May, 2022

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Plagiarism Today

Most mornings, right after I wake up, my morning tasks include gathering any copyright and/or plagiarism news stories that I can find on the internet. .

Ukraine: Protecting Its Culture and its Future

Hugh Stephens Blog

The war grinds on. Every day we see distressing, tragic coverage of the brutal destruction wrought by Russian forces as they try to crush Ukraine’s resistance. How and when it will end is not evident at this point.


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Bill C-11 and User Content at the Heritage Committee: The Gaslighting Continues

Michael Geist

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage continues its hearing into Bill C-11 today with hours of scheduled testimony and witnesses that include Netflix, Youtube, and CRTC Chair Ian Scott.


TV Piracy is Growing Rapidly in the UK, Data Show


There is little doubt that, for many people, on-demand streaming services have become the standard for watching TV-shows. The convenience of watching TV series at the viewer’s pace is common nowadays.

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.

Sounds, Colors, Scents, and Other Nontraditional Trademarks

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Sounds, Colors, Scents, and Other Nontraditional Trademarks. Non-traditional trademarks are those things that indicate the source of a brand, but are not brand names, logos, or slogans.

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Is it Dangerous to Use Free Stock Photo Websites?

Plagiarism Today

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and nothing in this post is intended to function as legal advice. If you have specific questions to your situation, please consult an attorney. On the internet, there are a variety of free stock photography websites (both royalty free and free of cost).

Anti-Copyright Hyperbole Fails to Sway the Canadian Government

Hugh Stephens Blog

Call it a victory for common sense. The Canadian Budget Implementation Bill, which includes needed amendments to the Copyright Act to implement Canada’s CUSMA treaty commitment to extend its term of copyright protection to bring it into alignment with its major trading partners, has now been tabled.

Tips From a Former Examiner: Pre-Appeal Brief Review

IP Watchdog

After two or more U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) office actions on the merits, a patent applicant has the option to appeal the patent examiner’s decision rejecting one or more claims to a higher forum, i.e., the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Anti-Piracy Company Targets Sites That Shut Down a Decade Ago


Time flies, some people say. There is certainly some truth to that but for others, it appears that time stands still. Sydney-based movie distributer Odin’s Eye Entertainment appears to fall in the latter category. Or at least, its anti-piracy partner “ ” does.

Trademark Protection for eSports and Gamers

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Trademark Protection for eSports and Gamers. The world of gaming has come a long way since my Atari 2600 and my addiction to Donkey Kong and Adventure and other, at the time, seemingly amazing games.

Australian Court Overturns AI Inventorship Ruling

JD Supra Law

In 2021, the Australian Federal Court ruled in a landmark case that a device characterized as an artificial intelligence (AI) machine could for the first time be listed as an inventor on a patent application for the purposes of the Australian Patents Act 1990 (the Act).

The Duke University Commencement Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

On May 8, 2022, Duke University held its commencement ceremony, which included an address by graduating student Priya Parkash. . In that speech, she likened Duke University to its own country and said that she has been embracing her “Duke citizenship” over the past four years.

The Mickey Mouse Copyright Extension Myth: A Convenient “Straw Man” to Attack

Hugh Stephens Blog

The Walt Disney Company has delighted generations of children and adults with its style of wholesome family entertainment, whether it’s movies, cartoons, games or theme parks. That’s the Disney brand.

Protecting Intellectual Property in Augmented Reality

IP Watchdog

Augmented Reality (“AR”), along with Virtual Reality (“VR”), is rapidly growing in prominence and will be transformative to the way we live, work, learn and play. Both AR and VR will undoubtedly bring a whole set of novel IP issues for individuals, companies, IP practitioners and the courts.

US Court Orders Every ISP in the United States to Block Illegal Streaming Sites


Earlier this year, producer and cinema investor Moshe Edery fired warning shots across the bows of Mastercard, Visa and American Express for continuing to provide payment processing to pirate streaming sites.

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Rounding Up the Supreme Court Briefs in NetChoice v. Paxton, the Challenge to Texas HB20’s Social Media Censorship Law

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

A quick recap: last summer, Texas passed HB20, a #MAGA messaging bill that poses existential threats to the Internet as we know it. NetChoice and CCIA led a lawsuit seeking to enjoin most of it. In December, the federal district court granted the requested injunction based on the First Amendment.

Red Flags for Any Trademark Application ??????

Erik K Pelton

30The following is a transcript of my video Red Flags for Any Trademark Application. Trends on social media move so quickly, but this one has lingered, and it’s about red flags.

Why You Can’t Make Someone Else’s Words Your Own

Plagiarism Today

The Jumi Bello plagiarism scandal became a national news story due to the meta-nature of the plagiarism. Any story about a plagiarism apology being pulled for plagiarism is going to make headlines, doubly so for plagiarizing from a site named Plagiarism Today. .

The “Declaration for the Future of the Internet”: What Does it Mean for Copyright Industries?

Hugh Stephens Blog

On April 28, with little advance notice, an announcement was released by various governments informing the world that they had just signed a “Declaration for the Future of the Internet”. In all, sixty-one countries signed this grandiose-sounding document, ranging from Albania to Uruguay.

Draft COVID Patent Waiver Text Officially Sent to WTO Membership

IP Watchdog

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Bogus DMCA Notices Sent to Google By Fake Google….To Protect Google?


DMCA takedown notices give copyright holders the ability to remove copies of their content from websites that have no right to distribute them. Billions of similar notices target search engines that carry links to similarly infringing content.

Why the Government’s New Telecom Policy Directive Means More of the Same for Canada’s Communications Competition Woes

Michael Geist

Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne unveiled the government’s proposed new telecom policy directive yesterday, hailing it as a “ historic step.”

Trademarks: Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

Erik K Pelton

Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance in the world of trademarks ; a lot can be done prior to submitting a trademark application at the USPTO to ensure the best chances of success.

What the New York Times Gets Right (and Wrong) About Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

Last week, the New York Times (NYT) found itself at the center of a plagiarism and citation controversy. .

Young People Know that Intellectual Property Exists but Lack Insight in How IP Rights Work

IP Close Up

Most students and recent graduates in affluent Singapore are similar to their contemporaries in other developed economies: They know intellectual property rights exist but are Continue reading.

CAFC Clarifies Infringement Analysis and Vacates a Finding of Noninfringement for Hulu

IP Watchdog

On May 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the claim construction and decision of the United States District Court for the Central District of California to exclude evidence relating to damages but vacated its infringement determination and remanded a case alleging that Hulu, Inc.

How a Former Radio DJ Became a ‘VIP’ Music Uploader on The Pirate Bay


Two decades ago, when the file-sharing boom was just getting started, many people saw piracy as a mystical treasure hunt. At the time, record shops and video stores still dominated the street scene. That would soon be over, as offline entertainment swiftly moved online.

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CRTC Chair Confirms Bill C-11 Captures User Content, Will Take Years to Implement

Michael Geist

CRTC Chair Ian Scott appeared before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage yesterday and Bill C-11 proved to be a popular topic of discussion.

Big Candy and Big Food Companies Ask Congress To Intervene on Illicit Cannabis Packaging

Greenspoon Marder LLP

By: Justin McNaughton and David Standa Last year, Congress began working on new legislation to combat the amount of counterfeit goods being sold through e-commerce sites.

TikTok Announces New Video Citation Tools

Plagiarism Today

Yesterday, TikTok announced that it has launched new tools that it says will help creators better attribute original creators , including a tool that enables users to tag creators in the video’s caption, rather than just in the comments or description. . The idea is simple.

Can a Copyright Registration be Invalidated based on Mistakes in the Copyright Application?

JD Supra Law

Suppose that you want to register your copyright by preparing and filing a copyright application with the U.S. Copyright Office. What if you were unaware that you made some mistakes in the copyright application and the copyright application issued into a copyright registration?

Biotechnology at the Supreme Court—Will the U.S. Government Back Amgen’s Petition?

IP Watchdog

Earlier this year, we discussed Amgen’s petition for Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit’s affirmance invalidating several antibody patent claims based on a lack of enablement for genus claims.

Piracy: Disney Files Police Complaint Against Tamilrockers & Pikashow


In common with other countries attempting to reduce their movie and TV show piracy problem, India has provisions in copyright law that allow rightsholders to limit access to pirate sites.