Sun.May 26, 2024

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Jury Finds ‘Destiny 2’ Cheat Seller Liable For Copyright Infringement in Landmark Lawsuit

TorrentFreak

Three years ago, Bungie filed a complaint at a federal court in Seattle, accusing Destiny 2 cheat seller AimJunkies.com of copyright and trademark infringement, among other things. The same accusations were also made against Phoenix Digital Group, the operating company behind the website, and third-party developer James May. AimJunkies denied the claims and argued that cheating isn’t against the law.

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WIPO Adopts Treaty on Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources, and Associated Traditional Knowledge

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch For many years, there have been concerns about “biopiracy” – the misappropriation of genetic resources (GR) and traditional knowledge (TK) from indigenous peoples and local communities, often in developing countries. Biopiracy involves researchers or companies obtaining GR or TK, using it to develop commercial products like medicines, and obtaining patents without adequately compensating or getting permission from the original TK/GR holders.

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Expend4bles: 3,000 Canadians Targeted in Federal Court Piracy Sweep

TorrentFreak

According to The Numbers , the most financially successful movie franchise of all time is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Generating almost $30 billion at the worldwide box office, its closest rival is Star Wars, with just $10.3 billion. In 198th place with a still-respectable $840 million is The Expendables franchise. While not at the top of the heap here, none of the competition would have a chance of beating this series if legal action against members of the public was a competition.

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Sunday Surprises

The IPKat

The IPKat is back with the latest overview of opportunities, events and IP news! Opportunities The University of Edinburgh is seeking to hire a Lecturer in Global Law and Digital Technology. Candidates with expertise in law and digital technologies are welcome to apply until May 29. GikII, an annual conference on law, technology and pop culture, has launched the call for papers for its 2024 edition.

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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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Not all ISP’s are created equal

Likelihood of Confusion

@EricGoldman: Web host Akanoc hit with $32M contributory TM judgment for customers’ counterfeiting [link] Whoa. More to come … Louis Vuitton v. Akanoc jury verdict [link] & Aug. dismissal motion [link] My Jan. blog post [link] Whoa?! How can this be! Isn’t all the traffic in the other direction on contributory infringement? Isn’t that unthinking […] The post Not all ISP’s are created equal appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Why Months of Jewish Discrimination and the Normalization of Antisemitism on University Campuses Must Stop

Michael Geist

This weekend, two people approached a Jewish girls elementary school in Toronto and fired multiple gun shots. There was no one present at the school at the time, but the shooting will only heighten the fears of a Canadian Jewish community that has now experienced multiple shootings at schools and community centres, attacks on students, and vandalism at Jewish businesses and homes.