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Mike Masnick
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today in bold spammers a comment spammer set up an account on techdirt to try to spam us but misspelled the co
Today in bold spammers. A comment spammer set up an account on Techdirt to try to spam us, but *misspelled* the company he was trying to spam in his username. So now he's asking us to "fix" the misspelling for him...
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Mike Masnick
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but people who supported insisted that as long as you say don t block legit content it magically stops filters
But people who supported #Article13 insisted that as long as you *say* "don't block legit content" it magically stops filters from blocking legit content. https://t.co/m24dNGyFjp
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Mike Masnick
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our official company name is floor64 inc don t ask why and a few years back we somehow got added to some sort
Our official company name is "Floor64, Inc." (don't ask why) and a few years back we somehow got added to some sort of list, so I get *daily* emails about the "flooring" industry, and we get multiple "flooring" catalogs every month. Today, I got an email...
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Mike Masnick
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how publishers try to pretend public domain works are still protected under copyright was reading a beatrix po
How publishers try to pretend public domain works are still protected under copyright. Was reading a Beatrix Potter book to my kid over the weekend and noticed this utter bullshit on the publication page. It's public domain work that the publisher is pretending is still protected
Mike Masnick
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for fans of the podcast who should we have or have back again on the podcast for non fans of the podcast who s
For fans of the @techdirt podcast, who should we have (or have back again) on the podcast? For non-fans of the @techdirt podcast, who should we have on that would make you a fan of the podcast?
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Mike Masnick
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if your concern is monopolies that s a problem for antitrust targeted at the monopolist which is exactly what
@NetopiaEU @thDigitalReaderI @riScorpianf your concern is monopolies, that's a problem for antitrust targeted at the monopolist (which is exactly what is already happening in the EU). That has literally *nothing* to do with the CD, which targets EVERYONE ELSE.
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
just the opening of this dumb pitch should make copyright experts twitch involuntarily it gets worse from ther
Just the opening of this dumb pitch should make copyright experts twitch involuntarily... It gets worse from there.
Mike Masnick
mmasnick
definition of bad pr pitching me on an exciting story about some idiot advocating for expanding copyright in a
Definition of bad PR: Pitching me on an "exciting" story about some idiot advocating for "expanding" copyright in a way that I've explained for years would be disastrous, and including in your pitch how "obvious" this solution is for making a better world.
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
you re correct it s just copyright so why are you demanding that every site in the universe invest in expensiv
@NetopiaEU @riScorpianYou're correct. It's just copyright. So why are you demanding that every site in the universe invest in expensive, useless censorship machines that won't actually help artist make any more money?
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
so do i say something to the company i didn t ask for a t shirt i wasn t expecting a t shirt i wasn t expectin
So... do I say something to the company? I didn't ask for a t-shirt. I wasn't expecting a t-shirt. I wasn't expecting anything. I just wanted to give them feedback. But now that they told me I was going to get a t-shirt, I was kind of looking forward to it. #dilemma
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Mike Masnick
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11 days ago devin nunes voted for a house amendment saying free speech should be protected today he sued an in
11 days ago Devin Nunes voted for a House Amendment saying "free speech should be protected." Today he sued an internet cow for saying mean things about him online.
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
the 9 minutes between trump s transgender tweets this morning left pentagon officials wondering if we d bombed
The 9 minutes between Trump's transgender tweets this morning left Pentagon officials wondering if we'd bombed N. Korea. WTF.
Mike Masnick
mmasnick
this story of the police trying to dig into philando castile s girlfriend s facebook account for dirt is nuts
This story of the police trying to dig into Philando Castile's girlfriend's Facebook account for dirt is *nuts*:https://t.co/cBxDC8wLvG
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
um you don t want to miss the plot twist at the end of this thread really
Um. You don't want to miss the plot twist at the end of this thread. Really. https://t.co/Ey9cBc98lf
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
geniuses at universal asked google to remove for piracy
Geniuses at Universal asked Google to "remove" http://127.0.0.1 for piracy. https://t.co/121a6B3D3C
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
software eats your office
Software eats your office:
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
remember when you could just screw in a new lightbulb without having to worry about the servers being too over
Remember when you could just screw in a new lightbulb without having to worry about the servers being too overloaded to turn on your lights? https://t.co/97kx5UMkmu
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
our statement on the lawsuit that s been filed against us
Our statement on the lawsuit that's been filed against us: https://t.co/NzfnQvmJ2L
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
the thread leading up to this tweet is what makes twitter all sorts of wonderful no matter its other faults
The thread leading up to this tweet is what makes Twitter all sorts of wonderful, no matter its other faults. https://t.co/IEo83NGH65
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Mike Masnick
mmasnick
nice work nbcolympics nbc olympics you numbskulls did a copyright takedown on your own damn picture
Nice work, @NBCOlympics @nbc @Olympics. You numbskulls did a copyright takedown on your own damn picture.
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