August, 2022

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How to Paraphrase Correctly

Plagiarism Today

Paraphrasing is an important skill for any writer to have. Simply put, it is the means through with which authors convey information that they learned from outside sources in their own words. . Simply put, all writers, in particular non-fiction writers, need to be able to do this. When you work with outside sources, it’s crucial that you are able to incorporate their information but retain your own voice.

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Why a Million-Subscriber Channel is Suing YouTube

Likelihood of Confusion

I represent Business Casual in this matter. The post Why a Million-Subscriber Channel is Suing YouTube appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Fintech in Africa: The end of the beginning

McKinsey Operations

Africa’s fintech industry is coming of age. In the face of political and economic challenges and a global pandemic, fintech on the continent is booming. Here’s what comes next.

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Netflix Piracy Thrives as Subscribers Rethink Their Streaming Subscriptions

TorrentFreak

As the first major legal subscription streaming service on the Internet, Netflix paved the way for a streaming revolution. The company began competing with piracy from the get-go, branding itself as a superior alternative. In the early years, the strategy paid off. Millions of subscribers switched from casually consuming pirated content on unlicensed platforms in favor of a convenient and reasonably-priced legal alternative.

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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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First preliminary injunction issued by a court in Turkey regarding NFTs

The IPKat

Few issues in the world of intangible rights contain as many legal uncertainties as do non-fungible tokens. Kat friends Mutlu Y?ld?r?m Köse and Havva Y?ld?z discuss a recent decision rendered in Turkey, representing the first foray by a Turkish court into these murky legal waters. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), ranging from art and literature to fashion and cinema, remain among the hottest legal topics in the world of intangible rights, despite the lack of clear legal regulation.

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The Federal Circuit’s ‘CAR T-Cell’ Decision: Courting a Disaster for American Innovation

IP Watchdog

The only president ever to obtain one, Abraham Lincoln knew the essential role patents have played in the scientific and technological innovations that have driven American growth and prosperity since the founding of the republic. Lincoln listed the development of patent laws—along with the invention of writing and the discovery of America—among the most important events in world history.

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Amicus Briefs Reveal Warhol Foundation’s Flawed Transformative Use Theory

Copyright Alliance

Oral arguments in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Lynn Goldsmith are scheduled for October 12, marking the second time in as many years the Supreme Court will hear a fair use […]. The post Amicus Briefs Reveal Warhol Foundation’s Flawed Transformative Use Theory appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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How to make ESG real

McKinsey Operations

While ESG is likely to evolve both in substance and name in the coming years, its underlying impulse is here to say. Here’s how companies can take a more systematic and rewarding approach to ESG.

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Denuvo Promises to Kill Nintendo Switch Emulator Piracy With New Protection

TorrentFreak

Most video gamers will be familiar with the concept of an end-of-level or end-of-game ‘boss’ They take many forms but tend to present as an escalated challenge designed to prevent gamers from progressing any further. Anti-piracy company Denuvo embraces the ‘boss’ concept and drops it on its head. Anyone wanting to play a Denuvo-protected videogame without paying for it will have to defeat Denuvo’s protection right at the very beginning, before the game even starts.

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Beyoncé brings all the samples to the yard and they're like.it's been licenced

The IPKat

Beyoncé has received backlash on her latest album “Renaissance,” which has resulted in the removal of a sample from her song “Energy” – but not for legal reasons. Headlines such as “Beyoncé Has Removed A "Milkshake" Sample From Her Song "Energy" After Kelis Called It Theft” and “…for allegedly failing to seek permission for usage” suggest that Beyoncé used the sample without the rights clearance, but this is not the case.

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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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A Plea to Senator Tillis: Words Matter in Section 101 Reform

IP Watchdog

In U.S. government, setting public policy is the sole and exclusive domain of Congress. The laws they pass effectuate the public policy positions that Congress alone has the power to set. In law, words are everything. The precise meaning of the words in law determines whether the public policy is implemented as intended by Congress. Altering the meaning of just one word can change the entire public policy set by Congress, even turning the public policy on its head.

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A Frustrating Pagan Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

Earlier this month, Pagan author Mat Auryn took to Twitter to highlight what he said was a very clear case of verbatim plagiarism of his work. According to his tweets and provided images, the book Awakening Your Witchy Intuition & Psychic Abilities , penned by an author using the name Glinda Porter, lifted whole paragraphs from his book, Psychic Witch.

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Trademarks as a Barrier to Free-Speech: An Examination of the MetaBirkins Dispute

SpicyIP

We are pleased to bring our readers a guest post by Abhijay Srekanth and Vivek Basanagoudar on interaction of trademarks with free speech. Abhijay Srekanth is an LLM candidate at the Queen Mary University of London specialising in IP, and a recent graduate of Jindal Global Law School. Vivek Basanagoudar is a fourth year law student at Jindal Global Law School.

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Author Talks: Design your future

McKinsey Operations

Danish design experts Christian Bason and Jens Martin Skibsted say humanity needs a more expansive outlook on problem-solving—one that is less human-centered and more future-proof.

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‘Pirate’ App Developer Uses DMCA to Remove ‘Stolen’ Copy from GitHub

TorrentFreak

GitHub is no stranger to copyright complaints. Last year, the developer platform removed nearly 20,000 projects in response to DMCA takedown notices. These takedowns can target all sorts of content. Major media companies often complain about software that allows people to access pirated content , for example. However, there are also instances where developers see copies of their own content elsewhere on Github, placed there by others without permission.

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Iconic Welsh word trade marks surrendered after public backlash

The IPKat

Recently, this Kat reported on Beyoncé’s decision to remove a sample from her song, after Kelis took to social media to complain, even though the rights had been cleared and there was no copyright infringement. As I explained in the Guardian : “It doesn’t matter that Beyoncé didn’t actually infringe Kelis’s rights. The point is that people think she did…[Kelis] doesn’t have any legal standing but by being vocal on social media, she creates emotional and moral capital.

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CAFC ‘Unambiguously’ Backs USPTO in AI as Inventor Fight

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled today in Thaler v. Vidal that an artificial intelligence (AI) machine does not qualify as an inventor under the Patent Act. The decision is the latest in a series of rulings around the world considering the topic, most of which have found similarly. Judge Stark authored the opinion.

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The Challenge of Determining Podcast Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

On July 26, journalist and author Jonathan M. Katz took to Twitter to call out the Chilluminati Podcast for allegedly plagiarizing from his book, Gangsters of Capitalism. Hey @ChilluminatiPod : any particular reason you've chosen to straight up plagiarize my book, GANGSTERS OF CAPITALISM, instead of telling your $12K/month worth of Patreons or your various ad buyers up front where you got your content from?

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Op-Ed: The Plan to Blow Up the Internet, Ostensibly to Protect Kids Online (Regarding AB 2273)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

[I published this anti-AB 2273 op-ed in Capitol Weekly. For more on the problems with AB 2273, see my deep dive and short explainer.]. The California Legislature is aggressively pursuing several wide-sweeping and radical proposals to regulate the Internet. One especially problematic bill is AB 2273, the California Age Appropriate Design Code Act (AADC).

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Building the next big experiences

McKinsey Operations

Brian Solis, Salesforce global innovation evangelist, sees curiosity and empathy as integral parts in delivering new experiences in the metaverse. An edited version of the conversation from our ‘Value creation in the metaverse’ report follows.

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Software Company Still Fighting U.S. Navy Over Millions in Piracy Damages

TorrentFreak

The U.S. Government regularly goes after copyright-infringing companies and individuals, both domestically and abroad. That doesn’t mean that there are no copyright issues within its own ranks. Six years ago the US Navy was sued for mass copyright infringement by German software vendor Bitmanagement, which requested hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

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[Guest post] Ownership of IP rights by DAOs – the future is nigh?

The IPKat

The IPKat is pleased to host the following contribution by Katfriend Marianna Ryan (Edwin Coe and King's College London) on the topical issue of how Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are to be treated and what IP issues come with them. Here's what Marianna writes: Ownership of IP rights by DAOs – the future is nigh? by Marianna Ryan Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are a new type of quasi-corporate entities, existing with the use of blockchain and smart contracts.

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Tillis, Leahy Introduce Legislation Mandating Reports, USPTO Improvements on Patent Quality

IP Watchdog

Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today announced the introduction of the Patent Examination and Quality Improvement Act of 2022, which is aimed at “evaluat[ing] and improv[ing] the patent examination process and the overall quality of patents issued by the USPTO,” according to a press release. Last week, Tillis told IAM that he would be introducing legislation to reform U.S. patent eligibility law, which is still to come.

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Academic Influence Releases Free Tool to Detect Ghostwriting

Plagiarism Today

Recently, the website Academic Influence, best known for its custom college ranking tool , released a free tool that it says can help instructors detect ghostwritten content. The new tool is entitled GhostDetect , and it works by analyzing a reference text that is known to be written by the author and a query text that is in question. The two works are then put through roughly a dozen different tests, each that produce quantifiable results that can be compared between each other.

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Lawyer Sanctioned for Failing to Play Call of Duty

JD Supra Law

Since at least 1984’s The Last Starfighter, videogame players have dreamed that the time they spent playing games would be rewarded. Recently, a federal judge supplied the inverse, sanctioning a lawyer for failing to play enough Call of Duty.

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Creating a technology risk and cyber risk appetite framework

McKinsey Operations

Here’s how to build a comprehensive, measurable, and objective end-to-end risk appetite framework as a foundation for managing technology risk and cyber risk.

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Reddit Bans ‘/r/PiratedGames’ for Excessive Copyright Claims

TorrentFreak

Reddit is without doubt one of the most popular user-submitted content sites that exists on the Internet. The community-driven platform has “subreddits” dedicated to pretty much every topic you can think of. These generate a constant stream of discussions and links, some more useful than others. Moderators play an essential role in bringing order to this chaos.

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New eEQE consultation ends 31 August 2022: Don't miss the opportunity to have your say!

The IPKat

The EPO and epi have joined forces to propose a radical shake-up of the examinations to become a qualified patent attorney. A consultation on the proposal ends today ( 31 August 2022 ) ( IPKat ). Full details of the proposal, together with the consultation questionnaire can be found here. The questionnaire takes approximately 25 minutes and is a mixture of multiple choice and free text questions.

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High-Risk, High-Capital Investments Lead to Breakthrough Cancer Treatments

IP Watchdog

Everyone knows someone whose life has been impacted by cancer, be it a parent, a sibling, or a friend. But it is rarer, perhaps, to know a family touched by pediatric cancer. Yet, cancer is the second leading cause of death in individuals under 14, impacting?nearly 10,500 children annually in the United States. Fifty years ago, a child diagnosed with cancer had a median five-year survival rate of only 58%.

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“When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors:” Lightning Safety Advice from NOAA

U.S. Department of Commerce

“When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors:” Lightning Safety Advice from NOAA. August 22, 2022. KCPullen@doc.gov. Mon, 08/22/2022 - 12:54. The following is part of a summer blog series with a focus on summer safety tips from NOAA written by Marissa Pekular (Intern) . A lightning-filled sky is a common sign of summer in many parts of the United States. Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere between clouds, the air, or the ground.

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SOCAN v ESA: Royalties in the Age of Streaming

IPilogue

Emily Chow is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On July 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision for the case Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (“ SOCAN ”) v. Entertainment Software Association (“ ESA ”). The unanimous decision written by Justice Rowe clarified provisions of the Copyright Act (the “Act ”) , ruling that the Act only requires users to pay one royalty fee to stream works online as opposed to

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The digital reinvention of enterprise tech go-to-market

McKinsey Operations

As customers demand both transformational expertise and simplified, self-serve experiences, the traditional enterprise sales playbook is being disrupted from the top down and bottom up.

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Paramount Uses Copyright Claims Board to Protect Coming to America’s “Big Mick” Burger

TorrentFreak

In June, the US Copyright Claims Board was launched. Through this venue , hosted at the US Copyright Office, rightsholders can try to recoup alleged damages outside the federal court system. Just over a hundred cases have been filed thus far, mostly by smaller independent creators, but some large companies have found their way to the board as well. McDowell’s Copyright Troubles.

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Book Review: Once Upon a Time, the Patent

The IPKat

This Alicante-based Kat has been enjoying her sea view with a good book in paws: “ Once upon a time, the patent ” by Pascal Attali (2022, 304 p.). The first part of the book is devoted to the history of patent law. I will mention several interesting episodes in this connection covered in Attali’s book. The storyline opens in the 14th-centrury Venice, where guilds are protecting their know-how through mechanisms of secrecy, which do not allow craftsmen to leave the guild (an early form of the "Ho

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New Research Supports What We’ve Long Known: Enforcement Is the Key to Benefitting from Trade Deals

IP Watchdog

Despite high aspirations among political leaders, lawyers and others for a rules-based international order, a major new study from researchers at York University finds that the 250,000 existing treaties designed to foster international cooperation have mostly been ineffective. One big exception, however, is in the area of trade and finance, where negotiators wisely put meat on the bones of the commitments by including meaningful enforcement mechanisms.

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