2022

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The Bizarre Copyright Battle Over Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Plagiarism Today

For most people, the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious has exactly one context, the 1964 film Mary Poppins and the famous hybrid live action/animated scene that it was featured in.

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Looking Back on 2022 and Forward to 2023: What was and will be important to Copyright, Creators and Content Industries?

Hugh Stephens Blog

As year-end approaches, I like to look back at the main themes that emerged over the past 12 months affecting copyright, creators and the content industries, drawing from my blog posts throughout the year.

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Recent USPTO comments highlight the extent and breadth of trademark scams

Erik K Pelton

The USPTO recently submitted comments to the FTC regarding its proposed rulemaking, Rule on Impersonation of Government and Businesses.

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AI Year in Review: A Busy 2022 for AI and IP Promises Even More in 2023

IP Watchdog

In general, the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies has the potential to impact society in many ways. These technologies can automate tasks and make them more efficient, which can lead to job displacement and other economic impacts.

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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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UK Govt: Netflix Password Sharing is Illegal & Potentially Criminal Fraud

TorrentFreak

Following a limited launch in 2007 with just 1,000 titles, Neflix now carries more than 6,600 movies and TV shows for the enjoyment of more than 223 million subscribers.

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Recent Expansion of IPR Estoppel Scope Viewed As Victory for Patent Owners

Intellectual Property Law Blog

In its recent decision in Caltech v. Broadcom Limited, et al , [1] the Federal Circuit expanded the scope of Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) estoppel “to all claims and grounds… which reasonably could have been included in [an IPR] petition.” emphasis added).

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The Bill C-18 Fallout: Liberal MP Lisa Hepfner Equates Linking to News Articles on Facebook to Theft

Michael Geist

Last month, Liberal MP Lisa Hepfner shocked Canadian online news outlets by stating that “ they’re not news.They’re not gathering news. They’re publishing opinion only.”

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Artificial Intelligence: Can it be an Inventor or an Author?

JD Supra Law

As the innovation paradigm in automotive industry shifted over time, artificial intelligence (“AI”) has deeply penetrated into operation of automotive industry.

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Cybersquatting Web3 Domain Names

Traverse Legal Blog

There are new domain extensions in Web3, including.crypto,eth, and.nft. What happens when someone registers your trademark or personal name on these web3 extensions? There are two videos in this web3 domain squatting educational series.

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Public Domain Day 2023 is Coming: Here’s What to Know

Copyright Lately

A new crop of copyrighted works (including rights in a certain famous British detective) will enter the public domain in the United States on January 1, 2023. Here’s what it all means. Last month, Hulu announced that the upcoming third season of its Hardy Boys reboot would be the series’ last.

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Plagiarism Today Plagiarized in a Plagiarism Atonement Essay

Plagiarism Today

Most mornings, right after I wake up, my morning tasks include gathering any copyright and/or plagiarism news stories that I can find on the internet. .

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The “I Value Canadian Stories” Campaign: Time to Get Serious About Copyright Reform

Hugh Stephens Blog

At the end of November, on November 29 to be precise, the “I Value Canadian Stories” coalition launched a “Day of Action”.

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We’re growing (again) ! Seeking trademark associate attorney to join our team at EMP&A

Erik K Pelton

We are growing again at EMP&A. We are excited to to announce that we are hiring an Associate Attorney to join our trademark firm! Details and application information below: 2022 Job Posting – Associat… by Erik Pelton. The post We’re growing (again) !

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The Year in Copyright: 2022 Gives Creators Hope for the Future

IP Watchdog

The Constitution empowers Congress to enact federal copyright laws because the Founders recognized that the best way to advance the public interest is by enabling creators to pursue their own private interests.

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“Anna’s Archive” Opens the Door to Z-Library and Other Pirate Libraries

TorrentFreak

When the file-sharing revolution hit the mainstream well over a decade ago, many site operators and users positioned ‘sharing’ as an ideology. This altruistic belief has started to fade in recent years.

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USPTO’s Pilot Program for Deferring Subject Matter Eligibility Response

Intellectual Property Law Blog

Introduction. On January 6, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program (the “DSMER Program”). We provide a brief overview of this program.

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Best of 2014: Redskins decision: The present judges the past

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted on June 18, 2014. I’ve been writing about the dispute over the REDSKINS trademark on this blog more or less since the beginning of the blog itself. Today. The post Best of 2014: Redskins decision: The present judges the past appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Bill C-11 Goes Off The Rails Amid Charges of Witness Intimidation and Bullying by Government MPs

Michael Geist

The Senate Bill C-11 hearings have provided a model for the much-needed, engaged, non-partisan inquiry that was largely missing from the House committee’s theatrics in which the government cut off debate on over 150 amendments.

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London Brands Seminar: NFTs and the Metaverse

JD Supra Law

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exciting DMCA times on my side blog

43(B)log

I received a DMCA notice for my wooden puzzle blog! It was a review of Unidragon's Alluring Fox (332 pieces).

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HITPIECE NFT RIPOFF: What you need to know and what can you do about it.

The Trichordist

By now you’ve probably heard of the website HitPiece.com and their outrageous scheme to mint a “NFTs” of virtually every song and album in existence. If you… Read more "HITPIECE NFT RIPOFF: What you need to know and what can you do about it.". Artist Rights

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How Romania’s Prime Minister was “Cleared” of Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

In January 2022, just months after taking the role of Prime Minister in Romania, Nicolae Ciuc? faced a significant plagiarism scandal. According to reporter Emilia ?ercan ercan (link in Romanian), some 42 pages of Ciuc?’s

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Was it Careless Infringement (but for a Good Cause) or a Derivative Design Inspired by Another Indigenous Artist? (The “Every Child Matters” Copyright Story)

Hugh Stephens Blog

Sometimes copyright issues are essentially black or white. There was obvious infringement. It was done for commercial gain. It was bad; it shouldn’t have happened. Period. Often, however, things are not so clear and there are various shades of grey involved. This is one of those cases.

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Why Restaurants Need Trademark Registration

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Why Restaurants Need Trademark Protection. I love restaurants for many reasons. I love a great meal, I love supporting small local businesses, and I have a connection to the restaurant industry: my wife and my brother-in-law own two restaurants.

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U.S. Copyright Office Backtracks on Registration of Partially AI-Generated Work

IP Watchdog

On October 28, Kristina Kashtanova, an artist and artificial intelligence (AI) consultant and researcher, received notice from the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) that the registration for the first issue of her partially AI-generated graphic novel, Zarya Of The Dawn, may be canceled.

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‘U.S. Authorities Seize Z-Library Domain Names’

TorrentFreak

Pretty much every book ever written is available online for free and millions are shared through central hubs, commonly known as ‘shadow libraries’. Z-Library is one of the largest shadow libraries on the Internet.

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Forum Selection Clause Can Preclude PTO Validity Challenges

Intellectual Property Law Blog

In Nippon Shinyaku v.

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Hannukah with the Blawgers – Blawg Review #191, 2008 (Archive post)

Likelihood of Confusion

[stextbox id=”info”]Note: This was first posted on December 12, 2008. On review in 2016, it became apparent that a great many of the links were dead. Considering the choice between.

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Bill C-11 Now a Trade Issue: U.S. Warns Canada About Online Streaming Act Concerns

Michael Geist

Bill C-11, the government’s online streaming legislation, has caught the attention of the U.S. government, which raised it as a concern during a recent meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Canadian Minister of International Trade Mary Ng. The issue is cited in the U.S.

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Artificial Intelligence and IP: UK IPO consults a second time

JD Supra Law

At the end of October 2021, the UK Intellectual Property Office launched its second consultation on artificial intelligence.

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Harvard/Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum, June 2022: call for papers

43(B)log

Request for Submissions Harvard/Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum June 9-10, 2022, Harvard Law School Harvard, Yale, and Stanford Law Schools are soliciting submissions for the 22nd session of the Harvard/Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum, to be held at Harvard Law School on June 9-10, 2022.

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Songwriter Needs Help: GoFundMe Fundraiser for Hugh Prestwood and Judy Ahrens–ArtistRightsWatch

The Trichordist

Hugh Prestwood and Judy Ahrens' story highlights the cruelty of the Copyright Royalty Board's frozen mechanicals policy and the failure of leadership by music publishers.

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The Battle Lines Over AI Art

Plagiarism Today

Last month, artist Jason Allen won the Colorado State Fair’s art competition with a piece entitled Théâtre D’opéra Spatial. However, it was quickly discovered that the piece was not created by Allen directly, but was the product of an artificial intelligence (AI) platform Midjourney.

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O Hypocrisy! U of T Sues Tutorial Service for Copyright Infringement After Ripping Off Authors for the Past Decade?

Hugh Stephens Blog

O Hypocrisy, know ye no bounds? That was the thought that flashed into my head when the University of Toronto (U of T) announced that it was suing Easy Group, a Toronto based tutorial service catering mainly to international students, for copyright infringement.

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Introducing: the Building a Bold Bold Brand Wheel

Erik K Pelton

The are 8 mail types of word tools for creating bold brand names. See my new visual below to lean about the meaning tricks, sound tricks, and combination tricks to help make bold brands. You can read more details about all of these in the Building a Bold Brand book at Amazon.

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The IP News that Mattered Most in 2022, According to You

IP Watchdog

Here we are again at the end of a year—this one the first in several where courts and business proceeded mostly as usual and relatively free of shutdowns and delays due to the pandemic. We had surprising denials at the Supreme Court, expected rulings from the U.S.

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