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16 Jan 2019, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
tales of the gun buyback, local adoption of Daubert, and more in my latest Maryland policy roundup [Free State Notes; plus redistricting updates] “Despite Losing Its Copyright Case, The State Of Georgia Still Trying To Stop Carl Malamud From Posting Its Laws” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt, earlier] Tags: Baltimore, copyright, Daubert, free trade, Georgia, lawyers, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Stan Chesley, technology [read post]
14 Jan 2019, 9:46 am by Eric Goldman
Outsourcing to the Community or Vendors (panelists from Nextdoor, Pinterest, Reddit, Wikimedia, and Yelp) Session D: Transparency and Appeals (panelists from Automattic, Medium, and Patreon) Speaker Slides Eric Goldman, US law overview Daphne Keller, foreign law overview Adelin Cai, Pinterest Aaron Schur, Yelp Techdirt Essays Eric Goldman, It’s Time to Talk About Internet Companies’ Content Moderation Operations Kate… [read post]
13 Jan 2019, 10:04 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt:  The View From Somewhere: The Press Needs To Be Anti-Partisan, Not Bi-Partisan * Harpers: Toward an ethical archive of the web * Red-light cameras don’t red [read post]
10 Jan 2019, 8:46 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt: Just As Expected: GDPR Has Made Google Even More Dominant In Europe * San Francisco Chronicle: “Data privacy rules have big beneficiary: lawyers” * Techdirt: We’re Bad At Regulating Privacy, Because We Don’t Understand Privacy * Reuters: “Europe’s new data privacy law has put a small army of tech firms that track people online in jeopardy and is strengthening the hand of giants such as Google and Facebook in the $200 billion global… [read post]
3 Jan 2019, 7:50 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt: The Wonky Donkey: How Infringement Helped Create A Best Seller… Which Would Be Impossible Under Article 13 * Techdirt: YouTube’s $100 Million Upload Filter Failures Demonstrate What A Disaster Article 13 Will Be For The Internet * Philpot v. [read post]
2 Jan 2019, 2:56 am by Walter Olson
Both right and left have trouble staying consistent [Ilya Somin] “Oxford University Gets Opposition To Its Attempt To Trademark ‘Oxford’ For All The Things” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Australian corrections officials keep bringing the wrong Peter Brown to court as murder defendant [Lowering the Bar] Tags: Australia, New York, opioids, religious liberty, trademarks, wills and trusts [read post]
30 Dec 2018, 3:03 am by Ben
2018 was another busy busy year in the world of copyright, and a continuing global 'theme' was the ongoing battle between 'big tech' and 'big content', with the likes of Google and YouTube continuing to lobby extensively against planned reforms, bringing onboard (some) of the creative community - whilst the  'big content' (including film companies, music companies, the games sector and television) rolled out other creators - and finally seemed to be… [read post]
12 Dec 2018, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
We Need a Bundesverwaltungsgericht” [Michael Greve, responses from Mike Rappaport, Philip Wallach, and Ilan Wurman, and rejoinder from Greve] New York’s family court system is failing children and their families [Naomi Riley/City Journal, thanks for quote] “The Emmys People Are Opposing A Pet Products Company Named After A Dog Named ‘Emmy'” [Tim Geigner, TechDirt] Metaphor alert: “Lawmaker Injured by Flying Constitution” [Kevin… [read post]
7 Dec 2018, 4:56 am by Ben
are Gizmodo "Tech Giants Wake Up to EU Copyright Plan That Threatens to Nuke the Web" and BoingBoing which goes with "Poland rejects the EU's copyright censorship plans, calls it #ACTA2" whilst Twitch has sent a letter to the Twitch creators' communityThe Australian Government has also rejected loud appeals from the tech community and the tech giants who argue that proposed reforms to copyright law will diminish the internet's primary role as a communications tool… [read post]
29 Nov 2018, 6:21 pm by Kevin O'Keefe
Techdirt’s Karl Bode writes today that ESPN lost $14 million due to cord cutting. [read post]
29 Nov 2018, 3:56 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
As Techdirt points out, however, while the particulars are different, the basic slimy tactics are familiar. [read post]
28 Nov 2018, 10:45 am by Cindy Cohn
As Techdirt points out, however, while the particulars are different, the basic slimy tactics are familiar. [read post]
24 Nov 2018, 9:00 pm by Tom Smith
It's football season again, which means some significant portion of America is routinely spending some significant chunk of its weekends watching some significant portion of male college students give some significant portion of each other irreparable brain damage. [read post]
22 Nov 2018, 8:54 am by Walter Olson
Ciaramella, Reason; Tim Cushing, Techdirt, and earlier from our long-running coverage of Philadelphia’s remarkable and outrageous forfeiture practices. [read post]
21 Nov 2018, 2:55 am by Walter Olson
“A Decade After Realizing It Can’t Threaten A Critic Online, UCLA Returns To Threaten A Critic Online” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt; Adam Steinbaugh, FIRE] “D.C. [read post]
16 Nov 2018, 2:37 pm by Allan Blutstein
If You Want The Government To Hand Over Documents, You Might Want To Retain A Lawyerfrom the get-busy-suing-or-get-busy-waiting deptBy Tim Cushing, Techdirt, Nov. 16, 2018Fifty years after the passage of the Freedom of Information Act, the letter of the law lives on but its spirit has been crushed. [read post]
14 Nov 2018, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
Circuit] “Please conduct yourself accordingly”: Matthew Whitaker letter to man who complained about World Patent Marketing, on whose advisory board Whitaker sat [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Upholding FCPA prison term, Third Circuit rejects businessman’s argument that bribery deal helped pull population out of poverty in remote part of Siberia [Matt Miller, PennLive] Sidetracking a decision on the cy pres merits? [read post]
7 Nov 2018, 2:56 am by Walter Olson
Main reasons: 1) Small states get rounded up or down; 2) demographics change in existing districts over 10-year Census cycle especially where new housing is being built [Hristina Byrnes, 24/7 Wall Street, I’m quoted] “‘Outrageously excessive’ requests for attorney fees can be altogether denied, 3rd Circuit says” [ABA Journal] Prenda copyright troll Paul Hansmeier, who also did mass ADA filings, pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering charges [Dan Browning,… [read post]
24 Oct 2018, 4:54 pm by Howard Bashman
In other coverage of that ruling, at the “Techdirt” blog, Mike Masnick has a post titled “Appeals Court Says Of Course Georgia’s Laws (Including Annotations) Are Not Protected By Copyright And Free To Share. [read post]