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3 Count: Pirate NFTs

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: British Man Pleads Guilty in New York Over Global Movie Piracy Scheme.

Those Problematic Comments on Facebook—Who Bears Responsibility for Them??

Hugh Stephens Blog

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Benefits and Considerations for Patent Prosecution under Patent Prosecution Highway in the U.S., Europe, China, and Singapore

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Introduction. Patent Prosecution Highway or PPH is a set of initiatives promulgated by participating patent offices around the world to accelerate patent prosecution in countries of the participating patent offices.

What are Letters of Protest at the USPTO?

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Letters of Protest at the USPTO. There is a tool that comes into play in a very small percentage of trademark application filings—but is an important tool to know about—called a letter of protest.

5 Thanksgiving Copyright and/or Plagiarism Stories

Plagiarism Today

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States and many families will be gathering to enjoy a holiday meal, some time together, and the start of the holiday season. Two things that won’t be on many people’s minds will be copyright and plagiarism issues.

Court Orders Telegram to Block Access to Piracy Channels With Millions of Members

TorrentFreak

With over a quarter billion active users, Telegram is one on the most used messaging apps. In addition to direct chats, the application also allows people to create channels through which they can broadcast messages to unlimited audiences. This feature is regularly abused by pirates.

Miramax, Tarantino and a Fight Over Bright Shiny Objects

Copyright Lately

Breaking down Miramax’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Quentin Tarantino, a dispute about NFTs that isn’t really about NFTs.

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Revival of the Third-party Trademark as a Keyword Dispute

SpicyIP

We are pleased to bring you a guest post from Payal Saraogi, on a recent decision of the Delhi High Court on Google’s use of trademarks as advertisement keywords. Payal has graduated from the School of Law, Christ University in 2020, and currently practices as a disputes lawyer.

FitGirl Game Repacker May Be The Most Productive Pirate Online Today

TorrentFreak

Downloading pirated copies of videogames from the internet has been a thing for around three decades already but today’s scene stands apart from the earliest days of the web. Where games of a few kilobytes once ruled the waves, these days files reaching tens of gigabytes are not unusual.

Are Individual Emoji Depictions Copyrightable? Yes…Well, Sometimes…It Depends…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Though it might surprise you, copyright can protect individual emoji depictions. However, determining when they are copyrightable is a subtle art. This summer, the Copyright Review Board issued an interesting decision about the registrability of emojis.

Key Considerations for IP Rights in Tech Transformation Projects

JD Supra Law

Companies are transforming legacy systems, implementing automation and artificial intelligence tools, embedding digital capabilities into their products, shifting to cloud solutions and leveraging technology to better connect to their customers, personnel, and third parties, all at an unprecedented pace. By: Morgan Lewis - Tech & Sourcing

Developing an M&A Strategy with Patent Data

IP.com

Mergers and acquisitions should align with your overall business strategy and, by extension, your IP strategy. Mutually beneficial acquisitions are never because of a “gut instinct” but rather a data-backed.

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Filmmakers Want ISP to Share Personal Info of Thousands of Pirates

TorrentFreak

Over the past two decades, online piracy has proven a massive challenge for the entertainment industries. Some copyright holders have tried to go after individual pirates in court but, increasingly, third-party intermediaries are targeted as well.

Revisiting the Black List

Likelihood of Confusion

David Bernstein writes: [Northwestern Law Prof Martin] Redish concludes, and this Reviewer agrees, it was entirely appropriate — under the First Amendment, and also morally — for businesses and individuals. The post Revisiting the Black List appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Whitney Houston’s Never-Before-Heard Demo is Now Available as NFT

JD Supra Law

This December, the estate of Whitney Houston plans to sell a demo recorded by then 17-year-old Whitney Houston, minted as a NFT on the OneOf sales platform. The-never-before-heard-track will be unveiled on December 1st during Miami Art week (held from November 29 to December 5, 2021).

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Two More Courts Tell Litigants That Social Media Services Aren’t State Actors

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Pro se litigants often claim that Internet services are state actors. Those claims have been universally rejected by courts. Yet some legislators and regulators, funded by our tax dollars, are taking the same meritless position… Sescey v. YouTube , 2021 WL 5399916 (E.D. 18, 2021).

Founder of Piracy & Subtitling Site YYeTs Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison

TorrentFreak

While China needs little prompting to shut down or block any websites that don’t fit a locally-approved profile, sometimes it needs encouragement from overseas. In 2014 the MPAA highlighted the activities of China-based YYeTs.com, a site known locally as Renren Yingshi.

The unbearable dumbness of threatening

Likelihood of Confusion

I’ve made a career here of tut-tutting the impolitic and brand-negating utterance of baseless cease and desist and other threatening letters based on IP infringement, including this recent post about. The post The unbearable dumbness of threatening appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Beyond the Breach: Is your Software Supply Chain at Risk of Failure?

JD Supra Law

As reliance on outsourced Cloud software increases organizations need to manage supply chain risk and implement Cloud backup solutions which enable application and data continuity following disruption. Read on to learn more.

Book review: Performing Copyright: Law, Theatre and Authorship

The IPKat

As a previous drama student herself (who'd have guessed it!), this Kat was delighted to review Performing Copyright: Law, Theatre and Authorship by Dr Luke McDonagh (Assistant Professor of Law at LSE Law School).

Disney Seeks Analyst to Spot the Latest Online Piracy Trends

TorrentFreak

Online piracy remains the single largest threat for Hollywood’s movie studios. Most companies have entire departments dedicated to spotting infringing content, understanding the changing landscape, and figuring out how to respond.

The ACLU’s strange bedfellows

Likelihood of Confusion

Here’s some news: The American Civil Liberties Union says the Redskins are wrong, damned wrong — but they’ve got every right in the world to be that way. They even. The post The ACLU’s strange bedfellows appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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The U.S. Trademark Office Says ?8-THC Is Illegal -- Usually

JD Supra Law

The decriminalization of cannabis in some states, and its partial decriminalization at the federal level, has created an explosive market for cannabis itself and the myriad chemicals that compose the plant. The 2018 Farm Bill (i.e.,

Self-driving Culture

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Image by Seanbatty from Pixabay. It is well known that self-driving vehicles are a positive development.

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Dubious Outfit Uses Copyright Claims for Black Hat SEO Scheme

TorrentFreak

At TorrentFreak, we write about copyright issues on a daily basis. However, this week we find ourselves on the receiving end of an infringement claim. A few days ago we received an email from Robert Bradley at Photocredit.org.

How Does the Supply Chain Impact the World Trademarks?

Erik K Pelton

The supply chain issues impacting our commerce shipments and supplies have relationship with the world of trademarks. Erik details what brand owners need to know about trademark protection and the supply chain. The post How Does the Supply Chain Impact the World Trademarks? appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. The supply chain issues impacting our commerce shipments and supplies have relationship with the world of trademarks.

USPTO News Briefs - November 2021

JD Supra Law

USPTO Delays Fee for Failure to File Applications in DOCX Format - In a notice published in the Federal Register earlier today (86 Fed. 66192), the U.S.

Movie-Inspired Collector ‘Tokens’ Spark Dispute Over the Right to Sell IP-Related Assets

IP Close Up

Quentin Tarantino, writer and director of the 1994 classic ‘Pulp Fiction’ is engaged in a fight with the film’s owner over whether he has the right to Continue reading.

RIAA Takes Down Popular Music Piracy Discord Over Adele ’30’ Leak

TorrentFreak

Most mainstream music is available on commercial services, for streaming or download, on the same date in dozens of countries around the world. Among other things, the coordinated Friday release scheme was designed to reduce piracy.

The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 109: Striking the Balance on Misinformation and Freedom of Expression – My Examination of Canadian Policy Solutions

Michael Geist

The Canadian Parliament is set to resume this week and it’s a safe bet that Internet regulation will be part of the legislative agenda in the coming months. One of the toughest policy issues involve misinformation, which can be difficult to define and potentially to regulate.

FDA Approves First Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulin Product - Update

JD Supra Law

July 28, 2021 - the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Viatris Inc.’s s (formerly Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.) SEMGLEE (insulin glargine-yfgn), a biosimilar to LANTUS (insulin glargine).

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The Infamous Defense of Inequitable Conduct

Kashishipr

What is Inequitable Conduct? Obtaining a patent is an uphill battle. Even after a patent is secured, it is not the end of all battles.

MPA Obtains New Pirate Streaming Blocks, ACE Seizes More IPTV Domains

TorrentFreak

When local courts first grant copyright holders permission to block a pirate site, it is almost guaranteed that will be the first of many similar requests.

Domestic Violence and Family Law

Nelligan Law

Reading Time: 3 minutes This November 25 th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the beginning of a 16-day campaign to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

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Innovent Announces Results of Phase III Trial of Sintilimab and Bevacizumab Combination Therapy In Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

JD Supra Law

Innovent Biologics, Inc. announced the results of the Phase III ORIENT-31 study evaluating sintilimab in combination with BYVASDA (bevacizumab biosimilar) for the treatment of non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

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Photographer’s SCOTUS Petition Argues State School Liable Under Takings Clause for Copyright Infringement

IP Watchdog

On November 15, Houston-area aerial photographer Jim Olive Photography filed a petition for writ of certiorari asking the U.S.

IFPI & MPA Oppose ‘New Safe Harbors’ in Digital Services Act

TorrentFreak

In an effort to keep up with a rapidly changing online environment, the European Commission has adopted various legislative changes to tackle piracy. Notable examples include the Copyright Directive passed in 2019 and the Digital Services Act , which was unveiled in 2020.