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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The “pro net neutrality but against Title II regulations” argument had merit a decade ago, but developments since then make coming FCC rules repeal a mistake   —  Long time readers of Techdirt may know (as I've noted several times), that in the mid-2000s when the net neutrality debate …
Dec 9, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
DoD's CENTCOM found hosting at least 1.8B posts of scraped internet content from last 8 years on open AWS server   —  There are two big WTFs in this story.  First, the Defense Departments Central Command (Centcom) was collecting tons of data on social media posts... and then the bigger one …
Nov 17, 2017, 10:10 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
DoJ subpoenas Twitter seeking details about five Twitter accounts including @Popehat, following a smiley emoji reply to them from a security researcher   —  So, here's a fun one.  Back in May, the Justice Department — apparently lacking anything better to do with its time …
Oct 24, 2017, 10:45 PMIn context
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

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