The Copyright Challenge with Mastodon

Plagiarism Today

The fallout seems to have even impacted Twitter’s copyright filtering tools. But, while Mastodon does have a slew of important and well-understood differences between it and a centralized platform, like Twitter, there’s a very important one that’s easy to overlook: Copyright.

The Bizarre Copyright Battle Over Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Plagiarism Today

Life Music Inc, representing songwriters Gloria Parker and Barney Young, filed a lawsuit against Disney and others involved in the film alleging that the Disney version of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious violated the copyright of their 1951 song Supercalafajalistickespeealadojus.


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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

The Humanity of Copyright

Hugh Stephens Blog

Stephen Thaler, … Continue reading "The Humanity of Copyright

RightsClick Offers Simplified Copyright Management

Plagiarism Today

For independent creators, every hour spent working on one’s copyright is an hour not spent on creating new work or running their business. As such, many creators either neglect their work’s copyright protection or pay someone else to handle it, often at great cost. Copyright Office.

Protection of Copyrights in Singapore

IP and Legal Filings

One of the most important forms of intellectual property is copyright. A copyright is a set of rights available to any person or entity responsible for the creation of an original authored work. The statute of limitations for copyright infringement in Singapore is six years.

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.

A Copyright Alliance Thanksgiving 2022

Copyright Alliance

It’s been over seven years now since I first took on the role as CEO of the Copyright Alliance. The post A Copyright Alliance Thanksgiving 2022 appeared first on Copyright Alliance. For most of those seven years, during the Thanksgiving season, I’ve […].

It’s Official: Canada Extends its Term of Copyright Protection

Hugh Stephens Blog

The wording was short, if a bit convoluted: Her Excellency the … Continue reading "It’s Official: Canada Extends its Term of Copyright Protection The announcement itself was a bit of an anticlimax.

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.

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. 4: Copyright and Metropolis.

NFTs Were Never About Copyright

Plagiarism Today

An article by Adi Robertson at The Verge looks at a recent study by The Galaxy , which examines the top 25 most valuable NFT projects and examines what the buyer is obtaining in terms of copyright or other intellectual property rights. Scarcity, Not Copyright.

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.

Michael Bynum Names New Defendants in Proposed Amended Complaint to 12th Man Copyright Lawsuit

IP Watchdog

The filings seek to revive copyright infringement claims filed by Bynum against employees at Texas A&M University for their roles in unauthorized distributions of Bynum’s biography of E.

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.

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, government passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (CASE Act).

Why Bots Shouldn’t Decide Copyright Cases

Plagiarism Today

The case pits Sheeran against Structured Asset Sales, a company that owns a one-third stake in the copyrights of Ed Townsend. This has been paired with another trend, judges appear to be more reluctant to dismiss copyright claims.

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.

Hallowe’en, Costumes and Copyright

Hugh Stephens Blog

She admitted the newsletter had caused harm and pain and pledged … Continue reading " Hallowe’en, Costumes and Copyright As far as grovelling, abject apologies go, this one would win an Oscar.

Copyrightability of Jack-O-Lanterns

Copyright Alliance

The post Copyrightability of Jack-O-Lanterns appeared first on Copyright Alliance. It’s the spookiest time of year – ghouls and goblins abound, and candy threatens to expand our waistlines. In the grocery store, pumpkin flavoring and packaging jumps out in every […].

Copyrighting The Uncopyrightable – The NSE Saga


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Kartik Sharma and Aditya Singh, analysing copyrightability of datasets in light of the recent controversy surrounding NSE’s issuance of C&D notices to many stock gaming apps. Copyrighting The Uncopyrightable – The NSE Saga.

Fashion Copyright and Infringement

IP and Legal Filings

The recent controversy involving French fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier and TaTa Top, known for their rather distinct bikini prints, has brought the issue of fashion copyright to the forefront again. Fashion Copyright. Copyright Act or Design Act?

A research-friendly copyright system is a flexible copyright system

Kluwer Copyright Blog

In this blog post, originally published on the KR21 blog , KR21 policy committee member Felix Reda analyses the potential for copyright reform in Germany, where the government has included a promise to “promote a more research-friendly copyright” in its coalition agreement.

October 2022 Roundup of Copyright News

Copyright Alliance

Easily the most significant copyright-related event to take place this October was the U.S. The post October 2022 Roundup of Copyright News appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

USPTO, Copyright Office Joint Study on NFTs Could Help Dispel Confusion About IP Ownership in Media Content Underlying Digital Assets

IP Watchdog

Copyright Office published a joint notice of inquiry in the Federal Register announcing that the two agencies would be collaborating on a study regarding intellectual property legal issues related to digital assets known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Copyright Office

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.

AI art and Indian copyright registration


AI generated art is in full swing and the Indian Copyright Office is confused. Such works qualify as ‘computer generated works’ under the Indian Copyright Act. For such works, copyright law confers authorship to the “person who causes the work to be created”.

“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

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.

U.S. Copyright Office Backtracks on Registration of Partially AI-Generated Work

IP Watchdog

Copyright Office (USCO) that the registration for the first issue of her partially AI-generated graphic novel, Zarya Of The Dawn, may be canceled. Copyright under U.S. Copyright Office USCO

Holy copyright baloney, Batman!

Likelihood of Confusion

The post Holy copyright baloney, Batman! Copyright Law BatmobileIt’s not as if I’ve got a problem with DC Comics or something, but, well, here you go. They’re just being like that! And I’m just catching up with the. appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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.

Compulsory licensing in Copyright

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

Compulsory licenses are permissions from the government that allows someone else to use the copyright of the owner without his consent. In this article, we will look at compulsory licensing in Copyright and under what conditions a compulsory license is granted in India.

November 2022 Roundup of Copyright News

Copyright Alliance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) issues heated up quickly in November, with a major visual arts community and an AI developer making changes to their policies on AI use of copyrighted works […]. The post November 2022 Roundup of Copyright News appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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Are AI Prompts Authorship in Copyright Law?

The Illusion of More

I have already argued against copyright protection for works created by AI, supporting the longstanding doctrine that copyright rights can only attach to works of human authorship. The post Are AI Prompts Authorship in Copyright Law?

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.

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.

Tattoos and Copyright: A Potent Combination

Plagiarism Today

This prompted Alexander to file a lawsuit against Take-Two, claiming copyright infringement of her work. He called an earlier decision in the case one of the 5 worst copyright decisions in 2020 and, with the jury verdict, called it a loss for bodily autonomy and free speech.

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.

Will the Copyright Royalty Board approve Big Tech’s attempted cover-up? 

The Trichordist

It may take a while,… Read more "Will the Copyright Royalty Board approve Big Tech’s attempted cover-up? ". By Chris Castle [This MusicTechPolicy post appeared on Hypebot] There’s an old saying among sailors that water always wins. Sunlight does, too.