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The Challenge of Determining Podcast Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

On July 26, journalist and author Jonathan M. Katz took to Twitter to call out the Chilluminati Podcast for allegedly plagiarizing from his book, Gangsters of Capitalism.

Connecting Online Platform Audiences to News Media Content: Is There A “Missing Link”? 

Hugh Stephens Blog

Last week I talked about developments in Australia, Canada and the US regarding how to find ways to require large online platforms that aggregate news content for their users to share some of their digital advertising revenues with the producers of that content, namely news publishers and broadcasters.

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The Federal Circuit’s ‘CAR T-Cell’ Decision: Courting a Disaster for American Innovation

IP Watchdog

The only president ever to obtain one, Abraham Lincoln knew the essential role patents have played in the scientific and technological innovations that have driven American growth and prosperity since the founding of the republic.

“You Wouldn’t Steal…” Research Shows Why Many Anti-Piracy Messages Fail

TorrentFreak

Over the past decades, the entertainment industries have tried out numerous anti-piracy messages. One of the most iconic videos is without doubt the “ You Wouldn’t Steal a Car ” campaign, which proved to be a fertile breeding ground for memes, satire, and ridicule.

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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.

Can We Reexamine the Role of Blockchain in Copyright Now?

Plagiarism Today

Back in January, the crypto group Spice DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) made headlines for spending approximately $3 million to acquire a physical copy of the book Jodorowsky’s Dune , a bible for a planned Dune move that would have been made in the 1970s. . The payment beyond excessive.

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CAFC ‘Unambiguously’ Backs USPTO in AI as Inventor Fight

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled today in Thaler v. Vidal that an artificial intelligence (AI) machine does not qualify as an inventor under the Patent Act.

Illegal Blocking of Copyrighted Content to Be Punished Under Russian Draft Law

TorrentFreak

Given the phenomenal rate at which pirated content is uploaded and spread online, it’s no surprise that mistakes are made by those attempting to block or take it down.

Activision Accused of Plagiarism in Upcoming Dog Operator Design

Plagiarism Today

On July 27, Activision published a series of patch notes and an announcement about mid-season content that was being added to their games.

When Should I Apply for Trademark Registration?

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video When Should I Apply for Trademark Registration? One of the most frequent questions I get is “When should I begin the process to start applying to register my trademark as a business owner?” ” The answer, almost all the time, is now.

Tillis, Leahy Introduce Legislation Mandating Reports, USPTO Improvements on Patent Quality

IP Watchdog

Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today announced the introduction of the Patent Examination and Quality Improvement Act of 2022, which is aimed at “evaluat[ing] and improv[ing] the patent examination process and the overall quality of patents issued by the USPTO,” according to a press release.

Why Nintendo Uses the DMCA to Take Down Piracy-Enabling SigPatches

TorrentFreak

Nintendo has been tackling videogame piracy for a very long time but a lot of water has gone under the bridge since the simplicity of the SNES-based Super Wild Card.

3 Count: Bridgerton’s Musical

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Netflix Slams Unofficial ‘Bridgerton’ Musical Creators in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit.

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Trademarks: Measure Twice Cut Once

Erik K Pelton

Borrowing from the world of carpentry, Erik uses the “Measure Twice, Cut Once” metaphor to explain its analogy to the world of trademark protection. Watch or listen to this episode to discover the meaning behind this metaphor.

Three Letters Summarize the March-In/ Compulsory Licensing Debate

IP Watchdog

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra may consider himself a lucky man (which would probably sound ironic to him at the moment). He just received three letters which aptly summarize the fork in the road he faces in deciding which way to turn in a critical policy decision.

Twitch Falsely Flags Project Zomboid’s In-Game Siren as Copyright Infringement

TorrentFreak

Over the years, Twitch streamers have been increasingly targeted by DMCA takedowns , which can cause quite a fuss. Many of these copyright complaints are legitimate, meaning that streamers use copyrighted content without permission. However, there are plenty of mistakes too.

3 Count: Last-Minute Settlement

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Major Record Labels and ISP Settle Piracy Lawsuit One Day Before Trial.

This Week at the Ninth: Public Fora and Pretrial Disclosures

JD Supra Law

This week, the Court wrestles with a thorny First Amendment question that has divided other Courts of Appeals and considers district courts’ ability to impose sanctions under Rule 37(c)(1).

CAFC Affirms Water Heater Infringement Ruling Based on District Court Claim Construction

IP Watchdog

On August 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a decision in A. Smith Corp. Bradford White Corp. which affirmed rulings from the District of Delaware that A. Smith’s patent covering a hot-water heater system was both infringed by Bradford White and not invalid.

VeePN Agrees to Block Torrent Traffic and Pirate Sites on U.S. Servers

TorrentFreak

Over the past year, a group of independent movie companies filed a series of lawsuits against VPN providers. The makers of films such as “I Feel Pretty,” “Once Upon a Time in Venice” and “Dallas Buyers Club” accuse these services of turning a blind eye to piracy or actively promoting it.

3 Count: Bright House Begins

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Latest Majors v ISP Copyright Case Heading to Trial Next Week.

Senator Tillis' Patent Eligibility Reform Proposal: A Biopharma Perspective

JD Supra Law

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced S. 4734, entitled "A Bill to amend Title 35, U.S.

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Seventh Circuit Throws Out Antitrust Suit Against AbbVie in Welcome Victory for Patent Rights

IP Watchdog

The U.S.

SmoothStreams IPTV Shut Down By MPA/ACE After Secret Legal Process

TorrentFreak

Pirate IPTV services disappear on a regular basis but when SmoothStreams.tv ran into trouble mid-July, there were ominous signs that this wasn’t just a regular technical problem.

3 Count: My Avastar

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Roblox Sues WowWee Over New Doll Range My Avastars.

The Metaverse: A Legal Primer for the Nonprofit Sector

JD Supra Law

The Metaverse is widely regarded as the next frontier in digital commerce, with organizations spending millions of dollars securing a presence by buying digital real estate and investing in platforms to be market leaders.

Federal Circuit Delivers Amazon a Win, Vacating Jury Verdict that Echo Induced Infringement

IP Watchdog

The U.S.

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Major Record Labels and ISP Settle Piracy Lawsuit One Day Before Trial

TorrentFreak

Three years ago, several of the world’s largest music companies including Warner Bros and Sony Music sued Internet Provider Bright House Networks. With backing from the RIAA, the record labels accused the provider of not doing enough to stop pirating subscribers.

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Why Netflix’s “Bridgerton” Lawsuit is Good for Fan Fiction

Copyright Lately

The full story behind Netflix’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Barlow & Bear, and why it’s actually a win for the fan fiction community. When it comes to copyright cases, Netflix has seen stranger things.

WTO Authorizes Partial TRIPS Waiver For Covid-19 Vaccines

JD Supra Law

Tillis’ Promised Patent Eligibility Bill Would Overrule Myriad, Mayo

IP Watchdog

Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), the Ranking Member of the Senate IP Subcommittee, released the first draft of the Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2022, which if enacted would, at a minimum, overrule the Supreme Court’s decisions in Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.,

Free F1 Streaming Sites Latest Targets in French Piracy Blocking Campaign

TorrentFreak

Faced with the impossibility of filing lawsuits against every single site offering content without a license, rightsholders all over the world are now fully invested in site blocking.

IPAB Orders – Where Art Thou? (And Here’s Our Backup Copy)

SpicyIP

When I tried using Internet Archive’s wayback machine to see if it had archived any information from the IPAB website, I got this amusing error!

[Audio] JONES DAY TALKS®: Buckeyes Win: Ohio State Secures Trademark for “THE”

JD Supra Law

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded The Ohio State University a trademark for the word “THE,” for use in connection with apparel sold in "channels customary to the field of sports and collegiate athletics".