3 Count: AI Copyright

Plagiarism Today

1: The US Copyright Office Says an AI Can’t Copyright its Art. Copyright Office has declined to register the copyright of an AI-created image that it says did not include an element of “human authorship.” Copyright Office on the work. Copyright News

3 Count: Copyright Exhaustion

Plagiarism Today

1: Government Pauses Plans to Rewrite UK Copyright Laws After Authors Protest. The rule, entitled copyright exhaustion, places limits on the import of international editions of books. 3: Ad Blockers Altering Website Code is Not a Copyright Violation, German Court Rules.


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3 Count: Copyright Claims Onboarding

Plagiarism Today

1: Copyright Office Launches New Copyright Claims Board Website. Copyright Office announces that the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) has launched its new website, ccb.gov. government passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (CASE Act).

A Conversation Between Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid and Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter About the Copyright Claims Board

Copyright Alliance

With the launch of the new Copyright Claims Board (or CCB) on June 16 within the U.S. Copyright Office, Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid spoke with Register of Copyrights Shira […]. appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

Copyright Violation

IP and Legal Filings

Copyright is a crucial right endowed to the formers of any artistic work, it needs to be protected by a process named ‘copyright violation’ which encroaches upon the exclusive rights given to the copyright holder. TYPES OF COPYRIGHT VIOLATION.

Are Fictional Characters Protected Under Copyright Law?

Creative Law Center

The post Are Fictional Characters Protected Under Copyright Law? Copyright & Content ProtectionThe independent life of fictional characters. Consider them an additional creative asset in a writer’s intellectual property portfolio.

Understanding the SMART Copyright Act

Plagiarism Today

Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the “Strengthening Measures to Advance Rights Technologies Copyright Act of 2022 , better known as the SMART Copyright Act. Background on the SMART Copyright Act. Breaking Down the SMART Copyright Act.

3 Count: Grand Theft Copyright

Plagiarism Today

1: Apple Drops iPhone Copyright Lawsuit Against Cyber Startup Corellium. This prompted Apple to file a lawsuit in August 2019 alleging both direct copyright violations and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for the circumvention of copyright protection tools.

Are Flower Arrangements Copyrightable??

Copyright Alliance

The post Are Flower Arrangements Copyrightable?? appeared first on Copyright Alliance. This weekend is Mother’s Day, and mothers around the nation will be bombarded with bouquets brimming with flowers of all shapes, colors, and sizes. It is part of that ideal […].

Using the Copyright Small Claims Board to Fight Essay Mills

Plagiarism Today

In December 2020, the United States government passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act). The act, to put it simply, created the Copyright Small Claims Board (CCB), a “small claims court” to hear copyright infringement disputes.

Copyright Office Issues Final Rules for CASE Act Copyright Claims Board Proceedings

IP Watchdog

Copyright Office issued a pair of final rules to establish various procedures governing proceedings at the Copyright Claims Board (CCB), a small copyright claims tribunal within the Copyright Office. district court covering their own copyright claim.

“Copyright Infringement”

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Previously, these works and films were not adequately protected, but the legal landscape surrounding copyright gradually changed, and actions were taken to further safeguard copyright-related works from unauthorized exploitation and usage. Blogs Copyright Copyright Infringement

Dreamstime Launches LicenseGuard to Track Copyright Infringements

Plagiarism Today

When it comes to copyright, the photography space has been especially fraught with litigation and legal threats over the past decade plus. Getty Images, along with several other stock photography companies, engaged in a massive copyright campaign that began in the 2000s.

Senators Urge Copyright Office to Reject DLC Request for Delayed Payments to Songwriters

IP Watchdog

A bipartisan group of senators on Friday sent a letter to Shira Perlmutter, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright And Its Regulations In India

IP and Legal Filings

Copyright safeguards works made by a genuine creator in a variety of genres, including literary, musical, theatrical, and artistic works. There is, however, a procedure that must be followed in order to register the copyright for all such works. HOW LONG DOES COPYRIGHT LAST FOR? .

Petition Asks SCOTUS to Clarify Takings Clause in Context of Copyright Infringement

IP Watchdog

Supreme Court in their appeal of a copyright case against both Texas A&M University and a pair of school officials. The petition claims the Fifth Circuit’s decision leaves copyright holders “at the mercy of state infringers.” Copyright Office U.S.

Professor Sues Cheating Student for Copyright Infringement

Plagiarism Today

Chapman University, for their part, is not involved in the lawsuit, but a spokesperson for the school made it clear that instructors hold the copyright in their work and are free to take whatever action they see necessary to protect their creations. Using Copyright to Prevent Cheating.

Is Copyright Infringement Illegal?

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Copyright is a type of intellectual property rights. One infringes on copyrighted works when they violate the exclusive rights of the owner. But how do you prove that a considerable amount of your copyrighted work has been infringed? We cannot term that as copyright infringement.

March 2022 Roundup of Copyright News

Copyright Alliance

Copyright Office published several final rules related to the copyright small claims court while various U.S. The post March 2022 Roundup of Copyright News appeared first on Copyright Alliance. In the month of March, the U.S.

CJEU Upholds 2019 EU Copyright Directive

IP Watchdog

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has rejected a legal challenge to Article 17 of Directive 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Copyright Small Claims: How the CASE Act Works

Creative Law Center

A cost effective way to enforce copyright and fight infringement for small businesses, creatives, and entrepreneurs. The post Copyright Small Claims: How the CASE Act Works appeared first on Creative Law Center. Copyright & Content ProtectionThe CASE Act explained.

Flagging Copyright Concerns: Vexillologists Take Note?

Hugh Stephens Blog

If the papers offered at the periodic International Congress of Vexillology are any guide, then many things attract the attention of flag scholars, such as “The Flags of Bulgarian Municipalities”, “The Flags … Continue reading "Flagging Copyright Concerns: Vexillologists Take Note

Expert Group Analyzes AI, Copyright and Designs

IP Watchdog

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently published a deep dive report, titled Study on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Infringement and Enforcement of Copyright and Designs.

Cloudflare Tests Limits of Contributory Copyright Infringement

IP Watchdog

One recurring thorn in the side of copyright owners is Cloudflare, the San Francisco-based web performance, optimization, and security company.

5 Copyright Stories to Watch in 2022

Plagiarism Today

To that end, 2022 is looking to be a major year for copyright in a myriad of ways. But that raises the question, with the new year what are just a handful of the major copyright stories on the horizon. 1: The Copyright Small Claims Court. 3: Copyright and the Takings Clause.

Thaler Pursues Copyright Challenge Over Denial of AI-Generated Work Registration

IP Watchdog

naming as defendants both the United States Copyright Office (USCO) and Shira Perlmutter, in her official capacity as Register of Copyrights and Director of the USCO. Shira Perlmutter and The United States Copyright Office (1:22-cv-01564) (June 2, 2022). Copyright Office

Understanding Assignment of Copyright


Copyright is a bundle of rights and can be exploited in several ways independently from each other. What is an Assignment of Copyright? It means that only the owner of the copyright can transfer the ownership of the copyright to a third party.

Who the Copyright Claims Board May Help the Most

Plagiarism Today

Earlier this month, the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) began accepting cases. The long sought after copyright small claims court , the CCB can hear cases where the damages are less than $15,000 per work or $30,000 in total. The cases represent a wide variety of copyright-related issues.

Top Gun Copyright Lawsuit—A Real Dog Fight or Destined to Flameout?

IP Watchdog

On June 6, Paramount Pictures got its tower buzzed for copyright infringement in the U.S. Paramount allegedly secured the “exclusive motion picture rights to Ehud Yonay’s copyrighted story” and in 1986 released the motion picture Top Gun.

Photography Copyright Cases Photographers Should Know?

Copyright Alliance

The post Photography Copyright Cases Photographers Should Know? appeared first on Copyright Alliance. On March 29, the U.S. Supreme Court made the huge announcement that it will take on Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, a case that may result in one of the […].

Criminal Liabilities And Remedies For Copyright Infringement

IP and Legal Filings

A careful step towards ensuring the acquisition of prosperity gained through your work is to copyright it. If infringement is faced, a copyright proprietor can avail many remedies. The copyright laws in India are governed under the Copyright Act, 1957.

The Coming Copyright/Trademark Storm for NFTs

Plagiarism Today

It is a space where there is little regard for copyright law (or other kinds of intellectual property), large amounts of money are being thrown around on dubious investments and there is a lack of understanding as to what this will be and how it will change the larger world.

Takedown Services Under Copyright Law

IP and Legal Filings

The author or creator of any theatrical, literary, creative, or musical work has an exclusive right to copyright. It was recently uncovered that numerous internet platforms are posting infringing content on their websites without the approval of the copyright owners.

Copyright Lately on “The Town”

Copyright Lately

On today’s episode of “The Town” podcast, I joined Puck News co-founder and former Hollywood Reporter Editorial Director Matt Belloni to discuss copyright termination , an area of ever-increasing importance to the movie business. Copyright Termination Motion Pictures

Copyright in the Age of Bots

Plagiarism Today

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. Copyright law was never meant to work this way.

Ownership, Licensing, and Fair Use of Copyright for Webinars

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Although privacy invasion has been the main topic of discussion in this virtual context, there is another issue at hand: copyright infringement. Ownership of copyright in the lectures presented by the speakers. As a result, copyright protection is unlikely to apply.

Understanding Copyright, Trademark and Halloween Costumes

Plagiarism Today

As we’ve discussed in the past , copyright has played an oddly oversized role in our modern Halloween festivities. However, one of the areas that is generally less talked about is copyright’s impact on Halloween costumes. Copyright and Halloween Costumes. Copyright Office.

Copyright Goes to England

BYU Copyright Blog

On March 7, 2022, MMAS Research and Dr. Donald E.

The first NFT copyright infringement decision handed down in China

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

In China’s first copyright infringement case including NFT digital work, a court recently decided. On Bigverse, the plaintiff learned that a user had created and sold a nearly similar NFT digital work to the copyrighted item in dispute, complete with the artist’s Weibo watermark.

Fonts & Typefaces: Are they Copyrightable? 


We’re happy to bring you a guest post by Shivam Kaushik on the copyrightability of fonts. Fonts & Typefaces: Are they Copyrightable? . But as I will discuss in this post, they fulfill the eligibility criteria as provided under the Copyright Act, 1957.