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RightsClick Offers Simplified Copyright Management

Plagiarism Today

For independent creators, every hour spent working on one’s copyright is an hour not spent on creating new work or running their business. As such, many creators either neglect their work’s copyright protection or pay someone else to handle it, often at great cost.

Copyright’s International Conventions: The Importance of Membership Part II (The Rome Convention)

Hugh Stephens Blog

Last month I wrote about the importance of international copyright treaties, using US accession to the Berne Convention as an example. United States accession was strongly supported by US copyright industries and has brought the US many benefits.


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Netflix Piracy Thrives as Subscribers Rethink Their Streaming Subscriptions


As the first major legal subscription streaming service on the Internet, Netflix paved the way for a streaming revolution. The company began competing with piracy from the get-go, branding itself as a superior alternative. In the early years, the strategy paid off.

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A Plea to Senator Tillis: Words Matter in Section 101 Reform

IP Watchdog

In U.S. government, setting public policy is the sole and exclusive domain of Congress. The laws they pass effectuate the public policy positions that Congress alone has the power to set. In law, words are everything.

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.

Academic Influence Releases Free Tool to Detect Ghostwriting

Plagiarism Today

Recently, the website Academic Influence, best known for its custom college ranking tool , released a free tool that it says can help instructors detect ghostwritten content.

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Software Company Still Fighting U.S. Navy Over Millions in Piracy Damages


The U.S. Government regularly goes after copyright-infringing companies and individuals, both domestically and abroad. That doesn’t mean that there are no copyright issues within its own ranks.

AI Need Not Apply: Federal Circuit Holds Artificial Intelligence Cannot Be an Inventor

JD Supra Law

On August 5, 2022, in Thaler v. Vidal, No. 21-2347 (Fed. 5, 2022), the Federal Circuit held that an artificial intelligence (“AI”) system cannot be listed as an inventor on a United States patent.

3 Count: The Search People

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Microsoft Sues “Black Market” Software Distributor for TM and Copyright Infringement.

Examples of Great Branding

Erik K Pelton

What branding lessons can be gleaned from other successes? In this episode, Erik shares several great examples of such branding lessons and how they might help boost your branding. The post Examples of Great Branding appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

House of the Dragon Leaks: HBO Wields DMCA in Hunt For Mystery Reddit User


Few people need to be reminded of the massive success story attached to HBO’s hit TV series, Game of Thrones.

No Brain, No Gain: U.S. Patent Inventors Must Be Human

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed with the U.S. Patent Trademark Office (PTO) in holding that artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be considered an “inventor” for purposes of obtaining patents. By: Pillsbury - Internet & Social Media Law Blog

3 Count: Settled Again?

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Charter Settles Piracy Liability Lawsuits With Major Record Labels.

UK Law and Artificial Intelligence

Velocity of Content

This article originally ran on The Scholarly Kitchen on 25 July. Reprinted with permission.

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$32.5m Pirate IPTV Lawsuit Must Be Dismissed Due to ‘Encrypted Traffic’


DISH Network’s campaign against the pirate IPTV ecosystem is large but also unique. Anyone involved, from the biggest fish to the smallest fry, is a potential target.

Win for Photographer in Ninth Circuit Reversal of Fair Use Finding

IP Watchdog

On August 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in McGucken v. Pub Ocean Ltd. that reversed a Central District of California’s sua sponte grant of summary judgment to Pub Ocean on McGucken’s copyright infringement claims.

3 Count: Lit Appeal

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Music Producer Challenges Copyright Infringement Claims Over Hit Rap Song.

Ephemera and Other Fair Use Defenses

The Illusion of More

I understand pursuing a fair use defense in a copyright case when the user of a work does something new and creative and believes there is a plausible argument to be made. I also understand why copyright skeptics file amicus briefs seeking opinions that would change the fair use doctrine.

Pirate Sites Using Twitch To Stream TV Shows Face Hollywood Investigation


In today’s ‘click-and-play’ world, almost anyone can launch their own pirate site.

Blow to AI, Clarity for Humans: Key Insights from the DABUS Rulings

IP Watchdog

The August 2019 announcement that two patent applications had been filed naming an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm as an inventor in the United States and a dozen other countries was regarded as disruptive and profound at the time.

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2022

JD Supra Law

In This Issue - Transformative Fair Use: Does Andy Warhol Qualify? On March 28, 2022, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Andy Warhol Foundation v.

How Prince and Warhol Got to the Supreme Court

Velocity of Content

When in Pittsburgh several years ago, I visited the Warhol museum on a whim. I knew a bare minimum about him, but my trip to the museum immersed me in a whole world of Warhol that included a panoply of works from installation art to his more iconic pieces.

Cheat Seller AimJunkies Uses Subpoenas to Fire Back at Bungie


Last summer, Bungie filed a complaint at a federal court in Seattle, accusing of copyright and trademark infringement, among other things. The same accusations were also made against Phoenix Digital Group, the alleged creators of the Destiny 2 cheating software.

On Remand from SCOTUS, CAFC Again Upholds Ruling for Hologic Based on Assignor Estoppel

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) today, in a precedential decision, revisited its 2020 holding that the doctrine of assignor estoppel bars Minerva Surgical, Inc. from challenging the validity of Hologic Inc.’s s patent directed to a device for treating a uterus.

AI Can’t Hold Patents Because They Require an “Inventor” to Be a “Natural Person”

JD Supra Law

A federal court ruled last week in Thaler v. Vidal (4th Cir.

What is the Copyright Status of AI Generated Works?


As AI platforms like Midjourney , or Dall-E2 are widely adopted the question that is increasingly being asked is about the copyright position.

Brazil’s New IPTV Anti-Piracy Blocking Plan Prepares to Bypass Judiciary


Despite taking significant action to reduce all kinds of online piracy, Brazil remains on the United States Trade Representative’s ‘ Watch List ‘ Lack of effort doesn’t appear to be the problem, however.

Patent Filings Roundup: Jeffrey Gross Assertion Tests West Texas Order; Failure to Serve Leads to Taasera Declaratory Judgment; Farm Software Dispute Sparks Suit

IP Watchdog

There were 33 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings (all inter partes reviews [IPRs]), with just 42 new district court patent filings this week.

Federal Circuit Confirms “Inventor” Must Be Human, Not AI

JD Supra Law

Key Points - On August 5, 2022, the Federal Circuit held in Thaler v. Vidal that the term “inventor” under the United States Patent Act must be a human being. This ruling precludes patent protection for inventions where the sole inventor is an AI system.

Fixing Pre grants: Will the EAC suggestion to fix time limit help?


Image from here. Recently, the Economic Times reported that the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC) suggested two ways to fast track the process of granting patents. First, it suggested hiring more examiners, an issue we have previously raised alarm about here and here.

BREIN Took 349 Pirate Sites and Services Offline Last Year


When it comes to civil anti-piracy enforcement, BREIN is without a doubt one of the most active players in the industry. The group, which receives support from Hollywood and other content industries, has a track record of targeting a wide range of piracy threats, both large and small.

ITC Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2022

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

In July, there were four new complaints filed at the ITC: (1) Certain Soft Projectile Launching Devices, Components Thereof, Ammunition, and Products Containing Same , Inv. 337-TA-3629, filed by Hasbro, Inc., and Spin Master, Inc.; (2)

US Federal Circuit: Artificial Intelligence Machine Is Not an Inventor

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed on August 5 that only a natural person—not an artificial intelligence system—can be an inventor. By: Morgan Lewis

Expanding Subscription Offers in RightFind Offers SME Organizations More Options and Flexibility

Velocity of Content

Cost-effective, easy to implement and integrated solutions that support the resource needs of small- medium enterprises (SME) continue to be in high demand. Employees in these businesses balance an array of secondary duties, even when research needs to be at the forefront.