Tag: legal

  • New claims of prosecutor misconduct in Aaron Swartz case

    I haven’t posted much about this here because I’m still very sad about it, but [this is encouraging][link] in the sense that every step we take to make sure there isn’t a next time is a good step. >In a letter (made public Wednesday) to an internal Justice Department ethics unit from January 2013, Swartz’s…

  • Docracy

    [A repository of community-curated legal documents.][link] Someone is going to try to troll this hard, mark my words. [link]: http://www.docracy.com/ “Docracy – Free Legal Documents”

  • Twitter Introduces the Innovator’s Patent Agreement

    [Good news on this Tuesday morning:][link] >The IPA is a new way to do patent assignment that keeps control in the hands of engineers and designers. It is a commitment from Twitter to our employees that patents can only be used for defensive purposes. We will not use the patents from employees’ inventions in offensive…

  • How To Challenge a Wrongful YouTube Takedown

    [A helpful video by Know Your Meme.][link] Feel like I’m just reblogging Waxy today. [link]: http://blog.knowyourmeme.com/post/558728396/how-to-challenge-a-wrongful-youtube-takedown “Know Your Meme – How To Challenge a Wrongful YouTube Takedown…”

  • Mac Clone Maker Psystar sues Apple for Snow Leopard

    [You have to admire either their balls or their total disconnection from reality][link]. [link]: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/08/28/psystar_sues_apple_for_snow_leopard_exploding_iphones_update.html “AppleInsider | Psystar sues Apple for Snow Leopard; “exploding” iPhones update”

  • TechCrunch Reports last.fm DID Give User Data to the RIAA

    [More exactly, CBS (Last.fm’s parent company) got this user data by not telling Last.fm they were going to turn it over][link]. Last.fm responded to TechCrunch’s initial allegation with a blog post titled “[TechCrunch are full of shit][shit].” I wonder how Last.fm feel about the acquisition right now. [link]: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/22/deny-this-lastfm/ “Deny This, Last.fm” [shit]: http://blog.last.fm/2009/02/23/techcrunch-are-full-of-shit “Last.fm…

  • Evan Roth: Intellectual Property Asshole Competition

    [Evan has painted the Obama “HOPE” poster, and the original AP photo][link]. The first one to send him a cease-and-desist “wins.” [Previously][prev]. [link]: http://www.ni9e.com/ip-asshole.php “Evan Roth: Intellectual Property Asshole Competition” [prev]: http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/2009/03/11/the-obama-hope-poster-case-ap-strikes-back/ “The Obama “Hope” Poster Case — AP Strikes Back”

  • Square Enix shuts down Chrono fan game Crimson Echoes

    [Hey, Square, having a fan base that LOVES your stuff so much they’re willing to put in their own work and time (hundreds of hours) on what amounts to FREE PROMOTION for it][link]? That’s not a problem. That’s an incredible gift that you just shit on. Again. They had another opportunity like this a few…

  • Court Jails Pirate Bay Founders

    [I’m sure the appeals process will be long][link]: >Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty of breaking copyright law and were sentenced to a year in jail. > >They were also ordered to pay $4.5m (£3m) in damages. [link]: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8003799.stm “BBC NEWS | Technology | Court jails Pirate Bay…