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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]
30 Jan 2020, 12:42 pm by Riana Pfefferkorn
As Techdirt’s Mike Masnick put it, “not a single thing in CDA 230 stops the DOJ from doing anything. [read post]
25 Jan 2020, 8:59 am by Walter Olson
.'” [Mike Masnick, TechDirt] Tags: Hillary Clinton, libel slander and defamation, New York Times, politics [read post]
28 Dec 2019, 8:59 am by Walter Olson
” [Mike Masnick, Techdirt] “These were never good jobs,” claims the measure’s sponsor, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), but lots of freelancers have made clear they disagree [Billy Binion] “Mainstream politicians and pundits love to cite ‘unintended consequences’ when their preferred policies cause harm in the exact ways libertarians said they would. [read post]
22 Dec 2019, 5:17 pm by Howard Bashman
” And at Techdirt, Tim Cushing has a post titled “Second Circuit Says Warrantless Backdoor Searches Of NSA Collections Might Violate The Fourth Amendment. [read post]
18 Dec 2019, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
” [Alex Tabarrok on Esteban Mendez-Chacon and Diana Van Patten paper] “I’ve often noted to people that [lawyers who] are unethical at the start of representation are not likely to be ethical later as their interests are directed to the self and not the client” [Eric Turkewitz on NYPD 911-call-injury-referral scandal, earlier] “The Color Magenta, Or How T-Mobile Thinks It Owns A General Color” [Timothy Geigner, TechDirt] Tags: Baltimore, chasing… [read post]
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]