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Poisoning the AI Well

Plagiarism Today

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed Nightshade, a tool that it claims can poison AI training data. Here's how it works. The post Poisoning the AI Well appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Are Canadians Born Pirates?

Hugh Stephens Blog

Credit: Pixabay.com This is the question that Peter Grant chose to highlight when reviewing my book, In Defence of Copyright (see below). It is a question rooted in both our history and current practices. Sometimes when I look at the efforts of creators and rights-holders in Canada to protect, manage and exploit their works, I … Continue reading "Are Canadians Born Pirates?

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Axanar Creator Faces New Legal Threat

Plagiarism Today

Axanar creator Alec Peters is facing fresh legal peril as CBS and Paramount seek to enforce a $300,000 arbitration judgement against him. The post Axanar Creator Faces New Legal Threat appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Sisvel International S.A. v. Sierra Wireless, Inc., No. 2022-1387, 2022-1492 (Fed. Cir. Sept 1, 2023)

Intellectual Property Law Blog

This case addresses the validity of two patents asserted against wireless communications technologies. In particular, this case discusses claim construction and post-issuance claim amendments that broaden the scope of challenged claims. Background Sierra Wireless, along with several other defendants, filed petitions seeking inter partes review of U.S.

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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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Should You Register Your Logo in Black & White or Color?

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of our video Should You Register Your Logo in Black & White or Color? Generally, registering a logo in black and white provides more protection because it offers broader rights and flexibility to use the colors you choose in the logo, as long as the underlying logo remains the same that you applied for. However, there are times that registering in color provides better benefits.

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By the Numbers: Third Quarter Economic Growth Exceeds Expectations

U.S. Department of Commerce

By the Numbers: Third Quarter Economic Growth Exceeds Expectations October 26, 2023 KCPullen@doc.gov Thu, 10/26/2023 - 15:50 Manufacturing Consumer Confidence on Rise as Americans Make and Spend More Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported third quarter real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 4.9%, exceeding expectations.

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In Re: Cellect, LLC No. 2022-1293 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 28, 2023)

Intellectual Property Law Blog

This case addresses how Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) interacts with obviousness-type double patenting (ODP). Background Cellect sued Samsung Electronics, Co. for infringement of four patents. Subsequently, Samsung requested four ex parte reexaminations asserting that the patents were unpatentable based on ODP, which was not raised by the examiner during prosecution.

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Halloween Candy Trademarks

Erik K Pelton

Erik shares fun trademark facts about some of your favorite The post Halloween Candy Trademarks appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

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5-year imprisonment for trade mark infringement disproportionate and contrary to EU law, says CJEU

The IPKat

This week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a preliminary ruling on enforcement of IP rights ( case C-655/21 ). In its request to the CJEU, the referring Bulgarian court had asked whether Bulgarian criminal penalties for trade mark infringement comply with Directive 2004/48/EC and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (Charter).

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3 Count: Not Enough

Plagiarism Today

Musician sues Dr. Luke and the estate of Juice WRLD over unpaid royalties, Sky asks Irish government for great protection and more! The post 3 Count: Not Enough 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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The Broadcasters’ Online News Act Submission: Demanding An Even Bigger Piece of the Bill C-18 Pie for Bell, Rogers and the CBC

Michael Geist

The government has yet to release its final regulations for the Online News Act , but recent comments from News Media Canada seemed to suggest that it is hoping to find common ground with Google , stating that it supports the company’s proposed amendments to Bill C-18 draft regulations. While that may be a long shot – I posted that Google’s call for legislative changes signals that it has arrived at the conclusion that regulations alone cannot fix the foundational flaws in the law –

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National First Responders Day: A Frontline Perspective on Sacrifice

U.S. Department of Commerce

National First Responders Day: A Frontline Perspective on Sacrifice October 26, 2023 KCPullen@doc.gov Thu, 10/26/2023 - 11:13 First responder network By Renee Gordon, FirstNet Authority Board Vice Chair Being a first responder is not for the faint of heart. Every day, you are put to the test – in mind, body, and spirit. You must be willing to sacrifice everything in service of others.

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CJEU has received first reference on DSM Directive

The IPKat

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has received its first request for preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Directive (EU) 2019/790 (DSM Directive). The referred questions in C-575/23 are not yet available officially but may be accessed in the materials of the national Belgian case that has given rise to the request. The Belgian litigation, initiated in July 2021, concerns a dispute between the musicians of the Belgian National Orchestra (ONB) and the ONB itself.

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3 Count: Good Bunny

Plagiarism Today

Bad Bunny seeks to have reggaeton lawsuit pared down, Indonesia arrested alleged pirate site operator and more! The post 3 Count: Good Bunny appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Call for Participation: WIPIP, Santa Clara, Feb. 2-3, 2024

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

The High Tech Law Institute invites you to participate in the 21st annual Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium (WIPIP), which will be held February 2-3, 2024, at Santa Clara University School of Law, in Santa Clara, California. This is an in-person event, not virtual or hybrid. If you aren’t already familiar with WIPIP, the colloquium provides IP scholars with a forum to present their academic works-in-progress and receive early feedback from their peers.

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The Benefits of Integrated OA Infrastructure

Velocity of Content

Recently, Graham Anderson, Head of Publishing Operations at the Royal Society, shared his thoughts on the benefits of integrated infrastructure in helping to advance open science. The Royal Society has a mission to support excellent science and has made a commitment to open access (OA) and open science (OS) as a means of maximizing the dissemination and reuse of research outputs.

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Right of Publicity Bill Would Federally Regulate AI-Generated Fakes

JD Supra Law

With deepfakes going around the Internet, the ability of AI tools to generate convincing and hyperreal replicas of a person’s likeness has raised a number of new issues, including the ability of rights of publicity (or “name, image and likeness” laws) to protect against improper use. Currently in the US, the rights of publicity are governed largely by state law, and the scope and level of protection varies significantly from one state to the next.

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Understanding the Rachel Reeve Plagiarism Scandal

Plagiarism Today

Rachel Reeves is the current Shadow Chancellor in the UK Parliament. However, her latest book has been embroiled in a plagiarism scandal. The post Understanding the Rachel Reeve Plagiarism Scandal appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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USPTO Report on COVID-19 Diagnostics Shows Outsized Impact of Small Entities on R&D

IP Watchdog

On October 23, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) published a report detailing patent application filing trends at the USPTO related to COVID-19 diagnostics technologies. The OCE found that filing activity surged following the arrival of the novel coronavirus in early 2020, with much of that increase driven by small companies and research institutions.

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2023 Maddox Prize Winners Announced

Velocity of Content

The John Maddox Prize is a joint initiative of the charity Sense about Science and the leading international scientific journal Nature. Past winners include journalists, scientists, and public health officials from around the world. In 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci won for his efforts to communicate the science behind COVID-19. Last year, the prize went to Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi , a Nigerian biochemist and academic, for her work engaging communities to explore solutions for pollution in the oi

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AI Insights: Copyright Office To Consider AI Proposal as Part of the Current DMCA Triennial Review

JD Supra Law

Copyright Office To Consider AI Proposal as Part of the Current DMCA Triennial Review - A key feature of the 1998 Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) is its prohibition of circumventing access controls that have been implemented to protect copyrighted works. As part of the Copyright Office’s ninth triennial review of the DMCA, the office announced on October 19, 2023, that it is considering, and seeking public comment on, seven different carveouts to this prohibition, one of which would.

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3 Count: Lighting in a Bottle

Plagiarism Today

Lighting company wins summary judgment against wholesaler, China targets video game infringement and South Africa sentences streaming pirate. The post 3 Count: Lighting in a Bottle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Thirty-Five Years of the U.S. IP System, Part II—AIA Through Today

IP Watchdog

In Part I of this article, I recalled the early years of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, when the court was working well, and how it all went wrong. In this second half, I recount how the America Invents Act (AIA) has fundamentally shifted the power in patent enforcement and policy. I close on a positive note, detailing the current legislative efforts that, if enacted, will restore balance in the U.S. patent system, which is necessary for continued innovation leadership, econo

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Gaming Companies Flag ‘Highly Skilled Hackers’ as Emerging Piracy Threat

TorrentFreak

The Entertainment Software Association ( ESA ) has submitted its latest overview of “Notorious Markets” to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). These submissions serve as input for the USTR’s yearly overview of piracy ‘markets’ which helps to shape the Government’s global copyright enforcement agenda going forward. The ESA, which represents video game companies including Activision Blizzard, EA, Epic Games, Nintendo, Sony, Square Enix, and Ubisoft, hopes that the interests of its me

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Private Space Activity and the Advantages of U.S. Patents for Protecting Space Inventions

JD Supra Law

In 2025, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is scheduled to once again bring man and machine to the lunar surface, this time under the name of the Greek goddess Artemis. However, the means to the ends have changed. The new Artemis missions lean more heavily on the aid of private space companies than their predecessor Apollo missions, with private enterprises developing the systems, stations, and vehicles to make the ten proposed Artemis missions a reality.

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3 Count: Right to Despair

Plagiarism Today

Apple backs a federal right-to-repair bill, ACE shuts down a wrestling streaming site and Meta fights back against notorious market claims. The post 3 Count: Right to Despair appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Newman Tells D.C. District Court Her Removal from Bench is ‘Unprecedented in American Judicial History’

IP Watchdog

Late yesterday evening, the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA)—the firm representing U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) Judge Pauline Newman in her district court case against CAFC Chief Judge Moore and other members of the panel of the Judicial Council who are accusing Newman of being unfit to serve on the court—filed a brief asking the D.C. district court to deny the Council’s September Motion to Dismiss and to halt her recent suspension from duties.

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Creator Spotlight with Musician Hawc Griffin

Copyright Alliance

This week we’d like to introduce you to musician Hawc Griffin. With over 30 years of experience within the music and entertainment industry, Hawc has been a music director, songwriter, […] The post Creator Spotlight with Musician Hawc Griffin appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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Don’t Slack on Slack data retention

JD Supra Law

Employee communication methods have undergone a dramatic makeover during the past five years — indeed, it sometimes seems, from month to month. Slack, a collaboration tool for workplaces, has been among the forces upending the established communication order, offering an organized alternative to email. And its reach is significant: The company, which launched to the public in February 2014, now reportedly has more than 20 million active daily users.

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Some Pirate Sites Received More Visitors After Being Blocked

TorrentFreak

In recent years, website blocking has become one of the most widely-used anti-piracy enforcement mechanisms in the world. ISPs in several dozen countries prevent subscribers from accessing a variety of ‘pirate’ sites. While new blocks are added every month, research on the effectiveness of these efforts is rather limited. Piracy Blocking Research One of the earliest pieces of academic research, based on UK data, showed that the local Pirate Bay blockade had little effect on legal consumption.

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National Cybersecurity Month: Protecting Yourself Online

U.S. Department of Commerce

National Cybersecurity Month: Protecting Yourself Online October 27, 2023 KCPullen@doc.gov Fri, 10/27/2023 - 10:02 Cybersecurity By Ryan A. Higgins, Department of Commerce Chief Information Security Officer The 20 th anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an excellent reminder that not only are cyber threats still a serious issue, but they have also grown and become more sophisticated.

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The making of a martyr?

Likelihood of Confusion

In July of 2011 I wrote about the case of Aron Swartz, arrested at the time for stealing more than 4 million articles from JSTOR, an online archive and journal. The post The making of a martyr? appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Infographic | The case behind Malcolm X: the film

Olartemoure Blog

On this World Audiovisual Heritage Day, we are reminded of the importance of emphasizing the critical role of safeguarding our audiovisual treasures. Today, we bring you a case that exemplifies the vital importance of legal protection and transparent agreements in preserving these cultural and historical assets. THE CASE: AALMUHAMMED V. LEE (NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS) Jefri Aalmuhammed was sought by “Malcom X” star Denzel Washington to make historical contributions to the award-winning film

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Concept Of Trademark Bullying: Forceful Enforcement Of Trademark Rights In The Name Of Protection

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction Trademarks are an important division of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) as it considerably contributes in identification and promotion of a product. A well- known trademark helps the consumers in spotting the difference between similar products by educating them about the product which results in informed choices. The trademark owners enjoy monopoly and exclusive proprietary rights of their trademarks through the law of trademark protection.

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Sky Asked Govt. to Target Pirate IPTV Resellers via New Dedicated Police Unit

TorrentFreak

While the continued proliferation of cheap albeit illegal pirate IPTV subscriptions is a problem for Sky, the broadcaster’s engagement with governments suggests that allocation of public crime-fighting resources would make things more manageable. A public/private partnership featuring Sky and police forces across England has seen significant resources deployed to tackle various players in the IPTV ecosystem.

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