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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]
29 Oct 2017, 8:58 am by Walter Olson
” [Keith Lee/Associates Mind, Ken at Popehat, Mike Masnick/TechDirt] Tags: subpoenas, Twitter DoJ subpoenas Twitter accounts that were tweeted at is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
25 Oct 2017, 5:43 am by SHG
Mike Masnick at Techdirt tried to make sense of it. [read post]
24 Oct 2017, 11:47 am by Ken White
Mike Masnick at Techdirt reported it first: the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas issued a federal grand jury subpoena to Twitter, seeking the identifying information for five Twitter accounts, including @popehat. [read post]
19 Oct 2017, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
On the old “shouting fire in a crowded theater” trope, read this whole thread and then you won’t have to catch up later [Popehat on Twitter] Neither “extremist” speech nor “fake news” can be defined and identified closely enough for regulation to work [Cato Daily Podcast with Flemming Rose and Caleb Brown] Encyclopedia of Libertarianism article on freedom of speech is by Alan Charles Kors; “Screen Actors Guild Tells Court There’s Nothing… [read post]
14 Oct 2017, 11:49 am by Walter Olson
When the New York Times broke an explosive story of sexual misconduct, Harvey Weinstein’s legal team sprang into action [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Tags: celebrities, libel slander and defamation, movies film and videos Defending a Hollywood mogul is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
12 Oct 2017, 4:22 pm by INFORRM
Earlier I posted about the European Commission’s Communication on Illegal Content Online. [read post]
8 Oct 2017, 8:56 am by Walter Olson
” [Michael Lee, Morrison Lee via Timothy Geigner, Techdirt] Tags: copyright, Twitter “Football Coach Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Retweet” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
5 Oct 2017, 3:33 pm by Daphne Keller
Earlier I posted about the European Commission’s Communication on Illegal Content Online. [read post]
5 Oct 2017, 11:49 am by cristina
"EFF has supported Techdirt's work for many years, and this was the year I needed it most. [read post]
3 Oct 2017, 5:34 pm by elliot
TechDirt’s Mike Masnick investigated some of the voices behind SESTA and found that they seem to see it as just a step on the way to banning pornography from the Internet. [read post]
25 Sep 2017, 9:00 am by Eric Goldman
Some opposition links that have caught my attention: Techdirt Coverage (Mike Masnick is the most indefatigable person I know): Mike Godwin and Zach Graves, Yes, You Can Believe In Internet Freedom Without Being A Shill The Senate Is Close To Undermining The Internet By Pretending To ‘Protect’ The Children Senator Blumenthal Happy That SESTA Will Kill Small Internet Companies Is There A Single Online Service Not Put At Risk By SESTA? [read post]
15 Sep 2017, 10:55 am by Kevin
Techdirt suggests that PETA wants this because it’s planning to bring similar lawsuits in the future and so doesn’t want that bad precedent on the books. [read post]
14 Sep 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Mike Masnick, TechDirt: As we highlighted earlier this week, while it was no surprise that PETA and photographer David Slater worked out a settlement agreement to end the ridiculous lawsuit PETA had filed, it was deeply concerning that part of the settlement involved PETA demanding that the original district court ruling — the one saying, clearly, that animals don’t get copyrights — should be thrown out. [read post]
11 Sep 2017, 5:40 am by Sara E. Teller
TechDirt Lawsuit Dismissed appeared first on Legal Reader. [read post]
8 Sep 2017, 5:57 am by Joe Mullin
Enlarge / LAS VEGAS - JUNE 11: Greg Scherick (L) at the CineVegas film festival in 2006. [read post]
7 Sep 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Cyrus Farivar and David Kravets, ArsTechnica, Mike Masnick/TechDirt, Ayyadurai v. [read post]