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Hallowe’en, Costumes and Copyright

Hugh Stephens Blog

As far as grovelling, abject apologies go, this one would win an Oscar. The author was not just “deeply sorry”, she was devastatingly contrite, spelling out in detail how her organization’s newsletter had used language that she described as “denigrating, racist and very harmful”.

The James Corden Plagiarism Controversy

Plagiarism Today

From a plagiarism standpoint, this has been a very bad week for comedian and host of The Late Late Show, James Corden. On Tuesday, accusations were leveled against Corden that he had retold a joke originally performed by Ricky Gervais in 2018.


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Tips when Brainstorming New Business and Brand Names

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Tips for Brainstorming New Business and Brand Names. It’s not easy to come up with a great name today, nor has it ever been. But it is still possible—especially with these tips—to come up with a name that is bold, unique, and protectable.

‘U.S. Authorities Seize Z-Library Domain Names’


Pretty much every book ever written is available online for free and millions are shared through central hubs, commonly known as ‘shadow libraries’. Z-Library is one of the largest shadow libraries on the Internet.

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.

Supreme Court Grants Two IP Cases, Including Amgen v. Sanofi on Enablement

IP Watchdog

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Why Bill C-18’s Mandated Payment for Links is a Threat to Freedom of Expression in Canada

Michael Geist

The study into the Online News Act continues this week as the government and Bill C-18 supporters continue to insist that the bill does not involve payment for links. These claims are deceptive and plainly wrong from even a cursory reading of the bill.

Leaked Draft of IP Chapter of India UK FTA Shows Ridiculous TRIPS plus norms in Negotiating Text


Image from here. India’s negotiations for a new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the UK has been the talk of the town for a better part of 2022.

U.S. Copyright Office Backtracks on Registration of Partially AI-Generated Work

IP Watchdog

On October 28, Kristina Kashtanova, an artist and artificial intelligence (AI) consultant and researcher, received notice from the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) that the registration for the first issue of her partially AI-generated graphic novel, Zarya Of The Dawn, may be canceled.

3 Count: Many Things Never Change

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Disney Sued by Musician Over Song from ‘Frozen II’ Soundtrack.

On Copyright, the EFF Will Say Anything to Scare You

The Illusion of More

Are you gifted in the art of b t, but the popular conspiracy theories just aren’t for you? Do you enjoy riling people up about threats that are demonstrably false, but you just can’t get comfortable with QAnon or election deniers?

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SpicyIP Events: Course on Access to Medicines TRIPS and Patents [Kochi, 10-14 Dec.]


We are pleased to inform you that the Inter-University Centre for IPR Studies (IUCIPRS), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), and Third World Network are organising a five-day course/workshop on Access to Medicines, TRIPS and Patents in the Developing World from December 10- 14 in Kochi, Kerala.

Lessons from the Levandowski Case: Reimagining the Exit Interview as Risk Management

IP Watchdog

It was February 2017 when Waymo, Google’s self-driving car unit, sued Uber in what would become the biggest trade secret case of the century.

TikTok Blocks Z-Library Hashtag Pending Piracy Investigation


While movie and music piracy tends to generate the most headlines, the publishing industry is facing similar issues.

USPTO Shortens Time for Tm Applicants to Respond to Office Actions Starting December 3, 2022

JD Supra Law

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced that starting on December 3, 2022, those filing trademark applications will have three months (instead of the original six) to respond to office actions during the trademark examination process.

5 Things Yoga Taught Me About Trademarks

Erik K Pelton

What lessons from practicing yoga can be applied to trademarks? Erik shares some of his insights in this week’s Tricks of the Trade(mark). For more about all aspects of trademark registration and protection, see [link].

USPTO Efforts to Reduce Fraud are Good for the Trademark System

IP Watchdog

Security issues have long dogged the U.S. trademark system. Unscrupulous operators – sometimes competitors, sometimes bad actors with nothing better to do – too frequently muck up the application process by modifying those filings or filing improper submissions.

Don’t Feed Copyright Trolls: Canadian Court Urged to Protect Internet Users


The vast majority of today’s movie-related copyright infringement lawsuits can be linked back to companies working with piracy monetization company, GuardaLey. They begin with piracy tracking firm Maverickeye monitoring IP addresses allegedly sharing certain movies online.

NCAA Publishes Interim NIL Policy Clarifications

JD Supra Law

On October 26, 2022, the NCAA approved and published additional clarifications to its Name Image Likeness (NIL) Policy.

Creating Solutions Together at Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

Velocity of Content

CCC was delighted to return to the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair and connect with colleagues across the publishing industry. We’ve shared some highlights below. Frankfurt Studio: The Data Quality Imperative . On Thursday, October 20, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, CCC presented?

CAFC Vacates Preliminary Injunctions Against Online Hoverboard Sellers

IP Watchdog

In two separate precedential opinions issued Friday, October 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated two separate preliminary injunction orders granted by the U.S.

‘Pirate’ Streaming Boxes Boosted Netflix Viewership, Research Finds


In recent years, legal video streaming services such as Netflix, HBO and Amazon have flourished. At the same time, millions of people are streaming from unauthorized sources as well, often paired with perfectly legal streaming platforms and devices.

CVC Files Appeal Brief in Interference No. 106,115

JD Supra Law

Air Sports Law : A Safety Shield

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction. India is a country known for the countless sports played throughout its territories.

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Why Scientific Literature and Copyright Compliance Are Essential to Medical Affairs

Velocity of Content

The role of Medical Affairs within a pharmaceutical or medical device company is largely centered around critical communications.

Record Labels Wins $47 Million Piracy Liability Verdict Against ISP Grande


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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5 Key Takeaways - NFTs Demystified: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

JD Supra Law

Kilpatrick Townsend’s Rob Potter recently spoke at the Federal Bar Association’s IP Law Fall Conference 2022 on the topic of “NFTs Demystified: Where We Are and Where We’re Going.”

Protection of Trademarks in Philippines

IP and Legal Filings

Introduction. The Philippines has laws and policies that generally support a conducive intellectual property (IP) environment, but enforcement is irregular and inconsistent. Several considerations are important for effective management of intellectual property (IP) rights in the Philippines.

Highlights From CCC’s OA Innovation Seminar Series

Velocity of Content

This article originally appeared in Publishing Perspectives , re-published with permission. Over the last decade, scholarly publishing has moved toward Open Access business models, driving enormous change across all stages of the research workflow.

Court Orders Kim Dotcom to Pay Costs After ‘Seized Device’ Challenge Failed


For more than a decade , Kim Dotcom has challenged every detail of New Zealand and United States authorities’ attempts to hold him accountable for alleged crimes related to his hosting platform, Megaupload.

Courts Provide Guidance on the Depiction of Real-World Works Including Video Games

JD Supra Law

Many video games are marketed on the photorealism of their imagery and graphics. However, depending on the depiction, developers and publishers may need to worry about the underlying intellectual property rights in that depiction.

Author Talks: What poker pro Annie Duke can teach you about quitting on time

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Ever been told to quit while you’re ahead, or that winners never quit? Poker player-turned decision strategist Annie Duke explains why this advice is costing you time and money. McKinsey on Books Financial Services Economic Studies Decision-making


“Inside Straight” on blogging for lawyers

Likelihood of Confusion

Some of my best (online-who-I-never-met-but-believe-me-they-have-your-back) friends among legal bloggers don’t believe in legal blogging at all.

Google Removes Hundreds of Domains to Aid French Sports Piracy Crackdown


At the start of this 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 ). Sports Piracy Crackdown.