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19 Sep 2018, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
Adams County Recorder] Trademark-go-round: “Monster Energy Loses Trademark Opposition With Monsta Pizza In The UK” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] “Disney Gets Early Loss In Trademark, Copyright Suit Against Unlicensed Birthday Party Characters” [same] “Two Georgia Sausage Companies Battle Over Trademarked Logos That Aren’t Particularly Similar” [same] Tags: fair housing, free trade, NYC, surveillance, trademarks [read post]
14 Sep 2018, 10:29 am by David Ruiz
” Months later, Techdirt founder Mike Masnick was hit with a $15 million libel lawsuit. [read post]
11 Sep 2018, 2:29 pm by Mateusz Rachubka
TorrentFreak reports that “the USTR initially told reporters that it was indeed the plan to extend the copyright term to life plus 75 years, but according to Techdirt, this was later changed to a 75-year floor”. [read post]
6 Sep 2018, 9:43 am by Jon Brodkin
Last week, telco lobby group USTelecom accidentally emailed internal documents containing draft talking points to Techdirt founder Mike Masnick. [read post]
25 Aug 2018, 1:06 pm by Kelsey Farish
TechDirt correctly predicts that the fair use proposal will come under heavy attack from big industry players and their lobbyists - including the IIPA. [read post]
15 Aug 2018, 8:00 am by Ben
That claim is ongoing by techdirt now reports that  the court awarding Johnson $12,500 against White for the "emotional harm" from the 'bogus' copyright claim. [read post]
8 Aug 2018, 2:54 am by Walter Olson
North Carolina’s heartbalm law strikes again, as judge orders man who slept with married woman to pay jilted husband $8.8 million [Virginia Bridges, Raleigh News & Observer, more on homewrecker tort] Cornell economist Rick Geddes explains the federal government’s postal monopoly [David Henderson] Trademark swagger: “Chicago Poke Chain Sends C&D To Hawaiian Poke Joint Demanding It Not Be Named ‘Aloha Poke'” [Timothy Geigner, Techdirt]… [read post]
23 Jul 2018, 5:32 am by SHG
If the name Shiva Ayyadurai  sounds familiar, it’s likely because he sued Mike Masnick and Techdirt over its calling bullshit on Ayyadurai’s claim that he invented email. [read post]
18 Jul 2018, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: discrimination law, music and musicians, racial quotas, restaurants, trademarks, Washington D.C. [read post]
16 Jul 2018, 10:43 am by Eric Goldman
Some resources from the day: Videos: Opening RemarksFoundations: The Legal and Public Policy Framework for Content (Eric Goldman and Tiffany Li)Under the Hood: UGC Moderation (Part 1) (Match – Tripadvisor – Twitter – Twitch – Vimeo)Under the Hood: UGC Moderation (Part 2) (Github – Google – Wikimedia – Facebook)You Make the Call: Audience Interactive (Emma Llanso and Mike Masnick)Content Moderation and Law EnforcementWhat Machines Are, and… [read post]
16 Jul 2018, 12:42 am by Steve Baird
As reported by Munchies, MusicFeeds, and Timothy Geigner of Techdirt, the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain is threatening trademark litigation against an Australian band, Ruby Tuesdays. [read post]
11 Jul 2018, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt; Austin Berg, Illinois Policy, related] Tags: Illinois, schools, surveillance “Illinois 13-year-old charged with eavesdropping felony for recording meeting with principal” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
11 Jul 2018, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
“Expensive new licensing requirements and the bureaucratic headache of implementing” new regulations are expected to reduce further the number of agencies offering international adoption to U.S. families [Liz Wolfe, Reason] And don’t forget to mark your calendar and, if you can attend in person, register for next week’s July 19 Cato conference on adoption policy, at which international adoption will be one focus; Report confirms again what I wrote nearly a year ago: many… [read post]
6 Jul 2018, 8:50 am by Eric Goldman
 GDPR as a pro-censorship tool * Techdirt: Companies Respond to the GDPR By Blocking All EU Users  * Financial Times: Data protectionism: the growing menace to global business * Politico: ‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security * NY Times: U.S. [read post]
30 Jun 2018, 4:45 am by Cyrus Farivar
(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Lawyers representing the Massachusetts man who for years has made a highly-controversial claim that he invented email have filed their appeal in an ongoing lawsuit brought against the tech news site, Techdirt. [read post]
26 Jun 2018, 1:56 pm
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, writing at Hyperallergic, on Anish Kapoor's lawsuit against the NRA.Related:  Mike Masnick at Techdirt:"This is so obviously fair use that it's not even worth going through the full four factor analysis. [read post]
14 Jun 2018, 6:56 am by Eric Goldman
It Could Also Hit Online Dating * Cracked: When Leaders Who Don’t Understand The Web Try To Control It * Vox: The next big battle over internet freedom is here * Techdirt: FOSTA Supporters Come Out Swinging Against Critics * Berin Szoka of TechFreedom, Platform Responsibility & Section 230: Filtering Practices of Social Media Platforms: Hearing Before the House Committee on the Judiciary: despite the best efforts of this Committee, Congress, as a whole, demonstrated itself… [read post]
11 Jun 2018, 2:53 am by Walter Olson
” [Venkat Balasubramani, Technology and Marketing Law Blog] “Crime in D.C. to Negligently Cause ‘Significant Mental Suffering’ by Saying Two Non-Political Things About Someone” [Eugene Volokh] “NY State Legislators Unanimously Pass A Cyberbullying Bill That Can’t Be Bothered To Define Cyberbullying” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Blame failings of copyright law, not scholarly neglect, for long inattention to Zora Neale Hurston manuscript [Ted… [read post]