2024

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What Does Fair Use and Fair Dealing Mean in an Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image: Shutterstock For those of you who may have missed it, this is “Fair Use and Fair Dealing” week, sponsored once again this year by the Association of Research Libraries in the US and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries in Canada.

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My Favorite Euphemisms for Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today

When retracting an article for plagiarism, many journals will bend over backwards to avoid saying the p-word. Here's some great examples. The post My Favorite Euphemisms for Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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My First Take on the Online Harms Act: Worst of 2021 Plan Now Gone But Digital Safety Commission Regulatory Power a Huge Concern

Michael Geist

After years of delay, the government tabled Bill C-63, the Online Harms Act , earlier today. The bill is really three-in-one: the Online Harms Act that creates new duties for Internet companies and a sprawling new enforcement system, changes to the Criminal Code and Canada Human Rights Act that meet longstanding requests from groups to increase penalties and enforcement against hate but which will raise expression concerns and a flood of complaints, and expansion of mandatory reporting of child

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Netflix: Piracy is Difficult to Compete Against and Growing Rapidly

TorrentFreak

From the launch of its online streaming service fifteen years ago, Netflix positioned itself as a piracy competitor. The idea was to take market share away from piracy sites, by offering a legal and more convenient streaming platform. Initially, this seemed to work. Netflix amassed hundreds of millions of subscribers, some of whom left their piracy habits behind.

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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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A New Supreme Court Case Could Take a Toll on Copyright Trolls

JD Supra Law

We have seen a noticeable uptick in lawsuits commenced by “copyright trolls” in recent years, including against businesses in the manufacturing space. The Supreme Court is currently considering a case that could have a significant impact on the viability of typical copyright troll claims and, more broadly, the continued prevalence of copyright trolling.

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No AI FRAUD Act Would Create IP Rights to Prevent Voice and Likeness Misappropriation

IP Watchdog

Today, U.S. Representatives María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and Madeleine Dean (D-PA) introduced the No Artificial Intelligence Fake Replicas And Unauthorized Duplications (No AI FRAUD) Act of 2024 to create legal mechanisms by which Americans can prevent unauthorized uses of their likenesses and voices by generative AI platforms. The bill seeks to provide for intellectual property (IP) rights in an individual’s voice and likeness as well as remedies including statutory damages and disgorged profits

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Dragons' Den IP Blog - Series 21 Episode 3

Dragons' Den

Episode 3 got off to a kicking start with entrepreneur and ex-football player Gary Neville joining the Den, the first ever Guest Dragon. While some entrepreneurs were top of the leaderboard, others just failed to make the cut. Seeds that heal Entrepreneur and mum, Giselle Boxer, entered the Den ready to take the Dragons on. Giselle asked for £50k and help with scaling-up her business Acu Seeds , in exchange for a 10% share in the business.

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By the Numbers: U.S. Economy Grows Faster than Expected for Year and Final Quarter of 2023

U.S. Department of Commerce

By the Numbers: U.S. Economy Grows Faster than Expected for Year and Final Quarter of 2023 January 26, 2024 KCPullen@doc.gov Fri, 01/26/2024 - 17:53 Economic indicators Economic Growth Due to Increases in Jobs, Incomes, and Spending Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported fourth quarter real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2023 exceeding expectations.

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When is a derivative work original and thus protectable by copyright? Classicist’s critical edition makes its way to Luxembourg in fresh Romanian CJEU referral

The IPKat

The book that is going to change copyright law? After the referrals in Mio [IPKat here and here ] and USM Haller [IPKat here ] , another referral asking about the meaning of originality in EU copyright law has been made to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): it is the referral from Romania in Institutul G. Călinescu , C-649/23. Unlike the Swedish and German referrals, the Romanian one has not been made in the context of a dispute concerning works of applied art (which is refreshin

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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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AI and Copyright in 2023: In the Courts

Copyright Alliance

On January 3, we published part one of this blog series summarizing the biggest copyright-related AI activities that took place within the federal government. In today’s post, we pick back […] The post AI and Copyright in 2023: In the Courts appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

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When Giants Wrestle, the Earth Moves (NYT v OpenAI/Microsoft)

Hugh Stephens Blog

Image:www.shutterstock.com There is no better way to start out the New Year, 2024, with a commentary on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and copyright. It was the big emerging issue in 2023 and is going to be even bigger in 2024.

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The Weaponization of Plagiarism 

Plagiarism Today

Plagiarism has long been a powerful weapon in politics, however, now the weaponization of plagiarism is expanding and targeting new people. The post The Weaponization of Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Site Blocking and Age Verification for Twitter, Instagram, Snap and Twitch?: Age Verification Lobby Confirms it Wants Bill S-210 to Cover All Social Media Sites

Michael Geist

Bill S-210 – the Protecting Young Persons from Exposure to Pornography Act – burst onto the public scene late last year as a majority of the House voted for the bill at second reading , sending it to the Public Safety committee for review. The bill, which is the brainchild of Senator Julie Miville-Duchêne , was supported by the Conservatives, Bloc and NDP with a smattering of votes from backbench Liberal MPs (the cabinet voted against, signalling it is not supported by the government

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Reddit Doesn’t Have to Share IP-Addresses of Piracy Commenters, Court Rules

TorrentFreak

Every day, millions of people from all over the world submit posts, comments, and other content to Reddit. In many cases, discussion comments are read and soon forgotten but several old threads were brought back to life recently as part of piracy liability lawsuits. The comments in question were picked up by Kerry Culpepper, a copyright attorney who leads several piracy lawsuits against Internet providers on behalf of independent film companies.

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Looking Ahead in the UK - Technology, Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and IP developments in 2024

JD Supra Law

Intellectual Property - Generative AI – ongoing impacts - Since 2022, the popularity and availability of generative AI has continued to grow. It is estimated that 79% of internet users aged 13-17, and 31% of those aged 16 and above, use generative AI tools and services.

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Making a Proper Determination of Obviousness

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch Earlier this week, the USPTO published updated examination guidelines regarding obviousness determinations under 35 U.S.C. §103. While these new guidelines are not legally binding, they offer important insight into how the Office plans to apply an even more flexible approach to obviousness — something Director Vidal sees as mandated by the Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in KSR Int’l Co. v.

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Three Congressional Letters Show the March-In Debate Has Shifted

IP Watchdog

When the Biden Administration unleashed its proposed march-in guidelines last December, it claimed they would be a powerful tool for lowering drug prices by allowing the government to “march in” to license copiers under the authorities of the Bayh-Dole Act. It did so despite previously joining every other Administration denying price control petitions as not authorized under the law.

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Moffatt v. Air Canada: A Misrepresentation by an AI Chatbot

Barry Sookman

The recent decision in Moffatt v. Air Canada , 2024 BCCRT 149, represents a milestone in the expanding field of digital interactions and accountability. The case grapples with whether a company can be held liable for misleading information provided by an automated chatbot on its website. The decision held that a company can be liable for negligent misrepresentations made by a chatbot on a publicly available commercial website.

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By the Numbers: U.S. Economy Adds Over 350,000 Jobs in January Exceeding Expectations

U.S. Department of Commerce

By the Numbers: U.S. Economy Adds Over 350,000 Jobs in January Exceeding Expectations February 5, 2024 KCPullen@doc.gov Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:11 Economic indicators Hiring Increases Due to Rise in Consumer Confidence and Spending Kicking off 2024, the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week that the U.S. economy added over 350,000 jobs in January – far exceeding expectations.

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IPKat Book of the Year Awards 2023 winners announced!

The IPKat

Thank you to readers who voted for the IPKat book of the year awards 2023! Despite the change in application process, this year was our most popular awards since its inception six years ago. Here are the nominees and winners: Best Patent Law Book The nominations, in no particular order, were: • Der patentrechtliche Schutz von Daten und seine Grenzen; Landscheidt, by Fabian Landscheidt. • Patent Portfolio Management, A Practical Guide, by Ho Frattasi. • European Patent Law: The Unified Patent Cou

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And Again, Abstract Ideas are Not Patentable!

The IP Law Blog

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down many patents on the grounds that they are invalid as directed to an abstract idea, relying on the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. In In re Elbaum (Fed. Cir. 12/20/2023) 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 33719, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s rejection of the claims in a patent application as directed to an abstract idea.

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Richard Prince “New Portraits” Show Was a Big Fair Use Error

The Illusion of More

Yesterday, New York federal judge Sidney Stein ruled that Richard Prince, one of the most famous appropriation artists in the world, infringed the copyright rights of photographers Donald Graham and Eric McNatt by using their works in the controversial “New Portraits” series. Prince and his co-defendant, gallery owner Lawrence Gagosian, are ordered to pay Graham […] The post Richard Prince “New Portraits” Show Was a Big Fair Use Error appeared first on The Illusion of More.

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Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns

Plagiarism Today

Harvard President Claudine Gay has resigned her position following a month-long plagiarism scandal that could have easily been avoided. The post Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

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Conservatives Double Down on Support for Mandated Internet Age Verification and Website Blocking: Why Can’t Canada Get Common Sense Digital Policy?

Michael Geist

Digital policy has been the source of seemingly never-ending frustration for years in Canada. The government chose to prioritize two flawed bills on online streaming and online news, both of which sparked considerable opposition, lengthy delays, and ultimately delivered few actual benefits ( Bill C-11 faces at least another year of hearings at the CRTC, Bill C-18 is a disaster that has left many media companies worse off).

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Bitmagnet Allows People to Run Their Own Decentralized Torrent Indexer Locally

TorrentFreak

When Bram Cohen released the first version of BitTorrent in 2002, it sparked a file-sharing revolution. At the time bandwidth was a scarce resource, making it impossible to simultaneously share large files with millions of people over the Internet. BitTorrent not only thrived in that environment, the protocol remains effective even to this day. BitTorrent transfers rely on peer-to-peer file-sharing without a central storage location.

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Ban on European Patents for Plants Engineered by "New Genomic Techniques" Nearing Reality

JD Supra Law

The European Parliament has adopted an amended European Commission proposal to regulate plants engineered using techniques such as CRISPR/Cas and ban any patenting of plants, plant parts, material, genetic information, or methods resulting from these techniques.

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Joint Inventorship: AI-Human Style

Patently-O

by Dennis Crouch The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently published examination guidance and a request for comments on the treatment of inventorship for inventions created with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI) systems. Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions. The key takeaway here is that the USPTO believes that an AI-developed invention is patentable so long as a human satisfies the joint-inventorship standard of “significantly contributing to the inve

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Copyright Office Issues Final Rule on Several Aspects of Smaller Claim CCB Proceeding

IP Watchdog

On January 16, the U.S. Copyright Office published a final rule in the Federal Register amending agency regulations on small infringement claims filed at the Copyright Claims Board (CCB). Responding to comments from both the legal and copyright industries, the Copyright Office’s final rule addresses disputes to the form of CCB proceeding chosen by claimants, as well as the discretion of CCB officers in penalizing evidentiary violations.

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Resolving GenAI copyright infringement questions: 4 court decisions

Barry Sookman

Introduction The question as to whether the generative AI (GenAI) systems and their use infringes copyright is a hotly debated one, with no fewer than 12 proposed class actions and 3 lawsuits in the United States and one in the United Kingdom already focused on resolving this question. The question is a central one for the creative community as well as for the GenAI platforms and, as the recent suit involving the New York Times against Open AI and Microsoft shows, it is permeated with significan