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Why AI Has a Plagiarism Problem

Plagiarism Today

Forbes accused Perplexity of plagiarizing their articles. ChatGPT regularly regurgitates text. Why is AI struggling with plagiarism? The post Why AI Has a Plagiarism Problem appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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25 Trademark Rarities You Ought to Know About

Erik K Pelton

The world of trademarks is vast, and contains many rare elements. Erik shares 25 examples in this episode The post 25 Trademark Rarities You Ought to Know About appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. The world of trademarks is vast, and contains many rare elements.

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From conceptual art to AI: On the Druet/Cattelan dispute and authorship of works made by someone other than the “author”

The IPKat

La Nona Ora When it comes to contemporary art, I must admit at the outset that there are fewer artists who I find more enticing, fun and provocative than Maurizio Cattelan [see here for the recent Comedian dispute in the US]. Having disclosed this “conflict” on my side, a few days ago the Paris Court of Appeal ruled (5 juin 2024 Cour d'appel de Paris RG n° 22/14922) in a dispute seeing, on the one hand and as defendant, Cattelan himself and, on the other hand and as claimant/appellant, sculptor

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Five IPTV Operators Guilty of Movie & TV Piracy, Leader Faces 48 Years in Prison

TorrentFreak

In 2019, eight men from Las Vegas were named in a grand jury indictment alleging they conspired to violate criminal copyright law through two IPTV services, Jetflicks and iStreamitAll. According to the indictment, the defendants reproduced tens of thousands of copyrighted television shows without authorization, and distributed the illicit content to a vast audience of paid subscribers across the United States.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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A Copyright Fight Over a Dumpster Fire

Plagiarism Today

Two cases before the Copyright Claims Board raise an interesting question: What does copyright protect in a dumpster fire? The post A Copyright Fight Over a Dumpster Fire appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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25 Branding Tips

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video 25 Branding Tips. As we celebrate our 25th year, I am excited to share 25 branding tips with you: Choose a creative name – it’s the foundation you begin with to build a bold brand. Begin with a clearance search to make sure that any new name is available. Register your trademark. Be sure to file early to help build more protection.

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Meta’s AI Arriving in Europe: Privacy Disputes Concealing Copyright Concerns

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash Since 22 May 2024, Meta has notified to European users of Instagram and Facebook – through in-app notifications and emails – an update of its privacy policy, linked to the upcoming implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the area. Indeed, the company already developed and made available some AI features and experiences in other parts of the world, including an assistant called “Meta AI” ( here and here ), built on a large language m

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3 Count: Megan Thee Count

Plagiarism Today

Megan Thee Stallion lawsuit dismissed, Shein facing new regulations in the EU and Ghana warns against pirated movies on TV. The post 3 Count: Megan Thee Count appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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A Trademark Dispute Plays Out Before the NAD

JD Supra Law

Planting Hope had a registration for the RIGHTRICE trademark, but that registration was canceled in January 2024 by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in a default judgment proceeding after Planting Hope failed to respond to a petition for cancellation. Planting Hope filed a motion to set aside the default judgment, but kept using the registered trademark symbol while that proceeding was pending.

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Commerce's USPTO Announces National Strategy to Empower Innovators and Entrepreneurs from All Communities

U.S. Department of Commerce

Commerce's USPTO Announces National Strategy to Empower Innovators and Entrepreneurs from All Communities June 21, 2024 KCPullen@doc.gov Fri, 06/21/2024 - 12:19 Intellectual property New plan to increase diversity and participation in STEM, inventorship, and innovation The Commerce Department’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a new National Strategy for Inclusive Innovation to connect more Americans with resources to spur innovation and entrepreneurship.

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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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Ghana Warns Local TV Stations Not to Air ‘Pirated’ Films

TorrentFreak

Copyright infringement is a global issue and Ghana is no exception. With broadband access on the rise, the country’s online piracy volume has grown by 100% over the past five years. Even households that don’t have decent Internet may inadvertently contribute to the problem. As it turns out, local TV stations regularly broadcast films without permission from rightsholders.

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3 Count: Oh, Adobe…

Plagiarism Today

FTC sues Adobe over annual contracts, Sony DMCA hundreds of manga extensions and US lawmakers voice concern over Spotify. The post 3 Count: Oh, Adobe… appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Domain names: An ad for Andorra

JD Supra Law

Andorra Telecom, the Registry for the Andorran Top Level Domain (TLD).AD, recently kicked off a major liberalisation project for the.AD extension that will see it becoming available to all registrants without restriction towards the end of this year. Once liberalised, the extension has the potential to generate significant interest among registrants as a pseudo generic, or “domain hack” (like Montenegro’s.ME and Tuvalu’s.TV), given its correlation with the abbreviation for “advertisement”.

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USPTO Hears Array Of Ideas For Altering Director Review

IP Law 360

Numerous groups have offered suggestions to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the process where the agency's director reviews Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions, from adjusting which cases are subject to review to barring the director from personally making decisions.

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Reusing Social Media Photos for Ads? Be Careful!–Khachatryan v. 1 Hotel

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This case involves the following photo posted to the “ @brave_johnson ” Instagram account, which self-describes as the account of a 7-year old and lists 2 URLs for talent agencies: [Note: normally I would think carefully about posting photos of children, but this photo was posted to the public Instagram account depicting someone who claims to be a model and actor.

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The Rise of Reverse Plagiarism in Research

Plagiarism Today

Increasingly, researchers are finding that they're victims of reverse plagiarism. Where their name is added to works didn't contribute to. The post The Rise of Reverse Plagiarism in Research appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Nintendo Takedown Wipes “Rhythm Heaven” Remix Tool & 250+ Forks Off GitHub

TorrentFreak

Nintendo has been very active on the anti-piracy front recently, targeting emulators, ROM sites, and other piracy-associated services and tools. Not all alleged pirates are equal, however. In fact, one could argue that some are among Nintendo’s biggest fans. A takedown request from Nintendo, sent to GitHub a few hours ago, is a good illustration.

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Zoom Latest Tech Giant Accused Of Infringing NM Co.'s Patent

IP Law 360

A New Mexico company has hit videoconferencing behemoth Zoom with a patent suit in Colorado federal court, alleging that Zoom is knowingly infringing a patent for identifying voices across multiple telephone networks.

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Understanding the Basics of International Lien Searches

Cogency Global

What this is : A lien is a legal right or interest that a creditor has in a property belonging to another person (debtor) as security for a debt or obligation. It essentially serves as a form of collateral that gives the creditor the right to take possession of the property or have it sold to satisfy the debt if the debtor fails to fulfill their obligations.

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3 Count: Badder Boys

Plagiarism Today

Columbia Pictures settles with Bad Boys author, Hollywood trainer loses bid to copyright method and Feid accused of unlicensed samples. The post 3 Count: Badder Boys appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Piracy Shield 2.0 IPTV Blocking Costs Will Be Paid By Italian Taxpayers

TorrentFreak

Like many sensible businesses, paying as little tax as legally possible is a priority for corporations in the entertainment and professional sports sectors. The difference with many of these giants is that some governments work quite hard to ensure that goal is met. In the UK, tax breaks are on full display at Companies House; when a foreign company engineers, let’s say, a £6 million annual loss when making a movie, the government swoops in with a tax bill that credits £6 million.

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Glassblowing Makes Me A Better Lawyer

IP Law 360

I never expected that glassblowing would strongly influence my work as an attorney, but it has taught me the importance of building a solid foundation for your work, learning from others and committing to a lifetime of practice, says Margaret House at Kalijarvi Chuzi.

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Will Third Party Servicers Lose Their Right to Repair Medical Devices Under the APA’s Judicial Review?

JD Supra Law

Med. Imaging & Tech. All. v. Libr. Of Cong., No. 23-5067, 2024 WL 2873107 (D.C. Cir. June 7, 2024) - In October of 2021, pursuant to the triennial review process of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DCMA”), the Library of Congress (the “Library”) promulgated rules exempting certain classes of copyrighted works, e.g., medical software in devices like CT scanners and MRI machines, from anti-circumvention provisions of the DCMA.

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Child Safety May Lead the Charge on Platform Accountability

The Illusion of More

In my last post responding to the Chamber of Progress campaign for broad liability protections for generative AI developers, I noted that lawmakers are tired of blanket immunity for Big Tech. If the current legislative landscape is any indication, we may finally be at the leading edge of genuine accountability for the myriad harms caused […] The post Child Safety May Lead the Charge on Platform Accountability appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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2.6M Piracy Reports Against French Users Resulted in 234 Financial Penalties

TorrentFreak

French telecoms/audiovisual regulator Arcom has released its annual report covering 2023. At 199 pages, it’s a significant read; our narrow focus here will be on copyright and infringement-related matters. ‘Three Strikes’ Still Going Strong The French graduated response system (previously dubbed ‘Three Strikes’) launched in 2009/2010 to tackle widespread piracy of copyrighted content, carried out by internet users on peer-to-peer networks, predominantly BitTorrent a

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Chicago Cubs Cry Foul Over Rooftop Owner's Ticket Sales

IP Law 360

The Chicago Cubs have sued the owner of a rooftop venue with a view of Wrigley Field, accusing him of selling tickets for Cubs games and other events at the stadium despite having an expired license to do so and profiting off the infringement of the Cubs' intellectual property rights.

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Seedlings of Ideas For Artificial Intelligence: Learning From A Genetic Resources/Traditional Knowledge Treaty, The Plant Patent Act, & Nico Tanner

JD Supra Law

The World Intellectual Property Organization announced on May 24, 2024, a treaty on intellectual property, genetic resources, and associated traditional knowledge that was twenty-five years in the making. As WIPO’s press release noted, “[n]egotiations for this Treaty began at WIPO in 2001, initiated in 1999 with a proposal by Colombia, where discussions were notable for their inclusion of Indigenous Peoples as well as local communities.”.

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Celebrating LGBTQI+ Trailblazers During Pride Month

Copyright Alliance

Each year, Pride Month is celebrated throughout the month of June to honor the LGBTQI+ community and the leaders who have helped pave the way for greater equity and inclusion. […] The post Celebrating LGBTQI+ Trailblazers During Pride Month appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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Cloudflare IPFS ‘Takedowns’ Skyrocket, But Not For Long

TorrentFreak

Worldwide internet infrastructure service Cloudflare serves millions of customers and provides a variety of connectivity and privacy features to the general public. Internet users can take advantage of the company’s open DNS resolver 1.1.1.1, for example, or use its Ethereum and IPFS gateways to access content on these decentralized web services. Takedown Notices When it comes to copyright complaints, Cloudflare makes a clear distinction between content it permanently hosts, and services where i

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First Amendment Bars Models' Likeness Suit, Strip Clubs Say

IP Law 360

Three Philadelphia-area strip clubs facing a suit by Carmen Electra and other models over using their likeness without permission told a federal judge the plaintiffs' complaint is barred by the First Amendment because they are public figures "or limited purpose public figures.

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EU AI Act: Do I need to worry about it?

JD Supra Law

As the European Union sets the stage for groundbreaking AI regulation, our podcast offers a comprehensive exploration of this landmark legislation. Join us as we dissect the EU AI Act, unpacking its key provisions and answering some of the questions global companies have been asking. In this episode, we dive deeper into the question: If we are not established in the EU, do we need to worry about the EU AI Act?

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A Mid-Year Review of Prominent Patent Verdicts

IP Watchdog

As we near the halfway mark of 2024, we look back on some of the most prominent patent verdicts that have made the headlines. In 2020, 2021, and 2022, several patent owners obtained billion-dollar damages awards, whereas last year the largest award was $470 million. There have been several colossal nine-figure patent verdicts already this year—in a variety of district courts— although we have yet to see one in the ten-figure range.

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ACE Subpoenas Target IPTV Services, Piracy Apps, and Streaming Portals

TorrentFreak

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment ( ACE ), arguably the world’s most active anti-piracy coalition, is backed by dozens of major rightsholders. The group is largely managed by the Motion Picture Association, which has requested many DMCA subpoenas on its behalf over the past few years. New Subpoena Round After the MPA’s former Chief of Global Content Protection Jan Van Voorn left for a new opportunity , ACE went quiet on the subpoena front.

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How Associates Can Build A Professional Image

IP Law 360

As hybrid work arrangements become the norm in the legal industry, early-career attorneys must be proactive in building and maintaining a professional presence in both physical and digital settings, ensuring that their image aligns with their long-term career goals, say Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners and Estelle Winsett at Estelle Winsett Professional Image Consulting.

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Protecting Confidential Intellectual Property in the Wake of the FTC’s “Final Rule” Against Non-Competition Provisions

JD Supra Law

As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) implements “the final rule” banning non-competes, businesses with sensitive intellectual property (IP) must look to alternative measures to safeguard it. Despite apprehension about the ability to protect valuable IP without restrictive non-competes, in “the final rule” (16 CFR Parts 910 and 912), the FTC aims to increase future reliance on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).