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by mike masnick

Alexis Madrigal, over at The Atlantic, has the big scoop story concerning Google's project to create delivery drones, in its Google X moonshot factory. The project, unimaginatively dubbed Project Wing, has many people comparing it to Amazon's similarly...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Aereo is back in a district court trying its "okay, fine, you say we look like a duck, we'll act like a duck" explanation so that it can stay in business and pay the statutory rates for a cable company. As you hopefully know by now, this is in response...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Here's some nice news. Kalev Leetaru has been liberating a ton of public domain images from books and putting them all on Flickr. He's been going through Internet Archive scans of old, public domain books, isolating the images, and turning them into...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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While we're still waiting for the White House to actually nominate a new head of the US Patent and Trademark Office, the other big administration "intellectual property" job has also been vacant for over a year: the "Intellectual Property Enforcement...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Back in July, we wrote about the Intercept releasing a leaked copy of the US law enforcement guidelines for putting someone on the no fly list. There have been a series of lawsuits recently concerning the no fly list, and the government has basically...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Kaspersky Lab, the internet security/anti-virus company published a somewhat bizarre article a little while ago, entitled "Why we should not be afraid of being watched while online." The text is no longer there, because it's been replaced by: The content...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Yesterday we wrote about the ALS Association trying to trademark "ice bucket challenge" despite having absolutely nothing to do with the ice bucket challenge or its rise to viral fame. A lot of other news sites also wrote about the story, and there was...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Kevin Carson points us to a fascinating story in The Atlantic about fans trying to recreate the "original" version of Star Wars ("Episode IV -- A New Hope for the folks who feel like being pedantic) from 1977. As various fans have pointed out repeatedly...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, August 29, 2014
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We've written before about how it appears that the DOJ/FBI and NSA have conducted surveillance on Americans almost entirely based on First Amendment-protected activities. Whenever that issue comes up, the Intelligence Community and its defenders insist...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, August 29, 2014
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