Category Archives: Copyright Law

Show # 262 — Prof. Al Roberts, author of Four Crises of American Democracy — posted

As I catch-up on posting shows that should have been posted several months ago, but are (perhaps sadly) still quite timely, I’m pleased to post Show # 262, May 31, 2017, my interview with Prof. Al Roberts, Director of the School of Public Policy at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of Four Crises of American Democracy: Representation, Mastery, Discipline, Anticipation. Al is one of the nation’s leading scholars on government secrecy, and his recent work has focused on the broad functional challenges faced by governmental institutions today. In our wide ranging discussion, we examined the state of government today, its capacity to withstand the pressures exerted on it by outside forces, and what we can reasonably expect government to do and not do in response. Obviously pressing and critical issues, I always enjoy my discussions with Al, and hope that you do as well!.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-01-19

Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-01-18 https://t.co/IDFDjbc88x 2018-01-19 Computer and Internet Updates for 2018-01-18 https://t.co/cKYS8IT7Ox 2018-01-19 York Region police denies they ignore complaints of counterfeit goods at Pacific Mall https://t.co/TJ7FqcEBYd 2018-01-19 Google makes massive changes to YouTube advertising rules in latest clean-up effort https://t.co/KWaGRzjetC 2018-01-19 Infosec expert viewpoint: Google Play malware https://t.co/Fn4QtTuaCS 2018-01-19 Lawsuits over song similarities reveal unreasonable standard for originality in music https://t.co/P4JdXoQyfG 2018-01-19 The War Against Kodi Addons Is Coming Very Soon https://t.co/izGs9VnG7m 2018-01-19 Landmark revenge porn cases are a stark warning for perpetrators and social media companies https://t.co/Lep5gxG2sR 2018-01-19 Support for creators: pirate streaming and the value gap, my op-ed in the Globe https://t.co/dKHEdSIfni 2018-01-19 Support for creators: pirate streaming and the value gap, my….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Trademark Battle over the “GOLDEN KNIGHTS” Heats Up

The trademark dispute between the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the United States Army escalated this week, as the U.S Department of Army filed an Opposition to the Golden Knights’ proposed trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Golden Knights applied for registration of the trademarks GOLDEN KNIGHTS and LAS VEGAS GOLDEN […] The post Trademark Battle over the “GOLDEN KNIGHTS” Heats Up appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-0039... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Teaching IP to kids with Ed Shearling, Kitty Perry and friends

Ducks can come up with great logos in a matter of minutesMany people have puzzled over how to educate the public about intellectual property.  This task is even harder when trying to educate children.  The UK IPO believes it has found a solution…Children like cartoons, so they made a cartoon about IP told through the story of Nancy (a French bulldog) and her gang of meerkats.  There are lots of videos and other resources in the series but the episode which caught the attention of the BBC concerns logos…Ed Shearling – guess the animal…Nancy is helping her mate Ed Shearling to set up his band.  In an excellent example of client management she starts her meeting by questioning his choice of ducks as backing singers.With the tough questions over, Nancy delves into the IP issues with the help of a mysterious geezer in a suit.  It then becomes an episode of Mastermind with Ed being introduced to the concept of "logos" and immediately subjected….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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USPTO Updates Section 101 “Subject Matter Eligibility” Judicial Decisions References

Ann Robl You may be aware that the USPTO has a “Subject Matter Eligibility” webpage with links to resources regarding how patent examiners are to evaluate claims for patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. This month, the USPTO updated their “Quick Reference” sheet of Federal Circuit and Supreme Court “decisions holding claims eligible and identifying abstract ideas,” as well as their chart of subject matter eligibility court decisions (downloadable from the main Subject Matter Eligibility webpage), which was previously referred to as “Appendix 3.”The Reference sheet organizes the cases by “type” of abstract idea as well as summarizing cases by whether the claims were found to be eligible in Step 2A (i.e., the claim was not directed to a judicial exception) or found eligible in Step 2B (i.e., the claim as a whole amounts to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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