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What the New York Times Gets Right (and Wrong) About Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

Last week, the New York Times (NYT) found itself at the center of a plagiarism and citation controversy. .

O Hypocrisy! U of T Sues Tutorial Service for Copyright Infringement After Ripping Off Authors for the Past Decade?

Hugh Stephens Blog

O Hypocrisy, know ye no bounds? That was the thought that flashed into my head when the University of Toronto (U of T) announced that it was suing Easy Group, a Toronto based tutorial service catering mainly to international students, for copyright infringement.


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Bill C-11 and User Content at the Heritage Committee: The Gaslighting Continues

Michael Geist

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage continues its hearing into Bill C-11 today with hours of scheduled testimony and witnesses that include Netflix, Youtube, and CRTC Chair Ian Scott.


YouTube and Uploaded Could be Liable For Pirating Users, Court Rules


YouTube users upload millions of hours of videos a week. As with any user-generated content site, this also includes copyright-infringing content. The file-hosting platform Uploaded faces similar issues. While it can be used to share legal files, some people use it to share pirated content.

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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.

‘Copyright Troll’ Threatens Student Paper Over Creative Commons Image

Plagiarism Today

Earlier this week, Mike Hiestand at the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) shared the story of an unnamed school newspaper that is facing a legal threat from a “copyright troll” over the use of an image on their site. .

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Protecting Intellectual Property in Augmented Reality

IP Watchdog

Augmented Reality (“AR”), along with Virtual Reality (“VR”), is rapidly growing in prominence and will be transformative to the way we live, work, learn and play. Both AR and VR will undoubtedly bring a whole set of novel IP issues for individuals, companies, IP practitioners and the courts.

Anti-Piracy Company Targets Sites That Shut Down a Decade Ago


Time flies, some people say. There is certainly some truth to that but for others, it appears that time stands still. Sydney-based movie distributer Odin’s Eye Entertainment appears to fall in the latter category. Or at least, its anti-piracy partner “ ” does.

3 Count: Matrix Arbitration

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Pinterest Prevails in Photography Copyright Dispute.

CRTC Chair Ian Scott Confirms It Yet Again: Bill C-11 Includes Regulatory Power On User Content

Michael Geist

The Online Streaming Act hearings at the Canadian Heritage committee continued yesterday with testimony from several notable witnesses, including CRTC Chair Ian Scott.

IP Practitioners Speak Out on the U.S. Government’s Approach in American Axle Brief

IP Watchdog

Last week, the United States Solicitor General recommended granting review in American Axle & Manufacturing v. Neapco Holdings, a case many in the patent community hope will provide clarity on U.S. patent eligibility law.

Piracy: Disney Files Police Complaint Against Tamilrockers & Pikashow


In common with other countries attempting to reduce their movie and TV show piracy problem, India has provisions in copyright law that allow rightsholders to limit access to pirate sites.

3 Count: Physical Media?

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: California Court Upholds Right to Rent Physical Media. First off today, Brian J. Levy at Kristina Wang at Wilson Sonsini reports that the U.S.

Red Flags for Any Trademark Application ??????

Erik K Pelton

30The following is a transcript of my video Red Flags for Any Trademark Application. Trends on social media move so quickly, but this one has lingered, and it’s about red flags.

Decentralized Domains: Metaverse Land Grab

JD Supra Law

6,500 IPTV Pirates Identified After Accessing Police-Controlled Service


For the past several years, authorities in Italy have regularly announced operations that aimed to disrupt the supply and use of pirate IPTV services.

Google Answers Question About Plagiarized Content, Kind Of

Plagiarism Today

Earlier this week, search engine optimization (SEO) expert Muhammad Awais took to Twitter to ask Google’s John Mueller a seemingly simple question: Is there any specific percentage of plagiarism that is acceptable in content? Mueller’s response was, to put it mildly, curt and direct.

Supreme Court Restores Injunction Against Texas HB 20!–NetChoice v. Paxton

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted the emergency application to restore the injunction against HB 20, Texas’ social media censorship law.

Patent Suits Drop 33% from 2013; 2021 Damages Awards are More Than $1 Billion less than 2012

IP Close Up

Despite the high economic relevance of innovation and explosive invention growth reflected in the number of patents issued annually by the United States Patent and Trademark Continue reading.

‘App Stores Should Screen Developers and Apps to Prevent Piracy’


Over the past decade, mobile applications have become the standard platform for most people to consume content online. Whether it’s for shopping, news, or entertainment, there is a mobile app available for any type of content.

3 Count: Spinrilla Right Round

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Majors and Spinrilla Set Out Jury Selection Questions as Copyright Dispute Proceeds.

MarkIt to Market® - May 2022: gTLD Sunrise Period Now Open

JD Supra Law

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods.

This Week in Washington IP: Passing the Bipartisan Innovation Act, Addressing Competition Issues with Big Tech, and International Considerations for a Digital Dollar

IP Watchdog

This week in Washington IP news, both houses of Congress remain quiet during regularly scheduled work periods. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation gets the week started with an event exploring prospects for Congressional passage of the Bipartisan Innovation Act.

New VPN Crackdown Underway in Russia, Government Confirms


Next month will mark the 10-year anniversary of a new law introduced by Russia to ensure the safety of its citizens online. The “Extremist Websites Blocking Law” created a national blacklist to prevent socially harmful websites from being accessed by the public.

Not All Citations Are Created Equal – Here’s Why

Velocity of Content

It might seem obvious, but not all citations are created equal. You can cite a paper as background, you can cite a paper because you followed the same protocol, or you can cite a paper because you disagree with it. Obviously, there are many reasons to cite a paper (CiTO lists dozens here ).

Kat Von D Tattoo Lawsuit Appears Headed to a Jury

Copyright Lately

In a 30-page order, the district court largely denies both parties’ motions for summary judgment, finding triable issues on substantial similarity and fair use.

Where to Start Your Kaizen?

Christopher Roser

To become lean, you need to improve your factory. Continuous improvement (kaizen) consists of many smaller and/or larger improvements. However, often the first challenge is where to start this improvement.


Shueisha & VIZ Media Target Massive Manga Piracy Site ‘Manganato’


No longer the sole preserve of Japanese consumers, manga publications (comics/graphic novels) now have global reach and massive commercial potential, but that hasn’t always been the case.

Copyrights and Fictional Tropes: How Did They Become a Part of Our Stories?

Copyright Alliance

I remember having a conversation with a classmate of mine during my freshman year of college. I was trying to make small talk and being the socially awkward nerd that […]. The post Copyrights and Fictional Tropes: How Did They Become a Part of Our Stories? appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

5 Things Companies Should Know About The Trademark Office’s “New” Approach to Genericness

JD Supra Law

At the end of last month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) released a guide clarifying how they were approaching the refusals of applied-for marks that could be generic.

How to Choose Artwork Titles, Keywords, and Descriptions

Art Law Journal

After you’ve put the finishing touches on your masterpiece, figuring out how to market it with a compelling artwork title might be the last thing on your mind. We get it: sometimes, taking care of the nitty-gritty can feel cumbersome. You’re an artist!

Piracy, It’s a Crime: UK Govt. Ignored Warnings, Now Families Pay The Price


The Digital Economy Act 2017 was the government’s attempt at creating a better, safer internet for citizens in the UK.

Nettwerk Music Group Sounds Alarm Bells on Bill C-11: “It Will Hurt Canadian Artists and Music Companies”

Michael Geist

Nettwerk Music Group has long been recognized as one of Canada’s leading independent music companies. Led by Terry McBride, the company has featured label and management clients that include Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, Dido, and Barenaked Ladies.

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FTC Addresses Social Media, Influencers, Consumer Reviews in Proposed Endorsement Guides Amendments

JD Supra Law

On May 19, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted unanimously to approve and publish for public comment proposed amendments to its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (the Guides).