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TechDirt offers $10k for new media-biz models

Mike Masnick, a firebrand for the pursuit of alternative business models in media distribution, is trying to pool new ideas to help artists support their work.

By October 12, 2011


Dirt cheap: Techdirt bets on 'free' business models

Mike Masnick of the blog Techdirt is one of the Web's most outspoken critics of copyright owners, but that doesn't stop him from trying to save them.

By September 13, 2009


Techdirt Greenhouse features demo from video-remix site

Michael Masnick, CEO of Techdirt, discusses how his event produces dialogue between Silicon Valley start-ups. Also, check out one of the demos from Jumpcut, an online video-remix and production suite.

November 1, 2007


Taxing music at the ISP level: Good idea or bad?

Techdirt thinks that it's a bad idea to require U.S. universities to pay a blanket license for their students' music downloads from file-sharing services. Here's why I disagree.

By December 5, 2008


Prince drops $22M copyright suit against Facebook fans

After alleging that 22 people linked to bootleg recordings of his concerts, the pop artist dismisses the far-fetched lawsuit.

By January 29, 2014


NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports

If a recently leaked document is any indication, the US National Security Agency -- or its UK counterpart -- appears to have put on a Google suit to gather intelligence.

By September 12, 2013


Keurig 2.0 brews up DRM to freeze out copycat cups

The brand's next generation of single-serve coffeemakers won't be brewing anything other than Keurig-approved pods.

By March 3, 2014


The honest ad your cable company will never make

Here's a satirical "ad" that aims to expose some of the inner thinking of your local cable company. Tagline: You won't like it and there's no other option.

By March 30, 2013


Snowden breaks silence in statements blasting U.S.

NSA whistleblower thanks the Ecuadorian government for arranging passage to Russia and says he remains committed to publishing information about PRISM.

By July 1, 2013


NASA gets Web host offer during shutdown -- from Russian pirates

Currently, the US government's online presence needs help. The world is offering assistance. Russia's Pirate Party is happy to host NASA's Web site, especially as this week is NASA's 55th birthday.

By October 7, 2013