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3 Count: ACTing Fast

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Appeals Court Sides With ACT in Court Battle Over Copyright.

Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Moves Out of Committee Despite Concerns

IP Watchdog

This morning, the full U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary convened an executive business meeting during which the committee advanced S. 673, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA).


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YouTube Aims to Simplify Music Licensing

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, at YouTube’s Made on YouTube live event, YouTube announced some major changes, including a push to monetize shorts and a revamping of the Partner Program. . However, perhaps the most significant change is happening on the copyright side of things.

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Stopping the Trade in Fake Indigenous Art: Following in the Footsteps of Lucinda Turner

Hugh Stephens Blog

The lamented passing of artist and activist Lucinda Turner in Vancouver in early July reminded many of the struggle she engaged in to protect Pacific Northwest Coast Indigenous artforms from counterfeiting and copyright infringement.

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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.

YouTubers Lose Brains Over Night of The Living Dead Copyright Claims


One can only imagine the crew’s screams of pain when they discovered that a clerical error had robbed ‘Night of the Living Dead’ of its copyright protections. George A. Romero’s masterpiece opened in 1968 to audiences largely unprepared for its genius.

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Red Flag Raised: E-Motosport Patent Ineligible Under Section 101

JD Supra Law

In Integrated Technology Solutions v. Motorsport Simulations, 2022 WL 4356494, (D. 20, 2022), plaintiff ITS asserted at least U.S. Patent No. 10,046,231 claim 15 against iRacing. That claim reads. By: Holland & Knight LLP

Novartis to Appeal CAFC’s ‘Unprecedented’ U-Turn in Ruling on Multiple Sclerosis Drug Claims to SCOTUS

IP Watchdog

Novartis Pharmaceuticals announced today that it will appeal the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC’s) June decision invalidating its patent for a dosing regimen for its multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya to the U.S. Supreme Court, after the CAFC denied its request to rehear the case.

Teen Sued By Bungie Over Cheats & Threats Comes Out Fighting


This July at a Washington district court, Destiny 2 developer Bungie filed the latest in a growing list of lawsuits aimed at curtailing cheating in its online games.

Is a Lawyer Required to File a Trademark Application?

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Do I Need a Lawyer to File a Trademark Application? It is not technically required that you have a lawyer if you are domiciled in the United States when you’re filing a trademark application, but it is strongly recommended.

3 Count: Disney Defeat

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Disney Loses Bid to Dismiss ‘Muppet Babies’ Reboot Copyright Suit.

The Bill C-11 Hearings Are Back, Part Four: The Risks of a Trade Challenge and Tariff Retaliation

Michael Geist

The first three posts in this series on Bill C-11 have focused on the risks of regulating user content , the risks to Canadian creators , and the risks of increased consumer costs and less competition.

Flawed Scheme to Lower Prescription Drug Prices Would Do the Opposite

IP Watchdog

The waning days of summer signal the approaching midterm election season.

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Lawsuit: Comcast Must Terminate Pirates & Block Top Torrent Sites


In 2019, a Virginia jury ordered Internet provider Cox Communications to pay a billion dollars in damages to record labels including Capitol Records, Warner Bros, and Sony Music.

How to Write an Invention Disclosure

Invention disclosure documents are the important first steps in the IP commercialization process.

University Dean Cleared in Plagiarism Probe

Plagiarism Today

In October 2021, Andrew Azzopardi and a student he was mentoring, Andrew Camilleri, published a literature review entitled Risk and Protective Factors in Violent Youth Crime in the first edition of the journal Studies in Social Well-being. .

Understanding the Role of Preprints & Postprints & The Version of Record

Velocity of Content

As with my earlier post on the overall role of peer review in the scholarly and scientific publishing process, for Peer Review Week 2022 we are reposting this series and including some updated information on the topics we covered: An article in Nature Medicine suggests access to preprints might be good for patient outcomes.

Move Fast and Make (Break?) Things: IP-Related NFT Litigation Trends

JD Supra Law

Although NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have been around since approximately 2014, they exploded into the mainstream in early 2021, fetching eye-popping prices at auction. After Beeple’s March 2021 sale made headlines, the market remained red hot through the rest of that year.

French Publishers Win Z-Library Piracy Blocking Order


After more than 15 years of site-blocking processes in dozens of countries, new instructions to block pirate sites have become part of piracy landscape. But despite a growing casual acceptance, legal action targeting educational resources can still prove controversial.

Research Results, Replicability, & Retractions

Copyright Clearance Center

As with my earlier post in this series on the overall role of peer review in the scholarly and scientific publishing process, for Peer Review Week 2022 we are reposting our pieces in this series.

3 Count: Banana for Scale

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Comcast, Verizon, AT&T Settle Piracy Suits.

DCA Releases New Report on Piracy Sites and Malware

The Illusion of More

Apropos my recent response to the EFF’s standard policy of shrugging at online piracy, I want to highlight one paragraph from the post to which I replied.

President Biden's Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Executive Order: Funding

JD Supra Law

President Biden announced his signing of an Executive Order launching a major effort to enhance U.S. capabilities in biotechnology and biomanufacturing last week (see "President Biden Signs Executive Order on Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation").

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Battle to Crush Iconic ‘Ethical’ Torrent Site Ends After Four Long Years


When Italy-based torrent site TNTVillage launched in 2004/2005, the BitTorrent file-sharing scene was driven by passionate people with their own unique visions, often centered around specific content niches.

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Burning down the house

Likelihood of Confusion

@ZviSRosen: t may be time to reasses the relationship of copyright law to the physical object - here the master tape. Copyright in audio and video is fundamentally different from traditional copyright - the only real analog I can think of is a painting.

Peer Review Week 2022: A Matter of Trust

Velocity of Content

Way back in college , I was asked by my teachers to read a short book contrasting the Hebrew term emunah (trust) with the Greek term pistis (belief). The rest of the content of this book is not relevant at present — check it out here if you like — but the distinction stuck with me.

Securing Europe’s competitiveness: Addressing its technology gap

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Even amid war in Europe and the energy and cost of living crisis that has resulted, the region needs to pay attention to its slow-motion corporate and technology crisis. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Europe Strategy Digital

[Webinar] Best Practice to Procure a Pharmaceutical Patent in China - September 28th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CEST

JD Supra Law

China's stance on pharmaceutical patents catches the eye of the entire globe due to its market position.

Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Three: Unprecedented Government Intervention into a Sector Where Independence is Essential

Michael Geist

The first two posts in the series on why Bill C-18, the Online News Act, is a bad solution in search of a real problem focused on the risk to the free flow of information stemming from mandatory compensation for linking and how the bill encourages clickbait and other low quality news given the absence of standards in the definition of “news content.”

New Piracy Lawsuit Paves the Way for a FIFA World Cup Site Blocking Order


In November, billions of people from all over the world will tune in to watch the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Most viewers will do so through authorized services but events like this draw massive pirate audiences as well. In anticipation, several Canadian media companies are taking legal action.

New CCC Tool Could Accelerate OA Agreements

Velocity of Content

CCC has licensed this report from Outsell, Inc. with the right to distribute it for marketing and market education purposes. CCC did not commission this report as a fee-for-hire white paper nor did it have influence on the outcome of the report.

Amicus Backs Request for CAFC to Nix TTAB Refusal, Invalidate USPTO Domicile Address Requirement

IP Watchdog

In an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on Friday, September 16, David E.

In re Smith (Fed. Cir. 2022)

JD Supra Law

In a ruling that should surprise absolutely nobody, the Federal Circuit rapidly scrapped an appeal of a PTAB decision that affirmed a 35 U.S.C. § 101 rejection of a business method claim.

How Public Institutions Enable Private Sector Progress

Among the constellation of entities that form the nation’s innovation infrastructure are organizations that conduct the research essential to technological progress. The applied research conducted by private entities and universities.