Proper Copyright Notice

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Proper Copyright Notice. While this podcast is predominantly about trademark issues, I do from time to time like to talk about other intellectual property issues, especially copyright issues.

How to Use Proper Copyright Notice

Erik K Pelton

There is a lot of confusion about the benefits of using a copyright notice, and when and how to properly use the copyright symbol and notice. In this episode, Erik clarifies the how, when, and why to use copyright notice.


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Is "The Naked Kiss" Missing Copyright Notice?

Dear Rich IP Blog

There are very clear records in the post-1978 Copyright Office database indicating copyright ownership but this person is insisting it is an invalid copyright because there is no “©” insignia anywhere on head or tail. Is the copyright notice missing?

Copyright Notice was Sufficient Copyright Management Information to Survive Motion to Dismiss

Chicago IP

12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in this copyright infringement and Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) claims involving a picture of the inside of a restaurant bar. Southall v. Force Partners, LLC , No. 20 C 3223, Slip Op. 31, 2021) (Chang, J.).

Copyright Notice was Sufficient Copyright Management Information to Survive Motion to Dismiss

LexBlog IP

12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in this copyright infringement and Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) claims involving a picture of the inside of a restaurant bar. Southall v. Force Partners, LLC , No. 20 C 3223, Slip Op. 31, 2021) (Chang, J.).

How to protect your photos from unauthorized use online


Copyright infringement of digital photos differs in important ways from infringement in the markets of music and movies. Get proof of ownership by registering your copyright. Even though it is not mandatory, copyright registration provides valuable legal protection.

Legal Protection for the Software Arts — Part 5

JD Supra Law

Copyright protection is, generally speaking, formality-free in the US and other member states of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.

3 Count: Truth Settles

Plagiarism Today

1: Lizzo Settles Truth Hurts Copyright Battle with Former Collaborators. In a tweet, the company said that the notices were not from them or their partners. Copyright NewsHave any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

7 Takeaways from YouTube’s Copyright Transparency Report

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, YouTube published its first every Copyright Transparency Report. While it’s interesting to see the amount and kinds of copyright notices other providers see, YouTube has faced far more copyright criticism than those companies.

3 Count: Noisy Hill

Plagiarism Today

1: RIAA Flags ‘Artificial Intelligence’ Music Mixer as Emerging Copyright Threat. However, since the system was trained on copyright-protected music without permission, the RIAA is claiming that the service is committing and enabling infringement. Copyright News

Google Addresses Scraped and Spun Content

Plagiarism Today

This was in stark contrast to what Mueller said in June 2021, when he openly admitted that, on occasion, Google can accidentally rank copied content over original works and encouraged people to file copyright notices.

3 Count: One More Thing…

Plagiarism Today

million over their alleged contributory infringement of some 1,400 copyright-protected works. Grande had previously argued that the notices filed with them were flawed and that the damages at issue were excessive. Copyright NewsHave any suggestions for the 3 Count?

3 Count: Pulp Friction

Plagiarism Today

1: Tarantino, Miramax settle copyright suit over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs. 2: Possible Copyright Changes Could Mean More Money for Inuit Artists. 3: Now the Film Producers Sue AT&T and Verizon Over Allegedly Slack Copyright Policies. Copyright News

3 Count: Copilot Lawsuit

Plagiarism Today

However, he alleges that it doesn’t follow the terms of the licenses, including attribution and a copyright notice. 2: Vir Das, Netflix Among Four Booked for Copyright Infringement. Copyright NewsHave any suggestions for the 3 Count?

Which trademark or copyright symbol do I use?

Erik K Pelton

For more, see my video: The post Which trademark or copyright symbol do I use? One of the most common questions I get is about which symbol to use. Here is a handy cheat sheet I made: ® – a.k.a “circle-R” – Registered trademark with the USPTO.

In-House Counsel Tips To Avert Open Source Software Risks

IP Law 360

In-house counsel keen to adopt money- and time-saving open source software programs should consider five processes to mitigate such intellectual property risks as problematic licenses and failure to follow open source software copyright notices, say Marguerite McConihe and Greg Penoyer at Mintz

3 Count: Finally Settled

Plagiarism Today

1: Cox Settles Dispute with BMG, Rightscorp Over Copyright Notices. Cox filed counterclaims alleging that Rightscorp, a rights management company employed by BMG, was knowingly filing false takedown notices. Copyright NewsHave any suggestions for the 3 Count?

3 Count: Frequent Flyer

Plagiarism Today

First off today, Kim Lyons at The Verge reports that American Airlines has filed a lawsuit against the travel tips website The Points Guy alleging that the site has violated their copyrights, trademarks and the terms of service of their frequent flyer program. Copyright News

3 Count: Grand Theft Copyright

Plagiarism Today

1: Ex-White House Photographer Sued for Copyright Over His Own Photo: ‘You Can’t Make This Up’. According to the notice, the photo rights group WENN holds the rights to the image and accused Souza of infringing their copyright. Copyright News

3 Count: Polar Thawing

Plagiarism Today

1: Sinclair, Photographer Resolve Copyright Dispute Over Polar Bear Video. 2: Le Tigre’s Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman Sue Over “Deceptacon” Copyright Infringement Accusation. 3: Back 4 Blood Streamers Will Have to Turn Off Licensed Music to Avoid Copyright Strikes.

3 Count: Calling Duty

Plagiarism Today

First off today, Otto Kratky at GameSpot reports that video game publisher Activision has filed yet another lawsuit against an alleged cheat distributor, this one citing violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright NewsHave any suggestions for the 3 Count?

Foreign Works, US Rights: The 7th Circle of Copyright Hell?

Copyright Lately

Here’s why determining the copyright status of old foreign works can be a hellish undertaking. The new lawsuit raises a host of complicated legal issues that, while exciting for copyright nerds like me, are often a nightmare to litigate. copyright law. Copyright Office.

Reddit Banned 2,625 Subreddits For Excessive Copyright Infringement in 2021


For the purpose of this report, however, we’ll home in on the copyright issues faced by Reddit during the last year and how the site responded to them. Copyright Removals. “In 2021, Reddit received 177,450 copyright notices reporting 920,672 pieces of content.

3 Count: It’s Not Complicated

Plagiarism Today

1: Fortnite ‘It’s Complicated’ Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed. However, though most agreed the two routines appeared to be similar, a judge has dismissed Hanagami’s lawsuit claiming that the two works are not similar enough to be a copyright infringement. Copyright News

5 Spooky Articles About Copyright and Halloween

Plagiarism Today

But, before I go, I wanted to leave you with five tales of how copyright has shaped Halloween that I’ve written over the years. 1: How a Copyright Mistake Created the Modern Zombie. When the film was released, the print was missing a copyright notice.

3 Count: Not Very Private

Plagiarism Today

The move is not directly copyright-related and actually is meant to better empower the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to deal with cybersecurity and to unmask criminals. Copyright NewsHave any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

3 Count: YouTube Battles

Plagiarism Today

1: YouTuber Hit With Ungodly Number Of Anime Copyright Strikes Gets A Win For Everyone. This prompted Toei to issue more than 150 takedown notices against his channel and even caused Fitzpatrick to step away from his channel for a time. Copyright News

3 Count: Bowser’s Millions

Plagiarism Today

1: YouTube Says it Receives Millions of Incorrect Video Copyright Takedown Requests. First off today, Aimee Chanthadavong at ZDNet reports that YouTube has released its first every copyright report and, in doing so, has shined a light on the number and kinds of copyright requests it receives.

Tips for Avoiding Copyright Infringement

The IP Law Blog

Copyright protection automatically attaches to a work when it is created. Specifically, copyright protection attaches to the original, creative work when it is fixed in a tangible medium, such as when it is written, drawn, recorded digitally, or typed electronically.

How to Defeat an AI-Powered DMCA Scam

Plagiarism Today

On April 13, Ben Dickson at The Next Web received an email from a lawyer with the name Nicole Palmer with the subject “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”. First, the subject of DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice is strange. It would be a copyright infringement case.

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-07-31

Barry Sookman

Supreme Court to release Access copyright decision this week, Judgment to be Rendered in Appeal – SCC Cases [link] 2021-07-26. Commission starts legal action against 23 EU countries over copyright rules [link] 2021-07-28.

How South Africa Handles Notice and Takedown

Plagiarism Today

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is easily the best-known law when it comes to notice and takedown. . The European Union, for example, has a notice-and-takedown system as part of its Electronic Commerce Directive , which was adopted in 2000.

Indie Record Label Leads Crackdown on YouTube Downloaders


Instead of the usual DMCA copyright notices, the music group asked the search engine to remove various URLs for alleged violations of the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision. 36% of All Circumvention Notices. From: TF , for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more.

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The Streamlabs (SLOBS) Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

This is usually done with a copyright notice, but, in some cases, is done by working directly with the site that uploaded the content. Streamlabs, a company that provides software that enables livestreaming, has long been a somewhat controversial figure in the streaming marketplace.

Is Your Website Published or Unpublished?

Plagiarism Today

It deals with whether Amazon and/or CCA infringed FDN’s copyrights by scraping descriptions from their website for use as part of Amazon’s product listings. It’s a confusing question with no easy answer, but it’s an issue that puts the copyright registration of every website at risk.

Does Failure to Submit Copies to Copyright Office Put an End to Copyright?

Dear Rich IP Blog

Each issue of the print magazine had a copyright notice ("© Krause Publications, Inc.") 3) If the publisher did submit the copies to the LoC, is it possible to find out if the publisher renewed the copyright? So, who owns the magazine copyright?

Shelbyville-Based Photographer Sues Dr. Brite for Alleged Copyright Infringement

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

Copyright Office as Group Reg. Further, Haehl claims she posted a copyright notice alongside each photograph posted on her Facebook page. Haehl claims Dr. Brite used one of her copyrighted photographs to advertise Dr. Brite’s products as shown below (the “Dr.

Facebook’s Plagiarism Problems Are Deeper Than You Realize

Plagiarism Today

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. .

Lawsuit: Comcast Must Terminate Pirates & Block Top Torrent Sites


The plaintiffs alleged that by failing to terminate subscribers that had been accused of copyright infringement multiple times, Cox failed to meet its obligations under the DMCA. Lawsuit Accuses Comcast of Copyright Infringement. More Than 250,000 DMCA Notices Sent to Comcast.

Public Domain of The Living Dead


The release, paired with the copyright error, changed the horror movie genre and the independent film industry forever. At the time of the film’s theatrical release, the US Copyright Act of 1909 required notice to maintain enforceable federal copyright protection.