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     1  +42 2014 oct 01videotaping police in illinoisIllinois Supreme Court Overturns Insane Recording Laws | TechdirtWhen it comes to insane bans on recording police and public officials, the granddaddy of them all has always been Illinois ' eavesdropping law, ...
     1  +9 2014 sep 29zoning site internetDo We Need An Internet Zoning Law? | Techdirt" Zoning " is useless when someone can go to a Japanese website as ... for double-checking each and every site on the internet on a regular ...
     1  +2 2014 sep 28scientist reject piJudge Chooses Pi Day To Reject Lawsuit Over Attempt To Copyright On March 14th, 2011 -- also known as Pi Day, since the 3/14 date ... is β€œTo promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for ...
     1  ~ 2014 sep 19techdirtTechdirt .News, commentary, and discussions on important or interesting high tech news and includes newsletters. About Techdirt.About Techdirt. Techdirt. Started in 1997 by Floor64 founder Mike
     1  +1 2014 sep 18wb word of mouthDear Warner Bros ., It's Not ' Word Of Mouth ' If You Have To Pay Adam Singer sent over an email he just received from Warner Bros . asking him to join its " word of mouth marketing team" in which the studio ...
     1  +2 2014 sep 14john steele lawsuitJohn Steele Tries To Get Out Of Alan Cooper's Lawsuit By Arguing The value of the plaintiffs name is not appropriated by mere mention of it, or by reference to it in connection with legitimate mention of his public ...
     1  +1 2014 sep 07patent process social mediaThe Social Networking Patent Thicket Consists Of At Least 30,000 The Social Networking Patent Thicket Consists Of At Least 30,000 Patents ... M- CAM looks specifically at the process that got Patent 8,150,913 ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 30the best press releaseT-Mobile Writes The Best Press Release You'll Ever See From A Rarer still: an interesting press release from a telco. And yet, here's T-Mobile with what may be the best press release you'll ever see from a ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 28penny aution sites scrubbingKleargear stories at Techdirt.And like other auction sites, it requires a credit card before a potential
     1  +3 2014 aug 25ringtone market sizeNow That The Ringtone Market Is Collapsing, Are There Lessons The ringtone market has been on the decline for a few years now, as people realized they didn't need to pay exorbitant prices for a tiny snippet ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 24drm for imagesJust What No One Needs Or Wants: Web Images With DRM And An The BBC is reporting on a new project to create web images that "expire" after a certain period of time. The thinking is that people who put ...
     1  +5 2014 aug 20submit article finger pointingStudent Points Finger Like Gun, Gets Suspended Under Zero When I submitted the article to Techdirt, I actually couldn't believe the ..... A pointed finger is supposed to look enough like an actual gun to be ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 19best press release ever
     1  ~ 2014 aug 18risk booking multiple flightFlight Search Engines And The Multi -City Ripoff | TechdirtHmm. In the end, if I had booked the multi -city flights for the exact same ... and someone suggested that the " risk " of booking individually is that ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 17louisiana cash lawLouisiana Makes It Illegal To Use Cash For Secondhand Sales Down in Louisiana , a recently passed law completely outlaws the use of cash in transactions for secondhand goods. When I read the story, ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 15optical payment comaniesYou've Already Paid $2,000 For A Fiber Connection You'll Never Get So taxes paid for a fiber- optic network that never materialized, and I assume these companies never paid the money back, so isn't that fraud?
     1  ~ 2014 aug 10political patent licensingIntellectual Ventures Starts Political Action Committee; Clearly As we noted last year, Intellectual Ventures started out insisting that it was a licensing company, not a patent troll. But it soon spoiled that story ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 09ubisoft server migrationUbisoft Cuts Off Legit Players With DRM Server Migration ... - Techdirt.While Ubisoft takes its servers down to migrate them, gamers who paid good money in order to play DRM'ed games will be unable to do so.
     1  ~ 2014 aug 05individual flight to buyFlight Search Engines And The Multi-City Ripoff | TechdirtThat said, Goldstein also argues that there are downsides to buying individual flights . He brings up, as we discussed above, the issue of ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 03cd all rights reservedCopyfraud: Copyright Claims On CDs Say It's Infringement To Loan Warning: all rights reserved . Unauthorized ... prohibited.” You can see a scan of the back of the CD here, which includes the warning on the left: ...
     1  +1 2014 aug 01making money printing tshirtsTurns Out There's Lottttttttssss Of Money To Be Made In T-Shirts In music, the folks who in general are making real money in t-shirts and .... Loads of fake printed t shirts you will never notice the difference.
     1  +6 2014 jul 30money on getting copyrightsApparently If You Explain Many Ways That Artists Can Make Money But Levine is right in that they would no longer have copyrights to sell; ..... Even the extras are aware that the money they get during filming is ...
     1  +1 2014 jul 28the best press releases
     1  ~ 2014 jul 26dealzoo uk trademarkHow Trademark Law Is Supposed To Work: Groupon Sues Is The UK Finally Going To Fix Its Awful Libel. ... How Trademark Law Is Supposed To Work: Groupon Sues Australian Clone That Tried To ...
     1  ~ 2014 jul 23pirated indian musicIndian Music Industry Exec Says The Unthinkable: 'Internet Piracy Is If you've followed this site for any length of time, you've heard many opinions on file sharing from many different people. While there are many ...
     1  +7 2014 jul 23share music incentives buyRethinking Music Selling Incentives : Can A Pyramid Scheme Help Rethinking Music Selling Incentives : Can A Pyramid Scheme Help Save Music Sales?
     1  +1 2014 jul 20best press releases
     1  +7 2014 jul 18islam and dazzajIceland Wants To Become A Hub For Free Speech Journalism identicon. DazzaJ , Feb 12th, 2010 @ 1:47pm ... Re: Re: Re: Re: "I am certainly not Muslim and would hate to live under an Islam regime." Hmm ...
     1  +1 2014 jul 17ink refilers news rssIs HP Finally Just Targeting Ink Counterfeiters, and Not Legit Refillers ?Reader Comments ( rss ) .... The other strategy - suing the pants off of ink refillers - is similarly ridiculous-sounding, .... Or from
     1  +2 2014 jul 17ja konrath selling directThe Indie Ebook Scene Is Growing: Here's Over 170 Authors Who've J.A. Konrath - more than 800,000 ebooks sold (April 2012) ... Kindle Direct Publishing has quickly taken on astonishing scale – more than a ...
     1  ~ 2014 jul 17discounted books of screensaverBuy Your Kindle At Waterstones? You're Now Locked Into One Furthermore, there's no way to disable or replace that screensaver , ..... Or don't buy Kindle, don't buy overpriced e- books , get an Android device ...
     2  ~ 2014 oct 04awesome press releasesOur general rule is that we ignore press releases, because they're fake news .... Add such awesome press release (and hopefully a mocking ad ...
     2  +1 2014 sep 30album leak protectionJay-Z And Kanye West Go To Ridiculous Efforts To Stop Album From When a song or two from an album gets leaked, in many cases the ... No artist with half a brain should think that any leak protection they do will ...
     2  +18 2014 sep 26top defamation sto riesDefamation stories at Techdirt.stories filed under: " defamation " ..... On top of that, the "partisan" overtones of many of the folks debating the story (on both sides) made it even ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 25entertainment industry growthThe Sky Is Rising: The Entertainment Industry Is Large & Growing Announcing the release of our new research report, The Sky Is Rising. Today, in Cannes, at the Midem conference, I did a presentation that ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 24victoria espinel is a problemVictoria Espinel - Techdirt.One example of this was Victoria Espinel , a former USTR official ... with the position of the administration and Espinel on IP enforcement issues , ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 19music publishing rights collecting societyMusic Publishing Rights Collecting Society stories at Techdirt.From his post: "An entity going the vague but all-encompassing name of " Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society " has made a number of ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 18degban falseUPDATED: The True Damage Of An Illegitimate DMCA Takedown Gorman followed up with Degban , hoping to find out why it thought a ... With one false DMCA notice, the entire history of a popular photo was ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 17smart tv reviews angelae8654LG Will Take The 'Smart' Out Of Your Smart TV If You Don't Agree To So like a good little citizen I read and agreed with the first doc regarding
     2  ~ 2014 sep 14sichuan fangguo foodSichuan Fangguo Food Co stories at Techdirt.But it's not stopping Apple lawyers. Vic alerts us to the news that Apple is threatening Sichuan Fangguo Food Co., Ltd. in China for its logo: ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 11topspin vs bandzoogleMore Evidence That If You Give People A Reason To Buy, They'll I agree with the findings of both Bandzoogle and Topspin - and from .... the free trial and set-up, Bandzoogle is not "free" ( vs . say, Bandcamp).
     2  +2 2014 sep 07copyright food nameLack Of Food Copyright Helps Restaurant Innovation Thrive | TechdirtIt quickly became a huge sensation, in part because the food is ..... copied the food of PlasticKingCorp, slapped a new name on it, and started ...
     2  -1 2014 sep 06jet blue suxJetBlue To Most Loyal Customers: We're Too Busy To Help You Nearly six years ago, there was a fantastic article in Inc. Magazine about how JetBlue's CEO and founder, David Neeleman, regularly worked ...
     2  +1 2014 sep 03hbo go comcastComcast Still Blocking HBO Go On Roku (And Now ... - Techdirt.Which might almost sound like a reasonable explanation -- until you realize that HBO Go on Roku hasn't worked for Comcast users since 2011, ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 02web design court casesSwedish Appeals Court Says Web Designer Is Responsible For WELL, I think a reasonable case COULD be made depending on how tailored the ... The web designer was contracted to work on the site by it's ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 01unknown national companiesUnknown Tech Company Fighting Back Against FBI's National Unknown Tech Company Fighting Back Against FBI's National Security Letter Gag Order. from the nice-to-hear dept. Last year Twitter was ...
     2  -1 2014 aug 25lemonade stand laws nhConcord PD Hits For The Cycle: Lemonade Stand + Camera + Garret Ean didn't have a permit to sell lemonade, which drew the ire of the president of the Concord ...... Re: Lemonade Stand in Concord NH .
     2  +26 2014 aug 24commercial use onlyGerman Court Says Creative Commons 'Non- Commercial ' Licenses There's only one CC 'license' worth using and that's CC0. .... means " commercial " when it's not personal use , just like how in American English ...
     2  -1 2014 aug 22ip address procute uYet Another Court Says IP Addresses Are Not Enough To Positively And it would be nice if the DAs would prosecute extortion rather than .... You lend me your car and I'll give you my IP address as assurance that ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 21us modchip sellerAfter Four Years Feds Finally Get Around To Prosecuting Ten Mod Over four years ago, ICE ran an investigation into mod chip sellers in the US titled "Operation Tangled Web". During this investigation, ICE ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 17parody in advertisingMyth Busting: Yes, An Advertisement Can Be Fair Use Parody Beastie Boys case, but we've continued to see people attacking the idea that an advertisement could possibly be either parody or fair use.
     2  +1 2014 aug 17buy old pharmacy domainsBig Pharma Firms Seeking . pharmacy Domain To Crowd Out Granting the . pharmacy domain to NABP would confer legitimacy on
     2  ~ 2014 aug 12box office hollywood accountingHollywood Accounting : How A $19 Million Movie Makes $150 We've written about the wonders of Hollywood accounting before. ..... Thus, while box office revenues are referenced by studios for purposes of ...
     2  +5 2014 aug 10direct to consumer ticketingLouis CK's Direct Tour Sales: Over $6 Million In 1 Week, Scalping I'm doing 67 shows on this tour and we've sold 135,600 tickets to ..... on top of a scarcity and charging the consumer through the nose for it.
     2  +2 2014 aug 09pologne masque guy fawkesPolish Politicians Don Guy Fawkes /Anonymous Masks To Protest Because you cannot buy original mask in Poland . .... dies, Evey dons the Guy Fawkes mask and actually becomes the masked vigilante herself.
     2  ~ 2014 aug 08music piracy india
     2  +18 2014 aug 06making press releases funfrom the someone-had-some- fun dept. Our general rule is that we ignore press releases , because they're fake news. People ... If customers making the switch are not completely satisfied with T-Mobile and its state-of-the-art ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 06hbo go rokuComcast Still Blocking HBO Go On Roku (And Now ... - Techdirt
     2  -1 2014 aug 03this is it hotfileHotfile stories at Techdirt.It makes no sense. The MPAA thinks that this will scare off other similar sites, but in their decades of "fighting piracy," that has never happened.
     2  +2 2014 aug 02obama signs actaObama Administration: ACTA Is Binding & Don't Worry Your Pretty Yes and Kirk was appointed by Obama who is doing nothing to reign
     2  ~ 2014 jul 31placka guy fawkesePolish Politicians Don Guy Fawkes/Anonymous Masks To Protest Amazingly, officials from the Palikot's Movement held up the famed Guy Fawkes/ Anonymous masks in Parliament to protest the vote: ...
     2  +2 2014 jul 30hbo go on roku
     2  +1 2014 jul 29software for resaleEU Court Says, Yes, You Can Resell Your Software , Even If The You may remember that a couple years ago, an appeals court in the US ruled that, when dealing with software , as long as the provider calls ...
     2  +1 2014 jul 27webpage homepage megabyt counterThe Stupidity Of Data Caps: No One Knows What A Megabyte Is The decision to impose data caps is one made by bean counters , who ..... I have a legitimate paid-for subscription to a website that offers large ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 25fed ex packagesFedEx Indicted For Failing To Look Into Its Packages To See If Any You can read the full indictment, which tries to spin a variety of stories into evidence that somehow FedEx "knew" what was in those packages .
     2  ~ 2014 jul 24steve jobs patents nytNY Times Takes On Our Broken Patent System | TechdirtThe NY Times report notes that, right after this, Steve Jobs made it clear to his ... One day, a group of software engineers met with three patent  ...
     2  -1 2014 jul 19comes with musicDeath Of Nokia's ' Comes With Music ' Shows That 'Free' With DRM Is Reader Rabbit80 points us to the news that Nokia has finally put its " Comes with Music " program out of its misery and shut it down. Comes with  ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 19paypal freezing accountsPayPal Promises That It's Changing Its Evil Ways In Wrongly Last week, of course, there was a big story about PayPal freezing ... that they've frozen their account until the game is actually released. PayPal  ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 17independent music industry statisticsMassive Growth In Independent Musicians & Singers Over The Past The Bureau of Labor Statistics Data is available on their site, though ..... indie musicians are booming, where in general the music market is ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 16monthly movie ticket clubMoviePass Offers 'Unlimited' Movie Tickets For $29.99 A Month Afterall, ticket fee is not the only source of income. A few cinema lines even create their own club that when you pay the annual subscription fee, ...
     2  +1 2014 jul 16leon busy public domainBob Dylan, Defender Of Strong Copyrights, Once Again Caught ... right is by Henri Cartier-Bresson, and the lower photo is by Leon Busy . ... the opium den photo was taken in 1915, and thus public domain .
     3  +1 2014 oct 03bad cop and skaeboarderPolice Officer Fired Over Questionable Confrontation, Would Have As part of his harassment, he took one kid's skateboard after
     3  -1 2014 oct 01webcam motion captureAwesome Stuff: Computer Vision And Motion Capture Via ... - TechdirtThings like the Kinect and now the Leap Motion controller are getting ... vision and motion capture -- both of which work with merely a webcam , ...
     3  +9 2014 oct 01still this ideaCameras Watching Cops: Still A Good Idea | TechdirtCameras Watching Cops: Still A Good Idea . from the the-bad,-the-worse-and-the- bumblefuck dept. Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old ...
     3  +1 2014 sep 29tunecore boughtInexplicable: Jeff Price Pushed Out Of TuneCore , Despite ... - Techdirt.TuneCore , co-founded and run by Jeff Price, had a singular vision of doing ..... I have a feeling the RIAA bought some people at TuneCore .
     3  -1 2014 sep 28break into search teamsPolice Send SWAT Team , Break Into Wrong House (With TV Film It involves police sending a SWAT team and breaking into the wrong ..... How many of those were in search of an internet troll, and had the ...
     3  +3 2014 sep 22umg t akeSoundCloud Has Given Universal Music Group The Ability To UMG : You know that tool you gave us to take down any content that we ... SoundCloud better hope UMG doesn't use that statement to show in ...
     3  +98 2014 sep 20penny auctions scrubbingKlearGear Revamps Website; New Address Traces Back To ... with yet another scammy business, penny auction site Zbiddy, which ... Various attempts have been made to scrub KlearGear's reputation ...
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