Sun.Jun 23, 2024

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EU Invites Feedback from ‘Pirate Sites’ for Upcoming Watchlist

TorrentFreak

Following the example of the United States, the EU began publishing its very own piracy watchlist a few years ago. The ‘Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List’ is compiled by the European Commission. Like its U.S equivalent, it relies on stakeholder groups to nominate problematic sites and services for inclusion. New EU Piracy Watch List The most recent version of the report was published in late 2022 and the EU is currently soliciting comments from stakeholders for the next release.

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This Case Keeps Wrecking Internet Law–Enigma v. Malwarebytes

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Puppy chewing tennis ball. Photo by Anik Shrestha, [link] You probably know this case well, but I’ll recap it anyway. Malwarebytes makes anti-threat software. Enigma makes competitive offerings. Malwarebytes classified Enigma’s SpyHunter4 and RegHunter2 programs as malicious, a threat, and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This screenshot shows Malwarebytes’ interface.

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Heightened Risk and Higher Fees: Prepare for the New Age of Continuing Application Practice

IP Watchdog

In a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced a conditional enforceability restriction on patents having a terminal disclaimer (TD) filed to obviate the judicially-created obviousness-type double patenting (ODP) rejection. Under the proposed rule, an Applicant would need to assert that the patent subjected to the TD would remain enforceable only if it is not (or has never been) tied with any other patent where any claim of that

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Does Justice Thomas Hate Invention or Just the Hubris of Inventors?

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court recently decided Moore v. United States , — U.S. — (June 20, 2024), a case focusing on the constitutionality of the Mandatory Repatriation Tax (MRT). While the majority opinion, authored by Justice Kavanaugh, upheld the MRT, Justice Thomas published a strong dissent relying upon an invention metaphor in a decidedly negative light, something that he has done in several other recent opinions.

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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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Are You Better Off Today Than You Were Five Years Ago? Selected comments on the MLC Redesignation: Songwriters of North America (SONA)

The Trichordist

SONA raises significant concerns about the MLC’s board composition and matching practices.