May 19, 2024

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

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5 Yrs In the past

This 7 days in 2017, the NSA was pushing for a sleek renewal of Portion 702 while more facts had been exposed about the approach, and extra details was emerging on the agency’s abuse of other systems. In the meantime, we appeared at the FCC’s initiatives to make net neutrality supporters feel unreasonable, even nevertheless it was very clear that most people help net neutrality. Of course, the company wouldn’t listen to the commenters and finally voted to start out dismantling the procedures. This was also the week that the MP3 started to exit patent defense, major a whole lot of information stores to drop for a foolish trick by the patent holder (which terminated its licensing application with out mentioning why) and begin eulogizing about how “the MP3 is dead”.

Ten Yrs In the past

This week in 2012, the fearmongering about cybersecurity to push CISPA seemed to be operating very effectively on the public. ICE and the DOJ have been tying themselves in knots seeking to argue for area forfeiture in the Rojadirecta situation, Television community executives were being contemplating the argument that skipping commercials is illegal, and some courts appeared to be performing as even though SOPA experienced handed. This was also the week that we discovered the FBI was hunting into a tiny engineering with an unsure potential identified as Bitcoin.

Fifteen Yrs Back

This week in 2007 there was significantly chatter about MySpace, with the Protection Section saying it and YouTube were being taking in up way too a lot bandwidth, and condition politicians continuing meaningless grandstanding in opposition to it and forcing the organization to clarify how the legislation functions to point out prosecutors. An appeals court designed an essential copyright ruling in the Great 10 situation, expressing Google’s thumbnails ended up truthful use, and a bunch of copyright corporations obtained collectively to variety The Copyright Alliance. This was also the 7 days of an crucial ruling that produced just one of the noteworthy limits on Segment 230 protections.

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