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29 Jun 2016, 6:54 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt: A Dozen Bad Ideas That Were Raised At The Copyright Office’s DMCA Roundtables. [read post]
29 Jun 2016, 3:58 am by Ben
District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:16-cv-00922]TechDirt reports on two more decisions from the US Courts that confirm "legal threats against alleged infringers, based on nothing more than IP addresses" will not succeed in the courts. [read post]
23 Jun 2016, 1:30 pm by John Floyd
  The technology website TechDirt reports that 40 percent (or 280,000) of the people on the list have no connection with any recognized terrorist groups. [read post]
21 Jun 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Consumer class action alleges substitution of squid for canned octopus [Nick Farr, Abnormal Use] Those who knowingly send texts that distract drivers could face liability in Pennsylvania [ABA Journal] Zach Graves, “Optometrists Push For State Laws Blocking Online Eye Exams” [TechDirt] D.C. [read post]
20 Jun 2016, 5:22 pm by Molly Runkle
Commentary on the opinion comes from Tim Cushing at TechDirt, Lisa Soronen for International Municipal Lawyers Association, Avia Shen of ThinkProgress, Jonathan Blanks for Cato at Liberty, Victoria Massie of Vox, Noah Feldman of Bloomberg View, Stephanie Mencimer of Mother Jones, and Mark Joseph Stern of Slate. [read post]
16 Jun 2016, 6:37 pm
" Mike Masnick of Techdirt has a post titled "Appeals Court Gives Big Loss To Record Labels In Their Quixotic Lawsuit Against Vimeo For Lipdubs. [read post]
14 Jun 2016, 9:15 pm by Walter Olson
[Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Tags: scandals Secret Service employees illegally accessed lawmaker’s private data in hopes of discrediting him is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
4 Jun 2016, 8:19 am by Walter Olson
[Paul Alan Levy, CL&P via Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Tags: Arizona, politics, trademarks Council candidate menaced for using city’s logo on yard signs is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
1 Jun 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Our defense of free expression should go beyond the utilitarian and consequentialist: Flemming Rose’s acceptance speech last week on receiving the Cato Institute’s 2016 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty [Cato Daily Podcast, WSJ “Notable and Quotable” excerpt, earlier; Michael Tanner on Rose’s role in the Mohammed cartoons episode and more recent Cato book, The Tyranny of Silence; my related post in context of Copenhagen terrorist attack] Virgin Islands… [read post]
26 May 2016, 7:01 am by Rebecca Tushnet
Mike Masnick has the story, and I'm just going to quote him (and WGAW):Meanwhile, in what might seem like a surprising source, another group calling bullshit on the MPAA is the local Hollywood writer's guild, the Writers Guild of America, West. [read post]
24 May 2016, 3:27 am by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: libel slander and defamation, social media, Streisand effect Employer sues to unmask GlassDoor commenters is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
23 May 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
“Earnhardt Family Fighting Over Whether One Earnhardt Son Can Use His Own Last Name” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Freddie Gray charges, bad new laws on pay, the state’s stake in world trade, armored vehicles for cops, bar chart baselines that don’t start at zero, and more in my latest Maryland policy roundup [Free State Notes] “You can be fined for not calling people ‘ze’ or ‘hir,’ if that’s the pronoun they demand that you… [read post]
20 May 2016, 4:15 am by Walter Olson
“Maryland Court Suppresses Evidence Gathered By Warrantless Stingray Use” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Evenwel v. [read post]
18 May 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Why Josh Blackman signed Wednesday’s New York Times ad protesting the AGs’ investigation and subpoenas on climate advocacy; Proposed revision of ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct barring discrimination by lawyers could have major anti-speech implications [Eugene Volokh] “Game Studio’s Plan To Deal With Critic Of Games: Sue Him To Hell” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] The Citizens United case was correctly decided, says Michael Kinsley. [read post]
18 May 2016, 2:22 pm
"Government Argues That Indefinite Solitary Confinement Perfectly Acceptable Punishment For Failing To Decrypt Devices": Tim Cushing has this post at Techdirt reporting on a response that the U.S. [read post]
12 May 2016, 9:15 pm by Walter Olson
” [ProPublica, Radley Balko, TechDirt] Tags: Fourth Amendment, NYC, police Nice shop you’ve got there. [read post]
11 May 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Louis may need cleanup, yet consolidation is no cure-all either [Aaron Renn, Urbanophile] In doubly aggressive legal stance, Obama DoJ claims controversial North Carolina bathroom law violates federal law, threatens state with fund cutoff unless repealed pronto [Scott Shackford, Reason] “Vice Media Sends Cease And Desist To [Indie Rock Band] ViceVersa Over Trademark Infringement” [TechDirt] “Federal regulation is a hidden tax at nearly $15,000 per U.S. household… [read post]
11 May 2016, 7:23 am by David Post
And as Mike Masnick points out over at Techdirt, the PRINCE Act actually violates itself, by using an individual’s name “in any medium in any manner” without consent! [read post]
6 May 2016, 5:35 am by SHG
At Techdirt, Tim Cushing writes about a doggie search on an Amtrak train from Chi-town to the left coast. [read post]