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7 Sep 2017, 4:00 am by David Kravets
Enlarge (credit: Fairfax Media via Getty Images) When a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a libel suit brought against Techdirt's Mike Masnick, the decision was a victory of sorts for the First Amendment. [read post]
6 Sep 2017, 1:08 pm by Cyrus Farivar
 Techdirt (and its founder and CEO, Mike Masnick) has been a longtime critic of Ayyadurai and institutions that have bought into his claims. [read post]
6 Sep 2017, 4:21 am by SHG
” It was during the comments* to this post about Revenge Porn Princess Mary Anne Franks calling Techdirt’s Mike Masnick a liar. [read post]
30 Aug 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Federal judge Jed Rakoff has dismissed Sarah Palin’s libel suit over an unfair and inaccurate swipe at her in a New York Times editorial [Eriq Gardner/Hollywood Reporter, Tim Cushing/TechDirt, Jacob Sullum/Reason, Tom Rogan/Washington Examiner] We are rightly proud of the broad sweep of First Amendment protection our constitutional law gives to wide-open discussion about public figures, even when, as in the Times’s reference to Palin, it results in commentary that the Times… [read post]
20 Aug 2017, 9:18 pm by Brian Frye
A recent post by Cathy Gellis over at Techdirt asks but does not answer some interesting questions about the implications of the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 ("VARA") on the removal of confederate monuments. [read post]
16 Aug 2017, 5:59 am by karen
The case pits Mike and Techdirt against the self-proclaimed email inventor and his lawyer, who, bankrolled by Peter Thiel, brought down Gawker. [read post]
8 Aug 2017, 2:47 am by Andres
A more thoughtful response to the piece was written by Timothy Geigner in Techdirt, but again this seems to concentrate on the click-bait title and not so much on the content. [read post]
8 Aug 2017, 2:47 am by Andres
A more thoughtful response to the piece was written by Timothy Geigner in Techdirt, but again this seems to concentrate on the click-bait title and not so much on the content. [read post]
6 Aug 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] USDA checkoff programs, which require farmers and ranchers to participate in group marketing, suffer setback in Montana federal courtroom [Baylen Linnekin, Reason; Joe Fassler/New Food Economy on First Amendment challenge] C. [read post]
2 Aug 2017, 5:52 pm by CrimProf BlogEditor
From Techdirt, via the NACDL news scan: So far, there's not a single court in the nation that's found historic CSLI to have an expectation of privacy. [read post]
2 Aug 2017, 5:00 pm by elliot
But as Mike Masnick points out in Techdirt, the Department of Justice already has the authority to prosecute Backpage if it breaks federal criminal law. [read post]
2 Aug 2017, 10:24 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt: Feds Say Jewelry Company CEO Scrubbed Google Results With Fake Court Orders And Forged Judge’s Signatures * In IMDb v. [read post]
30 Jul 2017, 7:47 am by Eric Goldman
” * Ars Technica: History by lawsuit: After Gawker’s demise, the “inventor of e-mail” targets Techdirt Section 230 * Doe v. [read post]
28 Jul 2017, 3:05 am by Walter Olson
SPLC: “How the Southern Poverty Law Center Enraged Nominal Conservatives Into Betraying Free Speech Values” [Popehat] “Former University Official Files Libel Lawsuit Against His Replacement For Things A Journalist Said” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt, Tennessee] “Ted Rall Is Incensed That Anti-SLAPP Laws Protect Everyone” [Popehat] Conjuring up notional John Doe defendants can help get injunctions forcing websites to take down stories [Paul Alan Levy,… [read post]
20 Jul 2017, 4:05 am by Cyrus Farivar
 The lawsuit, which was first reported by Techdirt and Dot Esports, lays out a compelling argument. [read post]
18 Jul 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Just don’t [John McGinnis] “O’Neil is the Wang of Ireland” says apparel trademark disputant [Timothy Geigner, Techdirt] “Religious people should live under the same laws as everyone else” was a nice slogan while it lasted [Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post on nuns’ construction of chapel in field so as to block pipeline, plus resulting Twitter thread] “Therapy animals are everywhere, but proof that they help is not” [Karin Brulliard,… [read post]
18 Jul 2017, 6:43 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt: Copyright Madness: Blurred Lines Mess Means Artists Now Afraid To Name Their Inspirations Patents * Ian Appel et al, Patent Trolls and Small Business Employment: We analyze how frivolous patent-infringement claims made by “patent trolls” affect small firms’ ability to create jobs, raise capital, and survive. [read post]
16 Jul 2017, 7:49 am by Eric Goldman
* Techdirt: AT&T, Comcast & Verizon Pretend They Didn’t Just Pay Congress To Sell You Out On Privacy * Washington Post: How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules. [read post]