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9 Jan 2017, 5:36 am by Eugene Volokh
Techdirt also picked this up, describing this as “Google seems to have stopped responding to defamation lawsuit court orders. [read post]
8 Jan 2017, 5:00 am by Barry Sookman
If they don't create users c… -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-01-03 | Barry Sookman -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-01-03 -> Fintech Regulatory Developments: 2016 Year in Review | CyberLex -> Canadian fintechs shine as venture capital-backed investments hit highest level in nearly two decades -> 'Star Trek' Fan Film Dispute Goes to Jury Trial in… [read post]
7 Jan 2017, 9:27 am by Lawrence B. Ebert
For background, see a 5 January 2017 post in the Hollywood Reporter titled Self-Proclaimed Inventor of Email Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Techdirt's Mike Masnick . [read post]
7 Jan 2017, 6:07 am by SHG
And Techdirt isn’t Gawker. [read post]
7 Jan 2017, 5:00 am by Barry Sookman
Self-Proclaimed Inventor of Email Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Techdirt's Mike Masnick -> CASL — Year in Review | Lexology -> Konrad von Finckenstein – Bypassing Existing Legislation to Create Support for Canadian Content in a Digital World -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-01-05 -> Standing Up For Songwriters: A Journey Through Recovery | Dina LaPolt… [read post]
6 Jan 2017, 1:00 pm by David Kravets
Ayyadurai is seeking $15 million in a federal libel suit (PDF) against Masnick and Techdirt parent company Floor64. [read post]
4 Jan 2017, 3:00 am by Walter Olson
Report: FBI investigation of Prenda lawyer Paul Hansmeier now extends to his mass ADA filings [KSTP, KMSP, Stephen Montemayor/Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Tim Cushing/TechDirt earlier] Meanwhile: “Sanctioned Austin ADA attorney now targeting websites” [KXAN on Omar Rosales, earlier] “It is a crime to ‘allow’ a pet to make a noise ‘that frightens wildlife’ on National Park Service land. [read post]
26 Dec 2016, 9:15 pm by Walter Olson
If not closely, then at least distantly related: “Ridiculous German Court Ruling Means Linking Online Is Now A Liability” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Tags: Facebook, free speech, Germany, online speech, social media, Twitter Germany mulls crackdown on social media speech is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
26 Dec 2016, 5:30 am by SHG
It wasn’t that Mike Masnick’s observation at Techdirt was prescient, as much as he followed the dominoes. [read post]
26 Dec 2016, 4:30 am by Ben
2016 - it's been another frantic copyright year - and buzz words and themes for the twelve months included 'the value gap' between the content industries and the technology giants, linking, that 'new public', fair use, 'transformative' art, and the ongoing reform of copyright laws - in Europe, and in particular reforms to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the USA. [read post]
23 Dec 2016, 8:29 am by Ron Coleman
 | LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® #INTADC RT @techdirt: Perfect 10 Case Against Google Dismissed (With Prejudice) After Court Asks Perfect 10 To Open Its Books Getting your brand into the dictionary is good? [read post]
22 Dec 2016, 3:05 am by Walter Olson
Nadine Strossen, David Forte, Michael McConnell, and David Rabban, moderated by Judge Carlos Bea; Sad day for liberal Netherlands tradition of free political opinion [CNN on conviction of Geert Wilders, leader of prominent political party] More Euro speech-throttling: France mulls ban on anti-abortion websites (only) that “mislead” or “manipulate” [Guardian] Judge grants motions to dismiss, and to strike as SLAPP, the suit in California demanding “R” ratings… [read post]
17 Dec 2016, 1:40 pm
" Mike Masnick of Techdirt has a post titled "Team Prenda Finally Goes To Jail: Hansmeier & Steele Indicted & Arrested. [read post]
14 Dec 2016, 6:27 am by Eugene Volokh
Companies and people seem to be trying to hide online materials that criticize them — and that includes material in professional publications, such as the New York Daily News, TV station websites, Gizmodo and the like. [read post]
12 Dec 2016, 12:27 pm by Elliot Harmon
As Mike Masnick points out in Techdirt, NMA’s memo is particularly ironic in light of President-elect Trump’s troubled relationship with the news media. [read post]
8 Dec 2016, 11:57 am by Dennis Crouch
  [Copyright-Reform.pdf] Mike Masnik (Techdirt) writes: Congress Proposes First Stages Of Copyright Reform, And It’s Not Good. [read post]
7 Dec 2016, 4:09 am by Edith Roberts
Commentary comes from Mike Masnick at Techdirt, who remarks that “in unfortunately typical fashion, the Supreme Court punts on some of the bigger questions — including what is the proper “article of manufacture” here in this case,” and Noah Feldman at Bloomberg, who maintains that the court’s “approach garnered unanimity at the expense of logical clarity. [read post]
3 Dec 2016, 5:19 am by SHG
Tim Cushing at Techdirt writes that the ACLU of Massachusetts, with the help of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Berkeley Law School (known to us old guys as Boalt Hall), produced a report with the earth-shattering novel idea that there should be a jury instruction to address it. [read post]
23 Nov 2016, 4:06 am by Walter Olson
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales speaks at Cato about standing up to Chinese censors, Friedrich Hayek’s influence on the encyclopedia’s design, and legislative ignorance [video via David Boaz post, related] Unlikelihood of confusion: NJ’s Garden State Parkway sends cease and desist over winery logo [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Occupational licensing rules make it hard to move from state to state [Eric Boehm, related Ilya Somin/USA Today and podcast] Lawyers who sued… [read post]