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29 Jun 2017, 6:07 am by Michael Geist
Equustek decision attracted global attention with many rightly focused on the implications of global takedown orders for freedom of speech online (my post on the case here, Daphne Keller, EFF, Howard Knopf, Techdirt). [read post]
28 Jun 2017, 10:24 am by Eric Turkewitz
Updated with links from elsewhere: Canadian Supreme Court Says It’s Fine To Censor The Global Internet; Authoritarians & Hollywood Cheer… (Masnick @ Techdirt) Global Internet Takedown Orders Come to Canada: Supreme Court Upholds International Removal of Google Search Results (Michael Geist)   [read post]
18 Jun 2017, 3:45 am by INFORRM
The decision is will be welcomed by copyright holders but is criticised in a post on the Techdirt website. [read post]
6 Jun 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
“Copyright Troll’s Tech ‘Experts’ Can Apparently Detect Infringement Before It Happens” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] “Judge Alsup Threatens To Block Malibu Media From Any More Copyright Trolling In Northern California” [Mike Masnick, same] “The Truth About Seattle’s Proposed Soda Tax and its Ilk” [Baylen Linnekin quoting my piece on the Howard County, Maryland campaign against soft drinks; my related on Philadelphia soda tax] Update:… [read post]
6 Jun 2017, 6:46 pm
"Sixth Circuit Appeals Court Latest To Say Real-Time Cellphone Location Tracking Not A Fourth Amendment Issue": Tim Cushing of Techdirt has this post about a per curiam ruling that the U.S. [read post]
26 May 2017, 3:05 am by Walter Olson
Jarrett Dieterle, City Journal] If concept of obstruction of justice is not to do injustice itself, it must be confined to a limited number of well-defined offenses [Tim Lynch, Cato] “Drug recognition experts” deployed at traffic stops have a reliability problem, and that can put innocent people behind bars [11Alive Atlanta, Ed Krayewski] Zero-tolerance THC: Unimpaired driver gets six months for fatal crash she did not cause [Jacob Sullum] New York Senate approves bill to make… [read post]
22 May 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[cross-posted from Cato at Liberty] More: Mike Masnick, TechDirt; Daniel Nazer, EFF. [read post]
21 May 2017, 4:41 pm by INFORRM
Malta Techdirt has a post about the action brought by the Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, against Matthew Caruana over a story concerning the Panama Papers. [read post]
9 May 2017, 4:00 am by Judith Gaskell
Techdirt followed up with another blogpost revealing that the Copyright Office used a fake budget number of 25 million dollars as a “placeholder. [read post]
20 Apr 2017, 8:51 am by Eric Goldman
Charles Harder is well-known for recent defamation lawsuits, including the lawsuits funded by Peter Thiel that shut down Gawker and the pending suit against Techdirt in the “who invented email? [read post]
5 Apr 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [EFF on stalled California bill to ban “fake news,” introduced by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park)] “Germany approves bill curbing online hate crime, fake news” [AP/Yahoo, earlier] “Another Free Speech Win In Libel Lawsuit Disguised As A Trademark Complaint” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt; criticism of doctor’s experimental treatment methods] Punching a hole out of Section 230: new “sex trafficking” bill could have… [read post]
29 Mar 2017, 1:00 am by Cyrus Farivar
Enlarge (credit: Boston Globe / Getty Images News) Shiva Ayyadurai, the Massachusetts man who for years has made a widely disputed claim that he invented e-mail, has formally declared his intention to run as a candidate for the United States Senate in 2018. [read post]
27 Mar 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Beth Reinhard, WSJ] Such “Blue Lives Matter” bills continue to be introduced elsewhere around the country at both state and municipal levels [Julia Craven/Huffington Post, Tim Cushing/TechDirt] Tags: hate crimes, police, police unions Kentucky joins Louisiana in adding police to hate-crime protected group list is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
26 Mar 2017, 4:06 pm by INFORRM
Techdirt reports that a US law firm has been fined $71,000 for filing legal claims based on false documents as part of a ‘reputation management strategy. [read post]
23 Mar 2017, 3:30 am by SHG
As Mike Masnick explains at Techdirt, it’s happening again. [read post]
20 Mar 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [Jessica Pishko, Slate; Tim Cushing, TechDirt (list is of cops considered highly impeachable in court testimony)] Just catching up with this still-relevant Joshua Muravchik critique of Black Lives Matter [Commentary] Feds indict seven members of elite Baltimore police gun trace task force on racketeering charges; underlying predicates include robbery, swearing out false search warrants, false overtime claims (“one hour can be eight hours. [read post]