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How to Use Wikimedia Commons for Free & Legal Images

Plagiarism Today

When you're looking for images on a specific topic, Wikimedia Commons can be a godsend. Here's how to use it correct and safely. The post How to Use Wikimedia Commons for Free & Legal Images appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Trademark Telephone Scams

Erik K Pelton

Erik shares red flags to watch for and tips to protect yourself from trademark scammers in this podcast. The post Trademark Telephone Scams appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. Erik shares red flags to watch for and tips to protect yourself from trademark scammers in this podcast.

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Netflix: Piracy is Difficult to Compete Against and Growing Rapidly

TorrentFreak

From the launch of its online streaming service fifteen years ago, Netflix positioned itself as a piracy competitor. The idea was to take market share away from piracy sites, by offering a legal and more convenient streaming platform. Initially, this seemed to work. Netflix amassed hundreds of millions of subscribers, some of whom left their piracy habits behind.

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Federal Circuit Set to Consider Whether A Blockchain Application is Patent Eligible

JD Supra Law

Does recording an object’s physical properties to a blockchain render the resulting network (or method of using the same) patent-eligible? In Rady v. Boston Consulting Group, the Federal Circuit will hear oral arguments on how to apply hotly debated patent eligibility standards[1] (i.e., the two-step Alice test) to a blockchain-related invention.

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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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Why The Kat Von D Ruling is Confusing

Plagiarism Today

Recently, Kat Von D won a key jury verdict in a trial over a tattoo. However, it has many copyright watchers scratching their heads. The post Why The Kat Von D Ruling is Confusing appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Improving Program Delivery with Innovative Data Practices at the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce

Improving Program Delivery with Innovative Data Practices at the U.S. Department of Commerce February 6, 2024 KCPullen@doc.gov Tue, 02/06/2024 - 11:21 The American Rescue Plan (ARP), the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Inflation and Reduction Act (IRA), and the CHIPS and Science Act provide the U.S. Department of Commerce with unprecedented new resources that can be leveraged to advance the mission of creating the conditions for economic growth and opportunity for all communities.

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Hallucinations as Trademark Tarnishment: How Wrong Answers Led to a Lawsuit

JD Supra Law

ChatGPT took the world by the storm after OpenAI launched it in November 2022 as a general-purpose AI chatbot that could answer questions ranging from the innocuous to the complex. Since then, similar generative AI applications and the large language models underlying them have proliferated, as have controversies over how they use the works of others.

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The First Major Impact of the Warhol Ruling

Plagiarism Today

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has just handed down a ruling that highlights how much of a shift the SCOTUS Warhol ruling is causing. The post The First Major Impact of the Warhol Ruling appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Infographic | Chinese new year

Olartemoure Blog

As we step into the vibrant celebration of the Chinese New Year, marked by the energy of the mighty Dragon, join us in exploring a bit if the festive season and the dynamic landscape of China’s intellectual achievemnts. Meaning of the year of the dragon: The Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar is considered special and auspicious as it symbolizes vitality, strength and good fortune in Chinese culture.

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AirVPN Stops Serving Italians due to “Piracy Shield” Blocking Requirements

TorrentFreak

Last December, Italy’s much-debated ‘Piracy Shield’ anti-piracy system went live in a limited capacity. With a legal challenge thwarted , the blocking efforts are now gearing up, with Internet services as rightsholders’ weapon of choice. Italy’s telecoms regulator AGCOM is the arbiter and previously declared the technological and procedural rules.

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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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Chanel v. The RealReal

JD Supra Law

Chanel, the renowned French luxury brand, has historically exercised immense control over the distribution of its products, which has led to its concerns about The RealReal advertising itself as a secondhand retailer of authentic Chanel merchandise.1 Chanel sells luxury fashion and cosmetic products worldwide through its own retail stores, as well as high-end specialty stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.

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3 Count: Silent TikTok

Plagiarism Today

Universal Music Group ends partnership with TikTok, UK fails to reach AI consensus and Bored Ape Yacht Club wins more damages. The post 3 Count: Silent TikTok appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Orange Book & Inaccurate Patents: US Federal Trade Commission in Action

SpicyIP

Image from here [ This post is co-authored by SpicyIP Intern Pranav Aggarwal and Swaraj Paul Barooah. Pranav is a second-year student pursuing B.A.LL.B.(Hons) at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. He has a keen interest in commercial laws, especially in IP and allied fields. His previous posts can be accessed here. ] On 7 th November 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“ FTC ”) issued a press release announcing its challenge to more than 100 patents listed in the ‘Orange Book’.

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IPTV Anti-Piracy Threats May Increase Male Motivation to Pirate By 30%

TorrentFreak

If it was possible to recall and then count every anti-piracy campaign targeted at the UK public since the dawn of the VCR, the answer would be of interest to us, because we have absolutely no idea. But maybe volume isn’t particularly important. Perhaps a better question would be this: Has an anti-piracy campaign targeting the public in the last 40+ years ever actually worked?

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Other Barks and Bites, Friday, February 9: German Court Issues Injunction Against Certain Intel Chips; Report Finds Generative AI Patent Applications Growing Fast; DraftKings Sues Former Executive for Stealing Trade Secrets Right Before the Super Bowl

IP Watchdog

This week in Other Barks and Bites: the CAFC revives a food slicer patent dispute and partially vacates the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on written description in two precedential rulings; DraftKings accuses a former executive of stealing trade secrets and heading to a rival gambling company ahead of the Super Bowl; and a German patent court issues and injunction that could limit some HP and Dell products from being sold in the country.

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3 Count: Looking Backwards

Plagiarism Today

Warner Chappell asks Supreme Court to limit damages, Italy's Piracy Shield takes flight and Bitcoin's future hangs in balance at trial. The post 3 Count: Looking Backwards appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Comments on the Proposed Trademarks (1st Amendment) Rules, 2024

SpicyIP

Image from here On January 10, 2023 the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published the proposed Trade Marks (1st Amendment) Rules, 2024. As discussed by Pragya Singh and Lakshita Handa, here , the proposed Rules are marred with inconsistencies and can surely benefit from an assessment through the principles of simplicity, rationality, accountability and accessibility.

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Fourth Circuit Rules Against News Org's Fair Use of Ted Nugent Photograph

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled on Feb. 6, 2024, that a news organization's use of a photograph of musician Ted Nugent did not constitute fair use, siding with the photographer who argued that the news organization did not alter or add any new expression required to overcome the requirements for….

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Fourth Circuit Finds No Transformative or Noncommercial Use of Ted Nugent Photo in Online Article

IP Watchdog

On February 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in Philpot v. Independent Journal Review reversing a ruling that an online reproduction of a photograph of singer-songwriter Ted Nugent constituted fair use. The Fourth Circuit further found that professional photographer Larry Philpot was entitled to summary judgment on the validity of his copyright registration, vacating the Eastern District of Virginia’s determination that a genuine dispute of material fact exis

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3 Count: Graffiti Shirts

Plagiarism Today

Graffiti artists sue Guess and Macy's, UK MP says government needs to reconsider their approach to AI and bar sparks Bluey backlash. The post 3 Count: Graffiti Shirts appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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ISPs Say They’ll Happily Cut Pirate IPTV Streams as Quickly as Law Allows It

TorrentFreak

In the early 2000s, powerful entertainment industry groups were demanding action to prevent “wholesale theft” of their content online, much of it at the hands of regular customers of the world’s ISPs. That very little content was available to buy legally online not only helped to fuel the crisis, in this underdeveloped market many ISPs still had just one key product to sell; internet access and the bandwidth it consumed.

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A SARAL Analysis of the Proposed Trade Marks (1st Amendment) Rules, 2024

SpicyIP

Recently, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published the proposed Trade Marks (1st Amendment) Rules, 2024 inviting comments on the proposed rules by February 09. However, much like the proposed Patent (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2024, the proposed Trade Mark Rules are marred with ambiguities. Assessing the proposed rules from the lens of the SARAL framework , we are pleased to bring to you this guest post by Pragya Singh and Lakshita Handa.

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Authors Say OpenAI Is Playing 2 Courts Against Each Other

IP Law 360

A group of writers suing OpenAI over copyright infringement allegations is accusing the Microsoft-backed startup of "forum shopping for the most favorable schedule," and is asking a federal judge in California to stop the company from trying to litigate a similar suit in New York federal court just because its lawyers made some deals to get a better timetable there.

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3 Count: DataCamp Settlement

Plagiarism Today

DISH Network and Datacamp settle safe harbor case, manga leakers in Japan arrested and Nigerian court postpones major copyright lawsuit. The post 3 Count: DataCamp Settlement appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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City Council Unwittingly Approves Pirate IPTV Scheme and Documents Everything

TorrentFreak

From the very beginning and from every possible angle, this story makes almost no sense. But it will, eventually. By chance, when trying to track down a document a few weeks ago, a.pdf file with ‘IPTV’ in the description suddenly stood out in Google search results. Interesting things can appear by pure luck but, on first view, the document seemed quite mundane.

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Vidal Clarifies Application of Existing USPTO Professional Conduct Rules to AI

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark (USPTO) has released a guidance memorandum for the Trademark and Patent Trial and Appeal Boards (TTAB and PTAB) on the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) tools before the Boards that largely clarifies the application of existing rules to AI submissions. The announcement is a precursor to a coming Federal Register Notice that will provide additional guidance on the use of AI tools for the public and other USPTO departments.

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Reimaging Law Firm Culture To Break The Cycle Of Burnout

IP Law 360

While attorney burnout remains a perennial issue in the legal profession, shifting post-pandemic expectations mean that law firms must adapt their office cultures to retain talent, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

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Fair Use, Andrew Dice Clay and the CCB

Plagiarism Today

The Copyright Claims Board is on track to decide a case that deals with fair use, the controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay. The post Fair Use, Andrew Dice Clay and the CCB appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Today in trademark appeals

Likelihood of Confusion

As usual, lots of fun. Plague or not, you have to bring it! Below is the case (UPDATE: audio of the argument here): UPDATE: Decision here — vacated and remanded. #winning Originally posted 2020-04-27 14:57:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Today in trademark appeals appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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IPA’s Pansa On Publishing and Responsibility

Velocity of Content

The inaugural session of the Advanced Publishing Institute , held last month at New York University, employed case studies and problem-solving exercises to examine the changes sweeping over publishing. On the weeklong program’s final day, International Publishers Association President Karine Pansa offered the class of mid-career publishing executives her global perspective, emphasizing professional responsibility as seen from many angles.

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BREAKING: Judge Newman's Suspension Upheld By US Panel

IP Law 360

The national panel that reviews judicial misconduct cases on Wednesday affirmed Federal Circuit Judge Pauline Newman's suspension for refusing to undergo medical tests as part of a probe into her mental fitness, saying she hadn't shown good cause for not complying.

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Appeals Court Hears RIAA and Yout in ‘High Stakes’ Stream-ripper Case

TorrentFreak

At the end of 2020, the operator of one of the largest YouTube rippers took the unprecedented step of taking the music industry to court. Yout.com’s Johnathan Nader had grown tired of the bombardment of DMCA takedown requests and allegedly defamatory claims. In response, he sued the RIAA, asking the federal court in Connecticut to declare his service non-infringing.

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Trademarks — and Copyrights — in the Public Interest?

Likelihood of Confusion

Wired News reports: Transit officials in New York and San Francisco have launched a copyright crackdown on a website offering free downloadable subway maps designed to be viewed on the iPod. More than 9,000 people downloaded the map, which was viewable on either an iPod or an iPod nano, before Bright received […] The post Trademarks — and Copyrights — in the Public Interest?

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Online Marketplace Defeats Lawsuit Over Murder–Roland v. Letgo

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

I previously summarized this case: This is a tragic case involving the marketplace app Letgo. Using an alias, Brown listed a stolen car for sale on the app. The Rolands agreed to meet Brown in person to buy the car. At the meeting, Brown tried to rob them at gunpoint. When the husband fought back, Brown shot them both dead. This lawsuit seeks to hold Letgo liable for the murders.

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Longford Argues Patent Settlement Row Must Be Arbitrated

IP Law 360

Litigation funder Longford Capital has asked a Delaware federal court to send its dispute over a settlement with Arigna Technology Ltd. to arbitration, saying the arbitration agreement between the two parties is valid despite the Irish patent holding company's claims otherwise.