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7 Takeaways from YouTube’s Copyright Transparency Report

Yesterday, YouTube published its first every Copyright Transparency Report. With that step, it follows in the footsteps of Google, Facebook, Reddit and other major industry players in publishing such a report. However, YouTube’s first report comes out in a very different context than the others. Whi

3 Count: Bowser’s Millions

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: YouTube Says it Receives Millions of Incorrect Video Copyright Takedown Requests First off today, Aimee Chanthadavong at ZDNet reports that YouTube has released its first every copyright report and, in doing so, has s

Labor Day Special: Nailing the arm and hammer trademark

Nothing worse for diluting baking soda — or a baking soda brand — than a gazillionaire commie plowing the waters with your logo on his yacht, you’d think. The post Labor Day Special: Nailing the arm and hammer trademark appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Whither goest the patent troll?

A decade ago, patent trolls were all the rage in the patent world. Whether in speeches, conferences, or articles, no subject engendered more IP conversation. If there was a rock-star matter in the patent world, it was the debate over trolls. Since those heady days, this Kat has sensed a notable decl

EPO user survey: ViCo oral proceedings continue (to divide opinion)

Following the decision of the EBA in G 1/21 on the legality of mandatory ViCo oral proceedings, the EPO has continued with ViCo proceedings before the Boards of Appeal. The EPO has also now released a report of the user survey of the opposition division (OD) ViCo pilot program. As with the EBA decis

Understanding the Shopify Textbook Piracy Lawsuit

Last week, five major education publishers filed a lawsuit against Shopify alleging that the ecommerce service provider has enabled rampant commercial textbook piracy on its platform. According to the publishers, which include Macmillan Learning, Cengage Learning, Elsevier, McGraw Hill and Pearson E

3 Count: Spare Time

Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Major Publishers Sue Shopify, Alleging Copyright Violations First off today, Suzanne Smalley at Inside Higher Ed reports that five major textbook publishers have teamed up to file a lawsuit against Shopify over allega

Steve Baird makes trademark blogging SNAP, crackle and pop

There’s blogging about Minnesota, bad Minnesota IP blogging, and then there’s great Minnesota IP blogging.  Steve Baird’s Duets Blog is based in Minneapolis, is the last of these, but its influence... The post Steve Baird makes trademark blogging SNAP, crackle and pop appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF

Monday Miscellany

We welcome December with some interesting IP events and opportunities to highlight! EVENTS ALAI Canada Conference“In conversation with William Patry” (9 December 2021)On December 9, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Montreal time), the new ALAI Canada Conference will be held on Zoom. The panel wil

It’s No Laughing Matter As Spotify Removes Comedy Tracks

Comedians and other spoken word authors are seeking the same streaming royalties paid to songwriters, but an impasse has led to the removal of their works from Spotify. Do you want to be paid, or do you want to be heard? That’s the predicament hundreds of comedians seem to be finding themselves in f

It’s No Laughing Matter As Spotify Removes Comedy Tracks

Comedians and other spoken word authors are seeking the same streaming royalties paid to songwriters, but an impasse has led to the removal of their works from Spotify. Do you want to be paid, or do you want to be heard? That’s the predicament hundreds of comedians seem to be finding themselves in f

Hong Kong - Public Consultation on Updating Copyright Regime

The Government of Hong Kong has released a public consultation paper on updating Hong Kong’s copyright regime on 24 November 2021.  Members of the public are invited to provide their views by 23 February 2022. Basic Background to the Existing Copyright RegimeTo those who are not familiar with the la

Around the IP Blogs

December is finally here and now part of our focus (and mostly our fears) have shifted to Secret Santa gifts. While looking for a suitable present for your fellow co-workers or distant relatives, take a moment to check what happened on the other IP blogs last week.CopyrightThis Kat put a lot of effo

The Gray Blog

Now this is interesting! The Gray Blog is dedicated solely to the topic of gray market or “parallel market” goods, a subject near and dear to my heart. It’s a... The post The Gray Blog appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-12-04

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-11-27 https://t.co/6NKk8l3dvO 2021-11-28 'Out of step with other nations': Canada's Crown copyright laws in need of an overhaul, say library associations https://t.co/kWAUUN18CD 2021-12-01 Getting ready for Quebec’s Bill 64 privacy law imp

Adele, Spotify and the right of integrity

A few days ago, Adele released her new studio album "30". Following the news, a tweet went viral in which the singer called on streaming platform Spotify to disable the feature known as "shuffle" on her freshly released album. This feature allows users to listen to songs from an

Editor and Publisher: Stop the new trademark dilution bill

Steve Yahn at Editor and Publisher tries to stir up some interest in what should be — search-term advertising and other flavors of the month aside — the trademark story... The post Editor and Publisher: Stop the new trademark dilution bill appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™.

Strike 3 Holdings Adds 183 New Cases

Strike 3 Holdings recently filed an additional 183 cases in 11 states across the US. Why did I receive this notice from my ISP? The notice from your internet service provider is to let you know that Strike 3 Holdings is seeking your personal information (your full name and address) so that they can