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24 Oct 2018, 4:01 am by SHG
But as Karl Bode notes at Techdirt, there is another school of thought reflected by Columbia J-prof Jay Rosen. [read post]
23 Oct 2018, 3:17 am by SHG
But then Cathy Gellis at Techdirt took aim at Elliot for suing Donegan, as well as the anonymous people whose accusations appeared on her list, using a rather provocative title:  Shitty Man Shows How Shitty Men Can Shit On Free Speech By Suing Over The Shitty Media Men List from the shitty-lawsuits dept Aside from the question of whether Elliot deserves as many “shitties” as he received, there was the technical problem of his trying to ascertain who wrote the… [read post]
21 Oct 2018, 3:38 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
techdirt: “The 11th Circuit appeals court has just overturned a lower court ruling and said that Georgia’s laws, including annotations, are not covered by copyright, and it is not infringing to post them online. [read post]
10 Oct 2018, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
“Heisman Trophy People Sue HeismanWatch For Using Images Of The Trophy And Stating Its Name” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] At elite law schools, the days when a centrist liberal like Elena Kagan could offer a welcome to Federalist Society types are fast drawing to a close, writes Reihan Salam [The Atlantic] Being able to link to federal court cases and legal materials would be huge: legislation from Rep. [read post]
1 Oct 2018, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
” Federalist Society Policy Brief video with Josh Blackman, earlier here and here; Roy Moore sues comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation, Ken from Popehat not expecting suit to prevail [thread] “Billionaire Steve Wynn, Who Once Tried To Kill Nevada’s Anti-SLAPP Law, Loses Defamation Case Under That Law” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Tags: Facebook, libel slander and defamation, Louisiana, Netherlands, police, Twitter [read post]
28 Sep 2018, 3:08 am by Walter Olson
Mike Masnick, TechDirt: [J]ust after Twitter and Facebook appeared before Congress, the DOJ released a statement saying that it was investigating whether or not actions by the big internet companies was “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas. [read post]
25 Sep 2018, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
Time for reform [Jonathan Blanks, Cato] “NYC has shelled out $384M in 5 years to settle NYPD suits” [Yoav Gonen, Julia Marsh and Bruce Golding, New York Post] “Federal Judge Breaks Up Albuquerque’s Car Theft Ring” [Jacob Sullum, Reason on forfeiture ruling; Tim Cushing, TechDirt; Ilya Somin on legal implications] Class-action suit challenges civil forfeitures [George Hunter, Detroit News; C.J. [read post]
23 Sep 2018, 3:58 am by SHG
Tim Cushing performs yeoman’s service at Techdirt, making sense of the ridiculously convoluted sequence of events leading to this train wreck of a scenario. [read post]
19 Sep 2018, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
Adams County Recorder] Trademark-go-round: “Monster Energy Loses Trademark Opposition With Monsta Pizza In The UK” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] “Disney Gets Early Loss In Trademark, Copyright Suit Against Unlicensed Birthday Party Characters” [same] “Two Georgia Sausage Companies Battle Over Trademarked Logos That Aren’t Particularly Similar” [same] Tags: fair housing, free trade, NYC, surveillance, trademarks [read post]
14 Sep 2018, 10:29 am by David Ruiz
” Months later, Techdirt founder Mike Masnick was hit with a $15 million libel lawsuit. [read post]
11 Sep 2018, 2:29 pm by Mateusz Rachubka
TorrentFreak reports that “the USTR initially told reporters that it was indeed the plan to extend the copyright term to life plus 75 years, but according to Techdirt, this was later changed to a 75-year floor”. [read post]
6 Sep 2018, 9:43 am by Jon Brodkin
Last week, telco lobby group USTelecom accidentally emailed internal documents containing draft talking points to Techdirt founder Mike Masnick. [read post]
25 Aug 2018, 1:06 pm by Kelsey Farish
TechDirt correctly predicts that the fair use proposal will come under heavy attack from big industry players and their lobbyists - including the IIPA. [read post]
15 Aug 2018, 8:00 am by Ben
That claim is ongoing by techdirt now reports that  the court awarding Johnson $12,500 against White for the "emotional harm" from the 'bogus' copyright claim. [read post]
8 Aug 2018, 2:54 am by Walter Olson
North Carolina’s heartbalm law strikes again, as judge orders man who slept with married woman to pay jilted husband $8.8 million [Virginia Bridges, Raleigh News & Observer, more on homewrecker tort] Cornell economist Rick Geddes explains the federal government’s postal monopoly [David Henderson] Trademark swagger: “Chicago Poke Chain Sends C&D To Hawaiian Poke Joint Demanding It Not Be Named ‘Aloha Poke'” [Timothy Geigner, Techdirt]… [read post]
23 Jul 2018, 5:32 am by SHG
If the name Shiva Ayyadurai  sounds familiar, it’s likely because he sued Mike Masnick and Techdirt over its calling bullshit on Ayyadurai’s claim that he invented email. [read post]
18 Jul 2018, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: discrimination law, music and musicians, racial quotas, restaurants, trademarks, Washington D.C. [read post]
16 Jul 2018, 10:43 am by Eric Goldman
Some resources from the day: Videos: Opening RemarksFoundations: The Legal and Public Policy Framework for Content (Eric Goldman and Tiffany Li)Under the Hood: UGC Moderation (Part 1) (Match – Tripadvisor – Twitter – Twitch – Vimeo)Under the Hood: UGC Moderation (Part 2) (Github – Google – Wikimedia – Facebook)You Make the Call: Audience Interactive (Emma Llanso and Mike Masnick)Content Moderation and Law EnforcementWhat Machines Are, and… [read post]