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25 Sep 2016, 12:40 am by Ben
" An excellent report fro Lawrence Liang on Hindu,com here and comment on Forbes here and TechDirt here who add that the court also noted the hypocrisy of lawyers who regularly photocopy things "now complaining about students doing the same". [read post]
20 Sep 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
“Copyright Trolls Now Threatening College Students With Loss of Scholarship, Deportation” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Use the phrase “Law Firm 2.0”? [read post]
16 Sep 2016, 8:25 am by Susan Hennessey
Senator Ron Wyden published an article in Wired this week, co-authored by Matt Blaze and Lawfare’s own Susan Landau, alarmingly entitled, ”The Feds Will Soon Be Able to Legally Hack Almost Anything. [read post]
13 Sep 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
“Conviction Overturned In Case Of Rutgers Student Whose Roommate Committed Suicide After Being Secretly Filmed” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt; earlier on Dharun Ravi and the Tyler Clementi case generally] Report from Denver: “Threat of Lawsuits Crimps Condo Developments” [Chris Kirkham, WSJ] “California bans Civil War painting from county fair because it shows Confederate flag. [read post]
13 Sep 2016, 5:23 pm by Lawrence B. Ebert
***Here's the spin that TechDirt [Masnick] put on the story:However, a more reasonable way of looking at it, is that it's teaching students the value of collaborative work, and building on the ideas of those who have come before them. [read post]
6 Sep 2016, 11:41 am by Howard Knopf
It is been a while since I’ve updated readers on the “litany of litigation” launched by Blacklock’s. [read post]
29 Aug 2016, 9:06 am by Steve Baird
You can read more about this trademark dispute here at Techdirt — calling it another example of trademark bullying. [read post]
29 Aug 2016, 5:30 am by Kevin
According to several sources (Techdirt, Fault Lines, Idaho Statesman, CNS), an Idaho woman is suing police for trashing her home in 2014 during what they thought was a standoff with a suspect holed up inside. [read post]
22 Aug 2016, 12:08 pm by Eric Goldman
A few examples: * Techdirt: Bogus Defamation Suits From Bogus Companies Against Bogus Defendants * Paul Levy: Georgia Dentist Mitul Patel Takes Phony Litigation Scheme to New Extremes Trying to Suppress Criticism * Cindy Cohn/EFF: One injunction to censor them all: Doe injunctions threaten speech online Plus, several of the amicus letters (highlighted below) mention potential or actual abuse of default judgments, including Glassdoor, Google and Xcentric/Ripoff Report. [read post]
17 Aug 2016, 3:15 am by Walter Olson
[Patrick Coffee, AgencySpy/AdWeek; Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Tags: copyright On the trail of mysterious journalist Jennifer Clandon is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
14 Aug 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Then denies all of it” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Lawsuit demanding R ratings on films with “tobacco imagery” deserves to be hit with SLAPP sanctions; “suing the MPAA to force censorship raises the stakes. [read post]
10 Aug 2016, 3:38 am by Dave Wieneke
According to TechDirt, the bill seems to have the support necessary for passage. [read post]
8 Aug 2016, 6:00 am by Steve Baird
Above the Law recently published a Techdirt story reporting that the USPTO denied Whole Foods‘ attempt to federally-register the laudatory trademark: “World’s Healthiest Grocery Store“. [read post]
2 Aug 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
FlyteNow] Trademark spats bog down the world of craft brewing and those over place names are among the worst [Timothy Geigner/TechDirt on Miami Brewing/M.I.A. [read post]
19 Jul 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
John Doe (“motion seems more like a gimmick designed to allow it an easy exit if discovery reveals its claims are meritless”) via Techdirt] IKEA dresser recall shows CPSC acting aggressively. [read post]
18 Jul 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Deferred prosecution agreements are a powerful new tool of the administrative state, with a tendency toward lawlessness [James Copland and Rafael Mangual, Manhattan Institute] Expected judicial deference to corporate prosecution deals: sign of a broken system [Scott Greenfield citing my April piece] Secrecy more common in criminal prosecutions: sealing of cases and documents, “gag orders… ex parte presentations, in camera submissions” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] “In… [read post]
15 Jul 2016, 7:07 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt: DOJ Drops Stupid Drug Trafficking Charges Against FedEx After Judge Criticizes Its ‘Novel Prosecution’. [read post]
12 Jul 2016, 4:28 am by SHG
” Mike Masnick at Techdirt, being a good journalist, reached out to Carl* for comment. [read post]
2 Jul 2016, 4:49 am by SHG
At Techdirt, Mike Masnick questioned whether this suit had any chance of success. [read post]