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17 May 2023, 6:15 am by Kevin Schmidt
Federal Court Rejects FBI’s Attempt To Glomar Its Way Out Of A Trump-Related FOIA LawsuitBy Tim Cushing, Techdirt, May 16, 2023The Massachusetts branch of the ACLU decided to ask around to see if any of the many agencies generating classified documents had a copy of this supposed standing order from the President. [read post]
3 May 2023, 6:30 am by Riana Pfefferkorn
This is the latest entry in my lengthy archive of writing, talks, and interviews about the EARN IT Act: Blog posts here at the CIS blog: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10 Articles for Brookings TechStream: part 1, part 2 Talks at the DEFCON Crypto & Privacy Village and the University of Waterloo Interviews on the Techdirt podcast (July 2020, February 2022), Decipher Security Podcast, and ExpressVPN blog For the last three years, I’ve… [read post]
28 Apr 2023, 3:42 pm by Joe Mullin
He got support from some surprising quarters, including Lawrence Lessig, as noted in a Techdirt post about the Thaler case. [read post]
7 Apr 2023, 3:47 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
 Moderator: Pamela Samuelson, Berkeley Law School From Notice-and-Takedown to Content Licensing and Filtering: How the Absence of UGC Monetization Rules Impacts Fundamental Rights        João Quintais, University of Amsterdam with Martin Senftleben, University of Amsterdam Human rights impact of the new rules. [read post]
29 Mar 2023, 1:02 pm by Eugene Volokh
A very interesting post by Paul Alan Levy (Public Citizen, Consumer Law & Policy Blog), which I reproduce with his permission: It was almost twenty years ago that Barbra Streisand filed a lawsuit that attempted to block access to a photograph of her oceanfront estate, bringing unwanted attention to the photo and leading to her being enshrined by Techdirt's Mike Masnick in tech/legal terminology as the progenitor of "the Streisand Effect. [read post]
27 Mar 2023, 9:30 am by Eugene Volokh
"). [8] See Derek Bambauer, supra note 7, at __; Jess Miers, Yes, Section 230 Should Protect ChatGPT and Other Generative AI Tools, TechDIrt, Mar. 17, 2023, 11:59 am. [9] See, e.g., Batzel v. [read post]
26 Mar 2023, 8:33 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
TechDirt: “Earlier this week there was finally a hearing in the case brought by the big book publishers to kill off libraries. [read post]
4 Mar 2023, 4:37 am by SHG
At Techdirt, Cathy Gellis went after Elliott both on a legal basis, ascribing Section 230 protection to Donegan as the accusations were written by others on her list, although it was unclear the Donegan didn’t contribute to the accusations of others with her own highlighting, and that Elliot was a shitty man for fighting back, and so deserved no solace even if the accusations were false. [read post]
17 Feb 2023, 7:02 am by Allan Blutstein
Appeals Court Tells ICE Its Counterintuitive Tracking System Doesn’t Justify Jerking Around FOIA Requestersfrom the stop-being-deliberately-obtuse deptBy Tim Cushing, Techdirt, Feb. 16, 2023 U.S. [read post]
16 Feb 2023, 9:06 pm by Professor Alberto Bernabe
The petition lays out that DoNotPay is advertising a bunch of legal services that there is little indication it can actually provide, and calls out the similarities to Theranos.For more details on this new development in the story, go read the article at TechDirt. [read post]
14 Feb 2023, 12:26 pm by Professor Alberto Bernabe
  For more on the controversy and lots of links, read the latest at article on the subject at TechDirt. [read post]
25 Jan 2023, 6:49 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
TechDirt – Kathryn Tewson: “I’ve been going pretty hard on DoNotPay and its founder/CEO Joshua Browder for the past couple of days, and I’ve had a lot of people defending the service, saying that it could be a real boon to those who can’t otherwise afford legal aid. [read post]
25 Jan 2023, 9:29 am by Stacie Rosenzweig
Those tweets were adapted into this Techdirt story—which you should read in its entirety, because it is cringeworthy and hilarious, but the conclusion is, more or less, that the AI may not have even been artificial, let alone intelligent. [read post]
15 Jan 2023, 7:23 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Techdirt: “In early December 2022, a former Israeli Minister of Defense and Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, three other retired Israeli generals, a former Commissioner of the Israeli Police, and a former head of the Mossad’s Intelligence Directorate filed an amicus brief before the U.S. [read post]
7 Jan 2023, 7:37 am by Eric Goldman
.] * NY Times: On Conservative Radio, Misleading Message Is Clear: ‘Democrats Cheat’ * New York Intelligencer: Why Republicans Stopped Talking to the Press * Techdirt: Arizona GOP Secretary Of State Candidate Insists ‘Deep State’ Google Is Blocking His Website; Turns Out He Requested It Not Be Indexed Emojis and Memes * Verge: Microsoft open sources its 3D emoji to let creators remix and customize them * DEA, Emoji Drug Code Decoded * Land v. [read post]
4 Jan 2023, 4:35 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Dan Gillmor, Techdirt – Here’s how they can get started: “Elon Musk has demonstrated contempt for free speech in general, and journalism in particular, with his behavior at Twitter. [read post]
3 Jan 2023, 7:08 am by Eric Goldman
An Empirical Study of Photography Copyright Infringement Lawsuits * Techdirt: Study Shows Anti-Piracy Ads Often Made People Pirate More. * TorrentFreak: Pornhub reduced DMCA takedown notices 98% by requiring mandatory uploader verification. * Hollywood Reporter: 12 Notorious Movies and TV Shows That Have Never Been Released. [read post]
8 Nov 2022, 2:01 am by Jen Patja Howell
You break it, you buy it,” by Nilay Patel on The Verge “Hey Elon: Let Me Help You Speed Run The Content Moderation Learning Curve,” by Mike Masnick on Techdirt [read post]