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3 Count: Deutschland

Plagiarism Today

Rammstein sued over their 2019 song Deutschland, UK comedy lawsuit moves toward a trial and ACE targets pirate sites via Cloudflare. The post 3 Count: Deutschland appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Would Anyone Copyright This Flag? (Not an April Fool’s Joke)

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: Flags of the World (Used with permission) No, this flag is not an April Fool’s joke, although I am posting this on April 1. As a flag design, it’s a dog’s breakfast. Not that a registered design has to be aesthetically appealing, but it needs to be original. And this one is original, in … Continue reading "Would Anyone Copyright This Flag?

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Top 5 Reasons to Register a Trademark

Erik K Pelton

There are many benefits to registering your trademark, and Erik shares his top 5 in this episode. The post Top 5 Reasons to Register a Trademark appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. There are many benefits to registering your trademark, and Erik shares his top 5 in this episode.

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An Independent Musician’s Perspective on the TikTok Legislation Before Congress

IP Watchdog

There are many loud voices making a lot of noise about TikTok right now, and as someone who makes “noise” for a living, I thought I’d provide an independent musician’s perspective on the TikTok legislation before Congress: I hope it passes, both as an American and as a music maker. First of all, this bill restricts TikTok, it does not “ban” the app.

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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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Admission to Bar Denied Over Student Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

An aspiring lawyer in Singapore has been denied a chance to join the Bar after he failed to disclose an incident of plagiarism. The post Admission to Bar Denied Over Student Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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[Guest Post] Long walk to copyright reform #9: The Copyright Amendment Bill ensures fair remuneration for South African creators and performers

The IPKat

The IPKat has received and is pleased to host the following guest contribution by Katfriend Desmond Oriakhogba (University of the Western Cape) on one of the important but largely overlooked aspect of South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill: provisions aimed at ensuring fair remuneration for South African creators and performers. Here’s what Desmond writes: The Copyright Amendment Bill ensures fair remuneration for South African creators and performers by Desmond O Oriakhogba.fair compensation n

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Ninth Circuit Says District Court Properly Canceled Cannabis Trademark Applications for Lack of Bona Fide Intent to Use

IP Watchdog

On April 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in BBK Tobacco & Foods LLP v. Central Coast Agriculture, Inc. affirming a lower court’s ruling that canceled trademark applications pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Ninth Circuit panel majority determined that the district court had statutory authority to invalidate a trademark application for no bona fide intent to use over a dissent authored by U.S.

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What I Would Do if I Were a Student Today

Plagiarism Today

It's been twenty years since I was last in a classroom as a student. Here's what I would do differently if I were a student today. The post What I Would Do if I Were a Student Today appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Balancing Innovation: India’s Views for Pharmaceuticals in the Efta Trade Deal

IIPRD

INTRODUCTION The World Trade Organization (WTO) since its establishment has ratified more than 300 regional and bilateral Free-Trade Agreements (FTA). [i] Recently, the trend of increasing prevalence of TRIPS-Plus provisions within these trade agreements introduces stricter intellectual property (IP) regimes. This empowers countries with superior negotiating powers a leverage, [ii] typically developed nations in the context of developed-developing country partnerships.

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Pirate IPTV Investigations Are Expensive, Time-Consuming & Prone to Misfire

TorrentFreak

For the best part of 15 years, maybe more, Sweden was rarely out of the piracy headlines. Kept busy by the endless antics of The Pirate Bay, there was always some type of chaos to contend with, and that kept everyone very busy. With an entire generation exposed to piracy thanks to the most notorious pirates of them all, there was always a question mark over Sweden’s ability to turn its back on The Pirate Bay in favor of legitimate services.

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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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Apple, Intel Again Lose Fintiv APA Challenge In Calif. Court

IP Law 360

A California federal judge on Sunday ended Big Tech's coordinated challenge to Patent Trial and Appeal Board precedent that allows its judges to discretionarily deny patent reviews based on how proposed reviews overlap with related litigation in other forums.

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3 Count: Carlin’s Settlement

Plagiarism Today

Geroge Carlin estate settles with podcasters, photog claims Napster violated his copyright and Alfonso Ribeiro denied copyright registration. The post 3 Count: Carlin’s Settlement appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Insta-results

Likelihood of Confusion

Some people, it seems. You know what I mean. Instapundit Glenn Reynolds mentioned casually to ten or a hundred thousand of his closest friends that he was having the darndest time freeing up his INSTAPUNDIT® trademark so that it could be used — by him — as a Twitter username. Well he, with the help […] The post Insta-results appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Addressing the Need for Copyright Education in Medical Communications

Velocity of Content

CCC is committed to addressing the ongoing needs and challenges of both medical communications professionals and leading publishers of medical journals. Whether facilitating important panel discussions, exploring the impact of the latest industry trends at customer-focused events like our recent Permissions Roundtable on 11 March, or gathering customer feedback via Customer Service and surveys, one message is consistently heard – there is a need for additional copyright education around the reus

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Former Minn. Chief Justice Instructs On Writing Better Briefs

IP Law 360

Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, now at Greenberg Traurig, offers strategies on writing more effective appellate briefs from her time on the bench.

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3 Count: Channel 5 vs. Fox 5

Plagiarism Today

YouTuber sees documentary taken down, German publishers get Sci-Hub blocked and Ugandan artists battle over copyright on YouTube. The post 3 Count: Channel 5 vs. Fox 5 appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Danish Torrent Tracker Crackdown Leads to Another ‘Mild’ Sentence

TorrentFreak

Private torrent trackers with Danish roots have long been the go-to place for file-sharers in Denmark. Not anymore. Starting in the fall of 2020 , Danish law enforcement toppled several thriving torrent communities. With help from local anti-piracy group Rights Alliance , DanishBits, NordicBits, ShareUniversity, Asgaard and others were systematically dismantled.

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SAVE THE DATE: Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference, SCU, March 8, 2025

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

After a multi-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Internet Law Works-in-Progress conference is returning! ( Some background about the series ). The conference provides a venue for authors of Internet Law papers (broadly conceived) to workshop their drafts and get pre-publication feedback from peers. We are also putting together a game night that should feature a very rare gaming experience you won’t want to miss.

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'Halfhearted' Hytera Filings Not Enough To Lift Hefty Sanctions

IP Law 360

Hytera Communications' daily $1 million fine and other sanctions for violating an Illinois federal judge's anti-suit injunction stayed in place Thursday as she ordered the company to submit a fourth, more "meaningful" request in China to halt a lawsuit it lodged against Motorola Solutions.

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Copyright Claims Board Consolidates Games Workshop Claims

Plagiarism Today

The Copyright Claims Board has consolidated 12 cases filed by Games Workshop against an alleged repeat infringer. The post Copyright Claims Board Consolidates Games Workshop Claims appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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ACE Targets MagisTV and Other Piracy Apps Through Cloudflare

TorrentFreak

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment ( ACE ) is the world’s most active anti-piracy coalition, with tentacles all around the globe. The group is closely affiliated with the MPA which regularly obtains DMCA subpoenas on ACE’s behalf, aiming to pick up trails that will eventually lead to the operators of popular piracy sites and services.

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Variable Takt at Fendt in Marktoberdorf—Part 3

Christopher Roser

This is the third post in my series on how Fendt handles its rather large variability. As mentioned before, all of their tractors—eleven different models with countless variants—come from the same assembly line in Marktoberdorf. This includes small tractors that are just barely one meter wide and huge ones as you see here on the. Read more The post Variable Takt at Fendt in Marktoberdorf—Part 3 first appeared on AllAboutLean.com.

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Hytera Told It's On Its Own To 'Unwind' Chinese Court Debacle

IP Law 360

An Illinois federal judge refused on Friday to spell out exactly what Hytera Communications should tell a Chinese court to lift the U.S. judge's hefty sanctions and halt the foreign litigation that the company participated in against her orders, saying it is Hytera's responsibility to unwind the situation the company created for itself.

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3 Count: Entry Denied

Plagiarism Today

California authors can't intervene in NY OpenAI case, Court freezes Craig Wright's assets and Riot Games settles case over mobile clone. The post 3 Count: Entry Denied appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Court Denies ISP’s Request to Dismiss Music and Movie Piracy Liability Claims

TorrentFreak

Online piracy continues to present massive challenges for the entertainment industries. It’s a global issue that’s hard to contain, but the major U.S. record labels and several movie companies believe that Internet providers can offer a helping hand. For roughly a quarter-century, rightsholders have sent copyright infringement notices to ISPs, informing them about alleged copyright infringements carried out by subscribers.

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Decoder podcast: AI could go extinct because fair use is whimsical

The Illusion of More

It was hard not to dismiss the headline posted by The Verge: How AI copyright lawsuits could make the whole industry go extinct. The article summarizes a new Decoder podcast hosted by Nilay Patel, joined by Sarah Jeong to discuss the copyright lawsuits filed against generative AI developers. Most of the program is devoted to […] The post Decoder podcast: AI could go extinct because fair use is whimsical appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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New Partner Joins Nixon Peabody's IP Team In Chicago

IP Law 360

Nixon Peabody LLP has brought on a pair of patent attorneys to its Chicago office, including a partner who has made the move from lighting company DVA Holdings LLC.

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Applications to Harvard Dip Slightly Amid Controversies

Plagiarism Today

Harvard University sees a 5% dip in applications compared to last year. Here's why and why not to worry about it. The post Applications to Harvard Dip Slightly Amid Controversies appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Plex Asks GitHub to Take Down ‘Reshare’ Repository Over Piracy Fears

TorrentFreak

Plex is a multifunctional media software and service that allows users to easily access all of their entertainment in one place. The company was founded in 2009 and today boasts more than 25 million users globally, making Plex a serious player in the streaming market. Plex Pirates Most people use the service to access streaming content legitimately.

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YouTube Defeats Claim Over Content Removal/Demonetization–Haocheng v. YouTube

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Haocheng ran several monetized channels on YouTube. He claims that the Chinese Communist Party submitted takedown demands targeting his content, which YouTube ultimately honored. He sued YouTube claiming that the content removals breached YouTube’s contract. YouTube easily wins. The plaintiff claims that YouTube removed his content without providing the promised notice and without adequate cause.

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Copyright Ownership: Exploring Employer-Employee Relationship

IP and Legal Filings

INTRODUCTION Remember the story affiliated with the famous – Taj Mahal, an exceptional creation yet the creators are only remembered with severed hands and blood. This is quite the picture of how the Indian copyright laws are treating the employees who try to become such exceptional creators. Unlike the U.S.A., the ownership disputes in India and the U.K. are heavily subjected to judicial interpretations.

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Veuve Clicquot colour trade mark about to be cancelled?

The IPKat

Trade marks that lack inherent distinctiveness and were only registered on the basis of acquired distinctiveness must be enforced rigorously in order to prevent them from losing their ability to indicate the commercial origin. This is particularly true for abstract colour trade marks. Enforcement usually invites counterattacks on the validity of the trade mark.

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Unraveling the Legal and Regulatory Maze of Generative AI: 10 Areas to Watch

JD Supra Law

During the ANA Advertising Law One Day Conference at Katten’s New York office on March 20, Intellectual Property Partners Kristin Achterhof and Michael Justus, who leads the firm’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group, hosted a panel discussion about the legal and regulatory challenges of generative AI (GenAI), particularly as it relates to marketing and advertising.

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Provisional refusal in Colombia

Olartemoure Blog

In the dynamic world of intellectual property and trademarks, we understand how challenging it can be to face a provisional refusal, especially in a country that is not your own. If you have received a provisional denial in your trademark application via the Madrid Protocol and need local representation in Colombia to respond effectively, we are here to guide you.

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State Farm’s Nod to Nostalgia Sparks Copyright Clash With Atari

Copyright Lately

A botched attempt to target young gamers lands the insurance company in court, as Atari sues over a classic console’s unauthorized ad appearance. It’s a mistake that could have been avoided. Video game publisher Atari Interactive has launched a copyright infringement lawsuit against State Farm, claiming that the insurer improperly appropriated artwork from Atari’s 1983 arcade game “Crystal Castles” for an advertising campaign as part of a “cynical plot” to resonate