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3 Count: Greenleaf

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Appellate Court Affirms Oprah Winfrey’s Victory in Memoir Writer’s Copyright Lawsuit Over ‘Greenleaf’ Show.

Third Circuit Declares Copyright Independence for Fireworks Systems–Pyrotechnics v. XFX

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This case involves copyright protection for fireworks systems–a relevant topic for July 4th! Pyrotechnics (under the “FireOne” brand) claims to be the “world leader in digital pyrotechnic firing systems.”


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Who the Copyright Claims Board May Help the Most

Plagiarism Today

Earlier this month, the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) began accepting cases. The long sought after copyright small claims court , the CCB can hear cases where the damages are less than $15,000 per work or $30,000 in total.

Two Big Wins for Site Blocking as a Means to Counteract Online Content Piracy

Hugh Stephens Blog

Site blocking—aka disabling access to copyright infringing websites and services—continues to gain wider acceptance as a useful tool in the fight against online content piracy.

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.

Supreme Court: File-Sharing Platform Must Block Search Terms to Stop Piracy


To the global audience Ulož.to may not be a household name but in the Czech Republic, it is huge. The file-sharing and hosting service has millions of users and is listed among the 40 most-visited websites in the country. In addition, its mobile apps are frequently used as well.

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Another Court Says Section 230 Applies to Retweeting–Holmok v. Burke

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Holmok teaches at Lakewood High School. Virag tweeted: “When I was in his engineering class, I had been a part of a few reports filed against him. Some being racial and some being sexist. Nothing was ever done.” ” Burke retweeted Virag’s tweet and added “@Lakewood_LHS.”

Kevin Kruse and the Peak Political Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

On the surface, the plagiarism allegations against Kevin Kruse are pedestrian. .

The TRIPS Waiver: What Does it Mean to Change the Rules of the Game?

IP Watchdog

A terrible idea – wayward and ill-conceived, criticized by all economic, political and geopolitical fronts – has come to fruition. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) TRIPs waiver on patents related to COVID-19 vaccines will disincentivize the entire industry from investing in vaccine production.

Megaupload Pair Convicted: The Specific Crimes They Admitted in Detail


Ten years is a long period of time in anyone’s life so when former Megaupload executives Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk spotted a light at the end of the tunnel, they understandably took it.

What Information Becomes Public in a Trademark Application?

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video What Information Becomes Public in a Trademark Application? An important topic that I get asked about frequently is, “What information from my trademark filing will be public?”

Spotlight on online gaming

JD Supra Law

There is no need to say that online gaming has conquered the world and certainly will shape the future.

3 Count: False Takedown

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Bungie Sues Destiny 2 Fraudulent DMCA Takedowns Sender For $7.6m.

Amazon Brand Protection Report Details Major Anticounterfeiting Investments But Small Businesses Want Stronger Policing Against Knock-Offs

IP Watchdog

Earlier this month, e-commerce giant issued its latest Brand Protection Report detailing steps taken by the tech titan to reduce the tide of counterfeit products being sold to consumers around the globe.

Piracy Domains Seized By US Because Verisign & GoDaddy Are American


Last week, Brazilian law enforcement agencies announced a new wave of Operation 404.

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The Amendment to the IT Rules, 2021: Part 1 – Locked, Loaded, and Aimed at the Intermediaries


We’re pleased to bring our readers a 2 part guest post series by Surabhi Pande and Devvrat Joshi, on the recently proposed draft amendments to the IT Rules, 2021 (which were released on 6th June, 2022).

U.S. Departments of Treasury and State Expand Sanctions To Restrict Russia’s Access to Services and Economics and Combat Evasion and Backfill Activities

JD Supra Law

On June 28, 2022, the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) and the U.S.

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3 Count: House Party

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: BET Must Face Copyright Claim Over ‘House Party’ Web Show.

This Week in Washington IP: Potential Impacts of the Copyright Claims Board, Developments in AI Tech and the USPTO’s Inaugural AI/ET Partnership Meeting

IP Watchdog

This week in Washington IP news, subcommittee hearings at the U.S. House of Representatives will explore the leading role that Michigan has taken in addressing cybersecurity risks in state and local governments, as well as ways to promote data privacy despite the growth of biometric tracking systems.

Pirate Site Blocking Expands to Kenya with Landmark Court Order


Over the years, copyright holders have tried a multitude of measures to curb online piracy, with varying levels of success. Site blocking has emerged as one of the preferred solutions.

My Periscope with Adam Townsend

Likelihood of Confusion

?LIVE: Discussing social media, the suppression of dissent and legal asymmetrical warfare with lawyer @RonColeman Please join us now and please ask questions ? link] — Adam Townsend (@adamscrabble) September. The post My Periscope with Adam Townsend appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Supreme Court Denies Cert in American Axle

JD Supra Law

Hermès’ Challenge of ‘MetaBirkin’ NFTs Foretells Future Trademark Litigation Trends

IP Watchdog

There are not many trademark cases that are of equal interest to high fashion, the art world and cutting-edge tech. The ongoing “MetaBirkin” lawsuit is unusual, however, in that it involves a designer brand and two of the latest, trending topics – non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse.

A Textbook Life, By An Author

Velocity of Content

When Dr. Laura Berk began writing her first textbook on child development, her work followed her home from the classroom at Illinois State University. There was research and writing to do, of course, and there were her own children to care for and learn from.

A Conversation Between Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid and Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter About the Copyright Claims Board

Copyright Alliance

With the launch of the new Copyright Claims Board (or CCB) on June 16 within the U.S. Copyright Office, Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid spoke with Register of Copyrights Shira […].

Negative Claim Elements and the Importance of Complete Patent Disclosures: How Novartis Lost a $2.8 Billion Drug to Generic Drug Makers

JD Supra Law

On June 21, 2022, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s s patent for a method of treating multiple sclerosis with fingolimod (Gilenya®) was held invalid for lack of written description under 35 U.S.C. § 112(a).

How Romania’s Prime Minister was “Cleared” of Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

In January 2022, just months after taking the role of Prime Minister in Romania, Nicolae Ciuc? faced a significant plagiarism scandal. According to reporter Emilia ?ercan ercan (link in Romanian), some 42 pages of Ciuc?’s

Good Faith Doctrine and NFTs – How a Bored Ape NFT Dilemma May Present Unique Copyright and Contract Issues

IP Watchdog

Can something called a “Bored Ape” be embodied in a non-fungible token (NFT) and be associated with smart contracts? How could this present unique and challenging issues regarding copyright law?

How to Look Good at the Cost of Your Successor (Please Don’t!)–Part 3

Christopher Roser

This is the last of my three posts on how to benefit at the cost of your successor. And again, please don’t. This is more of a warning on how to damage the plant for the benefit of the manager. And again, I hope rather than someone using this as a to-do list, someone uses. Read more.


Will California Eliminate Anonymous Web Browsing? (Comments on CA AB 2273, The Age-Appropriate Design Code Act)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

I’m continuing my coverage of dangerous Internet bills in the California legislature. This job is especially challenging during an election year, when legislators rally behind the “protect the kids” mantra to pursue bills that are likely to hurt, or at least not help, kids.

Update on biosimilars in Canada – June 2022

JD Supra Law

We provide a further update on developments regarding biosimilars in Canada (approvals, pending submissions, litigation, regulatory, market access and competition) since our last update in October 2021. By: Smart & Biggar

Occupying trademark

Likelihood of Confusion

So eventually all the “big trademark stories” catch up to you, even if you try to avoid them as you would try to avoid … certain assemblies of people in. The post Occupying trademark appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Must See Documentary: The Way the Music Died: Why You Should #DitchSpotify

The Trichordist

A must-see documentary about the cultural rot and corrosive power of the Spotify monopoly. artist revenue streams Chris Castle Music Streaming Spotify Spotify Strike streaming meltdown #DitchSpotify

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CRTC Ruling Signals How Bill C-11 Could Be Used To Regulate Internet Content

Michael Geist

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