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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Techdirt's existence is threatened by costs of fighting $15M libel suit brought by Shiva Ayyadurai, represented by Charles Harder, who won against Gawker   —  As you may have heard, last week we were sued for $15 million by Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims to have invented email.
Jan 11, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
IMDb sues State of California over new law requiring certain paid entertainment sites to remove actors' age upon request, citing their First Amendment right   —  As was expected, IMDb is suing the state of California over its new “ageism” law.  The law has its genesis in actress Junie Hoang's lawsuit …
Nov 12, 2016, 9:05 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google-Oracle verdict: good in that it allows for the re-implementation of APIs in different software, but fair-use was the wrong judicial vehicle   —  This is somewhat surprising, but good: after a few days of deliberation, the jury in the redo of the Oracle v. Google case concerning Google's use …
May 27, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Reddit, Automattic, Medium, Vimeo, Kickstarter, Foursquare, Mozilla, Yelp, Pinterest, and others urge FCC to formally evaluate broadband caps and zero rating   —  We've noted how the FCC's latest net neutrality rules do a lot of things right, but they failed to seriously address zero rating …
May 25, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
Federal Judge Says Internet Archive's Wayback Machine A Perfectly Legitimate Source Of Evidence   —  Those of us who dwell on the internet already know the Internet Archive's “Wayback Machine” is a useful source of evidence.  For one, it showed that the bogus non-disparagement clause KlearGear used …
May 19, 2016, 9:55 AMIn context
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Comcast preventing Xfinity customers from using Starz's $9/month standalone streaming app, and can only offer flimsy reasons why   —  Comcast Preventing Customers From Accessing Starz Streaming App, Can Only Offer Flimsy Reasons Why  —  Last year, we noted that Comcast was refusing …
Apr 25, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Netflix Pretends It Will Crackdown On VPNs Just Days After Admitting It's Futile To Do So   —  For a few years now, broadcasters have whined endlessly about the use of VPNs to access Netflix in markets where the streaming service had yet to launch.  You'll recall that Australian broadcasters …
Jan 17, 2016, 11:50 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
German Publishers Still Upset That Google Sends Them Traffic Without Paying Them Too; File Lawsuit   —  from the your-honor,-how-dare-they-send-us- traffic dept  —  Oh boy.  Remember VG Media?  That's the consortium of German news publishers who were so damn angry that Google News sends …
Jan 8, 2016, 8:30 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
4th Amendment Lives: Court Tells US Government Get A Warrant If It Wants Mobile Phone Location Info   —  A potentially big ruling came out of the courtroom of Judge Lucy Koh yesterday, in which she affirmed a magistrate judge's decision to tell the government to get a warrant if it wants …
Jul 31, 2015, 7:00 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Study: Shutdown of Google News and other aggregators in Spain hurt news sites' traffic and ad revenue, particularly for new and smaller publishers   —  Study Of Spain's ‘Google Tax’ On News Shows How Much Damage It Has Done  —  As you may recall, governments across Europe …
Jul 30, 2015, 9:20 AMIn context

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