Sun.May 21, 2023

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Countdown to the Unified Patent Court, Part IV: Financials

IP Watchdog

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is only a fortnight away; it will go live on June 1, 2023. No doubt, the UPC will become a game changer requiring diligent planning and preparation. In order to faciliate such preparation, we have been providing a series of articles that will deal with the most important aspects of the UPC. Whereas Part 1 focused on the designated UPC judges, Part 2 on the timelines and Part 3 on the remedies that are available at the UPC, this Part 4 will address the financial asp

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New Guidance on “Transformative” Use in AWF v. Goldsmith

The Illusion of More

In this Court, the sole question presented is whether the first fair use factor, “the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit edu­cational purposes,” §107(1), weighs in favor of AWF’s recent commercial licensing to Condé Nast. Although the consideration in Andy Warhol Foundation […] The post New Guidance on “Transformative” Use in AWF v.

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A Decade of Pirate Bay Proxy War: Did ISP Blocking Slay the Hydra?


Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium and Brazil; just two letters of the alphabet and that’s already five countries that have implemented ISP blocking against The Pirate Bay. The growing list, which continues with Denmark and persists through Finland, France and Germany, doesn’t stop until it reaches the United Arab Emirates and finally, the UK.

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Ill-Advised Attempt to Blow Up the DMCA Online Safe Harbors Unsurprisingly Fails–Athos v. YouTube

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Athos owns the copyrights to many classic Mexican films. Users regularly upload its film clips to YouTube. These uploads have irritated Athos since 2014. However, Athos rejected YouTube’s fast-lane options for copyright owners (such as the Copyright Match Tool, Content Verification Program, and Content ID), allegedly because it did not want to agree to release YouTube from liability.

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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.

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SCOTUS Sundae: Large Scoops of Weekend IP Reading!


Prompt to OpenArt: “Pop art of the Supreme Court of USA “ This Sunday, I bring to you a few judgments from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) which at first glance, may not have a direct relevance for the Indian IP landscape yet are quite significant developments that our readers are likely to be interested in. I’m yet to read these orders in depth myself and have added links to some commentaries for your weekend reading.

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When Will the MLC Disclose How they Invest the Black Box Money?

The Trichordist

[this post originally appeared in MusicTech.Solutions as “Unrealized Losses and the Black Box Investment Policy” by Chris Castle. We asked him to update it a bit to… Read more "When Will the MLC Disclose How they Invest the Black Box Money?

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Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2023-05-20

Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2023-05-13 [link] 2023-05-14 What Gives You Hope Keeps You Fighting [link] 2023-05-14 Contracting for tech under the AI provisions of CPPA, AIDA and Law 25 [link] 2023-05-14 Here to Stay: Ontario Court of Appeal upholds referral to arbitration and clarifies stay analysis | McCarthy Tétrau… [link] 2023-05-14 AI makes non-invasive mind-reading possible by turning thoughts into text | Artificial intelligence (AI) [link] 2023-05-14 PCAST Working Group on Gene

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