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16 Jul 2019, 8:49 pm by Chris Castle
Sprigman Throws a Definition at Blake Morgan The Spitting Image of the Modern Major General MTP readers may remember the name Christopher Sprigman. [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]
24 Jun 2019, 2:55 am by Walter Olson
Brannon, Congressional Research Service] “A social media campaign from the French government has been blocked by Twitter – because of the government’s own anti-fake-news law” [BBC via Elizabeth Nolan Brown] European authorities misidentify many pages on Internet Archive as “terrorist,” demand takedown [Mike Masnick, Techdirt] Armslist case is one in which Section 230 protected Second Amendment rights (that’s not a misprint for First) [John… [read post]
19 Jun 2019, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: antitrust, double jeopardy, lawyers, music and musicians, Neil Gorsuch, trademarks [read post]
12 Jun 2019, 5:20 am by Eugene Volokh
Then someone tried to get Google to deindex my post about the forgery and a Techdirt post about the same forgery, arguing: In 1979, the U.S. [read post]
12 Jun 2019, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
Moving against emerging litigation analytics and prediction sector, France bans publication of statistical information about individual judges’ decisions on criminal penalty [Artificial Lawyer, ABA Journal, David Post] Eugene Volokh analyzes Washington high court’s unanimous ruling against Arlene’s Flowers and Barronelle Stutzman in same-sex marriage refusal case [Volokh Conspiracy, earlier on case here and here] “Small claims court for copyright” idea would likely… [read post]
11 Jun 2019, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
Riviera Beach, and more on the Nieves outcome from Tim Cushing at TechDirt. [read post]
5 Jun 2019, 8:07 am by Grant Harrison
Recent Articles: Glyn Moody: US Court Upholds Enforceability Of GNU GPL As Both A License And A Contract (Source: techdirt ) Markus Deck and Philippe Heinzke: China’s courts pass controversial rulings on open-source licensing (Source: Lexology) MIT Licensing: MIT licensing for software is perhaps the most common permissive license due to the fact that it has very few restrictions on reuse as long as developers include the MIT license terms and copyright notice. [read post]
3 Jun 2019, 8:48 am by Eric Goldman
Outsourcing to the Community or Vendors (panelists from Nextdoor, Pinterest, Reddit, Wikimedia, and Yelp) Session D: Transparency and Appeals (panelists from Automattic, Medium, and Patreon) Speaker Slides Eric Goldman, US law overview Daphne Keller, foreign law overview Adelin Cai, Pinterest Aaron Schur, Yelp Techdirt Essays Eric Goldman, It’s Time to Talk About Internet Companies’ Content Moderation Operations Kate… [read post]
19 May 2019, 4:15 pm by INFORRM
NBC News reports that a defamation claim against tech news website Techdirt file [read post]
18 May 2019, 9:05 am by Walter Olson
” [Variety; Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Tags: copyright, movies film and videos, settlement [read post]
10 May 2019, 2:57 am by Walter Olson
” That should doom Los Angeles ordinance requiring contractors to disclose ties to National Rifle Association (NRA) [Eugene Volokh] “How Regulation Cripples Online Political Speech” [Cato Daily Podcast with attorney Allen Dickerson with the Institute for Free Speech; related on unconstitutional Maryland law] License to chill: New Jersey bill would require disclosure of donors involved in “providing political information on any candidate or public question, legislation, or… [read post]
6 May 2019, 9:41 am by Daphne Keller
Lawmakers today are increasingly focused on their options for regulating the content we see on online platforms. [read post]
29 Apr 2019, 10:20 am by Eric Goldman
Outsourcing to the Community or Vendors (panelists from Nextdoor, Pinterest, Reddit, Wikimedia, and Yelp) Session D: Transparency and Appeals (panelists from Automattic, Medium, and Patreon) Speaker Slides Eric Goldman, US law overview Daphne Keller, foreign law overview Adelin Cai, Pinterest Aaron Schur, Yelp Techdirt Essays Eric Goldman, It’s Time to Talk About Internet Companies’ Content Moderation Operations Kate… [read post]
10 Apr 2019, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
” [Ted Frank describing suit against SalesForce alleging that its business management software assisted sexually oriented online business BackPage; Mike Masnick, TechDirt] “Our waterways policy is crony capitalism disguised as patriotism” [George Will, syndicated/Atlanta Journal Constitution] “The Jones Act Fleet: High Costs and Limited Capabilities” [Colin Grabow, Cato at Liberty] More on the maritime protectionism law, all from Grabow at Cato: Sen. [read post]
3 Apr 2019, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
Romero] Feds recommend 12 year sentence for copyright and ADA troll Paul Hansmeier [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Didn’t realize New York City still had such a substantial fur industry – much of it in the district of an elected official who’s keen to ban it [Carl Campanile, New York Post] “Who’s Afraid of Big Tech? [read post]