Michael Masnick MBA
- Homepage: http://www.techdirt.com/tdci.php?p=about
February 2007: "Mike is the visionary behind Techdirt, building up the core idea into reality and recruiting the management team. In addition to providing the strategic direction for the company, Mike oversees all editorial aspects of the Techdirt's public and customer sites. Mike's insight into the realms of business and technology are the basis for his frequent posts to the award winning Techdirt blog. The widely followed, often quoted blog was launched in 1997. Prior to founding Techdirt Inc., Mike worked in business development and marketing at Release Software, an e-commerce startup, and in marketing at Intel. Mike has a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and an MBA -- both from Cornell University."http://www.techdirt.com/tdci.php?p=about
Role Name Type Last Updated Student/Trainee (past or present) Cornell University Organization Feb 16, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Intel Corporation Organization Feb 16, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Techdirt Organization Feb 16, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 17, 2012 Patent Trolls Causing Serious Problems For Startups
QUOTE: although large companies tend to dominate patent headlines, most unique defendants to troll suits are small....To the extent patent demands tax innovation, then, they appear to do so regressively, with small companies targeted more as unique defendants , and paying more in time, money and operational impact, relative to their size, than large firms.
Techdirt Dec 08, 2011 Breaking News: Feds Falsely Censor Popular Blog For Over A Year, Deny All Due Process, Hide All Details...
QUOTE: The US government has effectively admitted that it totally screwed up and falsely seized & censored a non-infringing domain of a popular blog, having falsely claimed that it was taking part in criminal copyright infringement. Then, after trying to hide behind a totally secretive court process with absolutely no due process whatsoever...
Techdirt May 11, 2010 Amazon Spying On Your Ebook Highlighting
QUOTE: ...Amazon will now remotely upload and store the user notes and highlights you take on your Kindle, which it then compiles into "popular highlights."
Techdirt Mar 02, 2010 Bogus Copyright Claim Silences Yet Another Larry Lessig YouTube Presentation
QUOTE: Nearly a year ago, we wrote about how a YouTube presentation done by well known law professor (and strong believer in fair use and fixing copyright law), Larry Lessig, had been taken down, because his video, in explaining copyright and fair use and other such things, used a snippet of a Warner Music song to demonstrate a point...Amazingly enough, it appears that almost the exact same thing has happened again.
Techdirt Feb 15, 2007 DMCA Takedown For Professor Showing How Copyright Owners Exaggerate Their Rights
QUOTE: A law professor puts up a short clip for educational purposes (fair use allows both short clips and educational uses of content) for the sake of showing how the NFL exaggerates its copyright control -- and the NFL responds by then sending a DMCA takedown notice...
Techdirt Feb 11, 2007 Link by Link: Can Common Sense Be Legislated?
QUOTE: “The problem isn’t cellphone use; it’s stupid people who can’t figure out when is and when isn’t a good time to talk on the phone. Making the activity illegal won’t alleviate the problems their stupidity will cause.”
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