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3 New and Interesting Cases Before the Copyright Claims Board

Plagiarism Today

The Copyright Claims Board is about to turn two. As such, we're taking a look at three new and interesting cases being heard by it. The post 3 New and Interesting Cases Before the Copyright Claims Board appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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The CRTC and Online Streaming: Money Now; Details Later

Hugh Stephens Blog

Photo: Author The first shoe has dropped for foreign online music and video streamers in Canada, at least those generating more than $25 million a year in “contribution revenues” from the Canadian market.

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Punctuation Trademarks

Erik K Pelton

In this episode, Erik shares insights and examples of how punctuation can be used in a trademark. The post Punctuation Trademarks appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. In this episode, Erik shares insights and examples of how punctuation can be used in a trademark.

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Google, Cloudflare & Cisco Will Poison DNS to Stop Piracy Block Circumvention

TorrentFreak

In France, where laws were introduced with site-blocking and similar anti-piracy measures already baked in, entertainment giant Canal+ seems intent on taking full advantage. Like similar broadcasters with lucrative sports rights to exploit, Canal+ has a subset of viewers who prefer to consume from pirate sources which charge much less, or even nothing at all.

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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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3 Count: Don’t Ride It

Plagiarism Today

OpenAI and Microsoft seek dismissal of AI lawsuit, a lawsuit filed over DJ Regard's Ride It, and YouTube escalates war against ad blockers. The post 3 Count: Don’t Ride It appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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It Took Glue on Pizza to Spotlight Google’s AI Problem

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: Shutterstock (with AI assist) Google, the “indispensable” search engine relied on by millions for accurate and reliable search, has done it again, stepping smack into the pile of steaming excrement waiting for it in the middle of the road.

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TorrentGalaxy Goes Offline With Mysterious Message to Users

TorrentFreak

In little over five years, TorrentGalaxy has grown out to become a leading player in the torrent ecosystem. The site originally set out to ‘ bridge the gap ‘ between torrent and streaming sites, but it became much more than that. With a dedicated group of uploaders and an active community, TorrentGalaxy provided a safe haven for many avid torrenters.

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Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Beyond Paradise

Plagiarism Today

Beyond Paradise is a spinoff of the popular UK TV series Death in Paradise. How does this cozy mystery tackle plagiarism? The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Beyond Paradise appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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[Video] The Briefing: Scarlett Johansson vs Chat GPT What the Legal Claims Would Look Like

JD Supra Law

Did Scarlett Johansson's voice inspire 'Sky'? Scott Hervey and Jamie Lincenberg of Weintraub Tobin unpack the controversy between Scarlett Johansson and OpenAI's Chat GPT. Explore potential legal claims and the intricacies of voice rights in AI on this episode of The Briefing.

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Why does the USPTO have a new trademark search system

Erik K Pelton

I recently sat down with Alt Legal to make a short video about the history of TESS and the transition to the newer search system from the USPTO: For more, see [link]. The post Why does the USPTO have a new trademark search system appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC.

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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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Plex Cracks Down on Media Server ‘Hacks’

TorrentFreak

Plex is a multifunctional media software and service that allows users to easily access all of their entertainment in one place. Whether movies, music, TV shows, or photos, Plex can organize and index, making the content ready to stream on a wide variety of supported devices. Plex can be used for curating home videos or enriching purchased media with metadata, for example, which can be stored on the media server.

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3 Count: Pirate Advertising

Plagiarism Today

Google sued by publishers over pirate ads, a news website sued by a photographer and Content ID handled a billion claims in 6 months. The post 3 Count: Pirate Advertising appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Transparency in Copyright and Artificial Intelligence

Copyright Alliance

Transparency is an essential element of an AI ecosystem that is developed and used in a responsible, respectful, and ethical manner. Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has raised so many issues […] The post Transparency in Copyright and Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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USPTO Extends Deadline for AI Inventorship Comments as Some Criticize Pannu Factors

IP Watchdog

On June 6, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that the Office would be reopening the public comment period for the development of inventorship guidance surrounding inventions developed by artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Although the USPTO will continue to collect public comments until the middle of June, public comments received from patent industry stakeholders so far are largely urging the agency to adopt inventorship guidan

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The Campaign to Defend Generative AI

The Illusion of More

I have not written steadily about AI and copyright because, frankly, it’s exhausting. Not quite as exhausting as watching the state of the Republic overall, but almost as relentlessly incoherent and repetitive. For instance, Winston Cho for the Hollywood Reporter describes a PR and lobbying campaign by the tech coalition Chamber of Progress to defend […] The post The Campaign to Defend Generative AI appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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3 Count: Sunday Ticket

Plagiarism Today

Appeals court upholds decision about meme infringement, Indonesia targets Telegram piracy and NFL facing trial over Sunday Ticket costs. The post 3 Count: Sunday Ticket appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Women’s Representation in the Legal Industry

JD Supra Law

In honor of retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, who died in December 2023, this article examines women's representation in the legal industry and in patent law. While an increasing number of women earn law degrees, women continue to be underrepresented as practicing attorneys and in leadership positions.

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USPTO Strikes Expanded Paneling Option from New PTAB Operating Procedure

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it has updated its Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP 1) on “Assignment of Judges to Panels.” The 16th revisions to SOP 1 deletes a section on “expanded panels,” among other changes. According to the USPTO’s announcement, the revision “aligns with recently updated Paneling Guidance, Standard Operating Procedure 4, and Director Review procedures.

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Infographic | What we have learned from playing softball

Olartemoure Blog

For our firm, softball is not just a sport. It is part of a yearly ritual in which the whole firm comes together. We compete in a softball match that, throughout the years, has taught us valuable lessons we see reflected in our daily lives at the office. HERE WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME OF THESE: team spirit Softball has taught us that success is built as a team.

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Success Kid: Copyright, Fair Use and Memes

Plagiarism Today

The Eighth Circuit has upheld a jury verdict finding that the commercial use of a meme was not fair use. However, it's not a complete win. The post Success Kid: Copyright, Fair Use and Memes appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Amazon Owes $122M For Infringing Ad Patents, Jury Says

IP Law 360

A federal jury in Waco, Texas, said Friday that Amazon should pay a small advertising software outfit almost $122 million, which was on the lower end of a request that stretched upward to $348 million.

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Piracy Shield 2: Just When IPTV Pirates Thought it Was Safe

TorrentFreak

New law passed in Italy last year gave powerful football rightsholders and broadcasters a blank slate to implement a blocking system seen nowhere else in Europe. No laborious court processes, no judicial oversight, and unlike the ISPs compelled by law to implement their blocking instructions, no financial penalties for getting things wrong either. Whether these freedoms contributed towards the laundry list of errors, PR blunders, source code leaks, and resentment among some ISPs, is hard to quan

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Federal Circuit Issues Mixed Ruling on Trade Secret Misappropriation of Blood Analyzer

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), on June 11, 2024, affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part a U.S. district court ruling surrounding an alleged trade secret misappropriation. In 2014, Alifax, a company that specialized in producing clinical instruments, filed a lawsuit against Alcor Scientific (“Alcor”), which operated in the same general area of clinical development, alleging trade secret misappropriation under the Rhode Island Uniform Trade Secrets Act (RIUTSA).

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3 Count: VFX Settlement

Plagiarism Today

VFX company settles with Paramount, Japanese mayoral candidate accused of infringing copyright and Strike 3 has filed 132 cases in Hawaii. The post 3 Count: VFX Settlement appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Biz Defends $525M Data Storage Patent Win Against Amazon

IP Law 360

Efforts by Amazon to dislodge a $525 million jury verdict are too late and amount to sour grapes, a small Chicago software company that won the amount has told an Illinois federal court.

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The shopping dead (Best of 2016)

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted 2016-12-20 14:56:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Originally posted March 21, 2016. Says Pamela Chestek, of the Property, intangible® blog: I haven’t written about “zombie” or “heritage” marks in a long time. So when she does, we don’t want to miss it! Here’s the story. As usual, I copy copiously from Pamela, who doesn’t […] The post The shopping dead (Best of 2016) appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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TIL: “Texas Tamale” Is an Enforceable Trademark–Texas Tamale v. CPUSA2

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This case hit my alerts because of its discussion about keyword advertising, but first, I have to digest how the court got there. Tamales, but not Texas Tamales [Reminder: per Wikipedia , a tamale “is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa, a dough made from nixtamalized corn, which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaves” and then stuffed with a wide range of fillings.

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Why We Should Add Credit Pages to Books

Plagiarism Today

Maris Kreizman at Literary Hub has a simple idea: Add credit pages to books. Here's why it's an idea whose time has come. The post Why We Should Add Credit Pages to Books appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Tata Must Pay $168M For Trade Secret Theft, Texas Judge Says

IP Law 360

A Texas federal judge has ordered Tata Consultancy to pay $168 million for willfully misappropriating an IT company's trade secrets concerning source code and life insurance software documentation, plus $25 million in prejudgment interest.

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Of Macaques and Men: [obligatory monkey pun subtitle here]

Likelihood of Confusion

Have you heard the one about the monkey who stole the wildlife photographer’s camera and took a picture of herself? And then Wikipedia posted the photo, without asking anyone’s permission to do so, claiming that the photograph is in the public domain, while the photographer—the man, not the monkey—objects, claiming ownership because, among other things, […] The post Of Macaques and Men: [obligatory monkey pun subtitle here] appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Meeting Educational Standards & Building Real-World Relevance with Authentic Content

Velocity of Content

While standards-aligned curriculum remains vital, educators are increasingly seeking culturally responsive, personalized resources to meet the diverse needs of their students. This shift reflects a dynamic educational landscape where flexibility and relevance are key, especially considering challenges such as pandemic-related learning loss. CCC hosted an expert panel of educators to discuss the importance of authentic content and the role it can play in K-12 education.

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Sour Grapes: Big Media Lobby Wants to Squash the New Collective Responsible For Administering Google’s $100 Million Online News Act Money

Michael Geist

Late last month, I wrote about the behind-the-scenes battle over the selection of a collective to administer and allocate Google’s annual $100 million to news outlets as part of its Bill C-18 deal with the government. I reported that there were two proposals: the Online News Media Collective, a big media consortium led by News Media Canada (NMC), the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), and the CBC, which was pitted against the Canadian Journalism Collective , a proposal spearheaded by a

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IP Forecast: Cooley Atty Faces DQ Bid Over Past Patent Work

IP Law 360

A prominent Cooley LLP lawyer will face questions next week in a Philadelphia courtroom over her work a decade ago at her former firm defending a cloud software startup that is now suing a Cooley client. Here's a spotlight on that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.

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Precedential No. 10: TTAB Denies Section 18 Petition to Restrict Beer Registration to Micro-Brewed Craft Beer

The TTABlog

In an attempt to side-step a Section 2(d) refusal of the mark shown below, for "gin," Petitioner Iron Balls International petitioned to restrict Respondent Bull Creek's registration for the mark IRON BALLS for "beer" to "“micro-brewed craft beer." The Board concluded that the proposed restriction would not avoid a likelihood of confusion, and so it denied the petition.

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Effect of Non-Registration of a Partnership Firm

IP and Legal Filings

INTRODUCTION According to the Partnership Act of 1932, a partnership is a connection involving two or more people who decide to split the earnings made from operating a business. These people are known as partners and are called as a “firm” when they are all called as such. Although the Companies Act of 2013 requires registering, the Partnership Act has no such need for partnerships companies.