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AI: The Copyright and Plagiarism Story of 2022 and 2023

Plagiarism Today

Typically, when I do these year-end reviews, I cover a wide variety of stories that happened and separate out the copyright and plagiarism. Simply put, copyright and plagiarism are two different things.

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Twitter Hit With $228.9m Copyright Infringement / Repeat Infringer Lawsuit

TorrentFreak

Any platform that allows users to upload and share content runs the risk of some users uploading content for which they hold no rights.

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[Video] Data Governance for the BYOD Age

JD Supra Law

A significant portion of the workforce has adapted to working in today’s modern “office”— which includes working from a variety of locations (homes, corporate offices, coffee shops, airports, etc.) on any number of personal devices, including mobile phones, laptops, and tablets.

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mRNA IP 2022 Year in Review: Pioneers Clash in Major Patent Litigations

IP Watchdog

Substantial patent litigation activity occurred in the mRNA space in 2022, involving nearly all of the major mRNA and lipid nanoparticle (LNP) pioneers.

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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 Approaches to Detect AI Writing

Plagiarism Today

As we discussed earlier this week , artificial intelligence was by far the biggest and most important plagiarism story of 2022 and likely will be in 2023. The issue is simple.

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Anti-Piracy Group Warns of a Problematic Textbook Piracy Culture Among Students

TorrentFreak

Free access to information is a broadly held ideal, but when students have to pay for their textbooks, it’s far from reality. Getting a proper education certainly isn’t cheap. As a result, many students have found shortcuts in pirate sites such as Libgen and Z-Library.

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3 Steps to Protect Your Brand in the New Year

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video 3 Steps to Protect Your Brand in the New Year. Protecting your brand has tremendous benefits for your business, and there are three things in particular to focus on at the beginning of the year and ensure that you are protected.

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Google Accuses Regulators of Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

Google, like many tech companies, is facing increased scrutiny from international regulators. Back in 2018, that resulted in the European Commission handing down a 4.1-billion-euro ($4.3

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LaLiga: Court Orders Google to Wipe IPTV Smarters Pro From Play Store

TorrentFreak

Top-tier Spanish football league LaLiga has been waging war against pirate sites and services for the past several years.

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RALIA Is Economic Suicide: A Reply to the Critics

IP Watchdog

Paul Morinville, Founder of US Inventor, recently published a response to my column criticizing RALIA, a bill in Congress that would abolish the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). I offer a few observations in reply.

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The Power of Brand Jingles

Erik K Pelton

A great tool for brands to connect with customers is a catch jingle. Listen for more about some great jingles and why they are so valuable. The post The Power of Brand Jingles appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. A great tool for brands to connect with customers is a catch jingle.

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3 Count: Happy New Year

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: SoccerStreams Throws in the Towel Following U.S. Domain Seizures.

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Major Private Torrent Sites Have a Security Disaster to Fix Right Now

TorrentFreak

Private torrent sites, or private trackers as they’re commonly known, are designed to be difficult to access. In many cases, prospective members will need an invitation from someone who is already a member, although some sites will open their front doors when people open their wallets.

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Apple v. Zipit Designated Precedential Following Busy December for USPTO

IP Watchdog

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) stayed active over the holiday period with several big announcements, and today Director Kathi Vidal continued that trend by designating as precedential the December 21 decision in Apple v. Zipit Wireless.

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something's plausibly fishy about Target's omega-3 supplement

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Rodriguez v. Target, 2022 WL 18027615, No. 22 Civ. 2982 (LGS) (S.D.N.Y. 30, 2022) Plaintiffs sued for breach of express warranty under New York and California law, violation of the New York General Business Law (“GBL”) §§ 349 and 350, and the usual California claims.

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3 Count: Ford’s Tough

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Copyright Royalty Board Officially Accepts New Rates that Will See Songwriters Paid More in the US Over the Next Five Years.

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MPA & RIAA Deployed 60+ Lobbyists in 2022, Piracy Top of The Agenda

TorrentFreak

A quote attributed to former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill suggests that democracy is actually the worst form of government – except for all the others. It’s a depressing take on the political gold standard, but the full quote adds more nuance.

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Federal Circuit Rejects More Mandamus Petitions Seeking to Sidestep Delaware Court’s Standing Orders

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on Wednesday issued two orders denying mandamus relief for petitioners seeking to end the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware’s “judicial inquisition” concerning disclosure of their owners and third-party litigation funders.

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Artists Are Selling AI-Generated Images of Mickey Mouse to Provoke a Test Case

JD Supra Law

Several artists, frustrated with Artificially Intelligent (AI) image generators skirting copyright laws, are using AI-image generators to produce images of Mickey Mouse and other copyrighted characters to challenge the current legal status of AI art.

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What is Fixed Fee Part 3: Is My M&A Deal Right for a Fixed Fee?

Stock Legal Blog

Despite our love for fixed fee Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) legal services , we readily acknowledge that some deals and projects are better suited for the hourly legal fees model.

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Piracy Lawsuit Will Be Dismissed Unless Copyright Troll Fixes Corporate Suspension

TorrentFreak

A few years ago, Malibu Media was one of the most active ‘copyright trolls’ in the United States. The California-based company behind the adult brand ‘X-Art’ filed thousands of lawsuits targeting Internet subscribers whose accounts were allegedly used to share Malibu’s films via BitTorrent.

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Amici Filings in Amgen Encourage the Supreme Court to Correct the Federal Circuit’s ‘Unworkable’ Enablement Standard

IP Watchdog

On January 3, a total of 14 amicus briefs and one motion for leave to participate in oral argument were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on the question presented by Amgen Inc. Sanofi, on which the Supreme Court granted certiorari this past November.

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2022 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP and Regulatory Law

JD Supra Law

Below are highlights from the Rx IP’s team’s 2022 updates (see also our Top 10 Rx IP Update Reads of 2022): Contents: 1. Patent decisions on the merits 2. PMNOC Regulations: Fifth-year anniversary of major amendments, marketing requirement 3.

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Lights Camera Action : Role Of Intellectual Property In Indian Cinema

IIPRD

Introduction. A growing number of daily releases makes India’s copyright laws particularly important in.

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SoccerStreams Throws in the Towel Following U.S. Domain Seizures

TorrentFreak

Last month, we reported on a series of FIFA World Cup-themed domain name seizures by US law enforcement. In the initial wave, Homeland Security Investigations took down 55 domain names operated by pirate sports streaming sites, and several more followed later.

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The Campaign Against Pharma Companies Creates New Level of Uncertainty for all Patent Attorneys Re: Duty of Disclosure and Inquiry

IP Watchdog

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice on the “Duties of Disclosure and Reasonable Inquiry During Examination, Reexamination, and Reissue, and for Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board” on July 29, 2022 (87 FR 45764-67), without a big reaction from the IP community.

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Google v. Hammond: IPR and Collateral Estoppel

JD Supra Law

On December 8 2022, the Federal Circuit in Google LLC v. Hammond Development Int’l, Inc. affirmed in part and reversed in part the PTAB’s final written decision of an IPR holding that Google failed to prove that certain claims of Hammond’s U.S. Patent No. 10,270,816 would have been obvious.1

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Meet the Artist: Linda Clerget Wants to Take You on a Journey

Art Law Journal

From a distinctive Parisian childhood steeped in creativity to spiritual explorations that aim to give her adult life meaning, painter Linda Clerget opens up about how she navigates her path as an artist. Artists Artrepreneur Artists Interview

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25 Private Torrent Trackers Went Offline After BREIN Tracked Down ‘Scripter’

TorrentFreak

Streaming piracy has taken over from BitTorrent in most parts of the world, but this traditional file-sharing technology remains popular in the Netherlands. Anti-piracy group BREIN is well aware of BitTorrent’s popularity.

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The Boston Globe Again Names CCC a Top Place to Work

Velocity of Content

CCC has again been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 15th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. CCC ranked #17, up from #33 last year, in the “ large companies ” category (organizations between 250-999 employees).

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A Bridge(erton) Too Far: The Fine Line Between Acceptable Fan-Created Content and IP Infringement

JD Supra Law

Some brands are notoriously hyper vigilant when it comes to protecting their intellectual property, such as the National Football League enforcing its “Super Bowl” trademark.

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Copyright Cases in 2022: A Year in Review

Copyright Alliance

Coverage of copyright litigation in 2022 was understandably focused on the Supreme Court’s transformative fair use showdown in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, but the past year saw many other significant […].

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Omotenashi in Product Design

Christopher Roser

In Japan, there is omotenashi. In its basic translation, the word means hospitality. But even in Japan, it means something else: it is the aim for perfection with a customer. This idea can be extended to product design, aiming for a product that gives the customer a perfect experience.

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Some Observations from Charleston: Open Access Edition

Velocity of Content

This article was originally published in The Scholarly Kitchen. This year’s Charleston Hub (again) included a significant focus on open access (OA) from the perspectives of both the publisher and library communities. The advent of the OSTP’s Nelson Memo is driving hope, change, and concern.

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[Audio] Podcast: The Briefing by the IP Law Blog - Supreme Court Takes Up Jack Daniel’s-Bad Spaniels Trademark Dispute

JD Supra Law

The Supreme Court granted Jack Daniel’s petition for certiorari and will hear the trademark infringement case involving a dog toy that resembles the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Bottle. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this dispute in this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.

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TorrentFreak’s Most-Read News Articles of 2022

TorrentFreak

Every year we write hundreds of articles here at TorrentFreak, with some are more popular than others. On the brink of the new year, we look back at 2022 by reviewing the thirteen most-read news items of the last 12 months. All in all, it was quite a controversial year once again.

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