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by mike masnick

We've been somewhat concerned about various attempts to pass laws against revenge porn. While revenge porn itself is immensely troubling, the problem is that any law that seeks to carve out revenge porn almost certainly leads to dangerous unintended...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, September 19, 2014
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We recently noted that a bunch of courts had been killing off bad software patents thanks to the Supreme Court's ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank. And now, that ruling is even leading the trolls themselves to give up. Notorious patent troll Lumen View recently...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, September 19, 2014
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We've written before about how problematic the technology is behind the federal healthcare.gov website, pointing out that the federal government hired political cronies rather than web development experts to build it. There was an effort to open source...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Monday, September 22, 2014
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Normally, each Saturday we use the awesome stuff post to highlight interesting (and sometimes not so interesting) crowdfunding projects. But every so often we like to shake it up with something different. This week, I'm going to discuss some of the podcasts...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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We recently wrote about the Brett Kimberlin saga -- which is long and involved, and which we'd avoided jumping into for a long time, given how complex and nutty it was. If you're not familiar with it, go back and read that post to catch up on it, but...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Sooner or later this had to happen. Back in August, with no warning, the PACER electronic court document system, overseen by the Administrative Office of the judicial system, announced that as part of an "upgrade" it had deleted a bunch of cases. Once...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, September 19, 2014
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More than five years ago we first wrote about Kutiman, an Israeli musician who created an album of incredible new music simply by editing together a bunch of unrelated YouTube clips. The end result is... astounding. I still listen to it frequently. In...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, September 19, 2014
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