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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
After settling with songwriters over mechanical rights, Spotify is now challenging the applicability of mechanical rights to its business in another lawsuit   —  Hold on tight: we're going to get down into the weeds a bit on a copyright issue.  In early 2016, we wrote about the …
Sep 11, 2017, 3:55 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Battling hate by letting internet platforms censor bad people is likely to be ineffective and will lead to the suppression of worthy content   —  I'm going to try to do something that's generally not recommended on the internet: I'm going to try to discuss a complicated issue that has many nuances and gray areas.
Aug 28, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
AT&T pretends it loves net neutrality and joins today's Day of Action protest, despite its consistent opposition to it over the years   —  You'd be hard pressed to find a bigger enemy of net neutrality than the fine folks at AT&T. The company has a history of all manner of anti-competitive assaults …
Jul 11, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Chetan Sharma: after 17 straight years of QoQ growth, cellular data revenues dropped in Q1 2017   —  We've noted for some time how T-Mobile's crazy idea to be nice to consumers (well, if you exclude their attacks on the EFF and net neutrality) has been a great thing for American consumers.
May 28, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
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

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