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The Difficult Nuance of Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

Plagiarism is a complicated and nuanced topic. However, that nuance is often lost when it becomes a matter of public interest. The post The Difficult Nuance of Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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The Economics of Copyright: Incentives and Rewards (It’s Important to Get them Right)

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: Shutterstock Two years ago, in April 2022, the US Copyright Office (USCO) appointed its first Chief Economist, Dr. Brent Lutes. Many national Intellectual Property Offices have such a position, e.g, UK IPO, IP Australia, EUIPO, and WIPO. (Notably, Canada’s Intellectual Property Office–CIPO–does not).

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25 Names You Won’t Believe Are Registered Trademarks and Not Generic

Erik K Pelton

Erik shares 25 commonly used names that are actually registered trademarks in this episode. Some of them may surprise you! The post 25 Names You Won’t Believe Are Registered Trademarks and Not Generic appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. Erik shares 25 commonly used names that are actually registered trademarks in this episode.

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BREAKING: Jury Says Microsoft Owes $242M For Infringing IPA Patent

IP Law 360

A Delaware federal jury on Friday found that Microsoft infringed a trio of claims in a patent initially issued to a company that developed Apple's Siri software, handing the patent owner $242 million.

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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 AI Makes Copyright Registration More Important

Plagiarism Today

For most creators, copyright registrations aren't practical. However, AI may give some a reason to change their mind. The post Why AI Makes Copyright Registration More Important appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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The USPTO Needs to Investigate This Disturbing ‘Patent Examiner’ Reddit Thread

IP Watchdog

If you have done a search for just about anything using Google, you have no doubt at one time or another stumbled across Reddit, the self-described “home to thousands of communities, endless conversation, and authentic human connection.” Regardless of what you are interested in, there is a community and conversation to be found on Reddit. For those familiar with Reddit and the breadth of topics covered it probably comes as no real surprise that there is a patent examiner Reddit, which has some 4

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Supreme Court: There’s No ‘Time Limit’ on Copyright Infringement Claims

TorrentFreak

In 1983, Sherman Nealy and Tony Butler founded Music Specialist Inc, an independent label that recorded just one album and a few tracks. The venture didn’t score any hits and it eventually dissolved after a few years. Nealy’s personal life was no major success either, as he spent time in prison from 1989 to 2008, and again from 2012 to 2015.

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Yet Another NFT Copyright Failure

Plagiarism Today

Yuga Labs announced a new commercial NFT venture. However, the works involved were already placed in the public domain. The post Yet Another NFT Copyright Failure appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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New Utah NHL Team Takes Shot-Pass With Nine Intent-to-Use Trademark Applications

JD Supra Law

Though the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing, a lot of off-ice activity is happening as a result of the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to Utah Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith’s Smith Entertainment Group. Most hockey fans are now aware that the Coyotes will be relocating to Salt Lake City.

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USPTO Proposes Controversial New Rule on Terminal Disclaimer Practice

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will officially publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) tomorrow that would change terminal disclaimer practice related to “non-statutory double patenting.” The judicially-created doctrine of “obviousness-type double patenting”(ODP) has become codified by the USPTO such that the Office will reject claims to more than one patent that vary in only minor ways from one another unless there is a promise by the patentee “not to extend the patent excl

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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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Subscene’s Demise is No Surprise But Millions of App Users Face Disruption

TorrentFreak

After two decades online and maybe even a few more under Divxstation branding right at the beginning, veteran subtitle download site Subscene.com has finally thrown in the towel. In various guises, linked to specific geographic regions, perhaps as many as 50 domains can be linked to Subscene over the past twenty years. At a time when legal streaming services didn’t even exist, Subscene offered subtitles for large libraries of movies and TV shows in multiple languages.

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3 Count: AI Dogpile

Plagiarism Today

Artists sue Nvidia and Databricks over AI training, Nintendo targets more Switch emulators and one major AI case to move forward. The post 3 Count: AI Dogpile appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Supreme Court Decides Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy

JD Supra Law

On May 9, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy, No. 22-1078, holding that the Copyright Act entitles a copyright owner to obtain monetary relief for any timely infringement claim, no matter when the infringement itself occurred.

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Whose Serve is it Anyway? Assessing the Sun Pharma v. Dabur Finding on the Applicants’ Obligation to Serve Counter-Statements

SpicyIP

One of the seemingly under-discussed aspects of the Delhi High Court’s decision in Sun Pharma v. Dabur India is the Court’s passing comments on the responsibility to serve the Counter-Statement in trademark prosecution. Passed on February 9, 2024, the High Court Ruling clarified that the deadline to file evidence in opposition cannot be extended by the discretion of the Registrar.

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WIPO Report Highlights Importance of Patenting to Improve Tech Capabilities

IP Watchdog

On May 2, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued its most recent biennial report, entitled “Making Innovation Policy Work for Development,” which analyzes patent filing, scientific publications and economic data across the globe over the last two decades to identify innovation policies effective at diversifying national economies.

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Eurovision’s Bizarre Plagiarism History

Plagiarism Today

Another year, another Eurovision plagiarism allegation. The annual show has a long history of plagiarism controversies, here's why. The post Eurovision’s Bizarre Plagiarism History appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Google Facing New Copyright Suit Over AI-Powered Image Generator

JD Supra Law

Visual artists sued Google last week, alleging that Google’s AI-powered image generator, Imagen, was trained on their copyrighted content without authorization. The proposed class action asserts claims of direct copyright infringement against Google and vicarious infringement against Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The artists’ suit relies on the same theory underlying the string of recent litigation; the unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted content in the underlying datasets used to train.

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Amazon Looks Ready to Brawl Over ‘Road House’ Copyright Termination

Copyright Lately

Amazon and MGM Studios raise the stakes in a copyright termination fight over the Road House reboot, claiming that writer Lance Hill’s use of a loan-out corporation prevents him from recapturing the copyright in the original screenplay. MGM Studios and its parent company, Amazon Studios, are punching back against a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by R.

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SCOTUS Rejects Three-Year Limit on Copyright Damages But Sidesteps Accrual Question

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its decision in Warner Chappell Music v. Nealy, a case that asks whether a copyright plaintiff can recover damages for acts that allegedly occurred more than three years before the filing of a lawsuit. The Justices ruled 6-3 that “the Copyright Act entitles a copyright owner to recover damages for any timely claim,” with no limit preventing recovery for infringement that happened beyond three years.

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3 Count: Counterpunch

Plagiarism Today

MGM hits back in lawsuit over Road House script, DC Circuit skeptical about DMCA challenge and diss tracks freed of copyright restrictions. The post 3 Count: Counterpunch appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Navigating Intellectual Property for Creatives

JD Supra Law

This presentation examines the essential role of intellectual property law in the success of inventors, entrepreneurs, and content creators. Additionally, this presentation addresses common questions and concerns within these industries, offering a platform to seek personalized legal advice for unique situations.

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Why the Supreme Court’s Latest Copyright Ruling May Be Short-Lived

Copyright Lately

The ink’s not even dry on Warner Chappell Music v. Nealy , yet the Court is already poised to make its new decision on copyright damages obsolete. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated opinion in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy , ruling that, so long as a claim is timely filed, a copyright plaintiff is “entitled to damages, no matter when the infringement occurred.” Creative Cheers and Legal Uncertainties The Court’s decision was immediately c

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Infographic | How to protect packaging with IP

Olartemoure Blog

In the competitive market, protecting the packaging design of products is highly important. Let’s talk about three intellectual property ways that can be used to protect your packaging. Each method provides unique benefits and protections. How can I protect designs with copyrights? Whether it’s an elaborate label design with vibrant colors or a characteristic illustration on your product packaging, copyrights protect the visual elements that make your product truly distinctive.

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3 Count: Shark Bite

Plagiarism Today

Judge denies new trial in Kat Von D case, Sony sends notice over Shark Tank India clips and Musi raises questions about legality. The post 3 Count: Shark Bite appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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George Carlin Was Funny – Copying His Likeness AIn’t Estate Settles AI-based Copyright Claims

JD Supra Law

According to published reports, George Carlin’s estate settled right of publicity and copyright claims relating to an AI-scripted comedy special using a “sound-alike” of George Carlin which performed the generated script. The special – “I’m Glad I’m Dead” – sought to reflect how Carlin would have commented on current events since his death in 2008. While most of the settlement terms are confidential, it is significant as one of the first resolutions of a case involving these issues.

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Pirate Site Owners Must Surrender, Informants Get Five-Figure Reward

TorrentFreak

Anti-piracy outfits come in all shapes and sizes and due to the nature of the business, there has been no shortage of controversies over the years, some justified and others less so. More recently, a strategy that has been seen only a handful of times before, has been playing out on social media. Protecting the interests of South Korean company Kakao Entertainment, the company’s ‘P.CoK’ anti-piracy unit has been engaging friend and foe alike, hoping to suppress piracy of local

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Control of medicine prices

Olartemoure Blog

Circular 18 of 2024 was issued by the National Commission for Medicine’s and Medical Devices prices (NCMMDP) to modify the methodology for the control of medicines prices which was originally contained in Circular 03 of 2013. The mentioned methodology can be summarized in the following six stages: Relevant Market Definition. All products with the same active pharmaceutical ingredient (defined through its Non Proprietary Name-INN); the same strength, the same “grouped” Pharmaceutical Dosage Form

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3 Count: Nintendo Wipeout

Plagiarism Today

Nintendo wipes out more than 8,500 repos on GitHub, UK Lords pressures the government to act on AI, and YouTuber praises Kendrick Lamar. The post 3 Count: Nintendo Wipeout appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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IP Owners Call For PTAB Amendment Plan To Be Permanent

IP Law 360

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has received a series of comments on its plans to formalize a Patent Trial and Appeal Board pilot program to assist patent owners in amending challenged claims, including from groups such as the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the Council for Innovation Promotion.

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New Piracy Blocking Order in Australia, Perhaps Congress Will Take a Look

TorrentFreak

After almost a decade of fine-tuning, including amendments to copyright law, the administration of Australia’s pirate site-blocking system looks organized and reliable. Applications for injunctions filed at Federal Court are usually headed by local movie company Village Roadshow, with the main beneficiaries the major Hollywood studios, Netflix, and more recently, Apple.

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Empowering Innovation: The Role of Intellectual Property in Technology Transfer

IP and Legal Filings

INTRODUCTION Technology transfer is a way for innovation. Its gained momentum with the advent of importance in R&D and patent registration. While facilitating technology transfer, it is significant to look at how IP rights play a role. It’s the first important step towards protecting owner’s rights and its lawful public use. If IPR is not understood in technology transfer process, sharing of knowledge and invention faces legal challenges.

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Wrong skillset for trademark registration (Best of 2016)

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted on April 28, 2016. John Welch reports, at the TTABlog, about what you’d think would be a no-brainer: The Board affirmed a refusal to register the configuration shown below, for “electric skillets,” finding that Preston’s proof of acquired distinctiveness under Section 2(f) was inadequate. In re National Presto Industries, Inc., Serial No. 85883551 […] The post Wrong skillset for trademark registration (Best of 2016) appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF

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Retail Group Opposes $1B Arbitral Award Against Walgreens

IP Law 360

An advocacy group for the retail industry is backing Walgreens as it looks to set aside a nearly $1 billion arbitral award in a dispute with a COVID test maker, telling a Delaware federal judge that judicial intervention is warranted in this case.

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Z-Library Confusion as ‘Official’ Social Media Announces Crackdown in China

TorrentFreak

Any pirate site operating at scale risks negative attention from the authorities and once governments get involved, any movement in pressure is likely to be in an upwards direction. Considering Z-Library’s well-publicized issues with the United States government, including a criminal indictment in New York, the seizure of hundreds of domains, and the site’s subsequent return online, things seem to be going remarkably well.

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Top 10 Charitable Solicitation Registration FAQs from Nonprofits

Cogency Global

What this is : In the world of nonprofit corporations, much of the focus is on charitable organizations. These types of nonprofit organizations come up with many recurring questions, especially as they relate to fundraising and state charitable solicitation registration requirements nationwide. What this means : To help address some common areas of confusion, we’ve shared the top 10 nonprofit compliance questions regarding fundraising that we field the most.