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Pirate Movie Cammers Plagued UK Cinemas After COVID Shut Them Down

TorrentFreak

When movies are recorded directly from cinema screens, the resulting pirate copy is known as a ‘cam’, regardless of the device used – camcorder or otherwise. Forensic investigators linked the copy to a cinema in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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Russian Cinemas Are Showing Pirated Movies Downloaded From Torrents

TorrentFreak

Russia’s Cinema Industry Sounds Alarm Bells. In the wake of Hollywood’s unprecedented suspension of new releases, Russia’s Association of Cinema Owners issued a powerful statement. Cinema Industry Condemnation.

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Pirate Whac-A-Mole: Sky Takes On TeaTV, CucoTV & Cinema HD

TorrentFreak

Anti-Piracy DMCA cinema cucotv TeaTV whac-a-moleUK broadcaster Sky has never been particularly fond of people pirating its content.

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Lights Camera Action : Role Of Intellectual Property In Indian Cinema

IIPRD

Copy right and Indian cinema. The post Lights Camera Action : Role Of Intellectual Property In Indian Cinema first appeared on IIPRD. Introduction. A growing number of daily releases makes India’s copyright laws particularly important in.

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Russian Cinemas Resort to Pirated Films to Stay Alive

IPilogue

Moreover, Russia’s cinema market seemed to also be bouncing back since the start of COVID. According to data from the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), represented in the table below, Russia was one of the major territories that performed strongly in its recovery in cinema admissions.

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Russian Cinemas Get Help to Bypass Sanctions to Screen “Avatar: The Way of Water”

TorrentFreak

For the Russian cinema industry, the effect of sanctions is devastating. In fact, Russia’s Association of Cinema Owners warned that the entire industry could collapse. Russian cinema owners recently promised that, one way or another, the movie would be screened locally.

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127 Russian Cinemas Resort to Piracy, Movie Boss Says: “I Don’t Blame Them”

TorrentFreak

Russia’s Cinema Industry On Life Support. Russia’s cinema industry is just one of the many casualties hanging on by a thread due to the conflict in Ukraine. Cinema Piracy is Growing Remarkably Quickly.

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Fed. Circ. Nixes Comcast Bid To Stop Cinema's 'Sky' TM

IP Law 360

The Federal Circuit has backed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruling that Comcast's Sky Group can't block a movie theater from registering its "Sky Cinema" name as a trademark

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CAFC Affirms TTAB's Dismissal of SKY CINEMAS Opposition: Not Confusable with SKY NEWS for News Reporting Services

The TTABlog

In a nonprecedential ruling, the CAFC upheld the Board's decision dismissing an opposition to registration of SKY CINEMAS for "movie theaters" [CINEMAS disclaimed], finding the mark not likely to cause confusion with SKY NEWS for radio and television news services.

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Avatar 2: Pirates Plot Russia Screenings as Draft Law Stamps on Copyrights

TorrentFreak

include a family outing to the cinema in search of the latest blockbuster and this year Avatar: The Way of Water will undoubtedly attract the crowds. movies like Avatar 2 can’t be enjoyed in Russian cinemas on Christmas day, or on any other for that matter.

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Art or IP? What Amazon’s Acquisition of MGM Teaches Us

IP.com

Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese noted in a Harper’s Magazine essay earlier this year that “the art of cinema is being systematically devalued, sidelined, demeaned, and reduced to its lowest common.

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U.S. Copyright Groups Are Concerned About Russia’s Handling of Online Piracy

TorrentFreak

Apparently, many people are turning to piracy instead and even some local cinemas have followed suit. While clearly illegal, the chairman of the Russian Association of Cinema has sympathy for the plight of these struggling theater owners.

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Fed. Cir. Rejects PTAB Decision on Mystery Shopper Patent; Returns to Sender

JD Supra Law

The Federal Circuit in AMC Multi-Cinema, Inc. Fall Line Patents (Fed. September 30, 2021, op. 21-1051) held that the PTAB partially abused its discretion when upholding one claim of U.S. Patent No. 9,454,748 for which the patent owner Fall Line alleged that AMC raised new issues in its reply….

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Top Russian Official Thanks Pirates For Enabling Access to ‘Enemy’ Content

TorrentFreak

Facing an existential crisis and no support from the government, some elements in the cinema industry began screening unlicensed Western movies , for example.

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3 Count: Stop Gun

Plagiarism Today

Next up today, Tamil Cinema at the Hindustan Times reports that Chennai police have registered a report filed against the director and producer of film Jai Bhim alleging the film violated his rights in his personal story. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count?

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3 Count: Lit Appeal

Plagiarism Today

As a result, government agencies overseeing telecoms and cinemas have come together to create a cooperative plan, one that mimics the approach taken in Portugal. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

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UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

IP Law 360

This past week in London has seen the world's second largest cinema chain sued by its insurer, a new lawsuit filed against Clydesdale Bank and its former owner over business loans, and sustainable crustacean farming companies fight in the intellectual property courts.

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

TorrentFreak

As a result, new US-owned movies dried up, leaving the entire Russian cinema industry in crisis. However, with cinemas and entertainment distribution companies in other sectors under immense pressure, the government clearly feels it needs to do something.

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“You Wouldn’t Steal…” Research Shows Why Many Anti-Piracy Messages Fail

TorrentFreak

They tend to exaggerate losses, focus on external threats such as malware, or paint a dystopian future where cinemas go out of business and all actors lose their jobs. Over the past decades, the entertainment industries have tried out numerous anti-piracy messages.

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Iconic “Piracy Is a Crime” Domain Now Redirects to IT-Crowd Parody

TorrentFreak

“A new cinema trailer also launches on 12th July, supporting the campaign message ‘piracy is a crime’,” one of the press releases read at the time. Over the past decades, the entertainment industries have tried out numerous anti-piracy PSAs.

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Around the IP Blogs

The IPKat

The TTABlog summarised a recent Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision that found no risk of confusion between the marks “Sky News” (for news reporting services) and “Sky Cinemas” (for… cinemas).

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ISPs Sued Over Pirate Movie Hosters Fembed, Uqload, Upvid, & Uvideo

TorrentFreak

The National Federation of Film Editors (FNEF), the Video Publishing Union (SEVN), the Association of Independent Producers (API), the Union of Cinema Producers (UPC) and the Union of Independent Producers (SPI) are the most powerful groups in the video industry sector.

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Belarus Legalizes Piracy of Movies, Music & Software of ‘Unfriendly’ Nations

TorrentFreak

The document states that film distribution, cinema organizations, and broadcasters are covered by the law, suggesting that first-run movies and live TV channels will also be affected.

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Police Arrest Man For Uploading ‘Parasite’ Movie Edit to YouTube

TorrentFreak

‘Fast Cinema’ Uploader Speaks With The Media. In the wake of these arrests, 48-year-old YouTuber Yukio Takasugi, who uses the name ‘Fast Cinema’ online, was approached by local media outlet MBS.

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Iconic Fansubbing Site Legendas.tv Shuts Down Voluntarily

TorrentFreak

Representing the major Hollywood studios, Brazil’s Antipirataria Association Cinema and Música (APCM) complained to the site’s hosting company Softlayer, which pulled the plug shortly after. Every day, millions of people enjoy fan-made subtitles.

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Department of Piracy: Punish Russia’s Enemies, Boost Morale, Hurt Pirates

TorrentFreak

When citizens first began screening pirated Hollywood movies in cinemas, Russian entertainment groups condemned them for it. Three months later, a dejected cinema industry chief said that he couldn’t blame venues for trying to stay alive. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the introduction of sanctions, replacing foreign goods and services with local alternatives became a Kremlin priority.

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Reddit Bans ‘No Way Home Leaks’ For Excessive Copyright Complaints

TorrentFreak

At least some of these appear to have been obtained from cinema footage captured with cell phones. When it is released this Friday in the United States, the much anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home is almost guaranteed to become one of the highest grossing movies in recent years.

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Anti-Piracy Jobs From £10/hr to ‘Let’s Talk ££’, There’s No Shortage in the UK

TorrentFreak

To that end, filmmakers, record labels, TV companies, and cinema chains need to hire more and more people to make that happen. Finally, there are positions available at Cineworld, the second-largest cinema business in the world.

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13 Spooky Copyright Cases, Just in Time for Halloween

Copyright Lately

The case is New Line Cinema v. Cinema Secrets (2000). In 1999, Cinema Secrets licensed the right to sell a Michael Myers Halloween mask from the film’s copyright owner. The only thing scarier than a slasher flick is a lawsuit.

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Pirate Streaming Site Punishes Movie Fans With Free Festival Tickets

TorrentFreak

This campaign accomplishes both of those things by inviting people into the cinema and The Montclair Film Festival, so they could personally enjoy what makes moviegoing great and hopefully join us in becoming champions for the theatrical experience.”.

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US Court Orders Every ISP in the United States to Block Illegal Streaming Sites

TorrentFreak

Earlier this year, producer and cinema investor Moshe Edery fired warning shots across the bows of Mastercard, Visa and American Express for continuing to provide payment processing to pirate streaming sites.

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TeaTV, BeeTV & CyberFlix Make Movie Piracy Easy; The Hard Bit Comes Next

TorrentFreak

The developer of Cinema HD reportedly stopped pushing updates to the popular streaming app after facing “legal issues”, a not-uncommon event since ACE appeared on the scene.

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Tarantino: Pulp Fiction NFT Sale Lawsuit is “Offensively Meritless”, Won’t Succeed

TorrentFreak

In his answer to the complaint filed with the court Thursday, the film legend’s lawyers begin by emphasizing not only his contribution to cinema, but also to the success of Miramax.

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When a vampire not called Dracula bested the copyright system, and what it tells us about derivative works

The IPKat

It was one thing to get excited about the possibility of making a vampire movie; it was another when the focus was taking the best of the German expressionistic cinema tradition, then in vogue, to do a movie version of Dracula. The movie had entered cinema oblivion.

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Pirate IPTV: Fines For Suppliers & Users as Govt. Plans Pre-Approval System

TorrentFreak

Under powers inherited from the Ministry of Communications, telecoms regulator Anatel (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações) together with movie group Ancine (Agência Nacional do Cinema) will also implement an internet blocking system designed to disrupt IPTV pirates’ ability to do business.

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Pirate TV Box & Kodi Wizard Seller Who Made £2.3m Gets 30 Months in Prison

TorrentFreak

“Powell attempted to hide the illegitimate nature of his business by concealing evidence that he was selling products pre-configured to stream Sky Sports and Sky Cinema.

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Dune Leaked on Pirate Sites Before US Theatrical & HBO Max Release

TorrentFreak

Villeneuve says that the big enemy of the cinema “is the pandemic” but right now, another type of viral distribution could be an even bigger concern.

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First preliminary injunction issued by a court in Turkey regarding NFTs

The IPKat

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), ranging from art and literature to fashion and cinema, remain among the hottest legal topics in the world of intangible rights, despite the lack of clear legal regulation.

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US Calls Out Countries For Failing to Tackle Pirate IPTV & Movie ‘Camming’

TorrentFreak

This means that the unauthorized recording of movies in cinemas is set to bounce back. While COVID-19-related cinema closures suppressed this activity during the pandemic, camcords have reportedly reappeared as theaters have started to re-open,” the Special 301 Report reads.

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Pirate IPTV Services Disrupted By Dozens of Rightsholders On Multiple Fronts

TorrentFreak

In January it was revealed that French anti-piracy group ALPA, the National Cinema Center, and several major rightsholders had obtained a similar order to block pirate IPTV platforms.

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Rights in Titles: Delhi High Court Affirms Rights in the Title of Iconic Bollywood Film

IPilogue

The iconic film “Sholay” was released in India in 1975 and became the biggest record-breaking film in the history of Indian cinema. Pankhuri Malik is an IPilogue Writer, IP Innovation Clinic Fellow, and an LLM Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Telegram Piracy: Police Target 545 Channels & Eight Suspected Admins

TorrentFreak

Whether they offered movies and TV shows or other content in Italian, House Streaming (29,000 subscribers), Il Cinema Notturno (34,000), and APK Plex (100,500), were all blocked along with many others.

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How "gaslighting" became the 2022 dictionary word of the year

The IPKat

Then came a successful 1940 cinema version , staying mostly true to the theatre version (released as a one-word title). If you used the word "gaslighting" recently, you are not alone. Merriam-Webster, the dictionary people, recently selected it as the 2022 "word of the year".

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