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18 May 2010, 2:05 am by Andres
(via TechDirt) The New York Times has published an interesting article about how copyright owners are urging for a change in Spanish copyright law (as an aside, I should find another word to describe articles linked in this blog, “interesting” is seriously over-used). [read post]
26 Jan 2008, 4:42 am
Techdirt observes that a best-selling author believes that pirating his own book helped sales tremendously:We've been seeing more and more examples lately of content creators recognizing how they benefit from giving away their content for free. [read post]
4 Feb 2008, 4:48 am
Techdirt's Mike Masnick looks at whether you can copyright a joke:Last year there was a bit of a fuss when comedian Joe Rogan accused Carlos Mencia of stealing jokes. [read post]
25 Oct 2017, 5:43 am by SHG
Mike Masnick at Techdirt tried to make sense of it. [read post]
1 Aug 2009, 12:12 am
from the IPBiz post: Invention and innovation are not the same thing Also Suppressing Innovation? [read post]
13 Nov 2009, 8:50 am by Kevin Smith
On TechDirt, notice of this arrangement provoked a lot of angst. [read post]
21 Dec 2012, 9:14 am by Ray Beckerman
Interesting article by Mike Masnick of TechDirt:RIAA Lawyers Trying To Rewrite History Of Copyright Clause Through Shoddy Scholarship And Selective Quotationfrom the must-pay-well deptOver the last week or so, I've seen a number of folks in the usual crowd of copyright maximalists cheering on a new "paper" put forth by a group hilariously calling itself the Center for Individual Freedom, supposedly trying to establish the "constitutional and historical foundations of copyright protection." [read post]
2 Jul 2010, 4:43 am by (Peter Black)
We were just discussing the Facebook/ mess, involving the question of whether or not a user can choose someone else's tool to access the data that they, themselves, put on another site, and it appears we may have another such case to look at. [read post]
12 Apr 2010, 5:01 am by Lawrence B. Ebert
In a post titled Economist Assumes That The Problem Is 'Thieves' Rather Than Bad Patent Laws , Mike Masnick at TechDirt attacks Pat Choate for not having a clue how innovation actually works.Masnick brings up the concept of an "independent invention" defense to patent infringement, showing Masnick doesn't have a clue how patent law works. [read post]
18 Jan 2008, 6:00 pm
Commenting on remarks made Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu in a recent debate for the New York Times (see here, here and here), Techdirt's Mike Masnick wonders whether it is time to redefine fair use:Wu, however, points out that the growing digital world has drastically stretched the concept of fair use to its limits. [read post]
6 Nov 2007, 2:49 am
  Now Techdirt reports on Mitt Romney wading into this fair use debate:Mitt Romney To Fox News: Here's A Lesson In Fair Usefrom the fair-use-on-the-campaign-trail dept Who thought that the presidential campaigns would have anything to do with copyright issues? [read post]
15 Dec 2007, 4:29 am
During the week I blogged about a few pieces that looked at love for the Facebook generation (see here), and now Techdirt asks, Is It Still Considered PDA If The Affection Is Shown On Facebook? [read post]
15 Dec 2007, 3:22 pm
A few days ago I blogged about the Here Comes Another Bubble parody song which had been removed from YouTube (see here) and am in agreement with Techdirt's analysis:Last week, Kara Swisher posted a video to the AllthingsD site, with a parody song, based on Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" called "Here Comes Another Bubble. [read post]
11 Oct 2007, 11:27 pm
Mike at TechDirt is at it again in a post titled: Patent Reform Battle Descending Into Farce.Mike quickly gets into sophistry by instantly transmogrifying the text to promote the progress of science and the useful arts into to promote innovation.Note the IPBiz post Invention vs. [read post]
27 Oct 2007, 9:55 pm
Techdirt's Mike Masnick recalls a bygone era:Remember When P2P Wasn't Just About File Sharing? [read post]
8 Jun 2007, 8:26 pm
Techdirt's Mike Masnick has an interesting post on the trend for US judges to impose life bans from the internet:Court Realizes Lifetime Internet Ban Is Unreasonable from the seems-a-bit-extreme,-right? [read post]
26 Sep 2008, 11:45 am
Link: Techdirt: Homeland Security Gets Closer To Minority Report-Style Crime Predictor. [read post]
22 Jan 2008, 1:55 am
Techdirt is amused by Turkey's latest attempt to ban YouTube:Third Time's A Charm For Turkish YouTube Ban? [read post]
15 Jun 2007, 4:02 pm
Although they get the name of the show a little wrong, Techdirt has an interesting post on The Chaser:Australian TV Show Says Free Downloads And Fan Uploads On YouTube Increase DVD Salesfrom the what-a-surprise dept Remember the producers of a TV show in Australia who were pissed off when YouTube took down their show, The Chasers, when some kid sent in a fake DMCA request? [read post]