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Posted on Techdirt - 11 March 2017 @ 12:00pm

They're Back: Copying Is Not Theft And Home Cooking Is Killing Restaurants

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Techdirt Gear on Teespring

Copying Is Not Theft and Home Cooking Is Killing Restaurants are back »

Last week we brought back two of our 2016 T-shirt designs, and today we've got another two favorites returning to the Techdirt Gear store on Teespring: Copying Is Not Theft (a conversation starter, to say the least...) and Home Cooking Is Killing Restaurants.

In addition to our usual offerings (tees, hoodies, mugs and stickers) we've added a bunch of additional options for Copying Is Not Theft gear, at the expense of color choices (necessitated by the design). There are tank tops, long-sleeve tees, crew neck sweaters and a second option for women's tees. Also, in addition to our usual $23 premium men's tees, you have the option of a cheaper Hanes tagless tee for only $20. We don't know if this is something people prefer, and we're not sure how big the quality difference is (the premium tees are very nice) -- but if lots of people opt for the cheaper t-shirt and are satisfied with the quality, we'll consider making this available for more shirts in the future. Vote with your wallet and by letting us know in the comments or on Twitter!

Check out the Techdirt Gear store for these returning designs, and more »

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Posted on Techdirt - 3 March 2017 @ 12:20pm

Takedown Gear Is Back Up! (Plus Another Returning Design)

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Techdirt Gear on Teespring

Takedown and Math Is Not A Crime are back in the Techdirt Gear store »

As promised, over the next few weeks we're going to be bringing back most of last year's designs in the Techdirt Gear store on Teespring, and today we've got our first returning champions: the long-time favorite Takedown tee and the surprisingly controversial Math Is Not A Crime gear.

We've also got some brand new designs coming soon, but for now this is your chance to get one of these designs if you missed them last year! You can also help us out by sharing the store with friends — and we love seeing photos of Techdirt gear in the wild when you tag us in them on Twitter.

Check out the Techdirt Gear store for these returning designs, and more »

Techdirt Gear on Teespring

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Posted on Techdirt - 18 February 2017 @ 12:00pm

Order This Weekend To Get The Next Batch Of Techdirt Gear!

from the faster-service dept

I Invented Email

New Gear From Techdirt: I Invented Email »

As some of you might have noticed, recent upgrades over at Teespring have allowed us to change the way we offer Techdirt gear. Instead of running individual week-or-two long campaigns that only print and ship once the whole thing is completed, we've now got our logo gear (in two styles) and our I Invented Email gear running on a cycle with new orders printing and shipping every three days, so you don't have to wait nearly as long to get your hands on it. Those of you who already ordered should be getting your shirts, hoodies et al soon!

Another batch closes tomorrow (Sunday) night — so order now to get in on the next shipment! The Email gear won't be around forever, so don't wait too long.

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Posted on Techdirt - 19 October 2016 @ 12:45pm

Internet Privacy Week: Sign The Bill Of Rights & Raise Money For The EFF

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Post sponsored by

Namecheap

We've teamed up with Namecheap and the EFF to promote Internet Privacy Week and continue the fight to protect your privacy online. Show your support by signing and sharing the new Internet Privacy Bill of Rights.


The fight to protect online privacy is happening on many fronts, but when it comes to the internet services we use every day, the best possible results will come from collaboration between users and providers. This week, we're helping Namecheap and the EFF take a step in that direction with the declaration of Internet Privacy Week and the unveiling of the Internet Privacy Bill Of Rights.

The goal is to get online service providers to agree to uphold privacy by respecting five key user rights with respect to their data and how it is collected and used: transparency, control, recourse, export, and due process. The focus of the bill is on openness and control, leaving plenty of room for providers to do innovative things with data while ensuring users have full knowledge of what's happening and a say in how their data is used. Read more about the five rights on the Privacy Week campaign page.

There are two important things you can do to help out -- and just by doing so, you'll be raising money for the EFF:

  1. Sign the Bill Of Rights! Namecheap and the EFF will be reaching out to service providers to convince them to agree to the bill, and the more support they can show the better.
  2. Share the campaign! Spread the word to help gather more signatures, and also to get the attention of companies.

For every 500 signatures and shares, Namecheap and its partners will donate $5000 to the EFF, up to a maximum of $25,000.

Internet Privacy Week continues until October 24th, and we'll be bringing you some extra coverage of privacy issues, as well as more information about the Bill Of Rights. Also check out coverage on the Namecheap blog.

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Posted on Techdirt - 17 September 2016 @ 9:00am

Two Weeks Left In The Super-Early Holiday Gear Sale

from the don't-delay dept

Last chance this year to get Nerd Harder, Takedown, and more Techdirt gear! »

Want to get someone some Techdirt gear for Christmas? I know, I know — you probably don't want to think about that yet. But since Teespring fulfillment sometimes takes a few weeks, we wanted to give everyone a nice big window to get their holiday orders in — or to snag some gear for themselves this fall. So why not get some holiday shopping out of the way early? Four of our classic designs plus one new one are available from now until October 3rd. Among them is the popular Nerd Harder line, which is now available on hoodies, mugs and stickers as well as t-shirts.

It's the last time this year we'll be offering any of these designs, and your last chance ever to get some Vote2016() gear! Order now and get it just in time for the election.

Hurry up and get your gear before it's too late.

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Posted on Techdirt - 15 September 2016 @ 1:03pm

Now You Can Nerd Even Harder With Hoodies, Mugs & Stickers

from the the-super-early-holiday-sale dept

Nerd Harder is now available on hoodies, mugs & stickers »

Though several of our Teespring offerings have been hits, none have quite matched the popularity of the original: Nerd Harder. But that was before we started experimenting with products beyond mere t-shirts, and so as part of our super-early holiday gear sale we've added options for hoodies for $35, mugs for $14 and stickers for $4 in black, gray and navy blue. So even if you already snagged a t-shirt the last time, it might be time to nerd even harder with some new gear. If you didn't — well, t-shirts are still available too.

(And don't forget to check out our new Math Is Not A Crime gear, plus the other returning designs in our holiday sale!)

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Posted on Techdirt - 12 September 2016 @ 12:45pm

The Super-Early Holiday Gear Sale (Plus Our New Math Is Not A Crime T-Shirt!)

from the last-chance-in-2016 dept

Last chance this year to get Nerd Harder, Takedown, and more Techdirt gear! »

Yes, that's right — it's a September holiday sale! We know it takes some time for your orders to arrive from Teespring, so we're leaving a nice big window for those of you who want to gift some Techdirt gear in December. All our past shirts — plus one brand new design — are available from now until October 3rd.

This is the last time we're offering any of this gear in 2016, and we won't be taking reservations once these campaigns close! Most of the shirts will come back eventually, but we can't promise when and it might be a year or more. Also, Nerd Harder is now available on hoodies, mugs and stickers for the first time.

As for the Vote2016() gear, this is your last chance ever! Order it now and you'll get it just in time for election month!

Remember, you've only got three weeks from today to place your orders, and everything will ship with plenty of time for the holidays. As usual, t-shirts are $20, hoodies are $35, mugs are $14 and stickers are only $4 — though not all designs are available on all products! Hurry up and get your gear before it's too late.

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Posted on Techdirt - 1 September 2016 @ 12:56pm

Special Deal: Get One Free Year Of The Techdirt Crystal Ball With A Private Internet Access VPN Account

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Posted on Techdirt - 4 May 2016 @ 1:30pm

Encryption, Privacy & Free Speech: An April Recap

from the looking-back dept

Post sponsored by

Golden Frog

As part of our funding campaign for our coverage of encryption, we reached out to some companies that care about these issues to ask them to show their support. Today, we're taking a look back at a series of four posts sponsored by Golden Frog, a company dedicated to online privacy, security and freedom.


California's Anti-Encryption Bill: At the beginning of April, we called attention to a bill in California that had gone from bad to worse. Originally a ban on smartphone encryption, it was tinkered with until it became a requirement for encryption backdoors, which could have forced manufacturers to create special California versions of their products with weakened security. Though obviously not as high-profile or as far-reaching as the Burr/Feinstein encryption bill in Senate, it was ultimately the same thing: a wrongheaded attack on device security framed as a necessity for law enforcement, despite that being a very unconvincing notion.

Thankfully, California lawmakers seem to have come to their senses on this one. The bill died without a vote a week later, after the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection realized what a terrible idea it was.

From the Golden Frog Blog: We Agree With Apple — We Can’t Set The Precedent Of An iPhone "Backdoor"

A Scary Thought Experiment About The NSA: A few weeks ago, Glyn Moody called our attention to a fantastic (if somewhat disturbing) presentation from 2014, breaking down some ways the NSA could infiltrate our digital networks at the most basic and undetectable level. This notion remains hypothetical but all-too-conceivable, especially when there have been plenty of examples of companies cooperating with the government and the intelligence community without being tricked into doing so.

From the Golden Frog Blog: AT&T, Shame on You for Helping the NSA Spy on Us

The USTR Comes (Partly) To Its Senses: The USTR's history with internet policy and digital innovation has always been, to put it mildly, discouraging. So we were surprised to see a change of tune in this year's National Trade Estimate report, which called out internet censorship in China and Pakistan as serious barriers to innovation and free expression, and even pointed out the myriad dangers of the EU's Digital Single Market strategy and the problems with a "Google tax". This is still far from a total about-face for the USTR, with the very same report managing to contradict itself when it came to intellectual property issues — but it's a very welcome step in the right direction.

From the Golden Frog Blog: EU Reforms Data Protection and Privacy Rules in Huge Overhaul

Snowden's Positive Impact On Encryption Adoption: National Intelligence Director James Clapper thought he was decrying Edward Snowden when he pointed out that his actions massively accelerated the adoption of encryption technology, shaving years off the NSA's estimated timeline — but those of us who value data security and internet freedom had a different takeaway, and considered it yet another example of the good Snowden's revelations have done. The whole thing really highlighted the mismatched priorities and values between the intelligence community and the American public (as if that needed any more highlighting).

From the Golden Frog Blog: Encryption Fundamentals: What Everyone Should Know

We'd like to thank Golden Frog for supporting our coverage of these critical issues relating to security, privacy and encryption. As you've likely noticed, their blog is full of great content that also explores these topics. In addition to the links we've featured so far, here are some more posts that may be of interest to Techdirt readers:

Privacy & Security on the Golden Frog Blog:


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