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14 Aug 2023, 8:32 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
The resulting preserved recordings retain the scratch and pop sounds that are present in the analog artifacts; noise that modern remastering techniques remove…” TechDirt – RIAA Piles On In The Effort To Kill The World’s Greatest Library: Sues Internet Archive For Making It Possible To Hear Old 78s. [read post]
30 Jul 2023, 5:02 pm by Howard Bashman
Imagine a blog that powerful people in an industry or profession read: In today’s edition of The New York Times, Kashmir Hill has an article headlined “An Internet Veteran’s Guide to Not Being Scared of Technology; Mike Masnick, who founded Techdirt in 1998, writes for an influential audience of lawmakers, C.E.O.s and activists; Somehow, he’s still an optimist about the promise of technology. [read post]
28 Jul 2023, 4:14 am by SHG
At Techdirt, Tim Cushing makes a good point. [read post]
8 Jun 2023, 3:13 am by SHG
At Techdirt, Mike Masnick has received a flurry of press releases in response to YouTube’s decision not to moderate election misinformation. [read post]
3 Jun 2023, 4:11 am by INFORRM
Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on freedom of expression and information around the world. [read post]
1 Jun 2023, 9:26 am by Professor Alberto Bernabe
TechDirt has a good summary of the story here.In a nutshell, a lawyer used ChatGPT to do research in order to draft a brief. [read post]
22 May 2023, 11:15 am by Eugene Volokh
The underlying lawsuit was filed May 20, 2003, and the Effect followed within a few weeks; Mike Masnick (Techdirt) has the details: Twenty years ago today, actress/singer Barbra Streisand sued photographer Kenneth Adelman for daring to photograph her coastal mansion as part of his (fascinating) project to photograph the entire west coast of the US from a helicopter to track erosion over time. [read post]
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]