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Two Hundred Years of Copyright History in Canada: What a Journey!

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: Shutterstock (with AI assist) As we approach July 1, Canada Day, Canada’s 157th anniversary, it is worth reflecting on the history that shaped this wonderful if imperfect country of now 41 million. While not top of mind for everyone, part of that history relates to copyright! This year, 2024, marks a couple of milestones … Continue reading "Two Hundred Years of Copyright History in Canada: What a Journey!

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3 Count: PRS Dispute

Plagiarism Today

Musicians file case against PRS for Music, Filmmakers appeal Reddit subpoena and SC bar accused of playing unlicensed music. The post 3 Count: PRS Dispute appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Liquid Death: Bold Branding Example

Erik K Pelton

From their macabre name to their clever slogan—and everything in between—Liquid Death’s provocative branding is all about follow through, as Erik shares in this episode. The post Liquid Death: Bold Branding Example appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. From their macabre name to their clever slogan—and everything in between—Liquid Death’s provocative branding is all about follow through, as Erik shares in this episode.

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Don't Forget About NFTs! USPTO and USCO Issue Joint Study on the Interplay Between NFTs and Intellectual Property

JD Supra Law

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have reshaped our socio-legal understanding of "property." Prior to the launch of NFTs, laypersons and lawyers alike evaluated tangible and intangible assets in the context of physical (real) space. NFTs, however, have played a major role in shifting our valuation of assets beyond the physical realm, extending instead to the recognition of digital property rights in the non-physical (cyber) space.

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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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Chevron is Out: SCOTUS Says Doctrine Flouts APA, Dissent Accuses Colleagues of ‘Judicial Hubris’

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its opinion in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, overruling the Court’s seminal case on administrative agency deference, Chevron U. S. A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court and Justices Kagan, Sotomayor and Jackson dissented.

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Can We Detect AI Writing?

Plagiarism Today

We know that a great deal of the content being published is generated by AI systems. But how good are we at detecting it? The post Can We Detect AI Writing? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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A New Look at an Old Hot Topic: The Internet of Things

JD Supra Law

In 1999, computer scientist Kevin Ashton coined the term “the Internet of Things” (“IoT”) in order to put a name to his idea of using RFID chips to track items as they moved throughout a supply chain. “Though there is no specific definition of IoT, the concept focuses on how computers, sensors and objects interact with each other and collect information relating to their surroundings.”.

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South Korean ISP ‘Infected’ Torrenting Subscribers with Malware

TorrentFreak

From a networking perspective, most Internet providers are generally not thrilled with BitTorrent users. Historically, torrent traffic has placed quite a burden on the network , which is one of the reasons why Comcast quietly began throttling torrent traffic many years ago. Another reason to limit torrent traffic is to reduce costs. BitTorrent users transfer large amounts of data that’s not always covered by cheap peering agreements , which can become quite costly.

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The Jamaal Bowman Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

Representative Jamaal Bowman is facing a brutal primary campaign. Now, he's being accused of plagiarizing his 2019 dissertation. The post The Jamaal Bowman Plagiarism Scandal appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Recent Statistics Show PTAB Invalidation Rates Continue to Climb

IP Watchdog

The invalidation rate of patents in America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings, such as inter partes reviews (IPRs), has been high since the inception of the PTAB. Just one year into the AIA, Chief Judge Randall Rader famously referred to the PTAB as a “death squad” at the 2013 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) annual meeting because the invalidation rate was so high.

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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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MarkIt to Market® – June 2024: Where, What, and How – Trademarks & the Olympic Games (Part 1)

JD Supra Law

Part 1: WHERE - Like the rest of the world, we will have our eye on Paris this summer, breaking down trademark issues associated with the Olympic Games in a three-part series. Over the course of the next three months, we will review the where, what, and how: from where the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) derives its trademark rights, what it considers those rights to be, and how the Committee has enforced its rights against third parties.

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Major Record Labels Sue Gen AI Devs Suno and Udio

The Illusion of More

The most prominent copyright lawsuit against Generative AI (GAI) to date dropped yesterday when the major record labels filed complaints against developers Suno and Udio in the District of Massachusetts and the Southern District of New York respectively. This is going to be one to watch, not just because of the size of the plaintiffs […] The post Major Record Labels Sue Gen AI Devs Suno and Udio appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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3 Count: Artificial Music

Plagiarism Today

US Record Labels sue AI startups, Italy blacks out millions watching pirate soccer streams and California hits speed bump on bar exam. The post 3 Count: Artificial Music appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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CAFC Says Generic’s Public Statements Make Induced Infringement Claims Plausible

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential decision today reversing a district court’s grant of Hikma Pharmaceuticals’ motion to dismiss Amarin Pharma, Inc.’s complaint against it for induced infringement. Amarin claimed Hikma induced infringement of its “icosapent ethyl” product, an ethyl ester of an omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in fish oils, marketed as Vascepa.

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Top legal issues to think about in China-related licensing transactions

JD Supra Law

This article provides a general overview of certain Chinese legal considerations for licensing and collaboration deals in the life sciences industry. In particular, this article focuses on two types of transactions.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Chevron Deference

IP Law 360

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned a decades-old precedent that instructed judges about when they could defer to federal agencies' interpretations of law in rulemaking, depriving courts of a commonly-used analytic tool and leaving lots of questions about what comes next.

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3 Count: Jetflicks

Plagiarism Today

Five people convicted for operating Jetflicks, Ye settles with Donna Sumer's estate and Warner Music sued over Tom Petty documentary. The post 3 Count: Jetflicks appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Key Copyright Decisions So Far and Cases to Watch in 2024

IP Watchdog

Courts have been busy with copyright cases in the first half of 2024. This article provides an overview of some of the key decisions issued in 2024, as well as important cases to watch in the remainder of the year.

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Federal Trademark Statute's "Names Clause"

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected a First Amendment challenge to the "names clause" of the Lanham Act on June 13, 2024. See Vidal v. Elster, No. 22-704. The names clause prohibits federally registering a trademark that contains a living person's name without their consent. 15 U.S.C. § 1052(c). The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office….

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Infographic | INTA meeting 2024

Olartemoure Blog

INTA brings together key stakeholders involved in trademark protection, including policymakers, attorneys, officials, brand owners, and top-tier IP professionals. INTA has various committees and hosts multiple meetings throughout the year. These committees, composed of volunteers from around the world, dedicate their time to creating new resources for members and non-members alike, including policymakers, brand owners, and courts.

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The Inevitable Collapse of Chegg

Plagiarism Today

Three years ago, Chegg was a juggernaut of the edtech space. Now, its business is in ruins. The reason: AI provides a better way to cheat. The post The Inevitable Collapse of Chegg appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Other Barks and Bites for Friday, June 28: RIAA Sues AI Music-Generating Platforms for Mass Copyright Infringement; EPO Releases Annual Review for 2023; and News Non-Profit Launches Lawsuit Against Open AI and Microsoft for Copyright Infringement

IP Watchdog

This week in Other Barks and Bites: WIPO releases a study that finds intangible investment is growing rapidly in part due to IP; the Center for Investigative Reporting files a copyright lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft; and the RIAA files a lawsuit against AI music-generating platforms for mass copyright infringement.

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[Video] The Briefing: Supreme Court Holds Copyright Damages Can Go Beyond 3 Years

JD Supra Law

Weintraub attorneys Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg unpack the Supreme Court's follow-up decision on damages in Neely v. Warner Chapel Music.

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Google Search Processed a Billion DMCA Takedowns in Four Months

TorrentFreak

Google started keeping track of all incoming DMCA takedown notices at the beginning of the last decade. In the spring of 2012, Google formally launched its Transparency Report, sharing details on all copyright-related removal requests, including the targeted links and their senders. In the years that followed, the DMCA takedown volume steadily increased.

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3 Count: South Korean Malware

Plagiarism Today

South Korean ISP accused of infecting BitTorrent users, Google approves new legislation in Türkiye and MPA gets new anti-piracy head. The post 3 Count: South Korean Malware appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Leaders League 2024

Olartemoure Blog

patent prosecution ranked leading ranked individuals Carlos R. Olarte Partner Alexander Agudelo Partner Monica Guevara Partner | Patents Director ip litigation ranked leading ranked individuals Juan G. Moure Partner J. Felipe Acosta Partner | Litigation & ADR Director Nathalia Nieto Litigation & ADR Coordinator trademark prosecution ranked leading ranked individuals Juan G.

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Is the Art of Parody Dead? - Implications of SCOTUS Jack Daniel’s Opinion A Year Later

JD Supra Law

It has been a year since the Supreme Court issued its decision in the multiple-year legal battle between VIP Products LLC and Jack Daniel’s. We covered this dispute when it was back at the 9th Circuit.

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USPTO Wants Input on Scope of Possible Statutory Experimental Use Exception

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a draft Request for Comments (RFC) today seeking public feedback “on the current state of the experimental use exception jurisprudence and whether legislative action should be considered to enact a statutory experimental use exception.” The experimental use defense to patent infringement arises out of jurisprudence dating back to 1813 that allows some non-commercial experimentation with patented subject matter for limited purposes.

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Chevron's End Is Just The Start For Energized Agency Foes

IP Law 360

By knocking down a powerful precedent that has towered over administrative law for 40 years, the U.S. Supreme Court's right wing Friday gave a crowning achievement to anti-agency attorneys. But for those attorneys, the achievement is merely a means to an end, and experts expect a litigation blitzkrieg to materialize quickly in the aftermath.

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LaLiga and UAE Launch ‘Anti-Piracy Laboratory’ to Block Pirate Sites

TorrentFreak

The United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) is rapidly expanding its population, mostly through migrant workers. The country, where Dubai is the most populous city, presents itself as a region where people from all over the world can do business and find entertainment. UAE Pirates The region appears to be a magnet for the rich and famous, but it’s not all fun and games.

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[Webinar] Design Patents Post-LKQ v. GM: Navigating New Obviousness Test for Design Patents - July 10th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

JD Supra Law

This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on the Federal Circuit's recent decision in LKQ Corp. v. GM Global Technology Operations L.L.C. (May 21, 2024) and its implications for design patents. The panel will discuss the new test for obviousness and what hurdles it will present for design patents. The panel will offer guidance addressing obviousness issues in design patents.

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Using High-Quality Content to Close Learning Gaps

Velocity of Content

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented disruptions to education. In many cases, these disruptions have led to learning loss among K-12 students. With school closures, remote learning challenges, and shifting instructional models, students have faced significant obstacles in maintaining academic progress. Research indicates that the pandemic has widened existing educational inequities, with marginalized communities disproportionately affected by the learning disruptions.

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In Chevron Case, Justices Trade One Unknown For Another

IP Law 360

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule a decades-old judicial deference doctrine may cause the "eternal fog of uncertainty" surrounding federal agency actions to dissipate and level the playing field in challenges of government policies, but lawyers warn it raises new questions over what rules courts must follow and how judges will implement them.

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Kim Dotcom Can’t Prevent NZ Govt. Sending Hard Drives & Passwords to FBI

TorrentFreak

Defying even the broadest definition of ‘justice’ or even basic common sense, more than 12 years after his initial arrest, Kim Dotcom is still fighting the New Zealand government on every detail of his case. Given that the booby prize for not doing so is an all-expenses-paid trip to the United States, few could blame him. But why this has been allowed to drag on for so long can only be answered by New Zealand’s government.

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Roca rocked; Randazza revels

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted 2014-10-28 18:56:17. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou may have already read the previous post, only from yesterday, about the Roca Labs v. PissedConsumer follies. If you have, great. If you haven’t… maybe you want to come back to it after you read this — in which our dashing hero, well… dashes some brains against […] The post Roca rocked; Randazza revels appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.