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This Week In Techdirt History: October 9th – 15th

This Week In Techdirt History: October 9th – 15th

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Five Several years Ago

This week in 2017, a proposed bill would have exempted Customs and Border Safety from FOIA compliance until eventually reporting on the concern obtained the trouble mounted, the DOJ was combating in opposition to a FOIA lawsuit and arguing that not even the courts have any appropriate to question the administration’s handling of data, and the Treasury Office grew to become the most up-to-date government entity to be accused of domestic spying. The Supreme Courtroom left some troubling CFAA rulings in location, though we noticed the preliminary filing of the lawsuit that has now hit SCOTUS regarding social media platforms and terrorist articles. Also, this was the week that the New York Times revealed the horrifying tale that would bring down Harvey Weinstein, and the now-disgraced film mogul instantly threatened authorized action.

Ten Yrs In the past

This 7 days in 2012, the New York Occasions was taking on the broken patent technique, which include the revelation that the former yr Google and Apple had put in additional on patents than on exploration and development. The RIAA’s hottest deployment of bogus math was to make the insane assert that there had been a 41% drop in the quantity of musicians, when copyright maximalists were being attempting to assert that the Google guide scanning settlement was a big gain for copyright, even as yet another court was finding that guide scanning was of course truthful use. In the meantime, a British isles anti-piracy team was previously complaining that the country’s new anti-piracy regulation didn’t go much more than enough, and Hollywood had its eyes on New Zealand where by it was wining and eating politicians to rally support for the TPP.

Fifteen Decades In the past

This week in 2007, victims of the Apple update that infamously bricked a bunch of iPhones filed a course motion lawsuit in opposition to the corporation, even though some frivolous-but-amusing lawsuits against Google were swiftly dismissed. Marshall, Texas was nonetheless creating its title as the ideal spot to file patent lawsuits, when we pointed out how phone calls to boost the amount of patent examiners wouldn’t take care of the broken technique, and the whole patent reform struggle was descending into farce. This was also the week that we noticed the 1st appearance of an great sarcastic phrase for the many bogus lawful attacks on progressive upstart companies: “felony interference with a company model”.

In The Beginning…

This week’s situation of Up To Day, the publication predecessor to Techdirt, went out on October 11th, 1997 with several objects including a lot of data about Home windows and a temporary mention of the ongoing ’90s edition of the crypto wars.

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