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This Week In Techdirt History: November 27th - December 3rd

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Five Years Ago This week in 2017, we wrote about Ajit Pai’s big lie about net neutrality. His FCC had lots of little lies too, which was why the NY Attorney General was investigating how dead people submitted comments supporting the repeal. Comcast was also lying, of course, and promising that even though it spent […]

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Yes, Digital Books Do Wear Out; Stop Accepting Publishers Claims That They Don't

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There's a great post by Brewster Kahle on the Internet Archive blog with the title Digital Books wear out faster than Physical Books. He makes an important point about the work involved in providing and preserving digital books: The Internet Archive processes and reprocesses the books it has digitized as new optical character recognition technologies […]

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Des Moines Residents Will Shell Out $125,000 To Man Whose Phone Was Illegally Seized By Cops He Was Recording

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Denying qualified immunity to law enforcement officers who violate rights is a rarity. It doesn’t mean the sued cops lose. It just means they can’t dismiss the lawsuit. In theory, that means officers alleged to have violated rights will now make their case in front of a jury. But a cop facing a jury is […]

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Video Game Addiction Is Over, Says Chinese Video Game Addiction Regulator

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We should always be wary when a government entity charged with ending [insert issue here] declares said issue ended. We should be doubly wary when a Chinese government agency says anything about anything. So, it’s with a huge amount of skepticism that we greet this announcement by a Chinese regulator, which claims the thing it’s […]

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