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1 Apr 2019, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
(The paper published anyway) [Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Tags: Donald Trump, First Amendment, free speech, New Zealand, social media, trademarks [read post]
18 Mar 2019, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Mike Masnick at TechDirt examines claims that YouTube, Facebook, and other social media companies irresponsibly refrained from deleting user-posted copies of the March 14 mass murder at Christchurch, New Zealand mosques. [read post]
25 Feb 2019, 6:51 am by Eric Goldman
My schedule tends to get busy around each new year, so my year-end recaps keep coming later and later. [read post]
14 Feb 2019, 10:06 am by Eugene Volokh
Mike Masnick (Techdirt) reports: [A] week or so ago ... various 2nd Amendment groups, including the somewhat infamous Defense Distributed (makers of 3D printer files for firearm components) filed a lawsuit, seeking an injunction against New Jersey's Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, arguing that he had sent an unconstitutional takedown letter to Cloudflare, which was the CDN service that Defense Distributed was using for its website CodeIsFreeSpeech.com. [read post]
9 Feb 2019, 2:21 pm by lennyesq
Tim Cushing *** A few years after law enforcement officials claimed Google’s Waze navigation app allowed cop killers to stalk cops, the NYPD is demanding Google alter one of its apps (Google Maps, which incorporates certain Waze features) so it works more like the NYPD wants it to work, rather than how drivers want it to work. [read post]
29 Jan 2019, 10:25 am by Eric Goldman
The Stranger: “Tumblr banning porn, adult content, & ‘female-presenting nipples’…serves as a grim portent for what FOSTA-SESTA will do to the internet as we know it….It’s a canary in the coal mine, warning of a more censored, puritanical internet” Wired: Misogynists are attacking female pornography producers & sex workers by weaponizing the online payment systems’ overresponsiveness to unsubstantiated user reports Techdirt: After… [read post]
17 Jan 2019, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
” [John Council/Texas Lawyer, Tim Cushing/TechDirt; Meador v. [read post]
16 Jan 2019, 9:23 am by Daniel Nazer
Technology blog Techdirt has a contest to create games out of new public domain works. [read post]
16 Jan 2019, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
tales of the gun buyback, local adoption of Daubert, and more in my latest Maryland policy roundup [Free State Notes; plus redistricting updates] “Despite Losing Its Copyright Case, The State Of Georgia Still Trying To Stop Carl Malamud From Posting Its Laws” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt, earlier] Tags: Baltimore, copyright, Daubert, free trade, Georgia, lawyers, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Stan Chesley, technology [read post]
14 Jan 2019, 9:46 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]
13 Jan 2019, 10:04 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt:  The View From Somewhere: The Press Needs To Be Anti-Partisan, Not Bi-Partisan * Harpers: Toward an ethical archive of the web * Phys.org: Red-light cameras don’t red [read post]
10 Jan 2019, 8:46 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt: Just As Expected: GDPR Has Made Google Even More Dominant In Europe * San Francisco Chronicle: “Data privacy rules have big beneficiary: lawyers” * Techdirt: We’re Bad At Regulating Privacy, Because We Don’t Understand Privacy * Reuters: “Europe’s new data privacy law has put a small army of tech firms that track people online in jeopardy and is strengthening the hand of giants such as Google and Facebook in the $200 billion global… [read post]
3 Jan 2019, 7:50 am by Eric Goldman
. * Techdirt: The Wonky Donkey: How Infringement Helped Create A Best Seller… Which Would Be Impossible Under Article 13 * Techdirt: YouTube’s $100 Million Upload Filter Failures Demonstrate What A Disaster Article 13 Will Be For The Internet * Philpot v. [read post]
2 Jan 2019, 2:56 am by Walter Olson
Both right and left have trouble staying consistent [Ilya Somin] “Oxford University Gets Opposition To Its Attempt To Trademark ‘Oxford’ For All The Things” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Australian corrections officials keep bringing the wrong Peter Brown to court as murder defendant [Lowering the Bar] Tags: Australia, New York, opioids, religious liberty, trademarks, wills and trusts [read post]
30 Dec 2018, 3:03 am by Ben
2018 was another busy busy year in the world of copyright, and a continuing global 'theme' was the ongoing battle between 'big tech' and 'big content', with the likes of Google and YouTube continuing to lobby extensively against planned reforms, bringing onboard (some) of the creative community - whilst the  'big content' (including film companies, music companies, the games sector and television) rolled out other creators - and finally seemed to be… [read post]
12 Dec 2018, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
We Need a Bundesverwaltungsgericht” [Michael Greve, responses from Mike Rappaport, Philip Wallach, and Ilan Wurman, and rejoinder from Greve] New York’s family court system is failing children and their families [Naomi Riley/City Journal, thanks for quote] “The Emmys People Are Opposing A Pet Products Company Named After A Dog Named ‘Emmy'” [Tim Geigner, TechDirt] Metaphor alert: “Lawmaker Injured by Flying Constitution” [Kevin… [read post]
7 Dec 2018, 4:56 am by Ben
are Gizmodo "Tech Giants Wake Up to EU Copyright Plan That Threatens to Nuke the Web" and BoingBoing which goes with "Poland rejects the EU's copyright censorship plans, calls it #ACTA2" whilst Twitch has sent a letter to the Twitch creators' communityThe Australian Government has also rejected loud appeals from the tech community and the tech giants who argue that proposed reforms to copyright law will diminish the internet's primary role as a communications tool… [read post]
29 Nov 2018, 6:21 pm by Kevin O'Keefe
Techdirt’s Karl Bode writes today that ESPN lost $14 million due to cord cutting. [read post]
29 Nov 2018, 3:56 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
As Techdirt points out, however, while the particulars are different, the basic slimy tactics are familiar. [read post]