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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]
15 Sep 2017, 10:55 am by Kevin
Techdirt suggests that PETA wants this because it’s planning to bring similar lawsuits in the future and so doesn’t want that bad precedent on the books. [read post]
14 Sep 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Mike Masnick, TechDirt: As we highlighted earlier this week, while it was no surprise that PETA and photographer David Slater worked out a settlement agreement to end the ridiculous lawsuit PETA had filed, it was deeply concerning that part of the settlement involved PETA demanding that the original district court ruling — the one saying, clearly, that animals don’t get copyrights — should be thrown out. [read post]
11 Sep 2017, 5:40 am by Sara E. Teller
TechDirt Lawsuit Dismissed appeared first on Legal Reader. [read post]
8 Sep 2017, 5:57 am by Joe Mullin
Enlarge / LAS VEGAS - JUNE 11: Greg Scherick (L) at the CineVegas film festival in 2006. [read post]
7 Sep 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Cyrus Farivar and David Kravets, ArsTechnica, Mike Masnick/TechDirt, Ayyadurai v. [read post]
7 Sep 2017, 4:00 am by David Kravets
Enlarge (credit: Fairfax Media via Getty Images) When a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a libel suit brought against Techdirt's Mike Masnick, the decision was a victory of sorts for the First Amendment. [read post]
6 Sep 2017, 1:08 pm by Cyrus Farivar
 Techdirt (and its founder and CEO, Mike Masnick) has been a longtime critic of Ayyadurai and institutions that have bought into his claims. [read post]
6 Sep 2017, 4:21 am by SHG
” It was during the comments* to this post about Revenge Porn Princess Mary Anne Franks calling Techdirt’s Mike Masnick a liar. [read post]
30 Aug 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Federal judge Jed Rakoff has dismissed Sarah Palin’s libel suit over an unfair and inaccurate swipe at her in a New York Times editorial [Eriq Gardner/Hollywood Reporter, Tim Cushing/TechDirt, Jacob Sullum/Reason, Tom Rogan/Washington Examiner] We are rightly proud of the broad sweep of First Amendment protection our constitutional law gives to wide-open discussion about public figures, even when, as in the Times’s reference to Palin, it results in commentary that the Times… [read post]
20 Aug 2017, 9:18 pm by Brian Frye
A recent post by Cathy Gellis over at Techdirt asks but does not answer some interesting questions about the implications of the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 ("VARA") on the removal of confederate monuments. [read post]
16 Aug 2017, 5:59 am by karen
The case pits Mike and Techdirt against the self-proclaimed email inventor and his lawyer, who, bankrolled by Peter Thiel, brought down Gawker. [read post]
8 Aug 2017, 2:47 am by Andres
A more thoughtful response to the piece was written by Timothy Geigner in Techdirt, but again this seems to concentrate on the click-bait title and not so much on the content. [read post]
8 Aug 2017, 2:47 am by Andres
A more thoughtful response to the piece was written by Timothy Geigner in Techdirt, but again this seems to concentrate on the click-bait title and not so much on the content. [read post]
6 Aug 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] USDA checkoff programs, which require farmers and ranchers to participate in group marketing, suffer setback in Montana federal courtroom [Baylen Linnekin, Reason; Joe Fassler/New Food Economy on First Amendment challenge] C. [read post]