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Obscuring the Lines of Truth: The Alarming Implications of Deepfakes
Technology has always been a necessary evil but the advent of Deepfake has tilted the balance more towards the evil side. Deepfakes are an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology used to morph a person’s face onto another and manipulate voice r (More)
Reforming the Copyright Act: Registration and Infringement
On May 29, 2020, the Ninth Circuit continued the trend of courts more closely scrutinizing the plaintiff’s compliance with registration formalities in copyright infringement lawsuits. Registration formalities have received more attention since the Su (More)
The Public Policy Concerns with Tattoo Copyrights
The dearth of clear judicial precedent on tattoo copyrights enforceability has left the legal profession and the entertainment industry searching for answers. The question arises: to whom does the copyright of a tattoo remain with; the tattoo artist (More)
US Copyright Office urges Congress to revise Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The US Copyright Office issued a report on Thursday claiming that the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) now favors tech companies over rights-holders. After studying the issue for years and taking into consideration (More)
The King of Tragicomedy
For better or worse, the paradigmatic television show of the coronavirus pandemic is Netflix’s documentary miniseries Tiger King, an excruciatingly intimate reflection on a feud between two tiger-fanciers. On the one side is Carole Baskin, the rather (More)
The CASE Act Is for Trolls
It’s a truism that when lobbyists push a bill supposedly intended to help the disadvantaged, the real beneficiary is someone else. After all, lobbyists don’t work for free, and the disadvantaged can’t afford to hire them.The Copyright Alternative (More)
Supreme Court rules states immune from copyright suits
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Allen v. Cooper that a state cannot be sued for copyright infringement because Congress did not validly abrogate sovereign immunity when it enacted the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act (CRCA) of 1990.The cas (More)
New federal indictment against Huawei alleges racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets
A new federal indictment was unsealed on Wednesday in a district court in New York, alleging that Huawei Technologies Co., a China-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and two of its subsidiaries engaged in racketeering and conspired to s (More)
House approves CASE Act to create small claims court for copyright cases
The US House of Representative approved the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act on Tuesday.The purpose of the CASE Act is, "to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, and for other (More)
UK court grants Nintendo injunction requiring internet providers to block Switch piracy websites
The UK High Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Nintendo (NCL) has sustained significant losses as a result of pirated games being accessed and downloaded onto Nintendo Switches, granting an injunction requiring internet service providers to block pi (More)
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