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Is it Dangerous to Use Free Stock Photo Websites?

Plagiarism Today

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and nothing in this post is intended to function as legal advice. If you have specific questions to your situation, please consult an attorney. On the internet, there are a variety of free stock photography websites (both royalty free and free of cost).

Court: Foreign Torrent Site Operator Can Be Sued in the US

TorrentFreak

In 2019, the makers of the superhero film “Hellboy” (HB Productions) filed a lawsuit against torrent site MKVCage at a Hawaii federal court. The movie company accused the site and its operator of promoting and distributing pirated copies of the movie, demanding to put an end to the activity.

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The Mickey Mouse Copyright Extension Myth: A Convenient “Straw Man” to Attack

Hugh Stephens Blog

The Walt Disney Company has delighted generations of children and adults with its style of wholesome family entertainment, whether it’s movies, cartoons, games or theme parks. That’s the Disney brand.

Trademark Bully or Meritorious Plaintiff? Taco John’s vs. Taco Chon

JD Supra Law

A trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Minnesota by Taco John’s against Minnesota Mexican restaurant Taco Chon Mexican Grill is heating up in federal court and the court of public opinion.

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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.

CRTC Chair Confirms Bill C-11 Captures User Content, Will Take Years to Implement

Michael Geist

CRTC Chair Ian Scott appeared before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage yesterday and Bill C-11 proved to be a popular topic of discussion.

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Nike’s Trademark Fight Against StockX Moves Offline

IP Watchdog

StockX, which describes its e-commerce resale platform as “[t]he current culture marketplace,” is primarily used by consumers to resell and buy sneakers, among other items.

Megaupload Pair Face 10 Years in Prison on New Organized Crime Charges

TorrentFreak

Eary 2022, after more than a decade of legal uncertainty following the Megaupload raids in 2012, Kim Dotcom and co-defendants Mattias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk were still fighting to prevent their extradition to the United States.

Australian Court Overturns AI Inventorship Ruling

JD Supra Law

In 2021, the Australian Federal Court ruled in a landmark case that a device characterized as an artificial intelligence (AI) machine could for the first time be listed as an inventor on a patent application for the purposes of the Australian Patents Act 1990 (the Act).

Young People Know that Intellectual Property Exists but Lack Insight in How IP Rights Work

IP Close Up

Most students and recent graduates in affluent Singapore are similar to their contemporaries in other developed economies: They know intellectual property rights exist but are Continue reading.

TikTok Announces New Video Citation Tools

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, TikTok announced that it has launched new tools that it says will help creators better attribute original creators , including a tool that enables users to tag creators in the video’s caption, rather than just in the comments or description. . The idea is simple.

If TOS Formation Fails, Bad Legal Outcomes Are Likely to Follow–Doe v. Roblox

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This case involves Roblox, a virtual world. Allegedly, a majority of Roblox users are under 13. Roblox has an in-game currency, Robux. Users can manufacture virtual items in-game, and other users can buy those items using Robux, with Roblox taking a cut of the transactions.

Cloudflare: EU’s Piracy Watchlist Should Focus on Illegal Acts, Not Copyright Advocacy

TorrentFreak

Following the example set by United States, the EU started publishing its very own piracy watchlist in 2018. The biannual ‘Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List’ is put together by the European Commission.

Dr Thaler seeks special leave to appeal to the High Court from the Full Federal Court of Australia decision which held that an Artificial Intelligence machine cannot be named an inventor on a patent application

JD Supra Law

Background - Dr Stephen Thaler applied for a patent application with his AI device, known as DABUS or the Device for Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience. DABUS was recorded as an inventor. Dr Thaler submitted that the invention was autonomously generated by the AI. By: Dentons

CAFC Clarifies Infringement Analysis and Vacates a Finding of Noninfringement for Hulu

IP Watchdog

On May 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the claim construction and decision of the United States District Court for the Central District of California to exclude evidence relating to damages but vacated its infringement determination and remanded a case alleging that Hulu, Inc.

Some Final Thoughts on the Jumi Bello Case

Plagiarism Today

Last week was, undoubtedly, the craziest week I’ve had in the history of this site. For those who missed it, author Jumi Bello published an essay with the goal of explaining why her upcoming book was cancelled for plagiarism.

5 Things the Media Should Have Reported About Hawley’s Copyright Bill

Copyright Lately

Josh Hawley’s proposed copyright legislation is riddled with problems, but you wouldn’t know that from most media reports about the bill.

Software Downloads Netflix & Disney+ Videos to Make DRM-Free Copies

TorrentFreak

Long before the advent of legitimate online video streaming services, torrent sites and similar platforms allowed users to download and keep copies of movies and TV shows. Building a local video library from unlicensed sources has its attractions.

IP+T Intelligence Newsletter - Q2 2022

JD Supra Law

Section 1782: Discovery in Support of a Foreign Proceeding - Recent years have seen attacks on the trade secrets and intellectual property of U.S. companies. While foreign governments, corporate espionage, and cybersecurity grab the headlines, U.S.

Announcing the 3rd Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law

SpicyIP

A photograph of Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer. On the occasion of our founder Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer’s 46th birth anniversary today, we at SpicyIP are proud to announce the third edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Competition on Intellectual Property Law.

3 Count: AI Challenges

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Watch Tower’s DMCA Warfare Collapses After Big Guns Defend Apostate.

How Centralizing Information Resources Can Drive Efficiencies and Increase Compliance

Velocity of Content

No business, small or large, can survive for long without controlling and monitoring purchases. Business-critical and high-value products and services purchased by an organization are often scrutinized.

Russia’s Forced Licensing Plan For ‘Enemy’ Content “Legalizes Piracy”

TorrentFreak

Since February 24, 2022, Russia’s troops have poured death and destruction on Ukraine. There are no obvious signs to suggest that the conflict will end anytime soon.

USPTO To Issue Trademark Electronic Registration Certificates and Shorten Office Action Response Timelines

JD Supra Law

In its ongoing efforts to modernize its practices and increase the efficiency of examination, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is implementing two changes to issuance of trademark registration certificates and the available period in which to respond to office actions provisionally refusing pending applications.

CAFC Gives Google Second Shot at PTAB in Challenge of Communications Patents

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today vacated and remanded three decisions of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that had found Google failed to prove the relevant claims of IPA Technologies, Inc.’s s patents to be unpatentable.

3 Count: Extra Element

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: GPL Legal Battle: Vizio Told by Judge it Will Have to Answer Breach-of-Contract Claims.

Messaging Apps Raise Tricky E-Discovery Issues (Guest Blog Post)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

by guest blogger Philip Favro. Several recent court cases spotlight the challenges that messaging apps present in litigation. In particular, these cases show that messaging apps—whose features may cause message content to either be kept or deleted—have an outsized impact on litigation results.

PrimeStreams IPTV Targeted in Multi-Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

TorrentFreak

Most suppliers, sellers and resellers in the pirate IPTV space face an interesting conundrum. On one hand, being unsuccessful dramatically reduces the odds of legal trouble but isn’t conducive to getting rich.

Trademark Infringement in the Metaverse: Nike Sues Online Resale Platform Alleging Infringing Use of Logo in StockX NFT - Kattison Avenue | Issue 8 - Spring 2022

JD Supra Law

In the 3D virtual world known as the metaverse, pioneering enterprises are exploring ways to capitalize on this new frontier's growing popularity. As expected, the use of company marks and brands is becoming an issue to watch. Take Nike's recent lawsuit against online resale platform StockX.

How CCC and Aries Collaborate to Streamline and Improve OA Workflows for Authors

Velocity of Content

The transition to Open Access (OA) business models and subsequent funding mandates have introduced many challenges for publishers, including an additional level of complexity to their publishing workflows.

DeivanArt Expanding System for Detecting Copied Images

Plagiarism Today

DeviantArt has announced that it is expanding its DeviantArt Protect service , making it available to all artists, not just those that use DeviantArt to share their work.

Studebaker & Brackett PC is Seeking an Attorney/Patent Agent

IP Watchdog

Studebaker Brackett PC, a growing patent firm located in Tysons, VA, and a short walk from the Greensboro Metro Station/Silver Line, seeks a qualified, experienced Patent Attorney or Agent for primarily handling patent preparation and prosecution.

Is it Illegal to Use Pirate Streaming Sites?

TorrentFreak

There are many options for people to enjoy movies and TV shows legally but millions still choose to pirate content instead. Up until a decade ago, this piracy landscape was dominated by torrent sites and direct download portals. Today, the vast majority of pirates use streaming sites.

Junior Party CVC Files Reply to Sigma-Aldrich's Opposition to Its Preliminary Motion No. 4

JD Supra Law

On November 19th, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, "CVC") filed Substantive Preliminary Motion No. 4* in Interference No. 106,132, wherein CVC moved to add Senior Party Sigma-Aldrich's U.S. Patent Nos.