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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,, 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]
11 Mar 2020, 12:16 pm by Eric Goldman
Coverage of the event from TechFreedom (on Techdirt): (1) Why Section 230 Matters And How Not To Break The Internet; DOJ 230 Workshop Review, Part I. [read post]
11 Mar 2020, 2:56 am by Walter Olson
” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Author of new book, a Fordham lawprof, “wants the U.S. [read post]
5 Mar 2020, 8:17 pm by Riana Pfefferkorn
Well, the dreaded day has come: the EARN IT Act was formally introduced today in the Senate Judiciary Committee. [read post]
2 Mar 2020, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
” [Cato Daily Podcast episodes with Caleb Brown interviewing Matthew Feeney and Lou Perez] “Civil FOSTA Suits Start Showing Up In Court; Prove That FOSTA Supporters Were 100% Wrong About Who Would Be Targeted” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt, earlier] Cause célèbre in the U.K.: employment law tribunal, an institution with no exact counterpart in American law, rules against worker fired from nonprofit over tweets expressing view that sex is immutable biological… [read post]
15 Feb 2020, 4:39 pm by INFORRM
Techdirt reports that the Virginia Legislature has passed an Anti-SLAPP law. [read post]
1 Feb 2020, 9:05 am by Walter Olson
” [Jim Schutze, Dallas Observer via Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Tags: crime and punishment, Dallas, nuisance [read post]