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

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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.

3 Count: Pirate Sentencing

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

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Luxembourg PM Admits to Dissertation Plagiarism

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Last week, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, was accused of plagiarism in a thesis that he wrote for the University of Nancy. The plagiarism was discovered by reporter.lu and covered by Pol Reuter (French language article).

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

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Those Problematic Comments on Facebook—Who Bears Responsibility for Them??

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Why is New Zealand’s National Library Declaring War on Authors??

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At first blush, one would think that a natural symbiotic link would exist between authors, publishers, librarians and readers.

The Streamlabs (SLOBS) Plagiarism Scandal

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Streamlabs, a company that provides software that enables livestreaming, has long been a somewhat controversial figure in the streaming marketplace.

Facebook’s Plagiarism Problems Are Deeper Than You Realize

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Back in September , I reported on Facebook’s Widely Viewed Content Report and how Casey Newton, a reporter at The Verge, noticed that nearly all the top posts on Facebook for the quarter were plagiarized. .

Understanding Copyright, Trademark and Halloween Costumes

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As we’ve discussed in the past , copyright has played an oddly oversized role in our modern Halloween festivities.

Parsing the Plagiarism of the Bad Art Friend

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On Tuesday, journalist Robert Kolker published an article in the New York Times Magazine entitled Who is the Bad Art Friend? The story looked at the ongoing feud between two authors, Dawn Dorland and Sonya Larson.

Why You Should Never Use the Stock Content in a Website Theme

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Building a new website is literally easier than it’s ever been. There are countless services that will help you get started and a never-ending slew of tools to help you get your business or personal endeavor online. However, that’s not to say that there is no work.

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).

The Impact of the Internet on Plagiarism

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When people learn what I do for a living, one of the first questions I am usually asked is, “Has the internet made plagiarism much worse?”. It’s easy to see why it’s a question. Anecdotally, it feels like plagiarism stories are becoming much more common.

3 Count: Second Bite

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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.

BTS’ ‘Butter’ Hit with Multiple Plagiarism Allegations

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On May 21, the popular K-pop band BTS released their latest single, Butter. However, despite the popularity of the track and solid reviews for it, the release itself has been anything but buttery smooth.

Copyright in the Age of Bots

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If you’ve had any issues with copyright over the past few years, whether you are on YouTube, Facebook or even operating your own website, it’s probable that your issue didn’t start with a human, but with a bot.

Snopes Co-Founder and CEO Admits to Plagiarizing Dozens of Articles

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On Friday, Buzzfeed published an article that highlights the widespread and long-running plagiarism of Snopes CEO and co-founder David Mikkelson.

The Elizabeth Haigh Cookbook Plagiarism Scandal

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Elizabeth Haigh was, until this week, a rapidly rising start in the cooking world. Featured on the 2011 BBC MasterChef competition, she was the head chef at London restaurant Pidgin when it earned a Michelin Star and is the owner of the popular restaurant Mei Mei.

3 Count: Pirate NFTs

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Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: British Man Pleads Guilty in New York Over Global Movie Piracy Scheme.

3 Count: Difficult Questions

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Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: U.S. Supreme Court Questions H&M’s Bid to Sew Up Copyright Win. First off today, Blake Brittain at Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the Unicolors v.

The Battle Over Poker NFTs

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From PokerPaint Websote. On September 23, the art site PokerPaint announced on their Twitter (Tweet now deleted) that they were releasing a series of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on OpenSea. The site, at that time, was fairly well known in the poker community.

17 Copyright and/or Plagiarism Stories for Halloween

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Yesterday, we looked at the myriad of ways that copyright and trademark impact Halloween costumes.

3 Count: Photo Battles

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Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Pizza Companies Sued for Copyright Infringement of Advertising Photo. First off today, Kendall Heebink at Law Street reports that a pair of pizza companies have been sued by Prepared Food Photos, Inc.

Why Plagiarism Thrives on Facebook

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Back in August, Facebook released its “ Widely Viewed Content Report ” that attempted to showcase the type of content that was popular on the service. It included a list of the 20 most viewed posts during the second quarter of 2021, each of which received between 43.6

Analyzing the Squid Game Plagiarism Allegations

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The South Korean drama series Squid Game has been making headlines all over the world. Deemed by Netflix to be its “biggest-ever series launch” , the series has become a global phenomenon, being viewed by over 111 million accounts in the first month alone.

3 Count: Bowser’s Last Stand

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Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Embattled copyright lawyer suspended from practice in New York.

Using Tortured Phrases to Spot Problematic Papers

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A recent article in Nature highlighted an unusual approach to spotting questionable research papers, the use of “tortured phrases” The article highlights the work of Guillaume Cabanac, a computer scientist at the University of Toulouse, and his colleagues.

When Joke Theft Becomes Serious

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In September last year, UK comedian Kae Kurd took to the stage on Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club to perform a short routine in front of a national audience. As part of that routine , Kurd told a joke about a smart refrigerator that was texting and annoying him while he was out with his friends.

Understanding the Pearson v. Chegg Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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Yesterday, news broke that Pearson Education, the largest publisher of textbooks in the world, has filed a lawsuit against the website Chegg alleging widespread copyright infringement of its content on the site.

New Superintendent Plagiarizes in First Two Months

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Over the past 18 months, there has been a major rash of school superintendents being caught committing plagiarism. It started in February 2020 when the now-former Katy Independent School District Lance Hindt was accused of having plagiarized his dissertation.

When Should You Run a Plagiarism Check of Your Work?

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As more and more schools and private companies begin using automated plagiarism detection tools, it’s becoming increasingly common for students, authors and journalists to run plagiarism detection software on their work.

The Plagiarism of Fast Fashion

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Earlier this week, independent fashion designer Bailey Prado took to Instagram to call attention to a different fashion label that, according to her, copied her “whole life.” ” Prado was talking about the “fast fashion” brand Shein.

3 Count: Grand Theft Copyright

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Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Apple Drops iPhone Copyright Lawsuit Against Cyber Startup Corellium.

Benefits and Considerations for Patent Prosecution under Patent Prosecution Highway in the U.S., Europe, China, and Singapore

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Introduction. Patent Prosecution Highway or PPH is a set of initiatives promulgated by participating patent offices around the world to accelerate patent prosecution in countries of the participating patent offices.

3 Count: Nirvana’s Inferno

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Erotic Romance Author Accused of Plagiarism from Fan Fiction

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Last week, Twitter user @KokomRoily began to feel a creeping sense of déjà vu as they were reading a novel by prolific erotic romance author Romilly King.

3 Count: Polar Thawing

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Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Sinclair, Photographer Resolve Copyright Dispute Over Polar Bear Video.

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3 Count: I Got You Babe

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Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Cher sues Mary Bono Over Sonny & Cher Song Royalties.

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3 Count: Legal Wolves

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Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Tommy Vext Sued by Bad Wolves’ Label for Copyright Infringement.

Understanding GitHub’s New DMCA Defense Fellowship

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On Tuesday, the Stanford Law School announced that it was launching a new GitHub Developer Rights Fellowship as part of its Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic.

Retroactive Credit and the Future of Music Plagiarism

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Earlier this week, musician Olivia Rodrigo gave two members of the band Paramore retroactive credit on her song Good 4 U. The move came after many users began to notice similarities between Good 4 U and the 2007 Paramore song Misery Business , with some fans even creating mashups of the two songs.

“It’s Not Really Our Fault: It’s the Algorithm”

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This seems to be the prevailing view these days amongst the large digital social media and search platforms when the results of algorithmic selections they have programmed turn out to yield undesirable results.

3 Count: Telenovela Drama Ending

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Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: 11th Circ Ends Drama Over Venezuelan Network in Telenovela Copyright Case.