Sat.Jan 07, 2023 - Fri.Jan 13, 2023

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Does Twitter Ignore DMCA Notices?

Plagiarism Today

A recent lawsuit accuses Twitter of ignoring thousands of DMCA notices. Is this a systemic problem? We try, and fail, to look at the data. The post Does Twitter Ignore DMCA Notices? appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Articles Featured

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Why Can’t Canada Produce Top Quality Localized TV Drama like the Aussies Do?

Hugh Stephens Blog

Canada’s Online Streaming Act, (Bill C-11) the draft legislation that will bring online streaming content under the purview of the Broadcasting Act, will continue its slow progress through Parliament in 2023.

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Protecting Semiconductor Chip Design under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 (SCPA) – Part II (Infringement and Defense)

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Mask Work Infringement.

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Sony Patents Anti-Piracy Blacklist for Smart TVs and Media Players

TorrentFreak

Over the past several decades, Sony has established itself as a leading player in the technology, music, film, and gaming industries. The Japanese company hasn’t shied away from taking on the competition, but one adversary has proven particularly difficult to overcome; piracy.

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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: Mortal Kopyright

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Marjorie Taylor Greene Promo Video Removed From Twitter After Dr. Dre’s Copyright Complaint. First off today, Ted Johnson at Deadilne reports that U.S.

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“Controlled Digital Lending”: Could Canadian Universities Find Themselves Out on a Limb?

Hugh Stephens Blog

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Four Genshin Impact Leakers Targeted in New Set of DMCA Subpoenas

TorrentFreak

With tens of millions of fans playing every month, Genshin Impact is a huge free-to-play gaming success story. While Genshin Impact publisher Cognosphere undoubtedly enjoys this global attention, some groups of fans are taking their enthusiasm a little too far.

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3 Count: Ice, Ice Baby

Plagiarism Today

Computer scientist seeks copyright in AI works, Motorola wins big in Australia and court rules you can't copyright water. The post 3 Count: Ice, Ice Baby appeared first on Plagiarism Today. Copyright News

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Law Firms Have Brands and Trademarks Too

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Protecting a Law Firm Brand. Over the years, we’ve had the good fortune to work with all types of businesses, including many law firms, to protect their brands. Law firm brands can be protected just like any other business.

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CAFC Says USPTO Arguments for Rejecting Google Patent Application Lack Support in Record

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in a precedential decision today vacated a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finding that certain claims of Google, LLC’s U.S. Patent Application No. 14/628,093 were obvious. The CAFC opinion, authored by Chief Judge Moore, said the U.S.

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Belarus Legalizes Piracy of Movies, Music & Software of ‘Unfriendly’ Nations

TorrentFreak

In 1994, a new Belarusian constitution led to a democratic presidential election from which Alexander Lukashenko emerged as the country’s leader.

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The Battle Over the Future of D&D

Plagiarism Today

Since the year 2000, much of what makes up the core of Dungeons & Dragons has been easily licensed for others to use. That’s because the Wizards of the Coast (WotC), the rightsholders, licensed the System Resource Document under the Open Gaming License (OGL).

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@davidclowery: Silicon Valley’s Loophole Arbitrage on Display Yet Again with OpenAI

The Trichordist

David explains how "OpenAI" is just another example of Silicon Valley's loophole arbitrage. Artificial Intelligence Meltdown Artist Rights David Lowery

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IBM Cites Deliberate Strategy Shift as it Drops to Second Place in IFI Claims Patent Grant List for First Time in 29 Years

IP Watchdog

This week, patent data analytics firm IFI CLAIMS published its annual report of the top 50 U.S. patent recipients and the global 250 largest patent portfolios for 2022. The list provides a comprehensive snapshot of the patent landscape with insights into growing trends in the industry.

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Pirate Libraries Remain Popular Among Academics, Research Finds

TorrentFreak

By offering free access to millions of ‘paywalled’ research papers, Sci-Hub is often described as “The Pirate Bay of Science”. The site is used by researchers from all over the world, to acquire papers they otherwise have a hard time accessing. For some, Sci-Hub is essential for their work.

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3 Count: Reggaetón Wars

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Steely & Clevie Productions Take Reggaetón’s Biggest Hitmakers To Court For Copyright Infringement.

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Indian government denies access to Covid 19 vaccine collaboration agreements

SpicyIP

The Indian government has refused to disclose its collaboration agreements and investments made in developing and procuring India’s Covid 19 vaccine – Covaxin, the Indian mRNA and intranasal vaccine candidates.

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USPTO Calls for Input on Draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

IP Watchdog

Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it is seeking comments from the public on the draft of the organization’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. According to a press release, the plan sets five goals for the organization: Spur U.S.

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Warner Bros. Fights ‘Mortal Kombat II’ Source Code Leak

TorrentFreak

Classic videogame Mortal Kombat has won the hearts and minds of multiple gaming generations over the last 30 years. Developed by Midway Games, the second release of the fighting game made its debut in arcade halls back in 1993.

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3 Count: Partial Judgment

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: YouTube Wins Partial Summary Judgment in Maria Schneider Copyright Lawsuit.

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Listen Up: My Recent Podcast Appearances on Bills C-11, C-18 and Canadian Copyright Law

Michael Geist

Parliament remains on break for most of the month of January, but that hasn’t cooled interest in Bills C-11 and C-18. I’ve appeared on several podcasts in recent weeks on these bills that may interest.

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Apple Loses ITC Battle to Masimo Over Pulse Oximeter Technology

IP Watchdog

The U.S.

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Police Pay Home Visits to Warn Pirate IPTV Users

TorrentFreak

Offering pirate streaming services is a serious offense in the UK, where several vendors have received multi-year prison sentences in recent history. These sentences haven’t deterred others from following in their footsteps.

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The Complicated Ethics of Reporting Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

Recently, Reddit user u/jhhn had a serious problem. . A sophomore in college, she was helping a younger friend, Tia, go through the college admission process. To that end, she was highly successful, with Tia not only getting into her first choice of schools, but also receiving a full scholarship.

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Protecting Semiconductor Chip Design under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 (SCPA) – Part I (Registration and Inspection)

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Understanding Mask Work. Mask work is a type of intellectual property protection designed to protect layout designs (topographies) of integrated circuits. It is authorized by the federal Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984 (SCPA). The SCPA legally protects layouts of integrated circuits upon registration, making them illegal to copy without permission. Under the SCPA, a mask work is a series of related images that forms a design or part of a design used to produce an integrated circuit.

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From Nonprofit to $29 Billion Valuation – The Promise and Danger of OpenAI

IP Watchdog

The research lab behind the viral ChatGPT chatbot, OpenAI, is in talks to sell existing shares in a tender offer that would value the company at around $29 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, reported the Wall Street Journal on January 5.

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Why Mediate Intellectual Property Disputes?

JD Supra Law

Chief Justice Warren Burger admonished the ABA in 1984, “Our litigation system is too costly, too painful, too destructive, too ineffective for a civilized people.” The Chief added, “For many claims trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood.”

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RIAA’s Pirate Domain Name Policing Efforts Are Unspectacular

TorrentFreak

There are plenty of options for copyright holders to frustrate the operations of pirate sites, but one of the most effective is to attack their domain names. In recent years, various entertainment industry groups have called on the domain name industry to help out on this front. Trusted Notifiers.

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Indian givers (part 3)

Likelihood of Confusion

Part one and part two of this three-part post were published earlier this week. When the PTO’s decision revoking the REDSKINS registrations was affirmed by the TTAB, I asked, as. The post Indian givers (part 3) appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January, 13: Marjorie Taylor Greene Removes Video after Cease-and-Desist Letter from Dr. Dre; Computer Scientist Asks Courts for Copyright on AI-Generated Art; and Adidas Loses Case Over Three-Stripe Trademark

IP Watchdog

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Lessons to be Learned in Fashion and Apparel from 2022

JD Supra Law

Name, Image, and Likeness Deals Are on the Rise - Name, Image, and Likeness (“NIL”) agreements, which allow an individuals’ name, image, and likeness to be used to market and sell branded apparel, footwear, and other consumer goods are on the rise. On July 1, 2021, in response to the famous NCAA v.

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Will AI change trademarks?

Erik K Pelton

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT has been the new a lot lately. How might it impact the world of trademarks and trademark attorneys? Listen for Erik’s comments. The post Will AI change trademarks? appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

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Spammers Exploit IMDb to Promote Fishy Movie Piracy Sites

TorrentFreak

The Internet Movie Database ( IMDb ) is one of the oldest online repositories to cement its place in Internet history.

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competitor's allegations that no studies it knows support a claim suffice to allege falsity of "clinically studied"

43(B)log

Vital Proteins LLC v. Ancient Brands, LLC, 2023 WL 157956, No. 22 C 02265 (N.D. 11, 2023) The parties compete in the market for collagen peptides supplements.

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Can Patents Claim Categorically?  Supreme Court to hear Amgen v. Sanofi this term

JD Supra Law

In 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Amgen Inc. Sanofi to decide whether an inventor must describe every example in a category to get an enforceable patent for that category.

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This Week in Washington IP: U.S.-China Competition, Microelectronic Supply Chains, and Creating a More Inclusive Workplace Culture

IP Watchdog

This week in Washington IP news, after a hectic week that saw the House take 15 rounds of voting to nominate new Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, both the House and Senate will not be holding any hearings this week. Events to look out for this week include the U.S.