2022

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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. .

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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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) !

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).

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.

Harvard Lawyers Don’t Think That Piracy is Theft, Research Finds

TorrentFreak

Most people know all too well that downloading and sharing pirated movies and TV shows is against the law. Nonetheless, millions do so on a daily basis. These pirates are not all borderline criminals. They can be doctors, veterans, police officers, or even lawyers too.

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Note to Senators: U.S. Patent Office Remains Under a Permanent Injunction

IP Watchdog

On June 8, 2022, Senators Leahy, Blumenthal, Klobuchar, Cornyn, Collins and Braun sent a letter to U.S.

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Can Tattoos Infringe Copyrights, and If So, What Happens Then?–Sedlik v. Kat Von D

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Can tattoos infringe copyrights, and if yes, what remedies are appropriate? This is a venerable question–I remember evaluating it as a possible law review note topic 30+ years ago.

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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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.

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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The Growth of AI in Plagiarism Detection

Plagiarism Today

Earlier today, the Israeli-based plagiarism detection service Copyleaks announced a new $6 million round of funding to help them further develop their product.

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.

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.

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.

‘Pirate’ Streaming Apps Beat Netflix and Disney in Brazil’s Play Store

TorrentFreak

Over the past decade, mobile applications have become the standard platform for most people to consume content online. Whether it’s for shopping, news, or entertainment, there is a mobile app available for any type of content.

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez Betrays Democratic Norms To Rush Bill C-11 Through Committee

Michael Geist

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage conducted the one day of debate on Bill C-11 yesterday that Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez and the Liberal government – aided and abetted by the NDP – required under a House of Commons motion.

Vidal to Review Institution of Cases Against VLSI Under Interim Director Review Process

IP Watchdog

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Kathi Vidal has intervened in two Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) cases that have caused much controversy in the patent world. Vidal yesterday granted Director Review in both OpenSky Industries, LLC v.

Minnesota Wants to Ban Under-18s From User-Generated Content Services

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

As part of an omnibus bill, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed a troubling bill restricting how under-18 users engage with user-generated content (UGC) services. [At

States Should Follow New York’s Rejection of Mandatory eBook Licensing

Copyright Alliance

Around the end of December 2021, rightsholders were collectively holding their breaths over several bills which proposed to force publishers into a compulsory regime for the licensing of electronic formats […].

Patent Poetry: An NFT Showing a Physical Product May Be “Artistic”

JD Supra Law

A New York federal court has ruled that a non-fungible token (“NFT”) for a digital image similar to a Birkin handbag may be an “artistic” work for purposes of determining whether the NFT infringes the Birkin trademark and other IP rights.

Strong Statement by India at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

SpicyIP

Crypto Group Buys Dune Book, Confuses it for Buying the Rights

Plagiarism Today

On Saturday, the crypto Group Spice DAO took to Twitter to explains their plans for one of their non-crypto acquisitions. Last year, the group spent €2.66 million ($3 million) acquiring a physical copy of the book Jodorowsky’s Dune.

Ukraine: Protecting Its Culture and its Future

Hugh Stephens Blog

The war grinds on. Every day we see distressing, tragic coverage of the brutal destruction wrought by Russian forces as they try to crush Ukraine’s resistance. How and when it will end is not evident at this point.

Most Valuable Trademark Features of the USPTO Website

Erik K Pelton

The following is an edited transcript of my video Most Valuable Trademark Features of the USPTO Website. Did you know that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a very robust website that has tons of useful information?

Forum Selection Clause Can Preclude PTO Validity Challenges

Intellectual Property Law Blog

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Paris Hilton is One of the First Defendants at the ‘Small’ Copyright Claims Board

TorrentFreak

Last Thursday, the US Copyright Claims Board went live. Through this venue, hosted at the Copyright Office, copyright holders can try to recoup alleged damages outside the federal court system. The board aims to make it cheaper for creators to resolve disputes.

The Bill C-11 Effect: “Any Video on TikTok That Uses Music Could be Subject to Regulation”

Michael Geist

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Thaler Pursues Copyright Challenge Over Denial of AI-Generated Work Registration

IP Watchdog

On June 2, Dr. Stephen Thaler filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. naming as defendants both the United States Copyright Office (USCO) and Shira Perlmutter, in her official capacity as Register of Copyrights and Director of the USCO.

“Private” Facebook Groups Aren’t Legally “Private”–Davis v. HDR

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

The plaintiff, Davis, is a member of two Facebook groups: “Ahwatukee411,” with over 32k members as alleged in the complaint (as the screenshot on the right shows, it’s now over 34k members), and “Protecting Arizona’s Resources & Children” (“PARC”), with 900+ members.

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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Why Creators Need to Pay Close Attention to the SCOTUS Andy Warhol Infringement Case

JD Supra Law

The US Supreme Court in March decided it will revisit a dispute over pop artist Andy Warhol’s images of Prince. In taking up the case, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Goldsmith, the Court aims to more clearly define the scope of what’s known as “fair use” in US copyright law.

Book Release: The Finished Article: Essays on Indian Designs Law

SpicyIP

Using the Copyright Small Claims Board to Fight Essay Mills

Plagiarism Today

In December 2020, the United States government passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act). The act, to put it simply, created the Copyright Small Claims Board (CCB), a “small claims court” to hear copyright infringement disputes.