Sun.May 28, 2023

article thumbnail

Music Company Asks Google to Delist ‘YouTube Downloader’ Wikipedia Article


A few years ago, the RIAA started targeting YouTube ripping sites by sending relatively rare takedown requests to Google. 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. The delisting requests are supposed to make it harder for people to find ‘YouTube MP3 download’ sites in search results.

Music 135
article thumbnail

UKIPO Issues New Trademark Guidance on NFTs, the Metaverse and Virtual Goods

IP Watchdog

On April 3, 2023, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) issued much needed guidance on how digital goods and services – namely non-fungible tokens (NFTs), virtual goods, and services provided in the metaverse – should be classified for trademark purposes.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

SpicyIP Weekly Review (May 22-May 27)


[ This Weekly Review has been co-authored with SpicyIP intern Shikhar Chauhan. Shikhar is a second-year law student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He shares a keen interest in developments concerning IP Law.] Here are the quick summaries of the 3 posts, 4 case summaries, and other IP developments that took place last week. Important IP cases that we’re missing out on?

article thumbnail

The copyright adventure of two typefaces: Is the Spectral font infringing?

The IPKat

Copyright infringement cases often involve works of art, literature, or design. This recent French decision gives us an opportunity to look at a rarer case, that of copyright infringement in a typeface. A very Kat font Background The facts deserve some attention. In 1994, Mr X, a pioneer in digital typography, created a family of typefaces called "Le Monde Journal" for French newspaper Le Monde.

article thumbnail

IPO Diversity in Innovation Toolkit

Women and diverse employees have the technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts.This toolkit can help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.

article thumbnail

Generative AI: my keynote speech on the challenges and legal issues at ITechLaw

Barry Sookman

I was delighted to have had the opportunity to discuss the challenges and legal issues associated with generative AI at the 2023 World Technology Law Conference in Toronto. I gave the keynote speech which was followed by presentations showing various uses of generative AI by Kritika Bharadwaj (Day Pitney LLP, United States), Matt Hervey (Gowling WLG, United Kingdom), Ideshini Naidoo (Thomson Reuters, Canada), and Stephen Henderson (Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Canada).

Law 52
article thumbnail

Moral rights in Massachusetts

Likelihood of Confusion

Lee Gesmer reported last month on a pretty important decision in copyright law: A First Circuit ruling applying the Visual Rights Act, which–well, Lee says it very well himself, actually: The post Moral rights in Massachusetts appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.