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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]
20 Mar 2018, 12:37 pm by Orly Lobel
I’ve been thrilled to see the rave reviews of my new book You Don’t Own Me in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Times Literary Supplement, Times Higher Education, NPR, Modern Law, National Law Journal, TechDirt, SF Chronicle,... [read post]
9 Mar 2018, 5:13 pm by Joe Mullin
A copy of the smart meter documents was placed on DocumentCloud, by Techdirt, a technology blog that had reported on the initial 2016 proceedings. [read post]
1 Mar 2018, 4:30 am by Edith Roberts
At Techdirt, Tim Cushing looks at this week’s argument in United States v. [read post]
24 Feb 2018, 5:12 am by SHG
At Techdirt, Cathy Gellis provides an exceptionally thorough parsing of the decision awarding $6.7 million to graffiti artists who painted on another person’s building, and whose “art” was ultimately destroyed when the building owner decided it was time to put his property to a higher use. [read post]
15 Feb 2018, 9:24 am by Eric Goldman
This post rounds up some conference-related materials, including videos, speaker slides, articles from an essay package published in Techdirt, and more. [read post]
12 Feb 2018, 6:21 am by Myers Freelance
Not to be deterred, Haas turned to the more traditional method of negative SEO: Using a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request to get Volokh’s article, and a similar one posted on Techdirt, removed from Google’s listings. [read post]
7 Feb 2018, 6:52 am by Eric Goldman
Other Articles It’s Time to Talk About Internet Companies’ Content Moderation Operations, Techdirt, January 28, 2018 Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Internet Law’s Most Important Judicial Decision,, November 10, 2017 (with Jeff Kosseff) Who Cyber-Attacked Ken Zeran, and Why? [read post]
29 Jan 2018, 1:31 am by Ben
 TorrentFreak notes that even though each IP address provided “might not lead to a unique individual, the number is huge when one considers the potential returns if everyone pays up hundreds of euros to make supposed court cases go away”.Good news from TechDirt is that is seems that copyright trolls are not always as successful in their pursuits against alleged infringers. [read post]
24 Jan 2018, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
“The New York Times is looking for young writers” for paid positions according to its ad [archived original, and updated current page with legally safer wording, via @jackshafer] “Copyright Troll Gets Smacked Around By Court, As Judge Wonders If Some Of Its Experts Even Exist” [Tim Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: adoption, age discrimination, Maryland, New York Times, sexual orientation, WO writings January 24 roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the… [read post]
18 Jan 2018, 2:05 pm by resistance
Douglas Berger for Therapy PSA: Stay away from “psychiatrist” Doug Berger Doug Berger is … someone we try to steer people away from  Counseling in Tokyo (avoid avoid avoid) Avoid Douglas Berger From the Miami Herald:  Psychiatrist sues Reddit to unmask anonymous critics online  Techdirt:  Psychiatrist Sues a Bunch of Redditors for Criticizing His Therapy Services  Gizmodo:  American Psychiatrist in Japan Sues Redditors for Talking Shit Online… [read post]