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Luxembourg PM Admits to Dissertation Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

Last week, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, was accused of plagiarism in a thesis that he wrote for the University of Nancy. The plagiarism was discovered by and covered by Pol Reuter (French language article).

“It’s Not Really Our Fault: It’s the Algorithm”

Hugh Stephens Blog

This seems to be the prevailing view these days amongst the large digital social media and search platforms when the results of algorithmic selections they have programmed turn out to yield undesirable results.


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Denuvo-Protected Games Rendered Unplayable After Domain Expires


One of the great ironies of anti-piracy technologies is that they not only offer zero benefits to paying customers but when things go wrong, pirates are often better off. What appears to be a classic example of this topsy-turvy relationship emerged last night in a long complaints thread on Steam.

What to Know About NFTs: Three Key Considerations for Businesses

JD Supra Law

What do fast food, art, and sports have in common? In recent years, companies in each of these industries have embraced a technology known as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. By: Vinson & Elkins LLP

3 Count: Bowser’s Last Stand

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Embattled copyright lawyer suspended from practice in New York.

Trademark protection: worthy of raising a glass to!

Erik K Pelton

A toast to our numerous clients in the beer industry that we love to work with and sample! The post Trademark protection: worthy of raising a glass to! appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC

The Pirate Bay Story Will Be Turned Into a TV Series


The inception and early years of The Pirate Bay are an intriguing chapter of the Internet’s history. While most pirate sites hid in the shadows, Pirate Bay’s founders were public figures, who openly taunted the entertainment industries.

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3 Count: Difficult Questions

Plagiarism Today

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: U.S. Supreme Court Questions H&M’s Bid to Sew Up Copyright Win. First off today, Blake Brittain at Reuters reports that the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the Unicolors v.

How to Use Proper Copyright Notice

Erik K Pelton

There is a lot of confusion about the benefits of using a copyright notice, and when and how to properly use the copyright symbol and notice. In this episode, Erik clarifies the how, when, and why to use copyright notice. For more on the visual, see [link].

TV Piracy Increased 30% This Year With Help From “Squid Game”


There is little doubt that, for many people, streaming services have become the standard for watching TV-shows. This is no surprise, since subscription-based streaming services are among the best and most convenient alternatives to piracy at this point.

Free Online Course on ‘Access to Medicines, TRIPS and Patents’ [Nov 18-Dec 17; Register by Nov 8]


We’re pleased to inform you that Third World Network (TWN) and Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) are organising a free five-week online course/workshop on ‘Access to Medicines, TRIPS and Patents’ from 18th November, 2021.

US Copyright Office Expands Rights to Repair Software-Enabled Devices

JD Supra Law

The US Copyright Office issued new regulations expanding and strengthening consumers’ rights to repair software-enabled digital devices (such as video game consoles and medical devices) via exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. By: McDermott Will & Emery

The Trademark Instrument Panel

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video, The Trademark Instrument Panel. I’ve had the pleasure and challenge recently of helping teach my son to learn how to drive.

Major Publishers Expand Sci-Hub, Libgen and Ebook Piracy Blocking


Books and scientific papers are considered some of the most valuable sources of knowledge on the planet. Millions rely on them for education and insight but while information wants to be free, this content comes with a price tag.

Talk Notes on the Constitutionality of Transparency Requirements for Internet Services

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Yesterday I presented at UC Hastings’ Pound Civil Justice Institute on my forthcoming paper that questions the constitutionality of mandatory disclosure obligations imposed on Internet services.

Fourth IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference [Online; February 9-12]


We are pleased to inform our readers that the Fourth IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will be held online from February 9-12 , 2022. The deadline for submission of the request to present a paper and the abstract is December 10, 2021.

Baseball Versus Roller Derby – Cleveland’s Battle for the Guardians Trademark

JD Supra Law

On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Cleveland Roller Derby filed suit against the Cleveland Guardians Baseball Company, LLC, which is the entity formerly known as the Cleveland Indians Baseball Company, over its intent to rebrand the baseball team as the Cleveland Guardians.

Soccer is The Number One Gateway Sport to Online Streaming Piracy


While pirated Hollywood blockbusters often score the big headlines, there are several other industries that have been battling piracy over the years. This includes sports organizations. Sports piracy often comes with the added challenge that it mostly affects live events.

TrademarkNow is Moving to Corsearch.Now!

TrademarkNow Blog

We ’re sure that you would have heard by now that we were acquired by Corsearch in August 2020. A lthough we’ve continued the TrademarkNow name until now, we’re very excited that we’re all going to be moving under the Corsearch brand in the very near future!

Call For Papers: NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review Vol. IV [Submit by December 31]


We’re pleased to inform you that the NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review is inviting contributions to the fourth volume of the journal. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2021.

The Basics of TTAB Oppositions

JD Supra Law

Another person or entity has applied for a trademark at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “USPTO”) that is similar to your trademark. What can you do?

Mangabank “Suffers DDoS Attack” & Disappears Following Legal Action


Last week we reported that a San Francisco law firm acting for Japanese publisher Shueisha had filed an ex parte application at a California district court. The application, which sought discovery of information for use in a foreign proceeding ( 28 U.S.

How to Legally Use Images, Videos, and Other Content in Blog Posts

Copyright Alliance

With hundreds of millions of blog posts uploaded to the internet every year, it’s inevitable that some will violate copyright laws. But bloggers can greatly reduce instances of infringement through […].

H. R. 5874: Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act of 2021


Rep Massie (R-KY) along with three republican co-sponsors has introduced a new pro-patent-holder legislative proposal. LINK ]. Elements of the proposal: Restore a first-to-invent system and one-year grace period: “a person shall be entitled to a patent where the inventor is first to conceive of the invention and diligently reduces the invention to practice.” ” This includes substantial reversion of Section 102 to its pre-AIA status.

Congressional Republicans Propose to Abolish America Invents Act (and a Bit More)

JD Supra Law

It being the holiday season in America, it is perhaps appropriate that patent traditionalists get something more than coal in their stocking from Representatives Massie (R-KY), Gohmert (R-TX), Gosar (R-AZ), and McClintock (R-CA) in the form of H.R.

MPA/ACE Attempt to Hunt Down Pirate Site Operators via US Court


When launching an investigation into a pirate site there are many publicly available sources that can be trawled for information. No matter how detailed the findings, however, nothing beats knowing the name and address of a pirate site operator.

Kirtsaeng and Copyright: First sale means first sale

Likelihood of Confusion

The Supreme Court handed down a huge decision in copyright law today, ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. that the first sale doctrine, which allows for legally acquired copyright-protected.

@theblakemorgan: American middle-class musicians are worth fighting for #IRespectMusic–Artist Rights Watch

The Trichordist

Blake Morgan's insanely popular post in The Hill on why we all should support artist pay for radio play in the American Music Fairness Act. American Music Fairness Act Fair Play Fair Pay Fair Trade of Music Blake Morgan Rep. Darrell Issa Rep. Ted Deutch

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Celgene Corp. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2021)

JD Supra Law

The question of the proper court for a branded pharmaceutical maker to bring suit against an Abbreviated New Drug Application filer under the Hatch-Waxman Act is surprisingly unsettled seeing as the Act was enacted in 1984.

US Court Orders 21 Pirate Site Operators to Pay $1 Million Each in Damages


The entertainment industry’s battle against pirate sites is frequently described as a cat-and-mouse game. The site operators are often anonymous or located in exotic countries, completely ignoring any and all legal threats. Take The Pirate Bay, for example.

Publishers Team Up Against Apparent Counterfeit Distributor

BYU Copyright Blog

On August 13, 2021, McGraw Hill LLC; Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC d/b/a Macmillan Learning; Cengage Learning, Inc.; Elsevier Inc.; and Pearson Education, Inc. collectively, the “Publishers”) filed a lawsuit against Radius International, Inc.

Met some bloggers!

Likelihood of Confusion

What a great evening it was at Meet the Bloggers VIII at the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting in DC! And by now, we should know. The space was perfect. The post Met some bloggers! appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Blogging INTA Meet the Bloggers

As Vehicles Become Computerized, NPE Patent Owners Are Targeting Automakers

JD Supra Law

Automakers, high-tech software companies, and electronics companies are increasingly facing similar challenges as vehicles become computers on wheels. For example, the global chip shortage is delaying the production of phones, laptops, and vehicles alike.

Thousands of Pirate Sites are Listed on WIPO’s Advertising Blacklist


Most pirate sites and apps won’t survive without ad revenue. This is why the advertising industry is seen as an ally in the fight against piracy. Over the years, several ad-focused anti-piracy initiatives have emerged.

An Overview on Trademark Genericide

IP and Legal Filings

Generic Trademarks: An Introduction. A trademark refers to a name, mark, or sign through which the products belonging to a company or a person can be distinguished from other products in the market. Primarily, trademarks perform four functions.

Copyright Roundup, November 2021

Velocity of Content

In the course of our work here at CCC, in order to keep ourselves and our clients and customers up-to-date and well-informed, we follow many of the most significant (and occasionally amusing) copyright & licensing news and opinions. What follows is a selection from the current batch.

Federal Circuit Review October 2021

JD Supra Law

No Assembly, No Infringement – Federal Circuit Declines to Expand the “Final Assembler” Theory of Direct Infringement In Acceleration Bay LLC v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Appeal No.