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European Parliament votes to exclude gene edited plants from patentability

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The European Parliament has voted to ban patents for gene-edited plants. The vote related to an amendment of the European Commission's proposed legislation seeking to relax the regulatory rules on gene edited plants. Gene edited plants may in some cases be indistinguishable from plants produced by traditional breeding methods.

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When is a derivative work original and thus protectable by copyright? Classicist’s critical edition makes its way to Luxembourg in fresh Romanian CJEU referral

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Unlike the Swedish and German referrals, the Romanian one has not been made in the context of a dispute concerning works of applied art (which is refreshing), but rather in relation to the protectability of a critical edition of a work. Translated into copyright language: a critical edition is an example of derivative work.

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Announcing the 2022 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

I’m pleased to announce the 2022 edition (13th edition) of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. As usual, I made many hundreds of updates and edits throughout the book. Some things I didn’t include in this edition, despite their seeming importance: hiQ v. a hardcover version for $28.

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Edition 4 of the AI Legal News Summer Roundup

JD Supra Law

In this edition, key themes include creators and consumers seeking more control and protection over how their content is used to train AI models (whether under copyright law or privacy laws), and governments grappling with the delicate balance between overseeing and regulating AI development, and fostering innovation.

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New Copyright Lawsuit Targets Uploaders of 10-Minute Movie Edits

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These heavily edited copies of mainstream movies aim to summarize key plot lines via voice-over narration in about 10 minutes. While no replacement for the real thing, these edits accumulated millions of views and incurred the wrath of rightsholders, leading to the arrest of three people in Japan. Image credit: CODA ).

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

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In June 2021, three people were arrested for uploading these 10-minute edits. After the interview was published, Takasugi somewhat ironically complained that the news outlet had edited his interview. MBS pointed out that Takasugi was making money from editing down other people’s movies but that didn’t deter him. .”

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Announcing the Sixth Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Rebecca Tushnet and I are pleased to announce the sixth edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. Buyers of the hard copy can also get a free PDF file by emailing me a copy of their receipt showing which edition they bought. What Changed from the Fifth to the Sixth Editions? Price: $12.

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