June, 2024

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Adobe’s Terms of Service Debacle

Plagiarism Today

Adobe users are in revolt over changes to the company's terms of service. But how bad are they should users be worried? The post Adobe’s Terms of Service Debacle 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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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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Publishing Companies Say Google is Liable for Promoting Pirated Textbooks

IP Watchdog

Several major educational publishing companies, including Macmillan, Elsevier and McGraw Hill, have sued Google in a New York district court alleging contributory and vicarious copyright infringement, trademark infringement and violations of New York’s General Business Law. The companies claim that Google’s search engine is facilitating infringement by promoting pirate sites that sell heavily discounted versions of educational textbooks.

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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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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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CRTC Bill C-11 Ruling “Makes Web Giants Pay” But it is Canadian Consumers That Will Get the Bill

Michael Geist

The CRTC has released its much-anticipated Bill C-11 ruling on the initial mandated contributions from Internet streaming services. The headline the Commission and government will promote is that the services will be required to contribute 5% of their Canadian revenues to support various Canadian funding programs that support film and TV production, news, and music.

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Two Hundred Years of Copyright History in Canada: What a Journey!

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: Shutterstock (with AI assist) As we approach July 1, Canada Day, Canada’s 157th anniversary, it is worth reflecting on the history that shaped this wonderful if imperfect country of now 41 million. While not top of mind for everyone, part of that history relates to copyright! This year, 2024, marks a couple of milestones … Continue reading "Two Hundred Years of Copyright History in Canada: What a Journey!

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Napster Sparked a File-Sharing Revolution 25 Years Ago

TorrentFreak

The invention of the MP3 format in 1993 didn’t make any mainstream news headlines. In hindsight, however, it was a pivotal moment that would revolutionize music consumption, and more. Invented by the German engineer Karlheinz Brandenburg and colleagues at the Fraunhofer Society, the coding format made it possible to reduce the size of music files without any significant loss of audible sound quality.

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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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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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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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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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Stanford University Students Accused of Plagiarizing AI Model

Plagiarism Today

A team including Stanford undergrads have been accused of plagiarizing a Chinese company when creating their new AI system. The post Stanford University Students Accused of Plagiarizing AI Model appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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WIPO Treaty on Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: Concerns of India and Developing Nations- Part II

SpicyIP

After assessing the requirement to mandatorily disclose the source of genetic resource/ associated traditional knowledge under the recent WIPO treaty, in part II of his post, Dr. Anson CJ takes a look at the implication of this requirement on India. Dr. Anson is an Assistant Professor at the Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi and has previously contributed to the blog here.

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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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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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I Don’t Get You, Babe - The Curious Copyright Case of Sonny & Cher & Mary

JD Supra Law

The 1970s were the heyday of the now-extinct television genre known as the variety show: a weekly extravaganza headlined by a well-known entertainer, generally accompanied by a supporting cast of singers, dancers and comedians, and featuring a weekly guest star to liven things up. Among the longest lasting of these weekly spectacles was The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, which premiered in 1971 and featured the eponymous 1960s singing duo.

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The Biotechnology Revolution: The Impact of the New WIPO Treaty on Genetic Resources

IP Watchdog

After 25 years of negotiations, representatives from various countries gathered at a diplomatic conference in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 13 to 24, 2024, resulting in the approval of this historic treaty. The main change brought by the treaty is the mandatory disclosure of the origin of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in patent applications.

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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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Mishandled Disclosures: A Greek Tragedy in IP Law

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch Neuropublic S.A., a Greek technology company, has filed a federal lawsuit against the law firm Ladas & Parry LLP, with several claims stemming from the firm’s alleged mishandling of Neuropublic’s confidential invention disclosure — sending it out to a third party (“PatentManiac”) for a preliminary novelty search which then (again allegedly) further leaked the disclosure.

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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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World Music Day 2024: The History of Music and Copyright

Copyright Alliance

From classical to hip-hop and metal to opera, music is a medium that unites people despite linguistic and cultural barriers. In celebration of World Music Day 2024, we recognize the […] The post World Music Day 2024: The History of Music and Copyright appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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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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Pay Up and Shut Up: How The CRTC Has Removed Canadians From Broadcast and Internet Policy

Michael Geist

Last December, I appeared before the CRTC as part of Bill C-11 hearings, where I emphasized the need for the Commission to pay attention to competition, consumer choice, and affordability. My takeaway from that appearance was that “my intervention met with skepticism from some Commissioners who see their role as guardians of the broadcasting system on behalf of longstanding beneficiaries with little regard for the impact on consumers or the risks to competition.

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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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Defending the trademark infringement defendant

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted 2014-07-16 19:54:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt’s an art, not a science — like all litigation — and despite the best advice, well… there are some things, many of them in robes, you just can’t account for. But still, why not at least get the best advice? Right. So here (below) are excerpts […] The post Defending the trademark infringement defendant appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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Google Search Processed a Billion DMCA Takedowns in Four Months

TorrentFreak

Google started keeping track of all incoming DMCA takedown notices at the beginning of the last decade. In the spring of 2012, Google formally launched its Transparency Report, sharing details on all copyright-related removal requests, including the targeted links and their senders. In the years that followed, the DMCA takedown volume steadily increased.

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At last: Habemus Covidiot!

The IPKat

After it was referred back in 2021, a few days ago the Grand Board of the European Union Intellectual Property Office finally issued its long-awaited decision concerning an application to register the figurative sign ‘COVIDIOT’ (below) as an EU trade mark for the following goods: Class 6: Metal clips. Class 9: Computer gaming software; Mobile apps. Class 28: Board games; Toys.

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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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Organizations Tell USPTO Proposed 2025 Fees ‘Misuse’ Office’s Fee Setting Authority

IP Watchdog

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Council for Innovation Promotion (C4IP) are among a number of organizations that have recently submitted comments on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) proposed fee schedule for 2025 to express their concern about certain substantial fee increases.

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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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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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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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Roca rocked; Randazza revels

Likelihood of Confusion

Originally posted 2014-10-28 18:56:17. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou may have already read the previous post, only from yesterday, about the Roca Labs v. PissedConsumer follies. If you have, great. If you haven’t… maybe you want to come back to it after you read this — in which our dashing hero, well… dashes some brains against […] The post Roca rocked; Randazza revels appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

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You’ve got mail: new (sort of) automated analysis of goods and services for Nice Classification for upcoming trademark registration renewals in Canada

JD Supra Law

Last week, the Canadian Trademarks Office began issuing “pre-assessment letters” for certain trademark registrations which have never been classified under the Nice Classification system. The Nice Classification system was adopted in Canada on June 17, 2019. Since then, unclassified trademark registrations (which are registrations that issued before June 17, 2019), must be classified prior to their renewal.

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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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