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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]
7 Jul 2017, 11:15 am by Ron Coleman
 As the redoubtable Mike Masnick explains at TechDirt: Everything about this is crazy. [read post]
6 Jul 2017, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
More on broad “right of publicity” bill in New York legislature [Jonathan Peters, Columbia Journalism Review; earlier] “Court Orders Man Who Sued News Orgs For Clipping His Facebook Video To Pay Everyone’s Attorney’s Fees” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] ABC settles “pink slime” defamation lawsuit on undisclosed terms [AP, earlier] “Power Line” blogger attends media reception at White House, finds notes subpoenaed by travel ban… [read post]
29 Jun 2017, 6:07 am by Michael Geist
Equustek decision attracted global attention with many rightly focused on the implications of global takedown orders for freedom of speech online (my post on the case here, Daphne Keller, EFF, Howard Knopf, Techdirt). [read post]
28 Jun 2017, 10:24 am by Eric Turkewitz
Updated with links from elsewhere: Canadian Supreme Court Says It’s Fine To Censor The Global Internet; Authoritarians & Hollywood Cheer… (Masnick @ Techdirt) Global Internet Takedown Orders Come to Canada: Supreme Court Upholds International Removal of Google Search Results (Michael Geist)   [read post]
18 Jun 2017, 3:45 am by INFORRM
The decision is will be welcomed by copyright holders but is criticised in a post on the Techdirt website. [read post]
6 Jun 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
“Copyright Troll’s Tech ‘Experts’ Can Apparently Detect Infringement Before It Happens” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] “Judge Alsup Threatens To Block Malibu Media From Any More Copyright Trolling In Northern California” [Mike Masnick, same] “The Truth About Seattle’s Proposed Soda Tax and its Ilk” [Baylen Linnekin quoting my piece on the Howard County, Maryland campaign against soft drinks; my related on Philadelphia soda tax] Update:… [read post]
6 Jun 2017, 6:46 pm
"Sixth Circuit Appeals Court Latest To Say Real-Time Cellphone Location Tracking Not A Fourth Amendment Issue": Tim Cushing of Techdirt has this post about a per curiam ruling that the U.S. [read post]