Sat.Jan 14, 2023 - Fri.Jan 20, 2023

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The Wave of AI Lawsuits Have Begun

Plagiarism Today

The future of AI and copyright is still very uncertain. However, it looks like we may get some answers soon as the lawsuits are pouring in. The post The Wave of AI Lawsuits Have Begun appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Articles Featured

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More Public Domain “Triumphs”: Winnie the Pooh “Blood and Honey”, and The Great Gatsby (Zombie Version)

Hugh Stephens Blog

Every year around the beginning of January, a lot of public domain hyperbole hits the airwaves with stories about how our lives are about to be enriched now that such-and-such a work is no longer under copyright protection but has fallen into the public domain.

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Issa is Not a Fit for IP Subcommittee Chairman

IP Watchdog

The House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee—Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet (IP Subcommittee) writes patent law and is responsible for other patent-related initiatives. A country’s patent laws directly affect its innovation economy.

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Prominent Pirate Sites Mysteriously Vanish from Bing’s Search Results

TorrentFreak

Over the past several months, we have repeatedly reported on Google’s decision to voluntarily remove pirate sites from its search results. Google will do so if local court orders require ISPs to block access to the sites.

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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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3 Count: Getty Joins the Fight

Plagiarism Today

Getty Images sues image AI company, court denies attorneys fees to the RIAA (for now) and the Bored Apes never registered their copyright. The post 3 Count: Getty Joins the Fight appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Copyright News

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Examining Oppositions: Time for a Deeper Look

SpicyIP

As some readers may have noticed, there was recently a report published by Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur on patent oppositions. The report was also presented to DPIIT with suggestions on streamlining patent opposition process and enabling ease of doing business in India.

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Pirate Bay Proxy Site Challenges Police DMCA Takedown at GitHub

TorrentFreak

As one of the most notorious torrent sites, The Pirate Bay has been blocked by ISPs around the world. The UK was one of the first countries to do so more than a decade ago when the High Court ordered local ISPs to prevent users from accessing the site.

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Using Metadata to Spot Misinformation

Plagiarism Today

As concerns over misinformation plague journalism, the Content Authenticity Initiative is a consortium with a potential answer. The post Using Metadata to Spot Misinformation appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Articles Featured

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What Are Common Law Trademark Rights

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video What Are Common Law Trademark Rights? What are common law trademark rights? These are rights that a business receives from using a trademark, brand name, logo, slogan, or some other indicator or source without registering it.

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Report Calls Out Cloudflare for Facilitating Piracy, Counterfeits

IP Watchdog

According to new research released by Corsearch, a significant number of websites engaging in piracy and counterfeiting use Cloudflare’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) services.

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French ISPs and Sports Organizations Sign Anti-Piracy Agreement

TorrentFreak

At the start of last year, a French bill went into effect that sanctioned the formation of a new regulatory body. The old HADOPI anti-piracy outfit merged with the Higher Audiovisual Council, creating the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority ( Arcom ).

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3 Count: CMI TMI

Plagiarism Today

SCOTUS declines to hear CMI case, Call of Duty cheat makers hit back against Activision and Oracle settles case with HPE. The post 3 Count: CMI TMI appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Copyright News

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The Most Significant Copyright Issues Likely to Arise in 2023

Copyright Alliance

During the first few weeks of 2023, we took a look back at 2022 by summarizing the most important copyright-related court cases, U.S.

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Thaler Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Latest Bid to Argue AI-Authored Works Should Be Copyrightable

IP Watchdog

Last week, artificial intelligence (AI) systems developer Dr. Stephen Thaler filed a motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a lawsuit over copyright eligibility for artwork created by AI systems.

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Hollywood’s Relentless Pursuit of Piracy Giant Cuevana3 Has No Obvious Effect

TorrentFreak

Tomás Escobar is the CEO of Acámica, the Argentina-based tech education company he co-founded a decade ago. Escobar studied Computer Engineering at the National University of Córdoba and in 2014 appeared in MIT Technology Review’s ‘ Innovator Under 35 ‘ list.

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Professor’s Correspondence Over Retractions Ruled Public Record

Plagiarism Today

A college professor attempted to block a records request related to journal retractions. However, the court ruled they should be disclosed. The post Professor’s Correspondence Over Retractions Ruled Public Record appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Articles Featured

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Celebrating 10 Years of sofTMware®

Erik K Pelton

Did you know that we created a free secure online tool for tracking USPTO applications and registrations? We launched sofTMware® 10 years ago and now it tracks tens of thousands USPTO records for several hundred users. See for yourself at www.softmware.com.

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The Adidas v. Thom Browne Saga: Stripes May Be ‘Earned’ But They Cannot Be Owned

IP Watchdog

Engagement in proactive IP litigation by global companies is the bedrock of trademark enforcement, and Adidas is no stranger to this strategy.

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Dozens of Pirate IPTV, Streaming Sites & Apps Face Uncertainty in 2023

TorrentFreak

After reporting on the activities of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) for more than five years, it’s clear that the coalition is digging in for the long haul.

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3 Count: Uptown Royalties

Plagiarism Today

Law firm files class action lawsuit against AI companies, heirs sue over Uptown Funk royalties and Ye hit with lawsuit over Flowers. The post 3 Count: Uptown Royalties appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Copyright News

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Bill to decriminalise IP offences misses the mark and dilutes significant provisions

SpicyIP

The Parliament is considering a bill that decriminalises offences across 42 statutes. Intellectual property rights statutes i.e. the Copyright Act, 1957, the Patents Act, 1970, the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Geographical Indications Act, 1999 are among the laws that are proposed to be amended.

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New Vision Gaming Tells CAFC Final GAO Findings Warrant Dismissal of CBM Institution

IP Watchdog

Earlier this month, patent owner and casino game innovator New Vision Gaming & Development filed a reply brief in the U.S.

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Iconic Fansubbing Site Legendas.tv Shuts Down Voluntarily

TorrentFreak

Every day, millions of people enjoy fan-made subtitles. These files help foreigners to better understand English entertainment and provide the hearing impaired with a way to comprehend audio.

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Electronic Gaming Podcast: Open Source Software—Cheat Codes or IP Permadeath?

JD Supra Law

Host Mary O'Brien interviews Wilson Sonsini technology transaction attorneys John McGaraghan and Andrew Poling to discuss open source software and considerations for gaming companies.

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"no preservatives" plausibly misleading where ingredients had preservative function

43(B)log

Kelly v. Beliv LLC, F.Supp.3d -, 2022 WL 16836985, No. 21-cv-08134 (LJL) (S.D.N.Y.

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This Week in Washington IP: USPTO-FDA Listening Session, China’s IP Landscape, Women in Entrepreneurship

IP Watchdog

This week in Washington IP news, following the federal holiday to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Congress is not in session, but there are still some interesting events to put on your calendar, including the all-day listening session on United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)-U.S.

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Police Complaint Removes Pirate Bay Proxy Portal from GitHub

TorrentFreak

By now, various courts around the world have concluded that The Pirate Bay is a copyright-infringing website. In response to various court orders over the years, the notorious torrent site was blocked by dozens of ISPs all around the world.

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Entertainment Industry Predictions: Streamers, Litigation, Emerging Tech in 2023

JD Supra Law

The entertainment industry has transformed itself in recent years through the adoption of new technologies and is pioneering a variety of exciting new creative avenues.

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Workflow of the Future: Standards & Sustainability Part 1

Velocity of Content

In early December, CCC hosted “ Workflow of the Future: Standards & Sustainability ” a webcast where a panel of industry experts discussed sustainability challenges in trying to reduce our impact on the environment and in managing the effects of the changing environment itself.

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ITC Puts Complainants on Notice that Pleading Requirements are Not Mere Suggestions

IP Watchdog

A recent policy change at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) provides a lesson in how to properly draft a key requirement in a Section 337 complaint. The ITC is a popular forum for companies facing unfair competition from imported goods that infringe intellectual property rights.

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Major Labels Obtain Stream-Ripping Site Blocking Order in India

TorrentFreak

In a September 2022 blog post, YouTube’s Global Head of Music revealed that in the 12 months between July 2021 and June 2022, YouTube paid over $6 billion to the music industry. Trade groups, including IFPI and the RIAA, believe the return should be even greater.

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Ask JeePT: Does ChatGPT replace a traditional trademark availability search?

JD Supra Law

Unless you live under a rock, you have likely heard of ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence-powered chatbox, and the praises being sung regarding its unlimited functions. Ask it anything, they say. Have it summarize research. Draft a contract. Write a book report. “It

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COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Infringement? The Battle Between Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Continues

SpicyIP

The mRNA vaccine platform is a versatile vaccine technology that has the potential to treat several diseases. It has been heralded as a new age in medicine and several countries and companies all over the world are interested in it.

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High Court Asks for SG Views on Apple’s Petition Challenging Federal Circuit Approach to IPR Estoppel

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday invited the U.S. Solicitor General to provide its views on Apple’s petition asking the High Court to clarify the proper application of estoppel in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. The case stems from a February, 2022, decision of the U.S.

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Winter 2023 Data Management Must-Reads

Velocity of Content

“In almost every position in today’s world, decisions are made based on compiling and analyzing data and implementing strategies based on the data findings.

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Can sterile drug manufacturers implement EU GMP Annex 1 requirements before August?

JD Supra Law

In August 2022, the European Commission published a revision to Annex 1 “Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products” in EudraLex - Volume 4 - Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines that will significantly impact manufacturers who wish to market their aseptically prepared products in the EU.