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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Trump's EO has limited power, as content created by a platform, like Twitter's labels, is not covered by Section 230 and the FCC lacks authority to enforce EO   —  We've officially reached pure silly season when it comes to internet regulations.  For the past two years now, every so often …
May 29, 2020, 4:30 AM - In context

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
NYT's proprietary ads platform plan has been misread as protecting user data more than Facebook and Google do, yet NYT will still sell targeted ads using data   —  One of the most frustrating aspects of discussing the internet, business models, and privacy is how many otherwise intelligent people continue …
May 21, 2020, 5:30 AM - In context

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Quibi's lackluster launch is a cautionary tale: investors poured $2B into a mediocre platform with weak content that fosters no sense of community   —  As you may have heard (and may still being bombarded by ads for) recently, a new video streaming service called Quibi launched to much fanfare.
May 5, 2020, 5:05 AM - In context

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Trump campaign sues Wisconsin TV station WJFW-NBC for “common law defamation” after it ran a Priorities USA ad alleging Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax”   —  A few weeks back, we noted that the Trump Campaign was sending threatening letters about a TV ad …
Apr 13, 2020, 2:40 PM - In context

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Internet companies that call themselves “platforms” instead of publishers have no special legal protections or obligations under the Communications Decency Act   —  Alexis Madrigal, over at the Atlantic has a mostly interesting piece recounting the history of how the big internet …
Jun 18, 2019, 3:45 AM - In context

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Techdirt settles suit by Shiva Ayyadurai, who claimed to invent email; no money exchanges hands; Techdirt to link to an Ayyadurai statement on related articles   —  It's possible that some of you saw the news earlier this week that the legal dispute, in which Shiva Ayyadurai sued us for defamation …
May 17, 2019, 10:10 PM - In context

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Archive.org says European agencies sent it 500+ takedown notices falsely identifying terrorist content, showing pitfalls of proposed EU terrorist content law   —  Update: The Internet Archive has issued a minor correction to its original story, noting that it was not actually Europol who sent the demand …
Apr 11, 2019, 10:45 AM - In context

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
European journalists say Article 11 would enrich publishers at their expense as it enables use of existing contracts and ownership laws to avoid sharing revenue   —  Promoters of the EU destructive copyright directive keep pushing the bogus line that it is necessary to give money to “artists and journalists.”
Feb 23, 2019, 11:25 AM - In context

Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Study: in 2017, ~17M US content creators, up 16.6% YoY, earned ~$6.8B, up 17% YoY, on nine leading platforms including Instagram, Twitch, Tumblr, and YouTube   —  A year ago, we wrote about a wonderful study that showed how the internet and its various platforms were (contrary to the stories …
Feb 18, 2019, 7:35 AM - In context

Timothy Geigner / Techdirt:
US court dismisses lawsuit from RIAA labels against foreign YouTube-ripping sites, citing lack of jurisdiction since no US users or businesses were targeted   —  It's been quite frustrating to watch the music industry continually turn its legal gaze to whatever it insists is the “new” threat.
Jan 28, 2019, 1:10 AM - In context




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