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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]
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]