May, 2022

Plagiarism Today Plagiarized in a Plagiarism Atonement Essay

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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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.

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.

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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.

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

TorrentFreak

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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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.

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.

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.

Russian Cinemas Are Showing Pirated Movies Downloaded From Torrents

TorrentFreak

As the horrors caused by Russia’s invasion of neighbor Ukraine continue, the geopolitical and financial implications are being felt throughout the world. Dozens of countries aligned with the defense of Ukraine have implemented unprecedented sanctions.

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Draft COVID Patent Waiver Text Officially Sent to WTO Membership

IP Watchdog

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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.

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).

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.”

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

TorrentFreak

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.

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).

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.

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.

The Unrecognizable Bill C-11: The Online Streaming Act Comes to the Heritage Committee

Michael Geist

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage yesterday held the first of four planned day-long hearings on Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act. Over the course of five hours, the committee heard from about a dozen witnesses.

Court: Foreign Torrent Site Operator Can Be Sued in the US

TorrentFreak

In 2019, the makers of the superhero film “Hellboy” (HB Productions) filed a lawsuit against torrent site MKVCage at a Hawaii federal court. The movie company accused the site and its operator of promoting and distributing pirated copies of the movie, demanding to put an end to the activity.

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.

Meta Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Counterfeit Ads

Plagiarism Today

On April 22, artist JL Cook filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook owner Meta , alleging that the company is failing to take adequate steps to prevent counterfeit ads from appearing on its site. Cook is an artist who sells sculptures of snakes on her site Snakearts.com.

IP Reveries: Class 2 – Interrogating the I – ‘Intelligence’ in IPR (Part 1)

SpicyIP

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.

Is the Government Seeking to Short Circuit the Senate Review of Bill C-11?

Michael Geist

The review of the Online Streaming Act (Bill C-11) heads to committee next week as the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage plans to devote roughly 20 hours to hearing over the next two weeks. I have received an invitation and may appear as soon as next week.

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

TorrentFreak

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 “ shoot-down.com ” does.

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.

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.

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.

The Supreme Court’s Unsettling Attempt at Settling the Debate on Section 63 of the Copyright Act

SpicyIP

We’re pleased to bring you a guest post on a recent Supreme Court order where certain offences under the Copyright Act were held to be cognizable and non-bailable. The post is co-authored by Akshat Agrawal and Sangita Sharma.

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?