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Understanding the Dark and Darker Lawsuit

Plagiarism Today

Korean video game giant Nexon has filed a lawsuit against Ironmace over Dark and Darker, here's what's in the actual lawsuit. The post Understanding the Dark and Darker Lawsuit appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Pro-Patent Panel Tells Senate IP Subcommittee It’s Time for a Better IP Strategy

IP Watchdog

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property held a hearing today featuring a panel of patent-savvy witnesses to underscore the crucial role intellectual property plays in the U.S. economy and to define the biggest threats to IP rights, both foreign and domestic. The conclusion of most panelists as to what one step is most important in reestablishing the United States as an IP powerhouse was that we need to clean up our own IP system at home in order to even begin addre

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Why the Government Should Hit the Regenerate Button on its AI Bill

Michael Geist

As anyone who has tried ChatGPT will know, at the bottom of each response is an option to ask the AI system to “regenerate response”. Despite increasing pressure on the government to move ahead with Bill C-27’s Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) , the right response would be to hit the regenerate button and start over. AIDA may be well-meaning and the issue of AI regulation critically important, but the bill is limited in principles and severely lacking in detail, leaving virtuall

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Canadian Copyright Registration for my 100 Percent AI-Generated Work

Hugh Stephens Blog

Thank you CIPO (Canadian Intellectual Property Office). Last week I indicated in my blog post (“Copyright Registration for AI-assisted Creations: How Much AI Input is Too Much?”) that I would be seeking to register with CIPO the copyright on a work fully generated by AI platforms DALL-E2 and ChatGPT.

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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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Design Patent Protection for Computer Generated Icons and Graphical User Interfaces

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Recent patent cases have made it more difficult to obtain utility patent protection for some of the functional aspects of computer software. One way to, at least partially, overcome this is to consider design patent protection for computer generated icons and certain aspects of the graphical user interface (GUI) elements of a computer program. Strategic use of design patents can be an important part of an overall patent strategy.

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3 Count: No Noonoo

Plagiarism Today

Nexon sues Ironmace over Dark and Darker, Korean pirate site noonoo closes its doors and Cam'ron sued over a famous photograph. The post 3 Count: No Noonoo appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Newman Strikes Back in Letter Calling for Moore’s Investigation to be Transferred

IP Watchdog

The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), the firm representing U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) Judge Pauline Newman in CAFC Chief Judge Kimberly Moore’s bid to oust her from the court, sent a letter today to the CAFC Chief Judge calling for the case to be transferred to a new circuit. The letter charges that Moore has ordered that no new cases be assigned to Newman, that the complaint Moore identified against her “contains basic errors of fact”, and that Newman was not affor

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What is business transformation?

McKinsey Operations

Business transformations are designed to boost overall performance through increased revenue, lower operating costs, and better customer satisfaction and workforce productivity.

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Update: 4 Copyright Claims Board Cases to Watch

Plagiarism Today

In September, we looked at four Copyright Claims Board cases to watch. Now we're revisiting them and seeing what's happened with them. The post Update: 4 Copyright Claims Board Cases to Watch appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Nintendo ‘Hacker’ Gary Bowser Released From Federal Prison

TorrentFreak

In the fall of 2020, the U.S. Government indicted three members of the infamous Team Xecuter group, the masterminds behind various Nintendo hacks. The group allegedly made millions of dollars through its operation, which effectively shut down shortly after the criminal proceedings started. The authorities arrested Canadian Gary Bowser in the Dominican Republic and Frenchman Max Louarn was detained in Tanzania.

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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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Optics Terrible for Moore in Newman Investigation

IP Watchdog

On Wednesday, April 12, IPWatchdog was first to break the news that U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Chief Judge Kimberly Moore has identified a judicial complaint against Judge Pauline Newman under the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act. In response to IPWatchdog’s report and subsequent reporting by other news outlets, the court on Friday issued a statement confirming the information provided by IPWatchdog’s sources and making the previously sealed documents public.

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CJEU rules that broadcasting music on a plane or train is a communication to the public, but installing relevant equipment isn’t

The IPKat

Is it an act of communication to the public under Article 3 of the InfoSoc Directive to broadcast music on board of a train or a plane? And what about installing equipment allowing the subsequent broadcasting of music? After hotel rooms , spas , rehabs , dentist waiting rooms , and rental cars , yesterday it was time for the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to answer these vexed questions with reference to such transport means.

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3 Count: Honestly, Nevermind

Plagiarism Today

Drake faces a copyright lawsuit over an uncleared sample, Nintendo wins big in France, and a new study says pirate losses to rise. The post 3 Count: Honestly, Nevermind appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Cracking the code on digital talent

McKinsey Operations

Even with recent industry layoffs, the tech talent shortage shows few signs of abating. To attract this critical segment, it’s important to understand what they want (hint: it’s not just compensation).

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IP VIPs Slam U.S. Government’s Bid to Extend Section 1498(a) to Private Patent Infringement

IP Watchdog

The Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) on Monday held a webinar featuring some big names in the IP world to clear up what the organization characterizes as misguided views on the use of Title 28 of the U.S. Code, Section 1498(a). The event was prompted in part by a recent U.S. government statement of interest filed in a patent infringement suit against Moderna, Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine.

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DMCA Robocops Give 20 Seconds to Comply, But Can’t Muster a Reply

TorrentFreak

Faced with millions of instances of copyright infringement every day, many rightsholders use anti-piracy companies to help stem the tide. More often than not, that involves sending DMCA takedown notices on an industrial scale, in the hope that Google and Bing delist infringing URLs from search results before the cycle begins again. Huge volumes of DMCA notices and similar requests are handled directly by companies including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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[Guest post] Free Holdings case raises important issues regarding the legal nature of NFTs

The IPKat

The IPKat is pleased to host the following guest post by Katfriend Paolo Maria Gangi (Studio Gangi) on a recent case addressing the legal nature of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Here’s what Paolo writes: Free Holdings case raises important issues regarding the legal nature of NFTs by Paolo Maria Gangi The decision of 17 March last of judge James L. Cott of the United States Southern Court of New York in the Free Holdings case poses an interesting question: is an NFT an asset in itself or is it onl

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Green growth: Unlocking sustainability opportunities for retail banks

McKinsey Operations

A recent McKinsey survey shows broad, unmet consumer demand for climate-linked financial products—but will financial institutions provide the education consumers require and the differentiated offerings needed to win this space?

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U.S. Chamber Tells FTC it Should Withdraw Its Proposal on Noncompetes

IP Watchdog

In January of this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule that would ban employers from using noncompete clauses for their employees. In an announcement, the FTC said that the use of noncompete clauses is “a widespread and often exploitative practice that suppresses wages, hampers innovation, and blocks entrepreneurs from starting new businesses.

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DMCA Takedowns Target Torrent Release of ‘Dark and Darker’ Playtest

TorrentFreak

Upcoming first-person shooter game Dark and Darker is scheduled to launch later this year, but even at this early stage it’s causing controversy. Last month, police in South Korea raided the offices of local game studio Ironmace. According to reports , the developers allegedly stole assets from their former employer, game publisher Nexon , which is allegedly working on a similar project too.

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Human Creators vs. Generative AI: A Clash of Copyrights and Innovation

JD Supra Law

Artificial intelligence has rapidly advanced over the past few years, with generative AI emerging as a particularly powerful tool that can generate text, images, and art autonomously. While this technology has numerous applications in fields ranging from medicine to design, it has also raised concerns about the potential infringement of human creators’ copyrights.

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Space launch: Are we heading for oversupply or a shortfall?

McKinsey Operations

As the space economy expands, satellite constellations are proliferating. But launch providers must make tricky decisions on how to ramp up capacity.

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USPTO Director Scolds VLSI for Publicly Citing Anonymous Report on PQA-Intel Connection

IP Watchdog

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Kathi Vidal said in an Order filed yesterday in IPR2021-01229 between Patent Quality Assurance (PQA)/Intel and VLSI Technology that VLSI’s reference in its Rehearing Request to an “unsolicited, anonymous, and improper ex parte communication” about the relationship between PQA and Intel that Vidal had put under seal has put VLSI on thin ice and in danger of being sanctioned.

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ACE Shuts Down Pirate IPTV Providers as Unusual Potential Threat Looms

TorrentFreak

It’s not unusual for piracy groups to have dozens of domains in storage for when things go wrong, but none has a bigger collection than Hollywood itself. The MPA still owns isoHunt’s domain following its legal defeat a decade ago, alongside other spoils of war following battles with Popcorn Time, YTS/YIFY (the real ones), Hotfile and Openload.

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Happy Earth Week!

U.S. Department of Commerce

Happy Earth Week! April 17, 2023 ASowah@doc.gov Mon, 04/17/2023 - 07:59 Photos above submitted by (left to right): Zack F., NOAA; Mary O.T., EDA; and Panvipa C., ITA Happy Earth Week from the Department’s Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Programs (OSEEP)! OSEEP was inspired by the submissions in the 2023 Earth Day Photo Challenge: Investing in Our Planet and excited to learn about the various ways Commerce employees take action to protect the world around them.

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Gen what? Debunking age-based myths about worker preferences

McKinsey Operations

Our latest analysis of talent trends suggests that employees of all ages seem to want the same things from their work experience—with a few important caveats.

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CAFC Revives Vape Patent Lawsuit Against Phillip Morris

IP Watchdog

On Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed a district court’s dismissal of a Florida vape company’s patent lawsuit against tobacco company Phillip Morris. Healthier Choices Management (HCM) filed the appeal to the CAFC after a district court ruled in Phillip Morris’s favor, dismissing the patent infringement case.

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Movie & TV Show Piracy Sites Disappear in Wake of ACE/MPA DMCA Subpoenas

TorrentFreak

While some anti-piracy groups focus on taking content down, others prefer to take entire sites down. The benefits of the latter approach are obvious; when a site no longer exists, the need to send future takedown notices is eliminated. It’s also much more easily said than done but certainly not impossible. The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has taken down hundreds of sites, and it’s often possible to predict which sites are about to feel the heat.

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Respect for Copyright as a Component of ESG

Copyright Alliance

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) has become an important buzz-word among publicly traded companies recently, especially as some investment funds seek to do well by investing in companies with strong […] The post Respect for Copyright as a Component of ESG appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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Building more resilient and equitable US public health systems

McKinsey Operations

With billions of dollars in pandemic relief funding still available, state and local public health agencies have an opportunity to improve their performance and prepare themselves for future challenges.

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Penalizing Drugs Developed from Federally Funded Inventions is a Really Bad Idea

IP Watchdog

Just when you think you have enough things to worry about, you stumble upon one more. In its wisdom, Congress enacted a “Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Plan” as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. The program kicks in by imposing “maximum fair prices” for drugs as determined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In setting these prices, Congress included such factors as the R&D costs for each drug and whether they have been recovered and the current cost of produci

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YouTube Ripper Sends Cease and Desist to Google, Hoping to Stop DMCA Abuse

TorrentFreak

The DMCA takedown process allows copyright holders to report infringing content and have it removed or taken down. It is a powerful tool that takes millions of URLs and links offline every day. In most cases, this happens for a good reason, but some takedown efforts are questionable. DMCA Takedown Abuse In recent years there have been numerous examples of clear abuse and impersonations , as revealed through Google’s transparency report.

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US Patent Office Launches Green Energy Award

JD Supra Law

On March 6, 2023, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the addition of a new category for its Patents for Humanity Awards Program: Green Energy. The Green Energy category accepts any U.S. patent or patent application directed to green energy technologies, such as wind, solar, green hydrogen, hydropower, geothermal, and biofuel technologies.

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The resilience of steel: Navigating the crossroads

McKinsey Operations

The steel industry’s outlook for the next ten years remains fragile. Company leaders can adopt a strategic approach to ride out uncertainties and mitigate risk while the industry is being reshaped.

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This Week in Washington IP: Budget Hearings, Problems Posed by AI, and Government Use of Section 1498 for Private Patent Infringement

IP Watchdog

This week in Washington IP news, the Senate and House are back in session and holding a variety of hearings on departments’ 2024 budget requests, including for the Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Elsewhere, the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) is holding a webinar on proper use of Section 1498(a) of the U.S. Code; and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hosting regional events in Central Virginia and Silicon Valley to promote resource