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12 Feb 2018, 6:21 am by Myers Freelance
Not to be deterred, Haas turned to the more traditional method of negative SEO: Using a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request to get Volokh’s article, and a similar one posted on Techdirt, removed from Google’s listings. [read post]
7 Feb 2018, 6:52 am by Eric Goldman
Other Articles It’s Time to Talk About Internet Companies’ Content Moderation Operations, Techdirt, January 28, 2018 Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Internet Law’s Most Important Judicial Decision,, November 10, 2017 (with Jeff Kosseff) Who Cyber-Attacked Ken Zeran, and Why? [read post]
29 Jan 2018, 1:31 am by Ben
 TorrentFreak notes that even though each IP address provided “might not lead to a unique individual, the number is huge when one considers the potential returns if everyone pays up hundreds of euros to make supposed court cases go away”.Good news from TechDirt is that is seems that copyright trolls are not always as successful in their pursuits against alleged infringers. [read post]
24 Jan 2018, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
“The New York Times is looking for young writers” for paid positions according to its ad [archived original, and updated current page with legally safer wording, via @jackshafer] “Copyright Troll Gets Smacked Around By Court, As Judge Wonders If Some Of Its Experts Even Exist” [Tim Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: adoption, age discrimination, Maryland, New York Times, sexual orientation, WO writings January 24 roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the… [read post]
18 Jan 2018, 2:05 pm by resistance
Douglas Berger for Therapy PSA: Stay away from “psychiatrist” Doug Berger Doug Berger is … someone we try to steer people away from  Counseling in Tokyo (avoid avoid avoid) Avoid Douglas Berger From the Miami Herald:  Psychiatrist sues Reddit to unmask anonymous critics online  Techdirt:  Psychiatrist Sues a Bunch of Redditors for Criticizing His Therapy Services  Gizmodo:  American Psychiatrist in Japan Sues Redditors for Talking Shit Online… [read post]
16 Jan 2018, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [Reuters; AFP/The National; DW; Tim Cushing/TechDirt; earlier here, here, here, here, and here] Tags: Facebook, free speech, Germany, social media, Twitter German social media law: early takedowns spur outcry is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
12 Jan 2018, 4:32 pm by David Lat
[Techdirt] * The Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal case ends with a whimper: former accounting manager Victoria Harrington just got sentenced to unconditional release (i.e., no prison time). [read post]
10 Jan 2018, 3:05 am by Walter Olson
Yes, that Stanton Glantz [Allison Aubrey/NPR, Vaping Post April, our earlier coverage] “Five Below, Trendy Retailer, Sues 10 Below, Ice Cream Seller, For Trademark Infringement” [Timothy Geigner, Techdirt] Tags: cosmetics, housing discrimination, Maryland, obesity, redistricting reform, trademarks January 10 roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
1 Jan 2018, 6:30 am by Cyrus Farivar
After having been dismissed in favor of Techdirt, that case is now on appeal. [read post]
28 Dec 2017, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
Of course Ken frequently does defend the unimpressive; Complaints about corporate speech in politics subsided as fast as you could say “Patagonia” [Ira Stoll] “Court Says Google Must Unmask Person Who Left Wordless, One-Star Review Of Local Psychiatrist” [Tim Cushing, Techdirt] Tags: Bill de Blasio, campaign regulation, Google, libel slander and defamation Free speech roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
20 Dec 2017, 6:27 am by Walter Olson
” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: asbestos, beer and brewers, free trade, guns, Maryland, nastygrams, pro bono December 20 roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
18 Dec 2017, 9:01 am by Ryan Mulvey
It Looks Like The FBI Thought About Prosecuting FOIA Requesters After Influx of Automated RequestsTim Cushing, TechDirt, Dec. 15, 2017Emma Best of MuckRock has unearthed some disturbing details in an FBI response to an FOIA request: apparently the agency considered -- however briefly -- the investigation and prosecution of people filing requests.The nature of the requests may shed some light on the FBI's thought process because the heavily-redacted email included in the response… [read post]
3 Dec 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Wyoming highway cops seized $91,800 from motorist Phil Parhamovich, claiming he gave it to them voluntarily; shortly after the Institute for Justice launched a national publicity campaign on the musician’s behalf, a judge reversed the seizure and ordered the money returned [Jacob Sullum/Reason, AP/Chicago Tribune] And a curious defense of the practice from a high Justice Department official [Tim Cushing, TechDirt (“DOJ: Civil Asset Forfeiture Is A Good Thing That Only Harms All… [read post]
1 Dec 2017, 4:08 am by Edith Roberts
” Tim Cushing unpacks the oral argument at Techdirt. [read post]
29 Nov 2017, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
“Monkey Selfie Photographer Says He’s Now Going To Sue Wikipedia” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt, earlier] Justice Thomas argues Indian Reorganization Act is unconstitutional [Upstate Citizens for Equality v. [read post]
27 Nov 2017, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
Coleman, Amy Howe/ SCOTUSBlog, Eugene Volokh, Howard Wasserman] Roy Moore threatens Alabama newspapers with legal action, newspapers fire back with preserve-your-records-or-risk-sanctions warning [Erik Wemple, Washington Post] Section 230 at risk: proposed amendment to trafficking bill doesn’t go nearly far enough to remove chilling effect on online speech [R Street coalition letter, Mike Godwin, The Hill, earlier] “Judge Smacks Down Another Anonymous Cop’s Lawsuit Against… [read post]
2 Nov 2017, 3:11 am by Walter Olson
[Scott Shackford] Results of Russian social-media manipulation episode could include foot in door for regulation of Internet speech [John Samples, Cato] Some in Australia having trouble distinguishing “impersonation” of government from anti-government satire [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Before deep-pocket publications can report on sexual misconduct by persons in high places, gauntlet of legal review needs to be run with special attention to on-the-record sources [Mike… [read post]
1 Nov 2017, 3:06 am by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Among the many issues far afield from Bill of Rights that ACLU is up to lately: defending drive-by ADA filing operations against remedial legislation [ACLU, earlier on its drift from civil liberties mission] Texas AG sues arguing unconstitutionality of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA); case involves blocking of “adoption [that] has the support of the boy’s biological parents and grandmother, Paxton said. [read post]