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The Fight to Save the Photo Stealers Website

Plagiarism Today

Photo Stealers, a 12-year project to out photo thieves, is being sued for $100 million and was briefly closed by an angry photographer. The post The Fight to Save the Photo Stealers Website appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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DMCA Copyright Infringement? The Perils of Relying on AI

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: Shutterstock My curiosity was piqued by the email that popped up in my inbox. “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”. Should I open it or ignore it? I took the plunge. Immediately my sphincter puckered, and a frisson went down my spine as I read it was from one Alicia Weber, Trademark Attorney, with Nationwide Legal … Continue reading "DMCA Copyright Infringement?

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10 Reasons Why Lawyers Should Create Content

Erik K Pelton

Erik shares insights on how lawyers can benefit from content creation in this episode. The post 10 Reasons Why Lawyers Should Create Content appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. Erik shares insights on how lawyers can benefit from content creation in this episode.

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Women in STEM: Representation Matters

U.S. Department of Commerce

Women in STEM: Representation Matters March 21, 2024 KCPullen@doc.gov Thu, 03/21/2024 - 15:36 ICT Supply Chain Manufacturing Laurie Locascio, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Photo taken in 2001). Post by Laurie E. Locascio Growing up as a scientist, I did not see role models who looked like me.

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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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3 Count: Finally Over

Plagiarism Today

Andy Warhol foundation settles with Lynn Goldsmith, publishers answer appeal in Internet Archive case and Richard Liebowitz disbarred. The post 3 Count: Finally Over appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Another "buy" button lawsuit over digital licenses continues

43(B)log

In re Amazon Prime Video Litig., 2024 WL 1138906, No. 2:22-cv-00401-RSM (W.D. Wash. Mar. 15, 2024) This putative class action alleged that Amazon overcharged and “[d]eceived consumers by misrepresenting that it was selling them Digital Content when, in fact, it was really only licensing it to them[.]” Plaintiffs brought claims under California, New York, and Washington consumer protection law, and common law claims for unjust enrichment.

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Publishers Cite Napster and AI Training Threats in Legal Battle with the Internet Archive

TorrentFreak

In 2020, publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, John Wiley and Penguin Random House sued the Internet Archive (IA) for copyright infringement, equating its ‘Open Library’ to a pirate site. IA’s library operates as a non-profit organization that scans physical books, which can then be loaned out in an ebook format. Patrons can also borrow books that are scanned and digitized in-house, with technical restrictions that prevent copying.

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The NSF vs. the NIH on Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

The National Science Foundation and the US National Institutes for Health are very different. But why is one seeing so much more plagiarism? The post The NSF vs. the NIH on Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Copyright and Generative AI: Understanding Recent Chinese Court Decisions

Barry Sookman

Two recent decisions regarding copyright and generative artificial intelligence (AI) handed down by Chinese courts are notable. In one, a court found that output created using Stable Diffusion could be subject to copyright. In the other, a court found that output generated by a generative AI system could infringe the reproduction and adaptation right under Chinese copyright law.

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Disney Can't Slip Patent Claims In Suit Over Thanos VFX Tech

IP Law 360

A California federal judge has kept alive a visual effects company's patent infringement claims alleging The Walt Disney Co. unlawfully used its technology to create iconic Marvel film characters, such as Thanos and the Hulk, but once again tossed its claims of copyright infringement.

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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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Can I Use Publicly Available Data for Research or Projects Without the Risk of Copyright Infringement?

Velocity of Content

Using publicly available data for research or projects may be attractive because it can be more easily accessible than proprietary or private materials. However, the public availability of certain datasets or research doesn’t make the content free from restrictions. There are several factors that should be taken into consideration even when using public data: Nature of the Data Publicly available data can include a wide range of information, such as government datasets, publicly shared research

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3 Count: Unpublished Song

Plagiarism Today

EU hits Google with massive fine, Philippine musician unpublishes song and both Cox and music companies denied rehearing. The post 3 Count: Unpublished Song appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Music Industry Threatens ‘Deepfake AI Music’ Service With Legal Action

TorrentFreak

Over the past year, new artificial intelligence tools and services have been surfacing everywhere. The same can be said for AI-related lawsuits and complaints, which have been piling up by the dozen. In the UK, music industry group BPI has enetered the mix, targeting AI-generated voice models and cover tracks. This technology, which partly relies on copyrighted recordings, has been controversial for a while.

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Fight Over NFL Star's Statue Hinges On Who Holds Copyright

IP Law 360

The works of sculptors, like those of other artists, are protected by the fair use doctrine in U.S. copyright law, while photographers also have copyright protection for their work when others try to use it for their own profit. The intersection of those rights complicates a rare copyright infringement suit against the NFL and the Detroit Lions over a statue of Hall of Fame player Barry Sanders, experts say.

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Buffalo’s Mass-Murder Leads to a Wrong Section 230 Decision–Jones v. Mean

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

You may recall the 2022 Buffalo mass-shooting , which was committed by a murderer responding to the “ Great Replacement Theory.” (And yet, many people in the public eye keep referencing and evangelizing the theory despite its direct and repeated role in killing people). The victims sued social media companies for allegedly radicalizing the shooter by exposing him to third-party content.

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3 Count: Right to Repair

Plagiarism Today

FTC and DOJ push for right to repair exemptions, AI voice cloning site targeted in the UK and YouTuber liable for fake DMCA notices. The post 3 Count: Right to Repair appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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ISP’s Landmark Piracy Liability Case Doesn’t Get a Do-Over in Appeals Court

TorrentFreak

Late 2019, Internet provider Cox Communications lost its legal battle against a group of major record labels, including Sony and Universal. Following a two-week trial, a Virginia jury held Cox liable for its pirating subscribers. The ISP failed to disconnect repeat infringers and was ordered to pay $1 billion in damages. That wasn’t the end of it.

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The Biggest Trade Secrets Awards In The Last 5 Years

IP Law 360

Trade secrets cases are having a moment in the spotlight, thanks to some gargantuan damages awards over the past five years and more flexibility for plaintiffs to argue for what they think they are owed.

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SCOTUS Denies Petition to Review CAFC Precedent on Articulating Justification of Primary Reference Selection

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 18, denied a petition filed by patent owner Jodi A. Schwendimann asking the Court to review a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) that affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) determination that Schwendimann’s patents were obvious. The petition specifically asked the Court to review the CAFC’s holding that Schwendimann’s argument that “justification for selection of a primary reference is a necessary step to guard ag

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Modder Says Star Wars Game Developer of Plagiarized His Work

Plagiarism Today

The release of Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection has been mired by many issues, including allegations of plagiarizing a modder. The post Modder Says Star Wars Game Developer of Plagiarized His Work appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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DoodStream: Hollywood, Netflix, Amazon & Apple Sue “Rogue Cyberlocker”

TorrentFreak

The Motion Picture Association’s interest in file-hosting platform DoodStream first came to light in a submission to the USTR in October 2022. The MPA described DoodStream as a video hosting service offering free storage and premium services including priority encoding and an ad-free experience. Videos uploaded to the platform were embedded on many other streaming sites, the MPA reported, and as a result, traffic was booming.

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Report Ranks Lawmakers On IP But Finds Few Are Engaged

IP Law 360

The Council for Innovation Promotion issued a report Thursday ranking members of Congress on their support for strong intellectual property rights, praising a few "IP champions," criticizing some detractors, but concluding that "the vast majority of legislators fail entirely to engage meaningfully on IP.

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Copyright News to Watch

The Illusion of More

Publishers File Brief in Response to Internet Archive Appeal On Friday, the publishers in Hachette, et al. v. Internet Archive filed their response brief opposing the archive’s appeal of its loss in district court. IA maintains that its practice of “Controlled Digital Lending” is not copyright infringement under the doctrine of fair use despite the […] The post Copyright News to Watch appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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Be Cool: Don’t Construe the Construction

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a Patent Trial & Appeal Board decision after concluding that the patent owner’s proposed construction would require the parties to construe the construction. CoolIT Systems, Inc. v. Katherine Vidal, Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Case No. 22-1221 (Fed.

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Apple Joins Hollywood & Netflix on a Pirate Site Blocking Trip to Oz

TorrentFreak

Unless they already have links to existing platforms or can somehow benefit from traffic previously destined for a popular preexisting domain, most new pirate sites aren’t overnight success stories. In a saturated market where most innovation takes place behind the scenes, if it happens at all, the next big thing may struggle to make any kind of serious impression.

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BREAKING: Google Fined €250M By France For Media Copyright Breaches

IP Law 360

France's competition regulator said Wednesday that it has hit Google with a €250 million ($271 million) fine for using content from news agencies without alerting them or paying them.

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The Trains, Planes and Automobiles of Correcting DOCX-Related Errors

IP Watchdog

Similar to Steve Martin and John Candy’s calamitous odyssey in the classic 1980s film Planes, Trains and Automobiles, patent practitioners are experiencing their own misadventures when filing applications in the DOCX format. As of January 17, 2024, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) mandated submitting all specification, claims and abstracts of non-provisional applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) in DOCX format or incurring a $400 surcharge (non-discounted).

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How long does a personal injury claim take in Ontario?

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 2 minutes In general, complicated cases involving several parties or complex legal issues will take longer to resolve than cases against only one defendant where liability is clear. The length of time will also depend on the willingness of both parties to settle a case and the availability of court dates for trial. There is a rule requiring plaintiffs to set their matters down for trial within five years of commencing an action against a defendant.

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AGCOM Runs Massive Piracy Blocking Operation But Has ‘Trouble’ Configuring Its Domain Name?

TorrentFreak

In recent months, we have reported on the rollout of Italy’s blocking regime and the Piracy Shield system which operates under the auspices of telecoms regulator AGCOM. AGCOM issues the relevant site IP address blocking orders and, from the get-go, it countered critics by stating that the system was “working perfectly”. High marks aside, Internet providers and network specialists painted a different picture.

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Fed. Circ. Backs PTAB Invalidation Of Sisvel Wireless Patent

IP Law 360

The Federal Circuit on Tuesday backed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that found many claims in a Sisvel patent on improving the efficiency of LTE wireless networks for cellphones were invalid as obvious.

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The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 196: Vibert Jack on the Supreme Court’s Landmark Bykovets Internet Privacy Ruling

Michael Geist

The federal government has struggled to update Canadian privacy laws over the past decade, leaving the Supreme Court as perhaps the leading source of privacy protection. In 2014, the court issued the Spencer decision , which affirmed a reasonable expectation of privacy in basic subscriber information and earlier this month it released the Bykovets decision , which extends the reasonable expectation of privacy to IP addresses.

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Variable Takt at Fendt in Marktoberdorf—Part 1

Christopher Roser

In this post I will look at how the tractor maker Fendt handles variability in its plant in Marktoberdorf, Germany. In my view, Fendt is one of the benchmark plants in the world in handling variability. In my previous post I looked at reasons why you may (or may not) leave one part empty on. Read more The post Variable Takt at Fendt in Marktoberdorf—Part 1 first appeared on AllAboutLean.com.

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EU Commission Encourages Use of New Anti-Piracy Toolbox

TorrentFreak

Most anti-piracy tools and mechanisms, whether dedicated online platforms or legislation crafted to achieve a particular goal, have issues that affect their performance. No matter how tough, legislation could be of date when finally implemented, or reveal itself to be unwieldy in practice, too costly, or simply ineffective. Technical solutions may face compliance and regulatory issues, while pirate adversaries remain light on their feet by ignoring them all.

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Intel Seeks Delay Of VLSI Damages Retrial Due To Patent Ax

IP Law 360

Intel has asked Western District of Texas Judge Alan Albright to hold off on a damages retrial in a case where the Federal Circuit vacated a $1.5 billion chip patent verdict won by VLSI, saying the case should be held while VLSI appeals a decision invalidating the patent.

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Certificate of Good Standing: What it Does and Does Not Tell You - Cogency Global

Cogency Global

What this is : When a corporation or limited liability company is involved in a transaction, the opinion letter usually makes a representation as to the “existence” or “good standing” of the company, which is why due diligence checklists usually require a Good Standing Certificate from the company’s home state and any state where it is registered to do business.