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22 Oct 2020, 4:44 pm by Eugene Volokh
[Including from Above The Law, Jonathan Turley, PopeHat, Simple Justice, TechDirt, Reuters, Bloomberg, L.A. [read post]
8 Oct 2020, 5:06 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
The Techdirt shared the details of this lawsuit, where MacDonald’s claims that Burger King’s “Big Jack” sandwich is infringing its “Big Mac” trade mark. [read post]
24 Aug 2020, 11:53 am by Joe Mullin
The lawsuit, and the post, were also covered by tech publications like The Register and Techdirt. [read post]
13 Aug 2020, 10:16 am by Howard Bashman
” And at “Techdirt,” Mike Masnick has a post titled “It Was Nice While It Lasted: 9th Circuit Rejects Lower Court Ruling On How Abuse Of Patent Monopolies Can Violate Antitrust. [read post]
3 Aug 2020, 4:30 am by Eric Turkewitz
Elsewhere: The Legal System Should Not Be a Tool for Bullies (New York Times editorial)New York Legislature Passes Bill to Protect Free Speech From Frivolous Lawsuits (Hollywood Reporter)About Time: New York Finally Passes Anti-SLAPP Bill (Mike Masnick, at Techdirt)The Privilege to Speak One’s Mind: New York Broadens Its Anti-SLAPP Statute (JD Supra)Tweet The post New York Legislature Finally Passes Anti-SLAPP Legislation appeared first on New York Personal Injury Law Blog. [read post]
24 Jul 2020, 5:02 am by Eugene Volokh
Here's another, even more clearly criminal, alleged scheme; Tim Cushing at Techdirt has the story, and you can also see the indictment, a Justice Department press release about another indictment of the same hacker, and a City News Service article. [read post]
25 Jun 2020, 5:30 am by Kevin
As Mike Masnick at TechDirt explained at the time, the claim against Twitter completely misrepresents the effect of 47 U.S.C. section 230, which immunizes platforms like Twitter from liability for content that users post there. [read post]
20 May 2020, 3:30 am by Walter Olson
[Cathy Gellis, TechDirt; earlier; Visual Artists Rights Act violation found after building owner permitted graffiti installations, later painted them over] “Led Zeppelin wins ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright case” [Jonathan Stempel, Reuters] Tags: art and artists, Indian tribes, music and musicians, sanctions [read post]
3 May 2020, 7:19 am by Eric Goldman
Content Moderation * The Verge: The Terror Queue: These moderators help keep Google and YouTube free of violent extremism — and now some of them have PTSD * The Intercept: Trauma Counselors Were Pressured to Divulge Confidential Information About Facebook Moderators, Internal Letter Claims * NBC News: Inside Facebook’s efforts to stop revenge porn before it spreads *  Use of AI in Online Content Moderation 2019 Report (Produced on Behalf of OFCOM) * Washington Post: Content… [read post]
27 Apr 2020, 3:15 am by Walter Olson
” [Dana Goldstein and Eliza Shapiro, New York Times] San Francisco school board to vote on plan that would give students in grades 6-12 a grade of A in all subjects [KGO; Alison Collins and commenters; related on mass social promotion, Andy Smarick, The Atlantic] Those copyright license issues that keep church congregations from incorporating music into their online services also complicate the lives of educators trying to carry out online instruction [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] … [read post]
18 Apr 2020, 11:01 am by Eric Goldman
* NYU Law: How Explaining Copyright Broke the YouTube Copyright System * Techdirt: Our FOIA Lawsuit Gets Results: ICE Admits It Didn’t Really Seize A Million ‘Copyright Infringing’ Domains * Rolling Stone: Why All Your Favorite Songs Are Suddenly Being Sued * Rolling Stone: How Music Copyright Lawsuits Are Scaring Away New Hits E-Commerce * Wall Street Journal: Amazon Has Ceded Control of Its Site. [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]
Needless to say in this day in age, the Order went viral (no pun intended), with stories published by Bloomberg Law, Law.com, the Chicago Tribune, TechDirt, and others. [read post]
20 Mar 2020, 7:06 am by INFORRM
TechDirt reports that “[d]espite the Indian Supreme Court declaring such restrictions illegal last January, the problem persists. [read post]
13 Mar 2020, 2:56 am by Walter Olson
” [Michael Wilner, McClatchy; latest on HHS proclamation] Between death, business interruption, and enormous disruption to business practice, a landscape of litigation opens up [Fortune] Proposed executive order would bar import of critical medical supplies from China, closing supposed “loophole” that could save your loved one’s life as shortages of ventilators loom [Ana Swanson, New York Times; Greta Privitera, Politico Europe on triage decisions at Italian hospitals… [read post]
11 Mar 2020, 1:12 pm
Story here.Timothy Geigner at Techdirt says: "Are those two vans similar? [read post]