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15 Jan 2023, 7:23 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Techdirt: “In early December 2022, a former Israeli Minister of Defense and Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, three other retired Israeli generals, a former Commissioner of the Israeli Police, and a former head of the Mossad’s Intelligence Directorate filed an amicus brief before the U.S. [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]
10 Jul 2019, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
[Michelle Lou, CNN] “Caterpillar Now Going After All The Cats For Trademark Cancellations” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt, earlier] Before trying to open a storefront business in San Francisco you might look to this advice from commercial real estate brokers about the city’s zoning and permit hurdles, and please quit using words like “bonkers” or “flabbergasting” [Robert Fruchtman Twitter thread] “Lawyer engaged in ‘sustained campaign… [read post]
26 Aug 2010, 11:02 am by brian
Techdirt notes that at least 17 attorneys general continue their [obscenely]foolish war on Craigslist:   "17 attorneys general (down from in the past) have sent a letter demanding that Craigslist shut down the "adult services" section of the site (which, it should be noted, Craigslist only created in response to AG pressure in one of these earlier settlements). [read post]
16 Jul 2007, 3:27 pm
I have 2 criminal law-related news stories worth sharing.First: Techdirt: Cops Who Started 'Hackers Are Us' Service ConvictedApparently a private investigation firm in the UK named "Hackers Are Us" (by the way, fantastic name) got busted. [read post]
29 Apr 2010, 10:20 pm by Walter Olson
The “grandstanding” Connecticut attorney general, notes Mike Masnick at TechDirt, is now publicly decrying Craigslist for turning a profit from sex ads. [read post]
2 Apr 2020, 4:20 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
TechDirt – The Answer (Sadly) Will Not Surprise You – “Clearview’s facial recognition app links to a database of 4 billion pictures. [read post]
30 Apr 2010, 9:30 am by Jim Harper
On TechDirt, Mike Masnick wrote this morning about how the feds are itching to regulate the Internet. [read post]
28 Mar 2022, 5:57 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Techdirt – Cathy Gellis – “One of the fundamental difficulties in doing policy advocacy, including, and perhaps especially tech policy advocacy, is that we are not only speaking of technology, which can often seem inscrutable and scary to non-experts, but law, which itself is an intricate and often opaque system. [read post]
26 Dec 2007, 6:06 pm
Techdirt reports on another misuse of copyright:So many stories of copyright being abused, so little time... [read post]
2 Oct 2010, 4:28 pm by Lawrence B. Ebert
Of the current discussion of the i4i case, TechDirt wrote:However, I may have underestimated how much the tech and legal community would rally behind a key point in the appeal: the legal standard for invalidating a patent -- something the Supreme Court hinted it had trouble with way back in the famous KSR case. [read post]
10 Oct 2018, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
“Heisman Trophy People Sue HeismanWatch For Using Images Of The Trophy And Stating Its Name” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] At elite law schools, the days when a centrist liberal like Elena Kagan could offer a welcome to Federalist Society types are fast drawing to a close, writes Reihan Salam [The Atlantic] Being able to link to federal court cases and legal materials would be huge: legislation from Rep. [read post]
23 Apr 2021, 10:04 am by Howard Bashman
Recently at Techdirt, Cathy Gellis had a post about the three-judge panel’s decision titled “Oh Look, Here’s Some More Culture Being Canceled, Now Thanks To The Second Circuit. [read post]
22 Oct 2009, 2:17 am
Interesting piece in TechDirt about watermarking content. [read post]
18 Jan 2017, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
This time it’s Twitter and IS attacks in Paris, Brussels [Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare; Tim Cushing, Techdirt] More: And yet another (Dallas police officer versus Twitter, Facebook, and Google); “Woman Sues Chipotle for $2 Billion for Using a Photo of Her Without Consent” [Petapixel] “Hot-Yoga Guy and His Cars Are Missing” [Lowering the Bar, earlier] From Backpage.com to unpopular climate advocacy, state attorneys general use subpoena power to punish and chill… [read post]
7 Jul 2010, 12:27 pm by Pamela
  A Techdirt blog entry discusses the cases, one filed by Facebook and one filed on behalf of Ticketmaster, that invoke the CFAA to support criminal prosecutions. [read post]
11 Mar 2010, 8:06 am by David Canton
Mike Masnick of Techdirt sums it up nicely, with links to further detail. [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]
2 Feb 2022, 3:58 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
TechDirt: “For years we’ve noted how broadband providers impose all manner of bullshit fees on your bill to drive up the cost of service post sale. [read post]
28 May 2011, 4:25 am by SHG
Techdirt, the website of geeks everywhere, discovered Rakofsky v. [read post]