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The Basics of Open Access

Plagiarism Today

If you’re a researcher looking to publish your first article, one of the biggest choices that you will likely be confronted with is the choice of publishing in your work Open Access or going with a traditional, closed access publisher. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Cloudflare Rejects Role as Internet or Piracy Police


In 2017, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince decided to terminate the account of the controversial neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer. “I I woke up this morning in a bad mood and decided to kick them off the Internet,” he wrote at the time.


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Taking IP “Rights” Too Seriously – A Look Through History


In his independence day speech , the Indian P.M. Modi urged people to focus more on ‘duties’. Earlier, he said that a focus on “rights” has made India weak. Previously, President Droupadi Murmu also spoke of duties and Justice N.V.

Brand Protection Cheat Sheet

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Brand Protection Cheat Sheet. I like to have visual aids when explaining topics, so I came up with the cheat sheet below for new brands to go through the basic steps for trademark protection and for building a bold brand.

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.

How to Paraphrase Correctly

Plagiarism Today

Paraphrasing is an important skill for any writer to have. Simply put, it is the means through with which authors convey information that they learned from outside sources in their own words. . Simply put, all writers, in particular non-fiction writers, need to be able to do this.

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New Research Supports What We’ve Long Known: Enforcement Is the Key to Benefitting from Trade Deals

IP Watchdog

Despite high aspirations among political leaders, lawyers and others for a rules-based international order, a major new study from researchers at York University finds that the 250,000 existing treaties designed to foster international cooperation have mostly been ineffective.

At the COPA: Patent Alliances and the Real Satoshi Nakamoto

JD Supra Law

The Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) is a prominent (and possibly the only) defensive Crypto patent alliance. COPA advertises that it was “formed to encourage the adoption and advancement of cryptocurrency technologies and to remove patents as a barrier to growth and innovation.”

Paramount Files Case with the Copyright Claims Board

Plagiarism Today

1A few weeks ago, we took a look at the first 100 cases filed with the Copyright Claims Board (CCB), the recently launched copyright small claims court in the United States. There, we noticed several patterns.

YouTube Holds Licenses For Copyright Lawsuit Plaintiff’s “Entire Back Catalog”


A class action lawsuit filed by Maria Schneider against YouTube more than two years ago has support from artists who believe big tech should do better.

3 Different Ways to Overcome a Likelihood of Confusion Trademark Refusal from the USPTO

Erik K Pelton

Arguments, consents, and cancellations are the potential ways to overcome a likelihood of confusion for a trademark application. Learn more about these three and the different office action response situations in this episode.

A Failure of Responsibility: My Reflections on Canadian Heritage Funding an Anti-Semite and Being Wrongly Called Racist by a Sitting MP

Michael Geist

It is thankfully not everyday that a sitting Member of Parliament uses social media to suggest that you are racist.

5 Things Students Need to Know About Plagiarism in 2022

Plagiarism Today

1 As we discussed earlier this month , the 2022 school year is shaping up to be a very interesting one when it comes to plagiarism and other issues of academic integrity. For many, it will be the first “normal” year since the start of the pandemic in 2020.

Paramount Uses Copyright Claims Board to Protect Coming to America’s “Big Mick” Burger


In June, the US Copyright Claims Board was launched. Through this venue , hosted at the US Copyright Office, rightsholders can try to recoup alleged damages outside the federal court system.

Amicus Briefs Reveal Warhol Foundation’s Flawed Transformative Use Theory

Copyright Alliance

Oral arguments in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Lynn Goldsmith are scheduled for October 12, marking the second time in as many years the Supreme Court will hear a fair use […].

‘Nothing Compares 2 U’: SCOTUS to Determine What’s Fair in Warhol v. Goldsmith

IP Watchdog

While Prince might have written the song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Sinéad O’Connor transformed the tune, made it her own and it became a mega hit.

3 Count: Unlive PD

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: A&E Sues Reelz Over Alleged ‘Live PD’ Knockoff ‘On Patrol: Live’.

Court Orders Telegram to Disclose Personal Details of Pirating Users


With over half a billion active users, Telegram is one on the most used messaging services. The application is particularly popular in India, where more than 20% of its user base resides. This includes a small subset of rather persistent pirates.

OM Weekly Digest 09/01/22

Olartemoure Blog

09/01/22 – Privacy.

Serial IPR Petitions No Longer Doomed By A Double Dose Of Discretionary Denial

JD Supra Law

Plastic Indus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, IPR2016-01357, Paper 19 (PTAB Sept. 6, 2017), designated precedential in 2017, sets forth seven factors to be considered before discretionarily denying subsequent IPR petitions challenging the same patent.

3 Count: Stop Gun

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Copyright Lawsuit Should Be Grounded, Paramount Says.

Netfllix and Disney Continue to Expand Australian Pirate Site Blocklist


Copyright holders are increasingly demanding that ISPs should block access to pirate sites in order to protect their business. This is also the case in Australia, where blocking injunctions became commonplace in recent years. Thus far, hundreds of sites have already been blocked.

The appeal of rulings

Olartemoure Blog

FERVENT DEBATE AT THE NEXT COLOMBIAN CONGRESS OF PROCEDURAL LAW. Between the 5 th and 9 th of September 2022, the 43 rd Congress of Procedural Law will be held in Cartagena.

MarkIt to Market® - August 2022: gTLD Sunrise Period Now Open

JD Supra Law

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods.

3 Count: It’s Not Complicated

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Fortnite ‘It’s Complicated’ Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed.

HDFilme & xCine Latest to Fall in Relentless ACE Anti-Piracy Campaign


With thousands of piracy sites operating online today, the overall chances of being targeted by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment are still relatively small. But that presumes that all sites are equal and ACE picks victims randomly, which is certainly not the case.

8 Key Features to Consider When Replacing QUOSA as Your Literature Management Tool

Velocity of Content

Recently, Elsevier notified their QUOSA clients that they will be discontinuing the literature management tool in June 2023.

Just Humor Them: Jests, Jokes, Satire, and Parody In Infringement and Defamation Cases

JD Supra Law

I thought of that story, and the unique power humor has, literally and legally, to disarm many who might otherwise complain over any number of legal issues and perceived slights.

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3 Count: Triller Fight

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Sony Music sues Triller Claiming Copyright Infringement, Alleging it is Owed Millions.

Movie Pirate Sentenced in Criminal Case Designed to Send Warning


The decision whether to pirate content or pay for it is ultimately a personal choice influenced by any number of factors. From content availability to the ability to pay, from wanting content now or being forced to wait, the scales can easily tip one way or the other.

Best of 2013: Lanham Act attorneys’ fees: Good to know

Likelihood of Confusion

First published on June 27, 2013. The situation with attorneys’ fees in “exceptional cases” under the Lanham Act is, to put it mildly, not clear. I’ve written about it.

Patent Poetry: A T-Shirt and Shorts: A Trademark Tale

JD Supra Law

Where can you sue for trademark infringement? Two recent cases involving leisure wear show that it depends on which Circuit you’re in. The first case is Brothers and Sisters in Christ, LLC v. Zazzle, Inc. By: AEON Law

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August 2022 Roundup of Copyright News

Copyright Alliance

Here is a quick snapshot of several copyright-related activities that occurred during the month of August and a few events to look forward to for the month of September. Copyright […]. The post August 2022 Roundup of Copyright News appeared first on Copyright Alliance. Policy

Dash the Iranian: Busted Pirate IPTV Kingpin Allegedly Owns RapidIPTV


Publicizing the closure of a big pirate service, the arrest of its operators, and the seizure of their assets, is a golden opportunity to discourage future crime by practical example.