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

09:40 Ford Pretends To Open Up Its Patents Like Tesla, But Doesn't; Media Falls For It (36)
08:24 Rosie O'Donnell's Ex Accuses Her Of Copyright Infringement... For Posting Photos Of Their Daughter To Instagram (43)
06:19 Google Backs Off Zero Rating In India After Facebook Takes A Global Public Relations Beating (19)
04:01 FTC Gets $1.2 Billion From Drug Company Over 'Pay For Delay' Patent Scam (15)
01:03 China's New Antitrust Rules Aim To Blunt Foreign Patent Threat (2)

Thursday

21:02 Dallas PD Guts Specifics From Citizen Recording Policy, Leaving Only Vague Reminder To Respect Pre-Existing Rights (7)
17:00 DailyDirt: Digital Photography Magic (aka Photoshopping) (6)
15:38 Throwback Thursday: Eat'n Park Still Suing Over Smiley Face Cookies After All This Time (15)
14:39 Book Publishers Whine To USTR That It's Just Not Fair That Canada Recognizes Fair Dealing For Educational Purposes (25)
13:36 Rockstar Ironically Goes On The Trademark Muscle To Silence BBC Documentary (16)
12:32 The NYTimes Plays Its Role In 'Keeping Fear Alive' With Pure Fearmongering Over PATRIOT Act Renewal (36)
11:29 Google Fiber Says It's Passing On Rightscorp Settlement-O-Matic Demands For 'Transparency' (23)
11:23 Daily Deal: Power Castle 26000mAh External Battery (1)
10:26 Suicide Girls Reappropriate Art That Appropriation Artist Richard Prince Appropriated -- At A 99.9% Discount (49)
09:28 UK Government Goes Full Orwell: Snooper's Charter, Encryption Backdoors, Free Speech Suppression (59)
08:16 Company That Lets Parents Spy On Their Kids' Computer Usage... Has Database Hacked And Leaked (29)
06:15 Net Neutrality On The Ropes In Europe As Some EU Members Wimp Out On Real Rules (6)
04:08 An Innocent Pressure Cooker Pays The Price In The War On Terror (99)
01:03 Even Before TPP And TTIP, US Already Being Forced To Change Laws By Trade Agreements (41)

Wednesday

21:02 Court Shuts Down NYPD's Argument That When Searching For Black Male Suspects, Any Black Male Will Do (43)
17:00 DailyDirt: Computers Creating Content... (8)
15:06 Ohio Judge Fed Up With Malibu Media: Appears To Give Copyright Troll One Last Chance (11)
13:49 How Much Of Europe's Regulatory Interest In Silicon Valley Is Just Jealousy Over Successful Foreign Companies? (32)
12:48 Hacker Informs Starbucks Of Gift Card Exploit; Starbucks Accuses Hacker Of Fraud And Maliciousness (40)
11:46 Federal Judge Tosses All Evidence Obtained By FBI's 'Cable Guy' Ruse (21)
10:43 Richard Prince Continues To Push The Boundaries Of Copyright Law In Selling Other People's Instagram Selfies (56)
10:32 Daily Deals: Father's Day Deals (0)
09:44 Disney Warned Fusion Not To Do News Coverage That Might Embarrass It Or Others In Hollywood (20)
08:17 Obama Administration Files Totally Clueless Argument Concerning Software Copyrights In Supreme Court Case (65)
06:13 Good News! Dianne Feinstein Is Here To Reform The Section 215 Program By Making Everything Worse! (25)
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