stories from April 12th, 2012

(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
liability, russia, sopa, surveillance


Predictions

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
algorithm, machine learning, music, pop, robot, trance


Culture

by Erin McKeown


Filed Under:
copying, copyright, creativity, culture, debbi, erin mckeown, music


Say That Again

by Leigh Beadon


Filed Under:
markus persson, minecraft, notch, quake 3


Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, dowling, property, theft

Companies:
goldman sachs


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
dmca, embedding, linking

Companies:
facebook, flava works, google, mpaa, myvidster


Politics

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
acta, eu parliament, european union


Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
archive team, blackout, sopa


Stupidity

by Zachary Knight


Filed Under:
gaming, overreaction, safety, xbox live

Companies:
microsoft


Copyright

by Leigh Beadon


Filed Under:
anti-circumvention, book, dmca, pdf


Patents

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
east texas, germany, injunction

Companies:
apple, microsoft, motorola, samsung


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Tuesday

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 (66)
08:23 Judge Orders Lying, Cheating Government To Return $167,000 To The Man They Stole It From (70)
06:23 FCC Commissioner Legally Tasked With Bringing Broadband To All Americans Doesn't Think Broadband's All That Important (36)
04:12 NSA -- Despite Claiming It Doesn't Engage In Economic Espionage -- Engaged In Economic Espionage (23)
01:12 Kickstarter Still Setting Records Despite Everyone Wanting Everything For Free (15)

Monday

21:05 Chanel Goes After 2 Person Chocolate Company Over The Number Five (24)
17:00 DailyDirt: Bite Me. No, Wait, Don't... (4)
15:50 Expired Bogus Patent On Basic Computer Firewall Now Being Used To Shake Down Lots Of Companies (9)
14:41 Nail Salon Owner Sues For Return Of Life Savings Seized By DEA Agents At Airport (49)
13:42 70's Band 'Player' Sues Keith Urban For His 'Player Guitar Kit' For Trademark Violation (25)
12:41 Australia's New Law Would Strip Citizenship For Possessing A 'Thing' Connected With Terrorism, Or Whistleblowing (75)
11:38 France Takes Its War On Uber Up A Notch: Arrests Top Execs (45)
10:31 Supreme Court Won't Hear Oracle v. Google Case, Leaving APIs Copyrightable And Innovation At Risk (82)
10:26 Daily Deal: Penzu Pro Digital Journal Lifetime Subscription (0)
09:27 Newsday Editor: Carve Hate Speech Out Of First Amendment, Hold Websites Responsible If Users Post Hate Speech (61)
08:01 MPAA Targets New Anti-Piracy Ads... At People Who Already Paid To Go See Movies (102)
05:58 Years Of Pretending Netflix Cord Cutting Wasn't Real Is Biting The Cable Industry In The Ass (55)
03:54 Missing Document From FISA Court Docket Suggests Yet Another Undisclosed Bulk Records Program (13)

Sunday

12:00 Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (27)

Saturday

12:00 This Week In Techdirt History: June 21st - 27th (8)
09:00 Awesome Stuff: Not Quite Google Glass (56)

Friday

19:39 Guy Writes New James Bond Book... Only Available Where Bond Is In The Public Domain (43)
18:18 Two Overlooked Aspects Of Those Leaks About NSA Spying On French Presidents (9)
17:00 DailyDirt: Colorful Burgers Because Why Not? (6)
16:01 SiriusXM Finally Wins A Case Over Pre-1972 Music... And Promptly Settles Such Cases With RIAA (21)
14:47 Russia Blocks The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Over A Single Page (18)
13:36 Leaked Damage Assessment Shows Government Mostly Interested In Investigating Leakers, Withholding Information From Public (18)
12:32 France Gives In To Insanity And Rioting Taxi Drivers: Cracks Down On Uber (67)
11:34 Breaking: Self-Driving Cars Avoid Accident, Do Exactly What They Were Programmed To Do (35)
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