This Week In Techdirt History: May 15th – 21st


from the time’s-arrow dept

Five Years In the past

This 7 days in 2017, the NSA was pushing for a sleek renewal of Area 702 while far more specifics have been uncovered about the process, and much more info was rising on the agency’s abuse of other packages. Meanwhile, we appeared at the FCC’s attempts to make web neutrality supporters look unreasonable, even even though it was obvious that most people help web neutrality. Of class, the company wouldn’t pay attention to the commenters and in the end voted to begin dismantling the rules. This was also the 7 days that the MP3 began to exit patent safety, primary a good deal of news shops to fall for a foolish trick by the patent holder (which terminated its licensing software devoid of mentioning why) and start eulogizing about how “the MP3 is dead”.

10 Several years Back

This week in 2012, the fearmongering about cybersecurity to push CISPA appeared to be operating really well on the community. ICE and the DOJ had been tying themselves in knots hoping to argue for area forfeiture in the Rojadirecta situation, Tv set network executives have been considering the argument that skipping commercials is illegal, and some courts seemed to be acting as though SOPA experienced handed. This was also the 7 days that we realized the FBI was searching into a minimal technology with an unsure long run named Bitcoin.

Fifteen Many years Back

This week in 2007 there was considerably chatter about MySpace, with the Defense Section indicating it and YouTube ended up consuming up as well substantially bandwidth, and condition politicians continuing meaningless grandstanding towards it and forcing the corporation to explain how the regulation is effective to condition prosecutors. An appeals court docket built an vital copyright ruling in the Ideal 10 scenario, saying Google’s thumbnails have been honest use, and a bunch of copyright organizations got with each other to form The Copyright Alliance. This was also the 7 days of an crucial ruling that established a person of the noteworthy limits on Segment 230 protections.

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