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Plagiarism and China’s Social Credit System

Plagiarism Today

A Chinese art professor has been fired over allegations of plagiarism. However, he may have much more to worry about than unemployment. The post Plagiarism and China’s Social Credit System appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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5 Takeaways From the Chipotle / Sweetgreen Dispute

Erik K Pelton

Erik follows up with 5 key takeaways from the recent trademark dispute between Chipotle and Sweetgreen in this video. The post 5 Takeaways From the Chipotle / Sweetgreen Dispute appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. Erik follows up with 5 key takeaways from the recent trademark dispute between Chipotle and Sweetgreen in this video.

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Why Ed Sheeran Won the Thinking Out Loud Lawsuit

Plagiarism Today

A jury has found in favor of Ed Sheeran in the Thinking Out Loud lawsuit. Here's why he likely won and what it means for other cases. The post Why Ed Sheeran Won the Thinking Out Loud Lawsuit appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Canada’s Online Streaming Act (Bill C-11) is Now Law: What Happens Next?

Hugh Stephens Blog

On Thursday, April 27, Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, finally made it over the finish line after almost three long years extending over two Parliaments. The Canadian Senate voted to adopt the bill as returned to it by the House of Commons after the Commons accepted some Senate amendments but rejected others. Thus, the … Continue reading "Canada’s Online Streaming Act (Bill C-11) is Now Law: What Happens Next?

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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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ChatUSG: What Companies Doing Business with the Government Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence

Intellectual Property Law Blog

While you were asking ChatGPT to create a 3-course menu for the upcoming book club you’re hosting or to explain the Rule Against Perpetuities, several federal government agencies announced initiatives related to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated systems, focusing on the potential threats stemming from the misuse of this powerful technology.

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Liberal Party Policy Proposal Would Limit Online Publication to Material “Whose Sources Can Be Traced”

Michael Geist

The Liberal Party policy convention is underway in Ottawa with delegates preparing to debate a series of policy proposals that could ultimately make their way into their national election platforms. Party members voted on the top 20 proposals for discussion and included one involving the media and online information that seems obviously unconstitutional and a direct threat to a freedom of the press.

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U.S. Hits Z-Library With New Domain Name Seizures

TorrentFreak

By providing free access to millions of books, Z-Library became the go-to site for many readers in recent years. Z-Library’s very existence was put to the test last November when U.S. law enforcement agencies seized over 200 domain names connected to the site. Two alleged Z-Library operators from Russia were arrested in Argentina as part of a criminal investigation.

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Countdown to the Unified Patent Court, Part III: Remedies

IP Watchdog

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) will go live in less than a month, on June 1, 2023. Thus, it’s time to prepare for the biggest change in the global IP landscape in more than a decade. To facilitate such preparation, we will be providing a series of five articles that will deal with the most important aspects of the UPC. Whereas Part 1 focused on the designated UPC judges, and Part 2 on the timelines that govern the proceedings before the UPC, Part III will illustrate the remedies (and the potenti

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About Those Bill C-11 Claims About the Risk to Cancon Without Urgent Action…

Michael Geist

The debate over Bill C-11 was frequently marked by politician and lobby group claims that failure to act would place the future of Canadian film and television production at risk. While internal government documents admitted that claims regarding the contributions from Internet streaming services understated the actual contributions by failing to account for “unofficial Cancon”, Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez was happy to feed the narrative that the bill was a critical support for an

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The Case of the D&D Poster and the Missing Signature

Plagiarism Today

Fantasy artist Jeff Easley recently created a print for the upcoming D&D film. However, when he got his copy, he saw something was removed. The post The Case of the D&D Poster and the Missing Signature appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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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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Spinrilla Will Shut Down and Pay $50m Piracy Damages to Music Labels

TorrentFreak

Music fans love to share mixtapes and have done so for decades but sharing these ‘tapes’ over the Internet is not without risk. Popular hip-hop mixtape site and app Spinrilla has millions of users and is well aware of the pitfalls. In 2017, the company was sued by several RIAA-backed labels, including Sony, Warner, and UMG, which accused the company of massive copyright infringement.

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CAFC Reverses Delaware Court on Question of Joint Inventorship

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in a precedential decision, today reversed a district court holding that an inventor should be added as a joint inventor for his contributions to a patent for methods of pre-cooking bacon and meat pieces. The CAFC said the inventor’s contribution did not satisfy the three-part test articulated in Pannu v.

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Movie titles and character titles as trade marks? Nigeria's Trade Marks Tribunal weighs in

The IPKat

A recent dispute in Nigeria over trade mark registration and possible proprietorship over a movie title and a title character has brought to the fore questions regarding the processes and procedures at the Trade Mark Registry and whether movie titles and title characters without more should be registrable as trade marks in Nigeria. Facts In 1996, a film producer, Zeb Ejiro produced a movie titled ‘ Domitila ’ based on a screenplay which he also authored.

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3 Count: Quitting Time?

Plagiarism Today

Ed Sheeran says he is "done" if he loses Thinking Out Loud case, Canadian Appeals court upholds Proctorio decision and more. The post 3 Count: Quitting Time? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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New UK Cybersecurity Campaign Leads Kids Directly to Pirate Apps & Malware

TorrentFreak

To reduce the chances of being tracked, profiled, spammed with malicious ads, infected with malware or subjected to ransomware, no device in this building accesses the internet without stringent filtering. With network tools and browser plugins doing some of the heavy lifting, WireGuard VPN connections help to keep the dangers at bay. In today’s online environment, every little helps and on this network, a little amounts to millions of URLs blocked every year.

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New SEP Regulatory Framework and AI Copyright Legislation Advance in the European Union

IP Watchdog

On April 27, a pair of legal measures were advanced within the European Union that promise to greatly impact the state of technological commercialization within Europe for both standardized and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. While political leaders in the EU maintain that either proposal addresses consumer safety and competition concerns, multiple commentators have pointed out issues that could slow the rate of technological commercialization to the detriment of Europeans across the

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Sheeran Wins Copyright Trial On Independent Creation

Copyright Lately

The jury has spoken: Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” doesn’t infringe the copyright in Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” It’s official: Ed Sheeran won’t be quitting the music business. If you were hoping that Ed Sheeran would quit the music business, sorry mate. Everyone else should be deeply relieved.

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3 Count: Spinrilla’s End

Plagiarism Today

Ed Sheeran case goes to the jury, the Copyright Royalty Board sides with streaming services, and Spinrilla settles with the record labels. The post 3 Count: Spinrilla’s End appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Why Linus Tech Tips’ Pirate Box Video Got 2.3m Views & Official PSAs Get Ignored

TorrentFreak

Online piracy has always been linked to computer viruses and similar badware but for years that connection was rarely exploited by groups hoping to deter piracy. KaZaA and LimeWire users needed no reminder, of course. Several years ago, TorrentFreak was reliably informed that anti-piracy groups were preparing to push the piracy/malware nexus into the mainstream.

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EU and India in negotiations over a Geographical Indications Agreement

The IPKat

Since June 2022, the European Union (EU) and India have been in trade negotiations, to conclude a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), an Investment Protection Agreement (IPA), and an Agreement on Geographical Indications (GIs). This Kat decided to look closer at the GI talks, while sipping a cup of Darjeeling tea. Background GI protection is one of the priority areas in the EU’s external policy.

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Why Moral Rights are Dead Serious: Preserving the Posthumous Moral Right of Integrity – Part I

SpicyIP

Image from here [This guest post has been authored by Karishma Karthik. Karishma is an associate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai. She can be reached at karishma0604@gmail.com for any feedback or comments. Views expressed here are those of the author’s.] It is not uncommon for artists to reach new heights of appeal after their deaths. Hip-hop icon, Tupac Shakur, the second best-selling hip-hop artist in history, sold the bulk of his albums after his death.

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3 Count: Twitter Twits

Plagiarism Today

Court protects Redditor's privacy in piracy case, Saskatchewan demands removal of a parody logo and Twitter's piracy problems continue. The post 3 Count: Twitter Twits appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Court Protects Redditors’ Right to Anonymous Speech in Piracy Case

TorrentFreak

Every day, millions of people from all over the world submit posts, comments, and other content to Reddit. In many cases, discussion comments are read and soon forgotten but several old threads were brought back to life recently as part of a piracy liability case. Redditors as Evidence The comments in question were picked up by Kerry Culpepper, a copyright attorney who leads several piracy lawsuits against Internet providers on behalf of independent film companies.

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District Court Invalidation of Parkinson's Drug Patent as Obvious Affirmed by Federal Circuit

JD Supra Law

Procedural History - UCB, Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc., is an appeal from a judgment in a Hatch-Waxman suit in the District of Delaware that found the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,130,589 (the “’589 patent”) invalid for anticipation and obviousness. (Slip Op. at 2-3.) The Federal Circuit affirmed the judgment of invalidity.

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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Emphasizes Importance of More Women in Tech at the 2023 Select USA Summit

U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Emphasizes Importance of More Women in Tech at the 2023 Select USA Summit May 4, 2023 KCPullen@doc.gov Thu, 05/04/2023 - 16:24 Workforce Development Earlier this week, as part of the 2023 SelectUSA Summit , U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo hosted a discussion on the importance of getting more women involved in the tech sector.

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3 Count: Criminal Testimony

Plagiarism Today

Ed Sheeran criticizes music expert, EU moves to regulate AI and Bethesda takes down their own marketing banner. The post 3 Count: Criminal Testimony appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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University Websites Are Being Flooded with Online Piracy Scams

TorrentFreak

At the turn of the century, online piracy hubs began to surface at universities around the world. Seemingly unlimited broadband connections and the presence of many tech-savvy students provided an ideal breeding ground for the rapid expanision of the file-sharing craze. Napster and Limewire played a major role in this growth, as well as DC++ and i2hub , which typically relied on closed networks.

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Controlled Digital Lending is a Dubious Proposal in Every Sense

The Illusion of More

On March 24, the court in Hachette et al. v. Internet Archive wholly rejected IA’s fair use defense constructed on the theory called Controlled Digital Lending (CDL). Prior to and since that ruling, various parties have tried to characterize this case as an attack by the publishers against the core function of libraries, alleging that […] The post Controlled Digital Lending is a Dubious Proposal in Every Sense appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Stats in Honor of 2023 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Stats in Honor of 2023 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 1, 2023 KCPullen@doc.gov Mon, 05/01/2023 - 10:20 2020 Census Graphic of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Businesses In 1992, Congress established May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to coincide with two key milestones: the arrival of the nation’s first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and Chinese workers’ pivotal role i

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Why Moral Rights are Dead Serious: Preserving the Posthumous Moral Right of Integrity – Part II

SpicyIP

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. See here for how Van Gogh’s legacy was built and preserved by the efforts of his sister-in-law Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger. Image from here. [This guest post has been authored by Karishma Karthik. Karishma is an associate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai. She can be reached at karishma0604@gmail.com for any feedback or comments.

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Z-Library Defendants Retain U.S. Lawyers But Questions Remain

TorrentFreak

With more than 13 million books, Z-Library is one of the largest repositories of pirated books on the Internet. The site has millions of regular readers who find a wealth of free knowledge and entertainment at their fingertips. Z-Library’s success was vigorously interrupted late last year when the U.S. Government seized the site’s main domain names.

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PTAB Strategies and Insights Newsletter - May 2023: Beware of Collateral Estoppel at the PTAB

JD Supra Law

When thinking about estoppel and the PTAB, the § 315(e) estoppels—relating to grounds a petitioner raised or reasonably could have raised—are likely the first to come to mind. However, other types of estoppel, such as collateral estoppel, also can apply to IPR proceedings. The Federal Circuit recently issued a precedential opinion holding that collateral estoppel may apply to unpatentability findings for claims in different, related patents, when they share identical issue(s) of patentability.

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Ed Sheeran Trial Shows Mashups Are Hardly A 'Smoking Gun'

IP Law 360

Pop singer Ed Sheeran notched a win Thursday that his Grammy-winning song "Thinking Out Loud" did not rip off Marvin Gaye's classic "Let's Get It On" after the plaintiffs leaned heavily on a mashup Sheeran played of the two songs at a concert, but mashups aren't necessarily a "smoking gun" in copyright disputes, experts told Law360.

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CGPDTM to Continue Daily Open House Sessions to address Grievances/Suggestions on IPR Issues

SpicyIP

Image from here Attention all intellectual property enthusiasts! On some exciting news on the transparency front, the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has recently announced daily Open House sessions. These sessions began in October 2022 (see the December notice here ) and will now continue on a daily basis. The sessions will be held on a daily basis from 4.30 PM to 5.30 PM via WebEx.

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After $1bn Piracy Loss, Cox Latest ISP to Face DMCA Subpoena Dilemma

TorrentFreak

In the United States, consumer ISPs have been handing over the identities of suspected BitTorrent pirates for years, mostly because a court has compelled them to as part of a copyright infringement lawsuit. It’s not particularly difficult for rightsholders to take this route, but it can be expensive. In the early 2000s, the RIAA hoped to cut costs by obtaining the details of Verizon customers via the DMCA subpoena process.