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Why Internet Access Monopolies Harm Innovation

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When antitrust stories make headlines—as the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has—even well-intentioned analysis often confuses harm to competitors with harm to competition. Viewing antitrust law through a "competition" lens, as opposed...Show More Summary

Advice for Ferguson From the Supreme Court

Kyle Niere, 23, was arrested on Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, for “refusing to disperse” as he attempted to leave the QuikTrip station, where hundreds have gathered to protest the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 08.21.14

Judge John D. Bates wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committee leadership “on behalf of the Judiciary” explaining why it’s important to keep FISA an opaque Star Chamber. Chief Judge Kozinsky, um, disagrees with...Show More Summary

Can We Picture A White Police Officer Murdering a Black Teenager Without Race Being a Factor?

How could we distinguish a set of facts where a white police officer improperly kills a black teenager without racial bias from one where a white officer improperly kills a black teenager because of racial bias?

Getty Threatens The Wrong IP Law Firm In Its Copyright Trolling Efforts

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Image licensing giant Getty Images has quite a reputation for being something of a copyright maximalist and occasional copyright troll. The company has been known to blast out threat letters and lawsuits not unlike some more notorious copyright trolls. Show More Summary

Are You Smarter Than A Paralegal?

How tech savvy are you? Take this Challenge and find out!

Meta Mug Shot

Via the mugshot masters at The Smoking Gun: Yes, that's an earlier mugshot of the same person on the T-shirt he wore for this mugshot. A co-worker made this T-shirt for the young man after he was arrested in June...          RelatedShow More Summary

LinkedIn for Dummies LawyersMore Associates Are Using LinkedIn, But Not Well

What should you do if you signed up for LinkedIn but haven’t done anything since? Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Rightscorp's New PR Plan: The More Ridiculous It Gets (Such As By Claiming To Hijack Browsers), The More Press It Will Get

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over the last few months, there's been tremendous press attention paid to a little nothing of a company called Rightscorp, which has basically tried to become the friendlier face of copyright trolling: signing up copyright holders, sending...Show More Summary

Judges Allows Corzine to Tap More Insurance Money for Legal Defense

A bankruptcy judge said Thursday that Jon S. Corzine and other former MF Global Holdings Ltd. executives and employees could tap more insurance money to pay for defense costs but called the decision a "stopgap", as he decides whether they must continue seeking court permission to access the cash.

‘Michael Jordan’ of Court Reporting Suffers Upset Defeat

Jo Ann Bryce didn't win any medals in Sochi, but in the Olympics of court reporting, she's a champion.

Patton Boggs Managing Partner Comes Clean On Why Merger Was Necessary

Get the real dirt on why this merger needed to happen, straight from the horse's mouth.

White House Going With 'Security By Obscurity' As Excuse For Refusing To Release Healthcare.gov Security Details

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

These days, in the computer security world, it's pretty well known that if you're relying on security by obscurity, you're not being secure. Somehow that message has not reached the techies working on Healthcare.gov. I guess it shouldn't...Show More Summary

NYC Public Advocate Unveils Plan to Outfit Cops with Body-Mounted Cameras

Public Advocate Letitia James detailed a proposed $5 million pilot program Thursday that would outfit dozens of New York Police Department officers in high-crime precincts with body-mounted cameras.

ExamSoft Finally Apologizes For Botching The Bar Exam (Refunds Not So Much)

ExamSoft finally apologizes three weeks after the fact. Maybe it was written in July and it's just taken this long for the ExamSoft software to load it up.

Dentist Auctions Off 12-Year-old Unpaid Judgment Against Kim Kardashian

In October 2002, Los Angeles dentist Dr. Craig D. Gordon won a $1,605.73 default judgment against a 22-year-old patient named Kim Kardashian. Nearly a dozen years later, the dentist has finally gotten his money back with interest and more through an online auction.

Accelerating ex parte PTAB Appeals: For a Fee

By Dennis Crouch The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is burdened with a statutory mandate to quickly reach final determination in its post-issuance review trials. To meet that requirement, the PTAB has put tremendous resources into its trial teams to ensure sufficient bandwidth to handle the hundreds of inter partes trials. At the same […]

Judge Says You Don't 'Own' The Facebook 'Likes' On Your Page

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In a world where people are always pushing the idea of "intellectual property" over just about everything, is it really any surprise when people assume all sorts of property-like rights in things that clearly shouldn't have any suchShow More Summary

Hollywood Docket: Street Art, Folk Songs and Cryptocurrency

The latest entertainment law news including Duke University's reaction to a lawsuit from John Wayne's heirs. read more

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