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The Rise of Reverse Plagiarism in Research

Plagiarism Today

Increasingly, researchers are finding that they're victims of reverse plagiarism. Where their name is added to works didn't contribute to. The post The Rise of Reverse Plagiarism in Research appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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25 Branding Tips

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video 25 Branding Tips. As we celebrate our 25th year, I am excited to share 25 branding tips with you: Choose a creative name – it’s the foundation you begin with to build a bold brand. Begin with a clearance search to make sure that any new name is available. Register your trademark. Be sure to file early to help build more protection.

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Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Beyond Paradise

Plagiarism Today

Beyond Paradise is a spinoff of the popular UK TV series Death in Paradise. How does this cozy mystery tackle plagiarism? The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Beyond Paradise appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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The CRTC and Online Streaming: Money Now; Details Later

Hugh Stephens Blog

Photo: Author The first shoe has dropped for foreign online music and video streamers in Canada, at least those generating more than $25 million a year in “contribution revenues” from the Canadian market.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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Google, Cloudflare & Cisco Will Poison DNS to Stop Piracy Block Circumvention

TorrentFreak

In France, where laws were introduced with site-blocking and similar anti-piracy measures already baked in, entertainment giant Canal+ seems intent on taking full advantage. Like similar broadcasters with lucrative sports rights to exploit, Canal+ has a subset of viewers who prefer to consume from pirate sources which charge much less, or even nothing at all.

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[Video] The Briefing: Scarlett Johansson vs Chat GPT What the Legal Claims Would Look Like

JD Supra Law

Did Scarlett Johansson's voice inspire 'Sky'? Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg of Weintraub Tobin unpack the controversy between Scarlett Johansson and OpenAI's Chat GPT. Explore potential legal claims and the intricacies of voice rights in AI on this episode of The Briefing.

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Punctuation Trademarks

Erik K Pelton

In this episode, Erik shares insights and examples of how punctuation can be used in a trademark. The post Punctuation Trademarks appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. In this episode, Erik shares insights and examples of how punctuation can be used in a trademark.

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Transparency in Copyright and Artificial Intelligence

Copyright Alliance

Transparency is an essential element of an AI ecosystem that is developed and used in a responsible, respectful, and ethical manner. Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has raised so many issues […] The post Transparency in Copyright and Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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TorrentGalaxy Goes Offline With Mysterious Message to Users

TorrentFreak

In little over five years, TorrentGalaxy has grown out to become a leading player in the torrent ecosystem. The site originally set out to ‘ bridge the gap ‘ between torrent and streaming sites, but it became much more than that. With a dedicated group of uploaders and an active community, TorrentGalaxy provided a safe haven for many avid torrenters.

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Infographic | What we have learned from playing softball

Olartemoure Blog

For our firm, softball is not just a sport. It is part of a yearly ritual in which the whole firm comes together. We compete in a softball match that, throughout the years, has taught us valuable lessons we see reflected in our daily lives at the office. HERE WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME OF THESE: team spirit Softball has taught us that success is built as a team.

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IPO Diversity in Innovation Toolkit

Women and diverse employees have the technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts.This toolkit can help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.

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3 Count: Sunday Ticket

Plagiarism Today

Appeals court upholds decision about meme infringement, Indonesia targets Telegram piracy and NFL facing trial over Sunday Ticket costs. The post 3 Count: Sunday Ticket appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Beware of trademark renewal scam from “Trademark Renewal Service” in Philadelphia, PA

Erik K Pelton

A client forwarded me a recent letter about renewing their trademark registration from Trademark Renewal Services with an address at 1229 Chestnut Street, Front 1 #449 Philadelphia, PA 19107 See the image of their mailing below. The document could easily be mistaken as coming from the government – the name, the look and feel of the document, the registration number.

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A Trademark Dispute Plays Out Before the NAD

JD Supra Law

Planting Hope had a registration for the RIGHTRICE trademark, but that registration was canceled in January 2024 by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in a default judgment proceeding after Planting Hope failed to respond to a petition for cancellation. Planting Hope filed a motion to set aside the default judgment, but kept using the registered trademark symbol while that proceeding was pending.

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Plex Cracks Down on Media Server ‘Hacks’

TorrentFreak

Plex is a multifunctional media software and service that allows users to easily access all of their entertainment in one place. Whether movies, music, TV shows, or photos, Plex can organize and index, making the content ready to stream on a wide variety of supported devices. Plex can be used for curating home videos or enriching purchased media with metadata, for example, which can be stored on the media server.

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Federal Circuit Issues Mixed Ruling on Trade Secret Misappropriation of Blood Analyzer

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), on June 11, 2024, affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part a U.S. district court ruling surrounding an alleged trade secret misappropriation. In 2014, Alifax, a company that specialized in producing clinical instruments, filed a lawsuit against Alcor Scientific (“Alcor”), which operated in the same general area of clinical development, alleging trade secret misappropriation under the Rhode Island Uniform Trade Secrets Act (RIUTSA).

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3 Count: Pirate Advertising

Plagiarism Today

Google sued by publishers over pirate ads, a news website sued by a photographer and Content ID handled a billion claims in 6 months. The post 3 Count: Pirate Advertising appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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From conceptual art to AI: On the Druet/Cattelan dispute and authorship of works made by someone other than the “author”

The IPKat

La Nona Ora When it comes to contemporary art, I must admit at the outset that there are fewer artists who I find more enticing, fun and provocative than Maurizio Cattelan [see here for the recent Comedian dispute in the US]. Having disclosed this “conflict” on my side, a few days ago the Paris Court of Appeal ruled (5 juin 2024 Cour d'appel de Paris RG n° 22/14922) in a dispute seeing, on the one hand and as defendant, Cattelan himself and, on the other hand and as claimant/appellant, sculptor

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IP Forecast: Cooley Atty Faces DQ Bid Over Past Patent Work

IP Law 360

A prominent Cooley LLP lawyer will face questions next week in a Philadelphia courtroom over her work a decade ago at her former firm defending a cloud software startup that is now suing a Cooley client. Here's a spotlight on that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.

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Piracy Shield 2: Just When IPTV Pirates Thought it Was Safe

TorrentFreak

New law passed in Italy last year gave powerful football rightsholders and broadcasters a blank slate to implement a blocking system seen nowhere else in Europe. No laborious court processes, no judicial oversight, and unlike the ISPs compelled by law to implement their blocking instructions, no financial penalties for getting things wrong either. Whether these freedoms contributed towards the laundry list of errors, PR blunders, source code leaks, and resentment among some ISPs, is hard to quan

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The shopping dead (Best of 2016)

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted 2016-12-20 14:56:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Originally posted March 21, 2016. Says Pamela Chestek, of the Property, intangible® blog: I haven’t written about “zombie” or “heritage” marks in a long time. So when she does, we don’t want to miss it! Here’s the story. As usual, I copy copiously from Pamela, who doesn’t […] The post The shopping dead (Best of 2016) appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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3 New and Interesting Cases Before the Copyright Claims Board

Plagiarism Today

The Copyright Claims Board is about to turn two. As such, we're taking a look at three new and interesting cases being heard by it. The post 3 New and Interesting Cases Before the Copyright Claims Board appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Government Court Filing on Bill C-11: “The Act Does Allow For the Regulation of User-Uploaded Programs on Social Media Services”

Michael Geist

The public outcry over the Online Streaming Act is largely in the rear view mirror as the law is now at the CRTC facing years of regulatory and court battles. Last week, the Commission issued its first major ruling on mandated payments by Internet streaming services, a decision that, as I’ve written and discussed , is likely to increase consumer costs with limited benefit to the film and television sector.

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Biz Defends $525M Data Storage Patent Win Against Amazon

IP Law 360

Efforts by Amazon to dislodge a $525 million jury verdict are too late and amount to sour grapes, a small Chicago software company that won the amount has told an Illinois federal court.

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ACE Subpoenas Target IPTV Services, Piracy Apps, and Streaming Portals

TorrentFreak

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment ( ACE ), arguably the world’s most active anti-piracy coalition, is backed by dozens of major rightsholders. The group is largely managed by the Motion Picture Association, which has requested many DMCA subpoenas on its behalf over the past few years. New Subpoena Round After the MPA’s former Chief of Global Content Protection Jan Van Voorn left for a new opportunity , ACE went quiet on the subpoena front.

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Meeting Educational Standards & Building Real-World Relevance with Authentic Content

Velocity of Content

While standards-aligned curriculum remains vital, educators are increasingly seeking culturally responsive, personalized resources to meet the diverse needs of their students. This shift reflects a dynamic educational landscape where flexibility and relevance are key, especially considering challenges such as pandemic-related learning loss. CCC hosted an expert panel of educators to discuss the importance of authentic content and the role it can play in K-12 education.

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Sour Grapes: Big Media Lobby Wants to Squash the New Collective Responsible For Administering Google’s $100 Million Online News Act Money

Michael Geist

Late last month, I wrote about the behind-the-scenes battle over the selection of a collective to administer and allocate Google’s annual $100 million to news outlets as part of its Bill C-18 deal with the government. I reported that there were two proposals: the Online News Media Collective, a big media consortium led by News Media Canada (NMC), the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), and the CBC, which was pitted against the Canadian Journalism Collective , a proposal spearheaded by a

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Playing Chess Makes Me A Better Lawyer

IP Law 360

There are many ways that chess skills translate directly into lawyer skills, but for me, the bigger career lessons go beyond the direct parallels — playing chess has shown me the value of seeing gradual improvement in and focusing deep concentration on a nonwork endeavor, says attorney Steven Fink.

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Denuvo Owner Shuts Down Clone Sites, Perpertrators Seem Up For a Chase

TorrentFreak

Mirror and clone sites were once deployed to keep popular sites alive as they imploded under the weight of their own popularity and ensuing traffic. The strategy was famously deployed around Suprnova, one of the original torrent giants. Given how often the whole site went down, unable to cope with unprecedented success, in hindsight it was given an unintentionally appropriate name.

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The Supreme Court Update - June 14, 2024

JD Supra Law

On Thursday, June 13, the Supreme Court of the United States issued three decisions: FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, No. 23-235: This case involves an attempt to rescind the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) past approval of, and subsequent regulation over, mifepristone as an abortion medication.

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3 Count: VFX Settlement

Plagiarism Today

VFX company settles with Paramount, Japanese mayoral candidate accused of infringing copyright and Strike 3 has filed 132 cases in Hawaii. The post 3 Count: VFX Settlement appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Effect of Non-Registration of a Partnership Firm

IP and Legal Filings

INTRODUCTION According to the Partnership Act of 1932, a partnership is a connection involving two or more people who decide to split the earnings made from operating a business. These people are known as partners and are called as a “firm” when they are all called as such. Although the Companies Act of 2013 requires registering, the Partnership Act has no such need for partnerships companies.

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Amazon Slams Co.'s Bid For $180M Interest On $525M IP Win

IP Law 360

Amazon urged an Illinois federal judge Thursday to reject software company Kove IO Inc.'s demand for $180 million in interest and fees on top of a $525 million infringement verdict relating to cloud data storage patents, arguing Kove delayed bringing its case for years since it sought to start a business venture with Amazon.

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German ISPs Block Romslab Due to Widespread Game Piracy

TorrentFreak

Three years ago, German Internet providers agreed to voluntarily block the most egregious pirate sites. The ISPs teamed up with copyright holders and launched the “Clearing Body for Copyright on the Internet” ( CUII ), which is now responsible for handing down blocking ‘orders’. While CUII doesn’t rely on court judgments, there is some form of oversight.

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The Campaign to Defend Generative AI

The Illusion of More

I have not written steadily about AI and copyright because, frankly, it’s exhausting. Not quite as exhausting as watching the state of the Republic overall, but almost as relentlessly incoherent and repetitive. For instance, Winston Cho for the Hollywood Reporter describes a PR and lobbying campaign by the tech coalition Chamber of Progress to defend […] The post The Campaign to Defend Generative AI appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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Success Kid: Copyright, Fair Use and Memes

Plagiarism Today

The Eighth Circuit has upheld a jury verdict finding that the commercial use of a meme was not fair use. However, it's not a complete win. The post Success Kid: Copyright, Fair Use and Memes appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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