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1 Nov 2008, 2:17 pm
Techdirt reports on a study that comes to the very logical conclusion that employers should not ban Facebook at work:Earlier this year, we pointed out that it was silly for companies to block Facebook at work, because it's merely a communications tool. [read post]
26 May 2008, 3:42 am
Techdirt's Mike Masnick says that he'll decide who is friends are:There's already been a court ruling noting that being a Facebook friend is not like being a "real" friend, but the vast "cheapening" of the concept of friendship is ticking some people off. [read post]
18 Apr 2008, 4:02 am
Techdirt reports on Oregon's decision to stop sites from reproducing Oregon's laws:Well here's a story about copyright that's so bizarre it makes you think that there must be a mistake somewhere -- but it seems to be completely true. [read post]
10 Aug 2008, 12:52 pm
Link: Techdirt: Before We Ban Mobile Phones On Planes, Why Not See If They're Really A Problem?. [read post]
5 Jun 2008, 4:18 pm
TechDirt: European Court To Review Whether Google Can Sell Ads On Trademarked Terms: While US courts have (mostly) finally realized that simply selling search terms based on someone else's trademarked name should not make Google liable, French courts haven't been so enlightened. [read post]
16 Jun 2007, 8:49 pm
Techdirt asks, are social networking private messages more private than email under the law? [read post]
23 Apr 2010, 4:48 am by rgeorges
Finally, A Definitive Answer On Whether Cell Phones Cause Cancer -- In 20 Or 30 Years | Techdirt. [read post]
17 Sep 2009, 3:36 am
Skype Tech Licensing Soap Opera Continues: Founders Sue eBay, New Buyers For Copyright Infringement | Techdirt. [read post]
1 Dec 2011, 7:10 pm by Marty Schwimmer
TechDirt:  Alternative To PIPA/SOPA Proposed; Points Out That This Is An International Trade Issue: While the MPAA has been pretending that there are no alternatives beyond the insanity that is PIPA and SOPA, some in Congress have actually been hard at work on trying to think through the specific issues. [read post]
5 Jan 2012, 10:31 am by Steven
Techdirt- “Against the background of today’s war on sharing, exemplified by SOPA and PIPA, traditional libraries underline an inconvenient truth: allowing people to share things – principally books in the case of libraries – does not lead to the collapse of the industry trying to sell those same things. [read post]
4 Jul 2012, 7:06 pm
" And Techdirt reports that "Former Righthaven CEO Fights Back; Claims As The Manager Of The Manager Of Righthaven He's Still In Power. [read post]
12 Mar 2008, 5:51 am
Mike Masnick at Techdirt has another fulmination: If Intellectual Property Is Neither Intellectual, Nor Property, What Is It? [read post]
20 Jun 2010, 2:09 pm by Darla Jackson
" However, as explained in TechDirt's Amazon 'Friends' Patent Office: Gets Social Networking Patent, Amazon has been awarded only a continuation patent.Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog [read post]
9 Nov 2006, 9:07 pm
A classic, from TechDirt (Oct. 30): It appears that Universal Studios recognize that the followers of the cult favorite TV show Firefly would be a great source of viral marketing for the movie based on the show, Serenity. [read post]
4 Jun 2007, 6:33 pm
Google Offers Book Search to Publishers [via TechDirt] Google is making its controversial engine available to publishers interested in putting it on their Web sites. [read post]
27 May 2011, 8:12 am by Lawrence B. Ebert
The matter is not new, and, for example, was discussed on TechDirt on 29 Jan 2006 in the post MPEG Lawyers Accused Of Taking Inventions They Reviewed And Patenting ThemOne wonders about issues relating to "theft of inventions" in a world wherein Rule 56 isn't enforced (Therasense) AND in which one has first to file? [read post]
12 Jul 2011, 7:26 pm by Walter Olson
Thanks to copyright and media law maven Ron Coleman for his contributions last week (his popular “DJ Paulie” post drew a link from coveted TechDirt). [read post]
1 Apr 2010, 5:11 pm by Michael Lines
This bit of news from Techdirt had me smiling until the truth began to dawn on me. [read post]