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5 Spooky Articles About Copyright and Halloween

Plagiarism Today

As many long-time readers likely know, most Halloweens I help operate a neighborhood haunted house and, as a result, I usually take some time away from the site in late October. However, for the past few years, the haunt has been closed.

AI and Computer-Generated Art: Its Impact on Artists and Copyright

Hugh Stephens Blog

If you are not an early tech adopter, you may not have heard of, or heard much about, DALL-E 2.

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Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez’s Credibility Problem, Part One: The Laith Marouf/CMAC Issue

Michael Geist

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez appeared before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on Friday for one hour and walked away with a serious credibility problem.

Most Pirates Skipped the Leaked ‘House of the Dragon’ Season Finale


With many millions of viewers on official platforms, “House of the Dragon” has had an excellent debut season. The Game of Thrones prequel could also count on plenty of interest on pirate sites, where it’s been the most sought-after title of the past few weeks. HBO Responds.

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.

3 Count: Cardi Be Victorious

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Cardi B Wins California Jury Trial in Art Copyright Infringement Case.

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Study Finds That Americans Have the Wrong Impression About Intellectual Property

IP Close Up

An survey of more than 1,000 Americans from all walks of life has made clearer the extent to which people are confused about the purpose Continue reading.

‘AI-Powered’ Music Mixer Responds to RIAA Copyright Infringement Claims


Earlier this month, the RIAA shared its recommendations for the USTR’s annual review of overseas notorious markets. The music group reported well-known targets such as The Pirate Bay, Newalbumreleases, MP3Juices, RARBG, and RapidGator, plus other piracy-related sites and services. AI Piracy?

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Can an AI Hire a Lawyer?

JD Supra Law

A recently-fired Google engineer claims that the company’s artificial intelligence program has become sentient, and—even worse—has hired a lawyer. A court may now have to face a question once considered only theoretical: is a human-like artificial intelligence (AI) a “person” in the eyes of the law?

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Audio Books v. Audio Summaries: Delhi HC and Copyright Implications


Image from here. This post has been co-authored with Lokesh Vyas]. As reported on Entrackr , Pocket FM has filed a copyright infringement case against Kuku FM before the Delhi High Court.

Can an emoji also be a trademark?

Erik K Pelton

Can you register an emoji as a trademark? Erik and his team had a lot of fun recently creating their own emoji – and applying to register it. Listen to learn more about emoji trademark issues. The post Can an emoji also be a trademark? appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

Record Labels Object to ‘Inflammatory’ Evidence from ‘Pro-Piracy’ Site Boing Boing


Three years ago, several of the world’s largest music companies including Warner Bros. and Sony Music sued Internet provider Grande Communications. The recording labels accused the Astound-owned ISP of not doing enough to stop pirating subscribers.

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BIO and Vaccine Manufacturers Group Sign on to Berlin Declaration on Vaccine Access

IP Watchdog

Two major trade organizations representing global vaccine manufacturers are officially backing a proposal submitted to the G20 and G7 countries in July that they claim offers practical solutions for future pandemics to avoid the inequities that have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Various Intricacies of Passing Off: Examining the DHC Order in Akash Aggarwal v Flipkart


We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Kartik Sharma and Aditya Singh analysing a recent order by the Delhi High Court involving passing off.

A Commitment to Collaboration: Delivering Open Access Efficiencies

Velocity of Content

In the Spring of 2022, CCC and the OA Switchboard announced a collaboration to automate the standardized exchange of Open Access payment details between publishers, institutions and funders.

MarkIt to Market® - October 2022

JD Supra Law

Thank you for reading the October 2022 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® newsletter.

Protection of Geographical Indications in Philippines

IP and Legal Filings


Canada’s Federal Court Issues FIFA World Cup Piracy Blocking Order


Next month, billions of people from all over the world will tune in to watch the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Most viewers will do so through authorized services but events like this draw massive pirate audiences as well.

CCC at the Charleston Conference 2022

Velocity of Content

CCC is pleased to once again be participating in and speaking at The Charleston Conference, the annual gathering in Charleston, SC of publishers, librarians, electronic resource managers, consultants, and many others to discuss various topics and issues of importance to them all.

PMPRB finds ultra-rare drug PROCYSBI is excessively priced

JD Supra Law

On September 1, 2022, a Panel of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) issued a decision that the price of Horizon Pharma’s PROCYSBI (cysteamine delayed release capsules) was and is excessive under sections 83 and 85 of the Patent Act.

Protection of Nonfungible Tokens in Indonesia

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction. Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) continue to be popular. NFT creation, investment, sale, and ownership interest exists in Indonesia and elsewhere in the world. A digital asset that is held on a blockchain, such as music, art, in-game items, or films, is referred to as an NFT.

Booted From GitHub & TikTok, Pirate Streaming Site WishFlix Attempts Comeback


Running a pirate site is a dangerous endeavor. Those who get caught can face serious claims for damages or even prison time. Apparently, this is a risk some are willing to take. There are thousands of pirate sites and services online today, some more public than others.

Open Access Week 2022: Open Access Resources You Should Know About

Velocity of Content

As uncanny — to some — as it may seem, the scholarly publishing world will soon be entering its third decade of cohabitation with the Open Access movement. The Budapest OA Initiative dates from February 2002.

Complete Victory for Vifor Fresenius in Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation

JD Supra Law

Quinn Emanuel won a complete victory for its client Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma Ltd. in a pharmaceutical patent case against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. As a result, Vifor Fresenius’s Velphoro® product will be protected from generic competition until July 2030.

Protection of Geographical Indications in Cambodia

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction. Geographical Indication is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin.

Keep it secret or file a patent?

Patent Trademark Blog

Patent your idea or keep it secret? If this question has crossed your mind, I’m willing to venture that your product or idea is not so simple. There must be something about your concept that is not easy for others to figure out. Let’s face it.

IP Reveries: Class 5.1 – Drugs, Secrets, and Innovation: Brooding Over The Basics


WHO is the authority? Prof Antilegend’s classes are back!

Request for Comments on USPTO Initiatives To Promote Generic Drug and Biosimilar Competition

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently published a request for comments addressing a variety of topics related to generic drug and biosimilar competition.

Hannukah with the Blawgers – Blawg Review #191, 2008 (Archive post)

Likelihood of Confusion

[stextbox id=”info”]Note: This was first posted on December 12, 2008. On review in 2016, it became apparent that a great many of the links were dead. Considering the choice between.


Why the Real Bill C-18 Threat is Bill C-18

Michael Geist

Facebook is a hard company to support. Earlier this week, I attended an excellent talk with Frances Haugen, the well-known Facebook whistleblower, who delivered a compelling case that the social media giant, driven by profit maximization, consistently errs on the side of technical choices that keeps users engaged, angry, and on the platform, often at an enormous societal cost.

Europe’s fintech opportunity

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Fintech has moved from the fringes of European finance to its core, but performance varies widely. If all countries could match the best in region, the economic benefits would be considerable. Insights on Financial Services Banking Europe Disruptive Technology Globalization Innovation

PTAB Renders Decisions in Interference No. 106,127

JD Supra Law

On September 28, 2022, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied all preliminary motions by Junior Party the University of California, the University of Vienna, and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, "CVC") and Senior Party ToolGen in Interference No. 106,127.

Copyrightability of Jack-O-Lanterns

Copyright Alliance

It’s the spookiest time of year – ghouls and goblins abound, and candy threatens to expand our waistlines. In the grocery store, pumpkin flavoring and packaging jumps out in every […]. The post Copyrightability of Jack-O-Lanterns appeared first on Copyright Alliance. Education

‘Copycat’ Pirate Site Owner Surrenders 48 Domains (Movies Not Included)


Another week and yet another announcement from the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment revealing the demise of even more pirate sites. ACE says the ring it has just taken down focused on the Spanish-language market and attracted significant traffic using a familiar technique.