Sat.May 25, 2024

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It’s USTR “Watch List” Time Again

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: [link] (under licence) Apart from the budding of leaves, the rites of spring are marked by another annual phenomenon, the issuance of the annual Special 301 Report by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), widely known as the USTR Watch List.

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AI Models Reveal Pro-Copyright Bias By Shutting Down Piracy Research

TorrentFreak

Good news concerning AI development often finds itself dampened by reports of models hallucinating, providing misleading responses, or simply inventing facts that are anything but. This week Michael Kearns of Penn Engineering wrote about “model disgorgement,” a potential solution that forces models to purge themselves of “content that leads to copyright infringement or biased responses.” From our admittedly very narrow perspective, that proposition couldn’t be more ironic.

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Section 230 Doesn’t Apply to “Editorializing” About Third-Party Content–Marvin v. Lanctot

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This case involves the Warroad High School girls’ hockey team. Warroad, Minnesota is located just a few miles south of the Canadian border, near the Northwest Angle , and hockey appears to be a big thing in town (e.g., the town calls itself Hockeytown USA ). On October 30, 2023, a group of community members circulated a letter that seemingly accused head coach Marvin of player mistreatment and other misdeeds.

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Navigating the Legal Field: An Overview of Sports Law in India

IP and Legal Filings

INTRODUCTION India’s prominence in the world of sports can be traced back from the Mahabharata which describes a game of Chaturang [1] which was played between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Sports has been given importance in India and has given us many prominent players who set an example for whole world. Even before Independence, Indian hockey team had a gold-laden period having won 6 consecutive gold medals in the row from 1928 Amsterdam Olympics till 1956 Melbourne Olympics. [2] Howev

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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We're Off to Sue the Wizard

Dear Rich IP Blog

Dear Rich: I want to use a small portion of lyrics from a copyrighted song (We're Off To See The Wizard," by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen) in a first novel currently being written. Songview, the search service made available at the BMI website says the song is 50% controlled by the writer and 50% controlled by the publisher (100% ASCAP). Would permission from the publisher alone be sufficient in this situation?