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What Mr. Beast’s Squid Game Video Says About Originality

Plagiarism Today

Beast, real name Jimmy Donaldson, is a YouTuber who has earned a reputation for his massive giveaways, massive projects and expensive stunts. However, one of his most recent videos has been drawing some criticism over allegations that it is plagiarizing its source material.

Another Poke in the Eye for Authors and Publishers from New Zealand’s Libraries

Hugh Stephens Blog


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Historic $130m+ Patent Infringement Award Against the United States of America

Intellectual Property Law Blog

A Sheppard Mullin trial team led by partners Brad Graveline and Laura Burson obtained one of the largest patent infringement damages awards against the United States of America for client SecurityPoint Holdings, Inc (SecurityPoint).

U.S. Indicts Two Men for Running a $20 Million YouTube Content ID Scam


To protect copyright holders YouTube uses an advanced piracy recognition system that flags videos or music used on users’ channels without permission.

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A Split Develops: Can Artificial Intelligence Invent Stuff?

JD Supra Law

There is a split developing in the world over whether artificial intelligence software (AI) can be listed as an inventor on a patent application. A recent U.S. district court decision illustrates the consistent position taken in the U.S.

3 Count: Pirate Sentencing

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Miramax Wins Lawsuit Over ‘Pulp Fiction’ Movie Poster.

Trademark protection: an energizing boost for your brand

Erik K Pelton

At EMP&A, we love good coffee. And we love coffee brand clients who have great trademarks to protect – a few of which are in the image here. The post Trademark protection: an energizing boost for your brand appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC

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“The Pirate Bay Can’t Be Stopped ,” Co-Founder Says


This year, The Pirate Bay officially reached adulthood, which is quite an achievement considering the immense legal pressure it has faced over the years.

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Live, Work and Play in a Legal Metaverse: Preparing for a New Online Existence

JD Supra Law

Companies spend billions and invest heavily in technologies that offer greater telepresence and enable an individual’s digital life. Will humans interact with each other via avatars in a three-dimensional virtual space?

3 Count: Second Bite

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Instagram Once Again Seeks Dismissal of Derivative Liability Copyright Infringement Suit.

Ten Steps in the Trademark Protection Decathlon

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video, The Trademark Protection Decathlon. One of the most intriguing events in the Olympics is the decathlon, at least from my perspective.

Digital Analogy: Behind the Scenes of Aereo

Likelihood of Confusion

"Judge Roberts, I remember Sputnik. I knew Sputnik. Sputnik was a friend of mine. Judge Roberts, the respondent’s system is no Sputnik.". The post Digital Analogy: Behind the Scenes of Aereo appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Humor Aereo Copyright Distribution of Content

Google Removes Pirate Bay Domains from Search Results Citing Dutch Court Order


While search engines are extremely helpful for the average Internet user, copyright holders also see a massive downside. The fact that infringing sites show up in search results has become a source of frustration and Google has been asked to “do more” on several occasions.

Unavailability of Witness for Cross-Examination Dooms Reliance on Affidavit Testimony in PTAB Proceeding

JD Supra Law

In a series of related inter partes review proceedings, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently granted a petitioner’s motion to strike the sworn affidavit of a witness who was unwilling to submit to cross-examination.

Six-Part Podcast Series from CIPU, ‘Understanding IP Matters,’ is set to Debut on December 7th

IP Close Up

A new podcast series, ‘Understanding IP Matters – From creator to entrepreneur’ is set to launch from the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding. ‘Understanding IP Continue reading.

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Court Enjoins Texas’ Attempt to Censor Social Media, and the Opinion Is a Major Development in Internet Law–NetChoice v. Paxton

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Earlier this year, the Texas legislature enacted HB 20 , a blatant attempt to censor social media service. The Texas law emulated a similar Florida censorship law. In June, a Florida district court enjoined based on the First Amendment and Section 230.

COVID Patents at the Federal Circuit (Moderna Loses)


by Dennis Crouch. Moderna Therapeutics v. Arbutus BioPharma (Fed. 2021) ( 20-1184 Decision ) ( 20-2329 Decision ). Arbutus owns several patents related to a lipid-based delivery system for nucleic-acid-based treatments. Patent 8,058,069 and 9,364,435 are the two at issue here.

Pirate TV Software Dev Jailed For 2.5 Years For Fraud & Copyright Offenses


In the summer of 2019, the Covert Development and Disruption Team of the UK’s North West Regional Organised Crime Unit announced that a then 40-year-old man had been detained in Winsford, Cheshire, following a joint investigation with anti-piracy outfit Federation Against Copyright Theft.

Changes to Trademark Procedures at the USPTO

JD Supra Law

In the waning days of 2020 and in the heights of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Trademark Modernization Act.

Red Flags for Any Trademark Application ??????

Erik K Pelton

There are often warnings and red flags when dealing with trademark application filings at the US Patent and Trademark Office. In this episode Erik reveals five things he frequently sees in trademark applications that should raise a red flag, and how to avoid them. The post Red Flags for Any Trademark Application 🚩🚩🚩 appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

Catching Up on NetChoice v. Paxton, the Challenge to Texas’ Social Media Censorship Law

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Earlier this year, Texas enacted a brazenly censorial #MAGA bill, HB 20. My blog post analyzing the law. The law goes into effect on December 2 if it’s not enjoined, so a court decision should come in the next few days (this morning, the court is hearing oral arguments).

Ted Davis: 2021 Annual Review of U.S. Federal Case Law and TTAB Developments

The TTABlog

In connection with his latest presentation at the recent INTA Annual Meeting, Ted Davis offered his " Annual Review of U.S. Federal Case Law and TTAB Developments." Thank you, Ted, for permitting me to post this link.

Youtube Ripper Strikes Back at the RIAA in DMCA ‘Circumvention’ Lawsuit


Popular stream-ripping site has fought legal disputes around the world , with mixed results. Most recently the site and its operator Johnathan Nader became the target of a criminal prosecution in Brazil , which resulted in the site being blocked. vs. RIAA.

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Branding in the metaverse - how brand owners can find growth in the virtual realm

JD Supra Law

Overview of the metaverse - Facebook’s recent re-branding to Meta1 has significantly increased interest in the “metaverse”.

Easy Patent law Quiz for 2021:


You should be able to easily answer these questions: . Crunch stays fit with his rebounder (a mini-trampoline). These already exist, but Crunch has designed a new model that includes a handle (for stability) and also a touchscreen control that can be used to stream audio/video instructions. These are shown in the figure below).

IFRRO International Conference: Moving RROs Beyond Text

Velocity of Content

On December 2 at noon CET, CCC’s Chris Kenneally will moderate, “ Moving RROs Beyond Text ”, the third of three 60 minutes symposia programmed under the overall theme, Copyright & Collective Licensing: New Demands in the Decade, as part of the IFRRO International Conference.

Employees’ “right to disconnect” is here

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes. On November 30, 2021, the Ontario legislature passed Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021. One of the most significant aspects of the legislation is the addition of a new Part VII.0.1

Google Features YTS and 123movies as “Best Movie Websites”


To help hundreds of millions of people find what they search for, Google has implemented some nifty features over the years. In addition to providing a list of web results, Google often shows related questions and popular topics, which should make it easier to discover new content.

Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs: Court of Appeal Judgment on Machine Inventors

JD Supra Law

The Court of Appeal (Arnold LJ, Laing LJ and Birss LJ) handed down its judgment in Thaler v Comptroller General of Patents Trade Marks And Designs on 21 September 2021.

Self-Regulation Through Sui-Genericide: When the Law Stands in the Way


Now online at Rebecca Tushnet, 106 Iowa L. Online 164 (2021) A brief response to Jorge Contreras, Sui-Genericide , 106 Iowa L. 1041 (2021), centering on genericity as normative construct. link]. my writings trademark

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Mechanisms, Governance, and Policy Impact of SEP Determination Approaches

IP Watchdog

Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) are on the rise; the number of newly declared patents per year has almost tripled over the past five years. There were 17,623 new declared patent families in 2020, compared to 6,457 in 2015 (see Figure 1).

#FrozenMechanicals Take 2: @sealeinthedeal Finds Some Facts on the NMPA Tax Return and MOU FAQ

The Trichordist

[A little context: The public comments on the majors’ proposed settlement at the Copyright Royalty Board that freezes mechanical royalties on vinyl and CDs are again attracting… Read more "#FrozenMechanicals Take 2: @sealeinthedeal Finds Some Facts on the NMPA Tax Return and MOU FAQ".

Hollywood & Netflix Demand Millions From Pirate Streaming Giant PrimeWire


Over the years and due to their popularity and resilience, a number of pirate sites have become household names. The Pirate Bay is perhaps the most obvious example in the torrent space along with competitors RARBG and 1337x.

Federal Court of Appeal upholds Minister of Health’s refusal to grant NHP licence for BOLUOKE

JD Supra Law

As previously reported, McHaffie J.

Native American Heritage Month: Honoring a Diverse Culture

Copyright Alliance

Native American people comprise a vibrant, rich, and diverse culture that stretches back more than 15,000 years. In honor of Native American History Month, our goal during the month of […]. The post Native American Heritage Month: Honoring a Diverse Culture appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

Question Presented: Is Parker v. Flook Still Good Law?


Apple (Supreme Court 2021). A new petition for certiorari asks the court whether Parker v. Flook , 437 U.S. 584 (1978) is still good law. Quick answer from Crouch: Yes, it is still good law. Flook is a divide-and-conquer case that looks a lot like the Alice test itself.

Is it Kurta? Is it a Kaftaan? It’s GUCCI: Why GUCCI May Not be Accountable This Time Too


We’re pleased to bring to you a post by Niharika Salar. Niharika is an Assistant Professor at the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Is it Kurta? Is it a Kaftaan? It’s GUCCI: Why GUCCI May Not be Accountable This Time Too. Image from here.