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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]
9 Jun 2018, 9:20 am by Eugene Volokh
Thanks to Eric Turkewitz (New York Personal Injury Attorney Law Blog) for catching this, and Scott Greenfield (Simple Justice) and Techdirt (Tim Cushing) for publicizing this. [read post]
7 Jun 2018, 2:55 am by Walter Olson
” [John Pfaff Twitter thread, earlier here, here, and here] “CBP Sued For Seizing $41,000 From Airline Passenger, Then Refusing To Give It Back Unless She Promised Not To Sue” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Even when suspects are in fact guilty, lies told to justify searches “corrupt the law in order to enforce it. [read post]
26 May 2018, 7:01 am by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, Techdirt] Tags: art and artists, copyright, movies film and videos HBO sued over three-second shot of graffiti is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
21 May 2018, 3:06 am by Walter Olson
Adelman] Wisconsin appeals court allows suit against online gun-ad marketplace over shooting; resulting damage to Section 230 would menace social media sites whether or not gun-related [Eric Goldman, Eugene Volokh] “Appeals Court Finally Shuts Down Bogus Lawsuit Targeting A School Official For Words A Journalist Wrote” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt, earlier] Tags: Facebook, free speech, guns, libel slander and defamation, Spain Free speech roundup is a post from… [read post]
18 May 2018, 8:35 am by Andres
This is not the place to break down why so many people have opposed this legislation as trying to fix one problem by opening a big gaping hole in the liability regime (best place to start is with EFF and Techdirt), but the law has had an interesting jurisdiction effect. [read post]
16 May 2018, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
Lawmakers Looking To Take Legal Action Against Google For Not Solving Long-Running City Traffic Problems” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt on controversy over Waze routing of traffic onto steep-graded street] Tags: ADA filing mills, adoption, Baltimore, ethics, Google, judges, Maryland May 16 roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
13 May 2018, 8:56 am by Walter Olson
[Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Tags: publishers, trademarks “Cocky: overconfident, presumptuous” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
27 Apr 2018, 4:26 am by Edith Roberts
” At Techdirt, Mike Masnick calls the decision “is a big and important win, protecting everyone from bad patents. [read post]
26 Apr 2018, 2:30 pm by Riana Pfefferkorn
Green has put his specific critiques into a more detailed blog post, as have Errata Security’s Rob Graham and Mike Masnick at Techdirt. [read post]
23 Apr 2018, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [Popehat] More: Mike Masnick, TechDirt: “basically a laundry list of the laws that we regularly talk about (especially about how they’re abused in litigation). [read post]
23 Apr 2018, 10:52 am by Eric Goldman
As Techdirt explains: Remember, this was a site for sex workers to communicate with each other. [read post]
20 Apr 2018, 3:05 am by Walter Olson
[Mike Masnick, TechDirt] “16 Pulse survivors sue Google, Facebook, Twitter for ‘supporting’ ISIS” [Daniel Dahm, WKRG Orlando] Not the group it used to be: ACLU calls for government-owned broadband, claims First Amendment may require as opposed to forbid state-operated communications infrastructure [Randolph May and Theodore Bolema, Free State Foundation] Cato amicus commercial speech triple-header: Virginia’s ban on promoting happy hours (bars may hold… [read post]
19 Apr 2018, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
“Crash survivor sues publisher, claims he was exploited by book’s false claim of visit to heaven” [Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal on William Alexander “Alex” Malarkey claim against Tyndale House Publishers] Attorney-client privilege and the raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen: my Saturday chat with Yuripzy Morgan of Baltimore’s WBAL radio [listen] On the same general subject, Clark Neily chats with Caleb Brown for the Cato Daily Podcast, and Ken at Popehat has a… [read post]
13 Apr 2018, 8:48 am by Eric Goldman
At Last. * Techdirt: Once Again, Rather Than Deleting Terrorist Propaganda, YouTube Deletes Evidence Of War Crimes * Wired: How Bored Panda Survived Facebook’s Clickbait Purge * NY Times: Reddit Limits Noxious Content by Giving Trolls Fewer Places to Gather * Vice: The Reddit Moderator Getting a PhD in Online Moderation * Boing Boing: Film of U.S. [read post]
7 Apr 2018, 9:58 pm by Kevin
SPATIAL LAW AND POLICY UPDATE"Where Geospatial Technology Is Taking the Law"LEGAL DISCIPLINESPrivacy/Data Protection/CybersecurityAmazon's idea for employee-tracking wearables raises concerns  (CNN)Uber implements HIPAA compliance program for new patient transportation service  (IAPP)Licensing/Intellectual Property RightsCourt Says Scraping Websites And Creating Fake Profiles Can Be Protected By The First Amendment  (TechDirt)Government … [read post]
3 Apr 2018, 9:50 am by Eric Goldman
. * Chicago Tribune: Halloween is here with a copyright lawsuit over banana costumes * Law 360: Cheerleader Uniform IP Case Ends With Unusual Settlement * Quartz: With no more income from album sales, a 69-year-old rock legend has to go back on tour * Billboard: Inside the Secretive, Difficult Struggle Between Artists & Labels Over Album Copyrights * Recode: “Inside Oracle’s cloak-and-dagger political war with Google” * Techdirt: ‘Six Strikes’ May Be Dead,… [read post]
3 Apr 2018, 3:03 am by Walter Olson
“Spanish Hate/Anti-Terrorism Speech Laws Doing Little But Locking Up Comedians, Artists, And Dissidents” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt; a recent Scottish case] Tags: free speech, libel slander and defamation, sports, terrorism Free speech roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
28 Mar 2018, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
One-woman false-accusation machine induced Pittsburgh police to file eight criminal cases against couple; one was jailed for six days and the other for six months before she admitted making it up [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] Regulation is the bane of a great many California small businesses, and that goes for Humboldt County marijuana growers too [David Boaz, Cato] One Billy Goat might have cause to regret picking trademark fight with another [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] … [read post]