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Supreme Court of Canada Decision Undermines Canada’s Collective Licensing System: A Parliamentary Fix is Needed

Hugh Stephens Blog

How an Olympic Victory Led to Plagiarism Allegations

Plagiarism Today

Though the name Anu Malik might not be especially well-known outside of India, within the country he is an accomplished music director with a three-decade career and is best-known for composing songs for Indian films.


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The trademark decathlon: 10 events to build a strong and protected brand

Erik K Pelton

This week is the decathlon at the Tokyo summer Olympics. It is one of my favorite events, because it is test of versatility and overall athleticism in track and field. To win, one must be well rounded and very good in all 10 events.

Picking Up Where Bill C-10 Left Off: The Canadian Government’s Non-Consultation on Online Harms Legislation

Michael Geist

The Canadian government released its plans yesterday for online harms legislation with a process billed as a consultation, but which is better characterized as an advisory notice, since there are few questions, options or apparent interest in hearing what Canadians think of the plans.

Announcing the 2021 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

I’m pleased to announce the 2021 edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. If I counted editions, this would be the 12th edition. The book is available as a PDF at Gumroad for $10, as a Kindle ebook for $9.99, and in hard copy at Amazon for $20.

Legal Pressure Mounts on Stream-Ripping Site


The music industry is convinced. Downloading music from public streaming services, YouTube in particular, is the greatest piracy threat to the industry. The RIAA and several key music labels are doing everything in their power to counter this menace.

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Legal Protection for the Software Arts — Part 4

JD Supra Law

To determine which computer program elements are copyrightable, the federal courts (which have exclusive jurisdiction over US copyright cases) commonly identify and analyze each of the program’s literal and non-literal elements under one of three principal tests: By: Kidon IP

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Creator Spotlight with Fine Artist Danielle Eubank

Copyright Alliance

This week we’d like to introduce you to Fine Artist Danielle Eubank. What was the inspiration behind becoming a creator? What do you enjoy most about the creative process? The […]. The post Creator Spotlight with Fine Artist Danielle Eubank appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on IPR: Tipping the Scales of Patent Law? Part I


Image with the text ‘open the gate’ (Image from here ). As is well known now, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce tabled its Report on the IPR regime in India last week. In about 150 pages the Report suggests a major reevaluation of the IP framework in the country.

Trademark registration works 24/7/365 to guard a brand in the USPTO database

Erik K Pelton

Trademark registration guards a brand in the USPTO database 24 / 7/ 365 when other people are research new brand name possibilities, and when examiner are reviewing new trademark applications for possible conflicts.

Understanding GitHub’s New DMCA Defense Fellowship

Plagiarism Today

On Tuesday, the Stanford Law School announced that it was launching a new GitHub Developer Rights Fellowship as part of its Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic.

[Video] Understanding NFTs and Their Legal Implications

JD Supra Law

Latham & Watkins lawyers discuss the emerging technology of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), including how they function and their various legal implications in the US, UK, and APAC.

Acquisition of Prince’s Disputed Estate is Key to Unlocking His Diverse IP Holdings

IP Close Up

Half of Prince’s sizeable estate was recently acquired from his heirs by the music and IP rights company, Primary Wave. That has not stopped the Continue reading.

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Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony is The First Mainstream 8K Rip on Pirate Sites


Attracting billions of eyeballs from all over the world, the Summer Olympics is the most watched sporting event. While sports achievements are the main focus, the opening ceremony attracts one of the biggest audiences. This was no different last Friday when the Tokyo 2020 officially opened.

Trademark on Product Design: Are these biscuit sticks functional


by Dennis Crouch. A potentially important product design trademark case is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court involving those chocolate covered bready-sticks. Ezaki Glico Kabushiki Kaisha v. Lotte International America Corp. Docket No. 20-1817 (Supreme Court 2021). .

Yet Another German Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

Germany is facing yet another major plagiarism scandal , this one involving Armin Laschet, who is the current Premier of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and is considered the front-runner to replace Angela Merkle as Chancellor of Germany if their Christian Democratic Union (CDU) retain power.

Last Week in the Federal Circuit (July 26-30): Sua sponte claim construction

JD Supra Law

The Federal Circuit has its August sitting this week—its last before September’s scheduled return to in-person arguments. Before taking the virtual bench for the final time, the Court issued six opinions last week.


Customs Intervention for IP in the Indian Sub-Continent


Intellectual Propriety (IP) rights holders are under the perpetual threat of counterfeit goods in the market that is growing exponentially with advancing technology and a surge in cross-border trade among countries.

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Y2Mate: Massive YouTube-Ripping Service Blocks US & UK Visitors


The status of YouTube as the most popular resource to stream free (or at least ad supported) music is a well-established fact.

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Cultural Misappropriation and Copyright Take Center Stage in #BlackTikTokStrike

Copyright Alliance

Last month, Black creators across TikTok started the #BlackTikTokStrike, protesting what many would describe as the cultural misappropriation of Black art by white social media influencers. Specifically, Black dancers and […].

3 Count: Finally Settled

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Cox Settles Dispute with BMG, Rightscorp Over Copyright Notices.

Latest Federal Court Cases - August 2021

JD Supra Law

Qualcomm Inc. Intel Corp., Appeal Nos. 2020-1589, et al. July 27, 2021)? - In the only precedential patent decision issued by the Federal Circuit this week, the Court addressed ?again again the due process and statutory right of parties in IPR proceedings to have notice and an ?opportunity

IPSC: Copyright & Trademark


Panel 2 – Copyright Enforcement: Faye Fangfei Wang, Resolving Copyright-related Cases Over the Internet with the Assistance of Artificial Intelligence in Europe Automated notice and takedown/Content ID with appeal mechanism as an example of how the new European rules are supposed to work.

US Lawmakers Suggest That Piracy is Part of Twitter’s Business Model


Under US law, online service providers need to respond to takedown notices. In addition, they have to implement a meaningful policy to terminate accounts of repeat infringers. Many of the large social media platforms stick to these rules.

The Importance of Comprehensive Prior Art Analysis

Taking a deep dive into relevant prior art is an essential part of the innovation lifecycle. Thorough prior art analysis guides your business’s IP strategy, from competitive intelligence to resource.

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3 Count: Tackling Twitter

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Twitter Is Turning a Blind Eye to Music Copyright Infringement, Group of U.S. Reps Says.

Silvergate Pharms. Inc. v. Bionpharma Inc.

JD Supra Law

Case Name: Silvergate Pharms. Bionpharma Inc., 18-1962-LPS, 19-1067-LPS, 2021 WL 1751148 (D. 29, 2021) (Stark, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Epaned® (enalapril maleate); U.S. Patents Nos. 10,039,745 (“the ’745 patent”) and 10,153,987 (“the ’987 patent”). By: Robins Kaplan LLP

Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on IPR: Tipping the Scales of Patent Law? Part II


Image with the text ‘open the gate’ (Image from here ). In the first part of this post, I had covered the Parliamentary Standing Committee’s Report recommendations on amendments to Section 3 of the Patents Act.

EDTX & NDTX Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2021

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

This month’s EDTX & NDTX Wrap-Up summarizes two decisions from the Eastern District of Texas that issued in late June and in July. In the first decision, Judge Schroeder addresses the scope of IPR estoppel related to system art.

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BREIN Pulled 466 Pirate Sites and Services Offline Last Year


When it comes to civil anti-piracy enforcement, BREIN is without a doubt one of the best-known players in the industry. The group, which receives support from Hollywood and other content industries, has shuttered hundreds of smaller sites and services in recent history.

3 Count: Instagram the Olympics

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Jamaica Olympian Elaine Thompson-Herah Booted From Instagram Over Copyright Violations.

Recent Rulings on IPR Estoppel

JD Supra Law

First, a bit of background. Inter-Partes Review (IPR) estoppel applies to “any ground that the petitioner raised or reasonably could have raised during that inter partes review.” 35 U.S.C. § 315(e). In 2018, The Shaw decision (Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Automated Creel Systems, Inc., 817 F.3d

Is Copyright’s “Server Test” on Life Support?

Copyright Lately

Instagram fights a class action in California, while a New York court rejects a settled embedding defense. Is it time to think about life after the server test?

An Initial Look at Washington’s New Anti-SLAPP Statute

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Washington’s anti-SLAPP statute was struck down by the Washington State Supreme Court in May 2015. Effective July 25, 2021, Washington has a new anti-SLAPP statute.