: 'Extremely Controversial' (59)
06:30 Presidential Hopeful Carly Fiorina Displays Astounding Ignorance In Slamming Net Neutrality (49)
04:14 If Virginia Elections Weren't Hacked, It's Only Because No One Tried (43)
01:11 Whistleblowers Urge UN To Strengthen Protection For Those Revealing Abuses (8)

Thursday

21:11 MMA Fighter Upset Over Possible Homage In Mortal Kombat (14)
17:00 DailyDirt: College Tuition Is Expensive (6)
16:05 New Appointees To Congressional Oversight Committees Have Deep Ties To Military/Industrial Contractors And The CIA (30)
15:04 Complaints To FTC About Rightscorp Detail Robocalls, Harassment And Baseless Threats To Sever Internet Connections (12)
14:00 Congress Finally Releases Fast Track Trade Bill, And It's A Mess (29)
13:00 Silicon Valley Needs To Be More Willing To Talk Openly About Failures (8)
12:55 Daily Deals: MiFi 2 Unlocked Global Hotspot (0)
11:47 ALEC Threatens To Sue Critics That Point Out It Helps Keep Broadband Uncompetitive (16)
10:44 Hollywood Collectively Loses Its Mind About Latest Set Of Livestreaming Apps (39)
09:43 Chess Grandmaster Exposed As App-Using Cheat (30)
08:16 Student Sues College After Campus Cops Demand He Get A Free Speech 'Permit' Before Handing Out Fliers (65)
06:16 Facebook, Google's Supposed Love Of Net Neutrality Notably Absent In India (19)
04:08 TSA's Investigation Into Groping Agents Ensured They Wouldn't Be Prosecuted (92)
01:09 Crowdsourcing The Human Telescope (4)

Wednesday

21:02 Netflix Moving To Encrypted Streams, As Mozilla Moves To Deprecate Unencrypted Web Pages As Insecure (92)
17:00 DailyDirt: More Nature-Inspired Materials (1)
15:42 Why Not? AT&T Adds Its Name To The Pile Of Lawsuits Against The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules (8)
14:38 Obtained Emails Show FBI, DOJ Fought Over Charges In Blackwater Shooting Case (16)
13:25 California Bill Would Require Libraries Post Scary Warning Signs Not To Do Infringy Stuff With 3D Printers (35)
12:20 Koei Tecmo Goes DMCA On DOA Modders For Undressing Its Already Scantily Clad Characters (26)
12:15 Daily Deals: ibVPN Total Plan: 4-Yr Subscription (8)
11:04 Google To EU: You Know, No One Really Uses Our Vertical Search Products (33)
09:56 Homeland Security Will Finally Admit To Banned Flyers That They're On The No Fly List (9)
08:34 TSA Agents Outwitted By Cory Doctorow's Unlocked, 'TSA-Safe' Suitcase (130)
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