stories from April 20th, 2012

Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
ben huh, ben sheffner, mickey mouse, sky is rising, tom bell

Companies:
mpaa, reasontv


Culture

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
comments, copying, creativity, discussion, erin mckeown


Stupidity

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
errors, mobile phones, text messaging


Innovation

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
bacon, baconnaise, coffin, food, hand sanitizer, nashville, sundae

Companies:
burger king


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
aggregation, hot news, search engine

Companies:
associated press, meltwater


Stupidity

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
control, ownership culture, pirate party, toys

Companies:
playmobil


Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
criminal charges, procedural error

Companies:
megaupload


(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
contentid, filtering, germany

Companies:
gema, youtube


Privacy

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
4th amendment, alex kozinski, privacy


Stupidity

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
beijing, london, olympics, sponsorship


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
australia, fair use, kookaburra, men at work

Companies:
larrikan music


Copyright

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
australia, bittorrent, hollywood, liability

Companies:
afact, iinet, mpaa, wikileaks


Stupidity

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
hollywood, licensing, piracy, streaming

Companies:
netflix


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Wednesday

06:04 Netflix's Love Of Net Neutrality Notably Absent In Australia, Where It's Striking Cap Exempt Deals With ISPs (52)
04:04 Separate And Unequal: Gen. Petraeus Facing Mild Wrist Slap For Leaking Eight Books Full Of Classified Info To His Mistress (30)
01:00 Data Retention Enthusiast Says Those Against The Idea Just Want Everything 'Free Of Charge, Free Of Responsibility' (25)

Tuesday

21:00 Wyoming Governor Vetoes Asset Forfeiture Bill, Because Asset Forfeiture 'Is Right' (45)
17:00 DailyDirt: Computers Are Learning How To Play More Video Games, But They'll Never Appreciate A Good Game? (7)
15:38 Disappointing: Google Not Yet Requiring Phone Makers To Encrypt By Default (17)
14:34 Judge John Facciola On Today's Law Enforcement: I'd Go Weeks Without Seeing A Warrant For Anything 'Tactile' (15)
13:30 President Obama Complains To China About Demanding Backdoors To Encryption... As His Administration Demands The Same Thing (44)
12:30 Techdirt Podcast Episode 14: Do You Need A Proprietary Platform To Be A Serious Media Company Today? (4)
11:32 Connecticut Town Takes Down Painting Including Image Of Mother Teresa Over Bogus Copyright Claim (30)
10:24 There Is No Way That Hillary Clinton Didn't Know She Was Supposed To Use A Government Email Account (63)
09:24 In Unsealed Document, FBI Admits Stingray Devices Will Disrupt Phone Service (38)
08:07 Australian Secretary Of Defense Not Concerned About Phone Hack; Doesn't Think People Want To Spy On His Phone (41)
06:10 Nokia CEO: We Have To Get Rid Of Net Neutrality, Otherwise Self-Driving Cars Will Keep On Crashing Into Each Other (101)
04:05 Capcom Removes Advertised Offline Co-Op From Resident Evil Reboot, Updates Steam Page After Sales Begin (25)
01:06 Is America About To Experience The Billion-Dollar Pain Of Corporate Sovereignty First Hand? (40)

Monday

21:01 Gay Party Company Goes After Another Gay Party Organizer Over Generic 'Gay Days' Trademark (24)
17:00 DailyDirt: Curious Carbon Configurations (1)
15:43 Mike Baird, Premier Of New South Wales, Has Video Of Him Reading Mean Tweets Taken Down Because REM (14)
14:40 Operators Of Revenge Porn Site YouGotPosted Hit With $900,000 Default Judgment (2)
13:24 Should The Punishment For Falsely Accusing People Of A Crime Match The Punishment For The Crime Itself? (49)
12:26 Court Doesn't Buy Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's Argument: Puts His Google Demands On Hold (52)
11:28 Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules (124)
10:28 Rogers Exec Pouts About VPNs, Publicly Dreams Of Canadian Ban (33)
09:24 'Officer Awareness' Memo: Police Accountability Recording App Could Lead To Dangerous 'Flash Mobs' (36)
08:03 AT&T's $30 'Don't Be Snooped On' Fee Is Even Worse Than Everybody Thought (45)
05:54 Late Friday, White House Announces That FISA Court Has Rubberstamped NSA Phone Record Collection, While Insisting It Wants Reform (34)
03:52 Surveillance Software Company Gamma Found To Have Violated Human Rights; Receives Unprecedented Slap On The Wrist (45)

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