Photographer accuses clothing of copyright infringement - 2017-08-28
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles photographer is suing a clothing retailer, alleging copyright infringement. Estevan Oriol filed a complaint Aug. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Ross Stores Inc. and Occasion USA Corp ...

YouTube Personality Upset About Criticism Of His Video Loses Infringement/Defamation Lawsuit
Tech Dirt - 2017-08-27
Last year, YouTube personality [add scare quotes as needed] Matt Hosseinzadeh (a.k.a., "Matt Hoss," "Horny Tony," "Bold Guy") sued H3H3 Productions (composed of YouTube personalities Ethan and Hilla Klein) for copyright infringement. His argument?

Sharing photos online - the risks of Copyright Infringement
Lexology - 2017-08-25
With new social media platforms and photo sharing apps becoming more and more popular the risk of copyright infringement through the sharing of photography is more present than ever. The main purpose of social media is that it gives the user the ability to ...

Did Trump Just Force China To Review its Intellectual Property Laws?
The Street - 2017-08-25
Beijing promises to improve its "not perfect" IP regulation a week after Trump administration launched a formal investigation into the matter. The massive storm is on track to be the first Category 3 Hurricane to hit the U.S. coast in more than a decade.

China says will tighten controls over intellectual property theft
New York Daily News - 2017-08-25
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will tighten controls over intellectual property to provide better opportunities for foreign investors, the commerce ministry said on Friday. The government's crackdown on intellectual property violations will focus on trademark ...

Congressional town hall to focus Chinese plots to steal intellectual property
Tallahassee Democrat - 2017-08-24
Congressional town hall to focus Chinese plots to steal intellectual property "Wanton Loot: How China Is Stealing Ideas From American Entrepreneurs," is set for Aug. 30. Check out this story on ...

YouTubers Ethan and Hila Klein have won a 'landmark' copyright lawsuit
Business Insider - 2017-08-24
The question at the heart of the case was whether using copyrighted clips in a YouTube video constitutes copyright infringement, or whether it's fair use. Fair use is a US legal doctrine that lets you use copyrighted material under certain circumstances.

h3h3Productions Wins 17 Month Copyright Lawsuit After Expensive Legal Fees
Game Revolution - 2017-08-24
Matt Hoss would soon transition the YouTube flag into a civil action lawsuit against Ethan Klein, alleging copyright infringement for the video. h3h3Productions would upload a follow-up called "Matt Bold Guy Hoss Is a Dick" (view the re-upload here ...

Talking Intellectual Property: How Openly Should Entrepreneurs Share Their Ideas?
Forbes - 2017-08-23
Cynthia Dahl, who is director of the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic in Philadelphia, helps business owners sort through IP issues, handling questions like: Should entrepreneurs ask investors to sign non-disclosure agreements?

The copyright status of MP3 resale back in court via the ReDigi appeal
CMU - 2017-08-23
When Capitol - then still an EMI subsidiary - sued the tech start-up for copyright infringement in 2012, ReDigi - which always insisted that its technology ensured that there was only ever one version of a resold digital file in existence at any one ...

Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit Secures Funding Until 2019
TorrentFreak - 2017-08-23
The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has secured additional government funding which will keep it in action until at least 2019. The London-based operation, which has been instrumental in disrupting the activities of dozens of sites and people ...

Guatemalan Artisans Are Going After 64,000+ Etsy Products for Copyright Infringement
Fashionista - 2017-08-22
Imagine you're a weaver or leather-worker in Guatemala. You labor intensely over a product -- let's say a bag featuring textiles unique to your heritage -- and sell it to an American tourist for $35. It's worth a good deal more, you think, but the ...

MPAA Wins Copyright Infringement Case Against Chinese Streaming-Video Site
Hollywood Reporter - 2017-08-22
Although once rampant, film and television piracy has become less of a threat in China, thanks to collective action by the MPA, government authorities and local industry stakeholders. The Motion Pictures Association of America has notched another victory ...

China blasts U.S. intellectual property investigation as 'irresponsible'
The Hill - 2017-08-21
China slammed the recent launch of a full-fledged U.S. investigation into China's alleged international property theft on Monday, calling the probe "irresponsible." "The United States' disregard of World Trade Organization rules and use of domestic ...

China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with US intellectual property probe
CNBC - 2017-08-21
A U.S. intellectual property probe into China has sparked renewed tension. China's Commerce Ministry said it would take appropriate measures to defend the country's lawful interests. China on Monday expressed "strong dissatisfaction" with the U.S. launch ...

Copyright Law for Community Associations
Lexology - 2017-08-21
If the association has not obtained a license allowing it to use the copyrighted material, it may be subject to penalties for copyright infringement. Under the U.S. Copyright Act, original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression are ...

Yes, China Steals U.S. Intellectual Property, But That Doesn't Mean Trade With China Is A Bad Thing
Investors Business Daily - 2017-08-21
Trade: As the U.S. gets ready to square off with China over its unfair trade practices, a new study by a group of economists suggests that China has had a major beneficial impact on both U.S. inflation and its standard of living. Will a trade war with ...

US to review China intellectual property policies
BBC - 2017-08-19
The US has formally launched an investigation into China's policies regarding intellectual property. The top US trade official, Robert Lighthizer, said his office had "determined that these critical issues merit a thorough investigation". The move was ...

U.S. formally launches probe of China's intellectual property practices - 2017-08-19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether a ...

US launches formal probe over China intellectual property practices
Financial Times - 2017-08-18
The Trump administration formally launched an investigation into Chinese intellectual property theft on Friday in a signal that the departure of Steve Bannon, one of its most prominent economic nationalists, is unlikely to slow a move to take a tougher ...

US formally launches probe of China's intellectual property practices
Fox Business - 2017-08-18
The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether a probe was needed.

KitKat maker Nestle accused of copyright infringement
London Loves Business - 2017-08-18
Gaming company Atari has accused Nestle of breaching its copyright bycopying Breakout, the 1970s-computer game, in a KitKat marketing campaign. In a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in San Francisco, Atari said the advert showed Nestlé knowingly ...

KitKat maker Nestle has been accused of copyright infringement... by Atari
CITY A.M. - 2017-08-18
KitKat is involved in another rights row, but this time it's nothing to do with its chocolate bar. Gaming company Atari has accused KitKat's owner, Nestle, of copyright and trademark infringement and unfair competition because it used its 1970s video game ...

Citizens Against Government Waste Supports the Protection of U.S. Intellectual Property
Business Wire - 2017-08-17
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement in support of the executive memorandum that was signed by President Donald Trump on August 14, 2017, directing the U.S. Trade ...

'Once Upon a Time in Venice' copyright holders claim film was unlawfully distributed online
Pennsylvania Record - 2017-08-17
Venice PI LLC filed a complaint on July 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against John Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement. According to the complaint, the plaintiff is the registered copyright holder of the film ...

Chinese Intellectual Property Theft to Continue as Trump Mixes Messages
The Street - 2017-08-17
President Donald Trump this week ordered the United States to take bold action to stop China's theft and abuse of intellectual property. Only, he didn't. That's just what it sounded like he did....1275 more words left in this article. To read them, just ...

U.S. Judge Declines to Dismiss Indictment Against KickAssTorrents Founder On Criminal Copyright Charges - 2017-08-17
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of data analytics and litigation services, as well as copyright infringement protection services to support artists and owners of copyrighted property ...

Default judgment for copyright infringement upheld by Court as no evidence found for out-of-court settlement
Mondaq - 2017-08-17
The Defendants sought to have a default judgment set aside, but failed. One Plaintiff owns copyright in two works that are licenced to the second Plaintiff, Canada Athletics, who manufactures a wide variety of garments with the copyrighted works displayed.

Intellectual Property Rights Protect Massive Profits of Corporations
TheRealNews - 2017-08-17
Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, his latest being "Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer".

South Korean garment business accuses Texas competitor of copyright infringement - 2017-08-16
LOS ANGELES -- A South Korean garment business is suing a Texas competitor, alleging copyright infringement. C&SM International filed a complaint July 14 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against A'Gaci LLC, and Does 1 through ...

Italian ISPs Say New Copyright Amendment Infringes Human Rights
TorrentFreak - 2017-08-16
According to AIIP, it is the judiciary that should have sole power over copyright infringement disputes in Italy. When other bodies such as AGCOM are given control over criminal issues, it represents a violation of both constitutional principles and EU law.

Donald Trump sends tough signal to China on unfair intellectual property practices
Dawn - 2017-08-16
WASHINGTON: The United States in effect served notice on China on Monday by opening an investigation into unfair trade practices focused on intellectual property (IP) and advanced technology. But punitive action is still about a year away, and conclusions ...

Remittances growth beat government target in January-June, BSP says
BusinessMirror. - 2017-08-15
The BSP said the continued increase in remittances in June was supported by stable demand for skilled Filipino workers abroad, citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, which indicated a 50-percent hike in the number of Filipino ...

Remittances growth beat government target in January-June, BSP says
BusinessMirror. - 2017-08-15
The BSP said the continued increase in remittances in June was supported by stable demand for skilled Filipino workers abroad, citing data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, which indicated a 50-percent hike in the number of Filipino ...

Los Angeles fabric business accuses garment vendors of copyright infringement - 2017-08-15
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles fabric business is suing garment vendors, alleging copyright infringement. Star Fabric Inc. filed a complaint Aug. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against G Stage Inc., Papermoon Inc ...

Protecting U.S. Intellectual Property in China - Presented by: The Aol. On Network
NASDAQ - 2017-08-15
Aug.15 -- Wendy Cutler, vice president at Asia Society Policy Institute, talks about concerns over China's use of intellectual property from U.S. companies. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets."

Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property practices
Reuters - 2017-08-15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual property in the first direct trade measure by his administration against Beijing, but one that is unlikely to prompt near-term change.

Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump Protects American Intellectual Property
The White House - 2017-08-14
"Enforcing intellectual property rules alone could save millions of American jobs." - Then-Candidate Donald J. Trump INVESTIGATING THEFT: Today, President Donald J. Trump is taking the first step to ensure we protect American innovation and the ...

Donald Trump Directs Investigation of China for Theft of Intellectual Property
Breitbart News - 2017-08-14
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum directing his Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer to investigate China for the theft of intellectual property. "For too long, this wealth has been drained from our country while Washington has done nothing.

Lighthizer Says China Intellectual Property Probe a High Priority
New York Times - 2017-08-14
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Monday that a probe on whether to launch an investigation into China's intellectual property practices will be one of his office's "highest priorities." Lighthizer said in a statement that ...

Enforcement of intellectual property rights and dispute resolution for SMEs - 2017-08-14
THE more valuable the Intellectual Property (IP) assets of your Small to Medium Enterprise (SME), the greater the possibility that others would want to make use of them, without having to pay for them. Do you have a strategy to prevent this? If despite ...

Trump Wants To Investigate China's Intellectual Property Rules
ABC 10 News - 2017-08-13
The Trump administration is reportedly planning a probe into how China handles intellectual property rights. But action is still a long ways off. An executive memorandum would only direct the U.S. trade representative to consider investigating China's IP ...

Trump ready to press China harder on intellectual property
The Sentinel Source - 2017-08-13
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is stepping up pressure on China over what the U.S. perceives to be the theft of intellectual property, opening a new front of trade friction. Trump will sign an executive memorandum on Monday directing U.S. Trade ...

Trump Cautious on China Inquiry Over Intellectual Property Theft
New York Times - 2017-08-13
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- President Trump is planning to jab, not punch, China for allegedly stealing intellectual property from American businesses, part of an effort to fulfill his hard-edge campaign promises on trade without alienating Beijing during the ...

Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China and Intellectual Property Theft, Sources Say
NBC News - 2017-08-12
President Donald Trump on Monday may roll out a long-expected initiative to direct an investigation into China's trade practices, with a particular emphasis on alleged intellectual property theft, two administration sources told NBC News. Alleged ...

Trump to launch investigation into China intellectual property violations
Chicago Tribune - 2017-08-12
The Trump administration announced Saturday that it is planning to launch an investigation into Chinese intellectual-property violations that could result in severe trade penalties, an escalation that presents both opportunities and risks at a time when ...

Zazzle Hit With $460K Verdict Over Copyright Infringement
Law 360 - 2017-08-12
Law360, Los Angeles (August 11, 2017, 9:39 PM EDT) -- Zazzle Inc. was hit with a $460,000 verdict in California federal court after a jury found it had infringed a publisher's copyrights for nearly 40 paintings by allowing users to have the works printed ...

ABS-CBN sues Canadian firm for copyright breach
Inquirer - 2017-08-10
The broadcast firm filed a $5-million damage suit against Techspeed Canada Inc., Joe Baddas, Ferdinand Molina and Todd Ross before the Canadian Federal Court for copyright infringement, trademark infringement and enabling and inducing copyright ...

When Kendall Met Monty
Above The Law - 2017-08-09
Instagram personalities Kendall and Kylie Jenner were recently on the receiving end of a piping-hot copyright infringement lawsuit. (Disclosure: the author represents the plaintiff in this suit.) The complaint contains allegations that the Jenners ...

Indigenous artists battle mass-produced fakes, call for protection for their intellectual property
ABC Online - 2017-08-09
As he painstakingly creates his intricate Torres Strait Islander designs telling the stories of his ancestors dating back for millennia, artist Laurie Nona stealthily incorporates unique markings that act as a sort of barcode, to deter would-be counterfeiters.

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