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Friday’s Endnotes – 05/17/24

Internet Archive Fails to Dismiss Record Labels’ Copyright Lawsuit — “Several major music labels, including Capitol, Sony, and UMG, sued the Internet Archive last year over its ‘Great 78’ phonograph archiving project. With hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages at stake, IA filed a mot

DABUS in China: So far, it is 0–2

Knock-knock-knockin' on (or opening?) the law's door... In China, annually during the week of World Intellectual Property Day, several events are held that spotlight IP protection and governance. For example, Chinese institutions often announce important IP cases from the previous year. Th

The Defenestration of Bayport

This item’s title would be a good name for a “Hardy Boys” book, but no, we’re talking about Bayport, Minnesota, home of the Anderson Corporation, not the home town of those All-American detective brothers. Still, a mystery remains: Is it easier to convince yourself an argument passes the “red-face t

5 Plagiarism-Related Questions to Discuss Over Summer

As schools nationwide celebrate graduation season, they face some tough plagiarism-related questions over the summer. The post 5 Plagiarism-Related Questions to Discuss Over Summer appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Spotless Lyrics

Music publishers warn Spotify of infringement, Indian director removes free link to his film and Frontier to unmask suspected pirates. The post 3 Count: Spotless Lyrics appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Is Your Community Selling You Out to AI?

Stack Overflow has drawn the ire of its members by reaching a deal with OpenAI. Is your favorite community next or has it done so already? The post Is Your Community Selling You Out to AI? appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Shopify vs. Seed

10th Circuit to rehear Tiger King case, Appeals Court upholds This is America case dismissal and Shopify sues competitor. The post 3 Count: Shopify vs. Seed appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

[Guest post] Conference Report – Fashion Reborn: The Age of AI

The IPKat has received and is pleased to host the following report by Katfriend Jack Cooper (Addleshaw Goddard) on the recently held Fashion Law London’s event ‘Fashion Reborn: The Age of AI’. Here’s what Jack writes: Conference Report – Fashion Reborn: The Age of AIby Jack CooperIt was with great p

NOT MILK IS NOT DISTINTICTVE, SAYS THE GENERAL COURT

 By decision of 8 May 2024 (T-320/23, only available in Spanish), the General Court (GC) confirmed that the sign "NOT MILK" is descriptive of the products in classes 29 and 32, and that the graphical elements do not significantly alter its descriptive nature. Background of the case On 5 Ju

Best of 2005: Culture Killers or Pains in the Neck?

First posted on February 17, 2005. Wired reports on a new book whose thrust, evidently, aligns decently well with my own little personal views (and not just mine): Brand Name Bullies. Says the review in Wired: To prove his point that the commons is under attack, Bollier has filled Bullies with examp

Disney, Books and the Copyright Claims Board

The Copyright Claims Board has issued a final judgement in its longest-running case, favoring Disney over a smaller book publisher. The post Disney, Books and the Copyright Claims Board appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Luxembourg Battle

Luxembourg appeals court sides with photographer, X case against data scraper dismissed and cryogenic tank lawsuit dismissed in India. The post 3 Count: Luxembourg Battle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

The Legal Aspects of Property Investment in Aerocity Mohali

Aerocity Mohali is a rapidly growing urban hub in Punjab, India, which offers attractive property investment prospects. However, it is important to comprehend the legal aspects that govern property deals in order to venture into this market. From land acquisition to property registration, understand

Judge: Test is likelihood of confusion, not mere use, not initial interest

From the New York Law Journal (subscription required): A federal judge has refused to grant a preliminary injunction against a restaurant workers’ group that used a business’ logo for informational leafletting outside of two restaurants. Southern District Judge Gerard Lynch said there was no “linger

Louis Vuitton successful against knock-off trade mark

Famous trade marks are often not only the target of product pirates but also of applicants who try to push the boundaries and find the ‘blind spot’ of trade mark law where their sign is sufficiently similar to evoke a famous trade mark but not similar enough to fall in its scope of protection. In ra

What the Latest Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Means for You

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that a music producer can collect over a decade of damages. What does it mean for you? The post What the Latest Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Means for You appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

3 Count: Artificial Hypocrisy

Supreme Court rules for bigger damages in music cases, OpenAI is accused of copyright hypocrisy, and Warner removes LOTR fan film. The post 3 Count: Artificial Hypocrisy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

If you were too distracted by looking for aurora borealis/australis last week (or just enjoying everyone else's photographs of the phenomenon), here's the summary of what you missed.Trade Marks and GIsA Kat enjoying the night sky. Image from Pixabay.This Kat discussed the news that a $400