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2 Dec 2019, 3:03 am by Walter Olson
Public.Resource.Org, earlier here and here] Update: federal judge Kaplan imposes sanctions on alleged “copyright troll” Richard Liebowitz, further complications ensue [Eugene Volokh, more, ABA Journal, earlier] How Coca-Cola responds to flavor suggestions from fans on Twitter [Mike Masnick] “California Man Gets Sued After Trying To Trademark Bully A Theme Park’ [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] “Like Righthaven before it, the Higbee firm has been taking… [read post]
20 Nov 2019, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Tags: advertising, broadcasters, Donald Trump [read post]
19 Nov 2019, 8:01 am by Dan Harris
Some tech media were covering China’s new data laws (Techdirt, Cyberwire, and Boing Boing, for instance) but it was not getting the media attention it deserved. [read post]
17 Nov 2019, 9:01 am by Walter Olson
That isn’t how HIPAA works [Tim Cushing, Techdirt, Dallas transit case; earlier on Denver case] Tags: Dallas, HIPAA, photography, police [read post]
13 Nov 2019, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
House of Representatives votes lopsidedly in favor of CASE Act [Makena Kelly, The Verge; Jonathan Bailey, Plagiarism Today; Katharine Trendacosta and Ernesto Falcon, Electronic Frontier Foundation, here, here, here, and here; Mike Masnick, TechDirt; Copyright Alliance and ABA president Judy Perry Martinez (supportive of bill); earlier] A social media platform that proposes to vet political claims for truthfulness will inevitably be drawn into taking sides in favor of some political… [read post]
11 Nov 2019, 8:54 am by Ben
TechDirt reports that tech industry groups are warning that these developments, including the EU Copyright Directive, will harm the interests of US companies, while conflicting with various free trade agreementImportant question of Jurisdiction in Copyright Infringement cases, resolved by the US Court of Appeals for the 6th CircuitIn a lawsuit involving a lack of proximity or territorial nexus of the infringing action to the venue wherein the suit was instituted, the court in the US… [read post]
29 Oct 2019, 9:16 am by Walter Olson
” [Justin Price, Arizona Republic; Tim Cushing, TechDirt] Although the Supreme Court’s Brady doctrine requires prosecutors to inform defense counsel of evidence undermining the credibility of police witnesses, the right can amount to little if matters are so arranged that past instances of officer dishonesty never come to their attention in the first place [Steve Reilly and Mark Nichols, USA Today] In Baltimore, following the conviction of several officers in the notorious Gun… [read post]
17 Oct 2019, 9:48 am by Ron Coleman
Neither does Techdirt‘s Mike Masnick — not surprisingly — concerning the tactics employed by the Susan G. [read post]
2 Oct 2019, 2:59 am by Walter Olson
” Take for example the Ninth Circuit [Cathy Gellis, TechDirt] New book (not seen by me) by Bruce Cannon Gibney, The Nonsense Factory: The Making and Breaking of the American Legal System, draws a favorable review from Tyler Cowen and a less favorable one from Mark Pulliam; The loophole that lets 3.1 million persons — even millionaires — collect SNAP benefits even though they wouldn’t otherwise meet eligibility standards, and why some state agencies are fine with… [read post]
30 Sep 2019, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
Though ruled unconstitutional a half century ago, Louisiana’s criminal defamation law has remained on the books and could still cause you grief, especially if a sheriff’s office thinks you’ve defamed it [Sara Pagones and Katie Moore,] Certiorari petition filed asking Supreme Court to stop climatologist Michael Mann’s lawsuit against National Review [NR, earlier] Latest sassy response to a cease-and-desist demand (language) [Mike Masnick, TechDirt;… [read post]
25 Sep 2019, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
“Small claims court for copyright” idea, now moving rapidly through Congress, could create a new business model for troll claimants [Mike Masnick, TechDirt; EFF on CASE Act] “If Boston is weirdly NOT full of good restaurant/bar/cafes for its size, and if people don’t want to stay after they hit 26 or so, these throttled [liquor] licenses are one of the real structural reasons why. [read post]
22 Aug 2019, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
[Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: beer and brewers, colleges and universities, trademarks [read post]
12 Aug 2019, 2:00 am by Ben
Techdirt have been doing some digging and have found some very amusing notices that certainly do not fit in with the prescribed formats: How about ""No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, cookie jar or spare room... [read post]
31 Jul 2019, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
Hawley’s ‘[Ending] Support for Internet Censorship Act'” [Eric Goldman] And the Missouri senator’s latest: “Josh Hawley Wants To Appoint Himself Product Manager For The Internet” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Jury convicts south Texas judge charged with bribery, conspiracy and other crimes [Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro, McAllen Monitor; Fred W. [read post]
29 Jul 2019, 2:58 am by Walter Olson
It comes with a body count [Mike Masnick, Techdirt; related, Violet Blue, Engadget] If they’re farming, don’t you be filming: John Stossel on ag-gag laws [Reason video and story, earlier] Tags: agriculture and farming, campaign regulation, Facebook, First Amendment, free speech, social media, Twitter [read post]
26 Jul 2019, 2:54 am by Walter Olson
“Authorities noted in the complaint he lived ‘9 houses’ away from the site of a residence where drug transactions were occurring…” [Tim Cushing, TechDirt on $626,000 Missouri civil asset forfeiture seizure] As Loyola lawprof Dane Ciolino points out, Louisiana “victims’ rights” bill seems meant to hobble public defenders’ witness investigations without holding law enforcement and D.A.s to same standards [Kira Lerner, The Appeal, earlier… [read post]
17 Jul 2019, 7:27 am by Eric Goldman
Censorship * Fortune: The Splinternet Is Growing * NY Times: India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship * South China Morning Post: No smoking, no tattoos, no bikinis: inside China’s war to ‘clean up’ the internet * NY Times: In China, an App About Xi Is Literally Becoming Impossible to Ignore * Techdirt: Russia To Ban VPN Providers That Refuse To Aid Censorship * Business Insider: A Russian ‘troll slayer’ went undercover at a troll factory and found… [read post]
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]