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3 Count: This is America

Plagiarism Today

Kidd Wes appeals This is American decision, Stephen Thaler appeals AI ruling and Global Music Rights settles with radio stations. The post 3 Count: This is America appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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How we stack up against others offering trademark services

Erik K Pelton

We recognize that business owners have a choice when it comes to protecting their brand and who they hire to work with them. We stack up differently against most others in the field of trademarks. To the best of our knowledge, no one else offers the same suite of characteristics that we have at EMP&A, see below: The post How we stack up against others offering trademark services appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

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3 Count: SOPA Returning?

Plagiarism Today

MPA announces new anti-piracy initiative, new bill targets AI companies and Tecmo sues Singapore-based competitor. The post 3 Count: SOPA Returning? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Public Lending Right (PLR) Registration in Canada is Still Open: Enrol if you are Eligible

Hugh Stephens Blog

Photo: Author If you know all about the Public Lending Right (PLR) program in Canada, you probably don’t need this reminder.

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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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Czech court finds that AI tool DALL-E cannot be the author of a copyright work

The IPKat

In a recent judgment (in Czech) which is one of the first of its kind in Europe, the Municipal Court of Prague (the Court) held that an image generated by an AI tool was not capable of being protected by copyright, as it was not authored by a natural person. Background The claimant in this case, which is anonymised in the Court's judgment, had asked the AI program DALL-E to create an image for the claimant's website.

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Pirate Site FMovies Rivals Major Streaming Platforms in U.S. Web Traffic

TorrentFreak

For a long time, pirate site blocking was regarded as a topic most U.S. politicians would rather avoid. That’s no longer the case… In recent years calls for a U.S. site-blocking regime have started to flare up. Last week, MPA CEO Charles Rivkin used his keynote speech at CinemaCon to double down on this demand, urging U.S. lawmakers to seriously consider site blocking, now that it’s proven to work in dozens of other countries.

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How Mystery Science Theater 3000 Helped Expose a Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

In 1997, MST3K featured a little-known film entitled Clonus. Eight years later, a major studio released an eerily similar film. The post How Mystery Science Theater 3000 Helped Expose a Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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The Licensing Vector: A Fair Approach to Content Use in LLMs

IP Watchdog

A spate of recent lawsuits is shining light on how some generative AI (GenAI) companies are using copyrighted materials, without permission, as a core part of their products. Among the most recent examples is the New York Times Company’s’ lawsuit against OpenAI, which alleges a variety of copyright-related claims. For their part, some GenAI companies like OpenAI argue that there is no infringement, either because there is no “copying” of protected materials or that the copyright principle of fai

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Patent Poetry: Federal Circuit Affirms Blockchain Gem Patent Is Invalid

JD Supra Law

The Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision finding the claims of a patent for preventing gemstone counterfeiting invalid. The case is Rady v. The Boston Consulting Group. Rady owns US Patent No. 10,469,250, directed to “a framework [for] record[ing] to a blockchain” the “unique identification[s] (signatures) of physical items which have unique, random properties.”.

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‘Pirated’ TikTok Clips Help to Promote TV Series, Research Finds

TorrentFreak

The debate over whether copyright infringement cannibalizes legitimate media consumption has been dragging on for several decades now. The issue has been researched extensively with both positive and negative effects being reported, varying based on the type of content and the ‘piracy’ source, among other variables. By now, most experts would agree that watching a new blockbuster on a pirate streaming site isn’t going to magically benefit legitimate sales.

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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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Hytera Says It'll Be A 'Shell' If 7th Circ. Doesn't End Sanctions

IP Law 360

China-based Hytera Communications has again asked the Seventh Circuit to pause a daily $1 million fine, worldwide product sales ban and other "crushing" sanctions an Illinois federal judge imposed for continuing a Chinese intellectual property suit against her orders, saying it will otherwise become "an empty corporate shell.

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Second Norwegian Minister Resigns Over Plagiarism Allegations

Plagiarism Today

A second Norwegian minister has resigned and had her degree revoked following allegations of plagiarism. Here's why it's important. The post Second Norwegian Minister Resigns Over Plagiarism Allegations appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Schiff Introduces Bill to Mandate Disclosure of Copyrighted Content Used to Train GAI Models

IP Watchdog

On April 9, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Generative AI Copyright Disclosure Act of 2024 into the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which would require generative artificial intelligence (AI) platforms to disclose their use of copyrighted works in training AI models with retroactive effect, comes after months of growing concerns by the global creative community over the misappropriation of original works of authorship by companies collecting such content without prior a

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FDA Approves BMS and J&J CAR-T Cell Therapies for the Earlier Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

JD Supra Law

On April 4, 2024, Bristol Myers Squibb (“BMS”) and 2seventy bio, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved ABECMA (idecabtagene vicleucel) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma after two or more prior lines of therapy including an immunomodulatory agent (IMiD), a proteasome inhibitor (PI), and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody.

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MPA: Site-Blocking Will Stop Pirate Site Owners Who Abuse Kids & Traffick Drugs

TorrentFreak

It’s no secret that the Motion Picture Association (MPA) views site-blocking measures in the United States as the logical next step in their perpetual campaign against piracy. Working with U.S. Congress members, the plan is to propose judicial site-blocking legislation that will see local ISPs compelled by law to prevent consumer access to pirate sites.

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AG Asked To Weigh In On Jack Daniel's TM Dispute

IP Law 360

An Arizona federal judge has certified a constitutional question from VIP Products LLC asking U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland whether the First Amendment supports the Lanham Act provision authorizing injunctive relief in cases of trademark dilution by tarnishment.

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Heirs to Author of Article That Inspired Top Gun Crash and Burn in California District Court

IP Watchdog

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled on Friday that Shosh Yonay and Yuval Yonay, the widow and son of Ehud Yonay, who authored a 1983 magazine article that inspired the renowned film, Top Gun, were not entitled to damages for copyright infringement related to the 2022 sequel to the film. Yonay authored a magazine article titled “Top Guns,” published in California Magazine on April 21, 1983, that was an account of the experiences of F-14 pilots in training at Navy’

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A Rule 4 Service Drama: all FedEx, DHL and UPS Delivery Modes are not Created Equal

JD Supra Law

A counterclaim plaintiff’s claims in a complex trade secret action involving the development of cell-cultured human milk suffered a rather pedestrian fate given the important technological stakes. The counterclaim defendants had actual notice of the claims, but defective service under Rule 4 ended them before they began.

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‘X’ Denies Music Companies’ Remaining Piracy Liability Claims in Court

TorrentFreak

In a complaint filed at a Nashville federal court last spring , Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI and others, accused X Corp of “breeding” mass copyright infringement. The social media company allegedly failed to respond adequately to takedown notices and lacks a proper termination policy. “Twitter routinely ignores known repeat infringers and known infringements, refusing to take simple steps that are available to Twitter to stop these specific instances of infringement of which it is aware,” th

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Inventor Says AI Art Merits Copyright Despite US Gov't Stance

IP Law 360

An artificial intelligence inventor has bashed the U.S. Copyright Office's arguments that art created by his AI system is not copyrightable because the machine is not human, telling the D.C. Circuit that the government cannot overcome the fact that the work exists, it's original and it qualifies for registration, regardless of its origin.

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Yet Another Harvard Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

Harvard is facing yet another plagiarism scandal, this one involves an instructor who is accused of plagiarizing in an expert witness report. The post Yet Another Harvard Plagiarism Scandal appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Bayh-Dole Coalition: Activist Groups’ Bid for Medicare to Make Generic Xtandi is a ‘Desperate Ploy’

IP Watchdog

On April 9, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), the Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (UACT) and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) sent a letter to Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, requesting that CMS use alleged statutory authority to allow companies to make and sell generic versions of the blockbuster prostate cancer drug, Xtandi®.

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Lessons From the License to Drive (and Protect) Sports Illustrated

JD Supra Law

For years, Sports Illustrated (SI) has provided exclusive, in-depth looks into some of sports’ greatest games and players, with its voice and visuals providing great entertainment and information for sports fans around the world. As an example, a signed 1975 SI cover of Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier is one of my most prized pieces of memorabilia. Meanwhile, I first learned about LeBron James when he graced Sports Illustrated’s cover in 2002.

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’10K Pirate Sites Blocked in 60 Days’: Piracy Shield Triggers Kool-Aid Crisis

TorrentFreak

Since its official launch at the start of February 1, 2024, much has been said and written about Italy’s ‘Piracy Shield’ IPTV blocking system. Yet, by volume, telecoms regulator AGCOM and key beneficiary Serie A, Italy’s top-tier football league, haven’t said very much at all. In separate articles published in Italian media last weekend, a reason for the lack of participation is made clear; few articles published online offer credible information and most don’

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BREAKING: Amazon Hit With $525M Verdict Over Data Storage Patents

IP Law 360

An Illinois federal jury on Wednesday found that Amazon infringed three of a Chicago software company's patents relating to cloud data storage technology, determining that while the infringement was not willful, Amazon owes $525 million in damages.

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3 Count: Open Source Woes

Plagiarism Today

OpenTofu responds to allegations of copyright infringement, Apple removes Game Boy emulator, and Bulgarian authorities target piracy. The post 3 Count: Open Source Woes appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Authors of Article That Inspired Top Gun Crash and Burn in California District Court

IP Watchdog

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled on Friday that Shosh Yonay and Yuval Yonay, the widow and son, respectively, of Ehud Yonay, who authored a 1983 magazine article that inspired the renowned film, Top Gun, were not entitled to damages for copyright infringement related to the 2022 sequel to the film. Yonay authored a magazine article titled “Top Guns,” published in California Magazine on April 21, 1983, that was an account of the experiences of F-14 pilots in tr

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ROP on the Rise: Right of Publicity Claims Will Rise as States Address AI Generated Deepfakes and Voice Cloning

JD Supra Law

Laws prohibiting the use of a person’s likeness for commercial gain have been in effect for some time, testing everything from the value of an influencer’s endorsement to “freemium” reports by people search companies.

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AI Spending is Not an AI Strategy: Why the Government’s Artificial Intelligence Plan Avoids the Hard Governance Questions

Michael Geist

The government announced plans over the weekend to spend billions of dollars to support artificial intelligence. Billed as “securing Canada’s AI Advantage” , the plan includes promises to spend $2 billion on an AI Compute Access Fund and a Canadian AI Sovereign Compute Strategy that is focused on developing domestic computing infrastructure. In addition, there is $200 million for AI startups, $100 million for AI adoption, $50 million for skills training (particularly those in the creative sector

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Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Broadcom Unit's IP In Netflix Fight

IP Law 360

The Federal Circuit on Friday backed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's holding that the vast majority of Broadcom unit Avago Technologies' patent directed to providing digital media services to users is invalid as obvious, based on a challenge from Netflix.

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3 Count: Not Functioning Today

Plagiarism Today

X denies claims in copyright infringement lawsuit, controversial NFT site shutters and AEW files takedown against journalist. The post 3 Count: Not Functioning Today appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Hosted the National Chambers of Commerce Leaders Roundtable

U.S. Department of Commerce

Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Hosted the National Chambers of Commerce Leaders Roundtable April 11, 2024 KCPullen@doc.gov Thu, 04/11/2024 - 15:12 On April 4, 2023, the Department of Commerce Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships hosted a roundtable with National Chambers of Commerce leaders to streamline access to resources by unlocking whole of Commerce pathways to economic growth, entrepreneurship, and job creation.

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Three Strategies to Prevent Departing Employees from Absconding with Trade Secrets and Other Confidential Business Information

JD Supra Law

One of the biggest threats to modern corporations involves departing employees who take confidential business information (CBI) and/or trade secrets with them prior to or upon their departure. Indeed, the misappropriation of trade secrets and CBI can cost companies millions of dollars in legal fees, reputational harm, and lost revenue. In recent years, three new trends in the way that companies do business have led to unintended growth in this area of risk.

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Thaler, Copyright Office Fight Over Human-Authorship Requirement for AI-Created Artwork Continues

IP Watchdog

On April 10, Dr. Stephen Thaler filed a reply brief at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, continuing the artificial intelligence (AI) technologist’s legal challenge to the U.S. Copyright Office’s refusal to register copyright to an artwork generated by Thaler’s Creativity Machine. The reply brief argues that there is no human authorship requirement under the U.S.

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Why IP Attys Are Watching This $2B Trade Secrets Battle

IP Law 360

A case of alleged corporate espionage involving two software companies that resulted in a $2 billion verdict has all the hallmarks of a legal thriller, and attorneys are watching the appeal closely to see how it could impact trade secrets litigation.