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28 Dec 2017, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
Of course Ken frequently does defend the unimpressive; Complaints about corporate speech in politics subsided as fast as you could say “Patagonia” [Ira Stoll] “Court Says Google Must Unmask Person Who Left Wordless, One-Star Review Of Local Psychiatrist” [Tim Cushing, Techdirt] Tags: Bill de Blasio, campaign regulation, Google, libel slander and defamation Free speech roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
20 Dec 2017, 6:27 am by Walter Olson
” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: asbestos, beer and brewers, free trade, guns, Maryland, nastygrams, pro bono December 20 roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
18 Dec 2017, 9:01 am by Ryan Mulvey
It Looks Like The FBI Thought About Prosecuting FOIA Requesters After Influx of Automated RequestsTim Cushing, TechDirt, Dec. 15, 2017Emma Best of MuckRock has unearthed some disturbing details in an FBI response to an FOIA request: apparently the agency considered -- however briefly -- the investigation and prosecution of people filing requests.The nature of the requests may shed some light on the FBI's thought process because the heavily-redacted email included in the response… [read post]
3 Dec 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Wyoming highway cops seized $91,800 from motorist Phil Parhamovich, claiming he gave it to them voluntarily; shortly after the Institute for Justice launched a national publicity campaign on the musician’s behalf, a judge reversed the seizure and ordered the money returned [Jacob Sullum/Reason, AP/Chicago Tribune] And a curious defense of the practice from a high Justice Department official [Tim Cushing, TechDirt (“DOJ: Civil Asset Forfeiture Is A Good Thing That Only Harms All… [read post]
1 Dec 2017, 4:08 am by Edith Roberts
” Tim Cushing unpacks the oral argument at Techdirt. [read post]
29 Nov 2017, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
“Monkey Selfie Photographer Says He’s Now Going To Sue Wikipedia” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt, earlier] Justice Thomas argues Indian Reorganization Act is unconstitutional [Upstate Citizens for Equality v. [read post]
27 Nov 2017, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
Coleman, Amy Howe/ SCOTUSBlog, Eugene Volokh, Howard Wasserman] Roy Moore threatens Alabama newspapers with legal action, newspapers fire back with preserve-your-records-or-risk-sanctions warning [Erik Wemple, Washington Post] Section 230 at risk: proposed amendment to trafficking bill doesn’t go nearly far enough to remove chilling effect on online speech [R Street coalition letter, Mike Godwin, The Hill, earlier] “Judge Smacks Down Another Anonymous Cop’s Lawsuit Against… [read post]
2 Nov 2017, 3:11 am by Walter Olson
[Scott Shackford] Results of Russian social-media manipulation episode could include foot in door for regulation of Internet speech [John Samples, Cato] Some in Australia having trouble distinguishing “impersonation” of government from anti-government satire [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Before deep-pocket publications can report on sexual misconduct by persons in high places, gauntlet of legal review needs to be run with special attention to on-the-record sources [Mike… [read post]
1 Nov 2017, 3:06 am by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Among the many issues far afield from Bill of Rights that ACLU is up to lately: defending drive-by ADA filing operations against remedial legislation [ACLU, earlier on its drift from civil liberties mission] Texas AG sues arguing unconstitutionality of Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA); case involves blocking of “adoption [that] has the support of the boy’s biological parents and grandmother, Paxton said. [read post]
29 Oct 2017, 8:58 am by Walter Olson
” [Keith Lee/Associates Mind, Ken at Popehat, Mike Masnick/TechDirt] Tags: subpoenas, Twitter DoJ subpoenas Twitter accounts that were tweeted at is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
25 Oct 2017, 5:43 am by SHG
Mike Masnick at Techdirt tried to make sense of it. [read post]
24 Oct 2017, 11:47 am by Ken White
Mike Masnick at Techdirt reported it first: the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas issued a federal grand jury subpoena to Twitter, seeking the identifying information for five Twitter accounts, including @popehat. [read post]
19 Oct 2017, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
On the old “shouting fire in a crowded theater” trope, read this whole thread and then you won’t have to catch up later [Popehat on Twitter] Neither “extremist” speech nor “fake news” can be defined and identified closely enough for regulation to work [Cato Daily Podcast with Flemming Rose and Caleb Brown] Encyclopedia of Libertarianism article on freedom of speech is by Alan Charles Kors; “Screen Actors Guild Tells Court There’s Nothing… [read post]
14 Oct 2017, 11:49 am by Walter Olson
When the New York Times broke an explosive story of sexual misconduct, Harvey Weinstein’s legal team sprang into action [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Tags: celebrities, libel slander and defamation, movies film and videos Defending a Hollywood mogul is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
12 Oct 2017, 4:22 pm by INFORRM
Earlier I posted about the European Commission’s Communication on Illegal Content Online. [read post]
8 Oct 2017, 8:56 am by Walter Olson
” [Michael Lee, Morrison Lee via Timothy Geigner, Techdirt] Tags: copyright, Twitter “Football Coach Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Retweet” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
5 Oct 2017, 3:33 pm by Daphne Keller
Earlier I posted about the European Commission’s Communication on Illegal Content Online. [read post]
5 Oct 2017, 11:49 am by cristina
"EFF has supported Techdirt's work for many years, and this was the year I needed it most. [read post]
3 Oct 2017, 5:34 pm by elliot
TechDirt’s Mike Masnick investigated some of the voices behind SESTA and found that they seem to see it as just a step on the way to banning pornography from the Internet. [read post]
25 Sep 2017, 9:00 am by Eric Goldman
Some opposition links that have caught my attention: Techdirt Coverage (Mike Masnick is the most indefatigable person I know): Mike Godwin and Zach Graves, Yes, You Can Believe In Internet Freedom Without Being A Shill The Senate Is Close To Undermining The Internet By Pretending To ‘Protect’ The Children Senator Blumenthal Happy That SESTA Will Kill Small Internet Companies Is There A Single Online Service Not Put At Risk By SESTA? [read post]