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Defending against knockoff-artists and copycats? The struggle is real!

Gordon P. Firemark

I'm working on something new… Recently, I've had conversations with several information product and online-course creators who've faced copycats and knockoff artists who steal their programs and content. It's a frustrating problem… and it's growing! Registering your copyrights and trademarks provides a degree of protection, but unless the owner of the material is prepared to pursue costly legal action, there's not much of a remedy available.

Fastcase Names Its 11th Annual Class of Fastcase 50 Innovation Honorees

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If you are wondering where the innovators are in law, look no farther than the Fastcase 50, the annual award doled out by the legal intelligence company Fastcase that honors 50 of the law’s “smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.”.

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Using Photos on Your Website – Court Decision Highlights Problems with a Creative Commons License and Other Copyright Issues

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We’ve written many times about the perils of posting a photo on your website without getting permission from the photo’s owner (see, for instance, our articles here and here ). Copyright protects photos, even when they are shared on the Internet.

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@ashleyjanamusic’s Video Tells You All You Need to Know About Spotify’s Attitude Toward Artists

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[This post first appeared on Artist Rights Watch ]. Mansplaining, anyone?

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How the spice of life saved my bacon!

Gordon P. Firemark

This past 16 months have been hard for everyone… with the pandemic-related shutdowns and restrictions, so many business have been hit hard. When it all began, I was fearful. I knew that film, television and theatre production ( my most significant law practice areas) would basically be dormant… and that meant my practice could well be stagnant (or worse) for who knows how long? They say that Variety is the spice of life! Well, I'm a believer!

New ‘Legal News Hub’ Adds Breaking News In 76 Practice Areas To Lexis+

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Subscribers to Lexis+. the premium legal research platform that LexisNexis launched last year , will now have access to breaking legal news headlines across 76 practice areas with the introduction today of the Legal News Hub.

Could a Supreme Court Decision Affect Disclosure Obligations on Political Advertising?

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Last week, we wrote about two dissenting opinions in a Supreme Court decision that highlight the debate that is underway on the principles that govern defamation liability in the United States.

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Special Message to the Congress: The American Promise [on the Voting Rig.

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LawGeex Gets An Evangelist; Names Sameena Kluck To New Role

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The AI-driven contract review technology company LawGeex has named legal industry veteran Sameena Kluck to the newly created position of director of brand evangelism. Kluck, who has been with LawGeex since April 2020 as a strategic account executive, said that her new position is her dream job.

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: July 3, 2021 to July 9, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. This week all but ends analog television operations in the US.

Cheetah for Corporate Counsel Now Allows Access to Lawgood For Contract Drafting

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Subscribers to Cheetah for Corporate Counsel, a legal research platform from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. , now have direct access to Lawgood , a practice tool for drafting contracts and clauses using market standards.

Clio Grow Grows: Now Available In Europe, Middle East and Africa

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Clio Grow is growing its global market. Legal practice management company Clio last week said that Clio Grow , its client intake and client relationship management product, previously available only to customers in the United States and Canada, is now available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

LexFusion Adds Casetext To The Collective of Companies It Represents

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LexFusion , the company that launched last October as a go-to-market collective of legal technology companies, has added legal research company Casetext to the roster of companies it represents.

Legal Ops Pioneer Mary Shen O’Carroll On Moving From Google To Ironclad

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Mary Shen O’Carroll helped pioneer the field of legal operations during her 13 years as director of operations, technology and strategy at Google.

Featured Resource: Designing Your Law Firm’s New Normal

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How do you choose your best ideas and implement them without putting your firm at risk? One great idea can bring success — but a bad one can sink your firm. In this free e-book , Clio and legal industry expert Mike Whelan Jr.

Africa’s Covid Crisis Deepens, but Vaccines Are Still Far Off - The New York Times

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" Africa’s Covid Crisis Deepens, but Vaccines Are Still Far Off By Abdi Latif Dahir Josh Holder The New York Times The countries from the northern hemisphere which have looted Africa have kept control of the supplies of Covid vaccines for themselves.

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'You f**king did this': Cheney rips Jim Jordan after Capitol riot in new.

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AI CLM Company LinkSquares Raises $40M, Says It Will Soon Release First-of-its-Kind Product

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LinkSquares , a Boston-based, AI-powered contract lifecycle management and analysis company founded in 2015, has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round, bringing its total raise to date to $54.4 million.

Tabs3 CEO Dan Berlin Will Remain With Company After Acquisition, He Says

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Dan Berlin will remain president and CEO of Tabs3 Software , a position he has held since 1984, following the company’s acquisition by ProfitSolv, a company led by a private equity group. “I’m I’m not going anywhere,” Berlin told me. “I’m

Never Aired: Profile on James Baldwin ABC’s 20/20, 1979 on Vimeo

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Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979 Buried by ABC at the time, the segment reveals a unique glimpse into Baldwin’s private life—as well as his resounding criticism about white fragility, as blisteringly relevant today as it was in 1979.

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Haiti Live Updates: U.S. Doctor Held in President’s Assassination - The New York Times

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Live Updates: Haitian Officials Say American Held in President’s Killing Was Seeking Power "The national police chief indicated that he believes a Florida-based doctor, Christian Emmanuel Sanon, was plotting to assume the presidency. The U.S. dispatched a team to assist in the investigation.

Practical Law Gets ‘Dynamic’ with New Set of AI, Analytics and Visual Tools

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Thomson Reuters’ legal know-how product Practical Law gets a dynamic set of new features today with the release of the Practical Law Dynamic Tool Set, a collection of five distinct tools that allow users to search and interactive with the product’s static content in more dynamic ways.

Murder Mystery: What Were Colombian Military Vets Doing in Haiti? - The New York Times

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Murder Mystery: What Were Colombian Military Vets Doing in Haiti? "At At least 20 Colombians have been implicated by Haitian officials in the plot to assassinate the president. But their role in the killing, if any, is murky. July 11, 2021 Updated 10:05 p.m.

Texas Charges Man Who Waited Six Hours To Vote With Illegal Voting

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Black Girl Banned From Michigan Skating Rink After Facial Recognition Software Misidentifies Her Another day, another incident that indicates facial recognition software is faulty and probably racist

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Black Girl Banned From Michigan Skating Rink After Facial Recognition Software Misidentifies Her “Another day, another incident that indicates facial recognition software is faulty and probably racist. An hour ago Screenshot: Fox 2 Detroit The Root has published numerous stories demonstrating how voice and facial recognition software often leads to racial bias.

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America’s social construction of race impacts voting rights today

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Palestinians in Gaza were stuck in the middle of fighting between Hamas and Israel. They filmed the war on their phones and spoke about the trauma.

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Voting rights legislation passing on the federal level and what it will take are discussed by Texas St. Rep. Chris Turner and U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla. Sen. Padilla tells Joy Reid, ‘Put me in the column of abolishing the filibuster. for the sake of saving our fundamental democracy.’

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President Biden delivered remarks on the importance of voting rights and criticized restrictive laws being put in place by Republicans in several states across the country as "an assault on democracy."

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The problem with Biden is that this is all talk and no action. He refuses to support what needs to be done. He should have called for the Senate to get rid of the racist, filibuster. This was predictable. Biden is being Biden, as he always has been

Suppression Session: Texas Democrats Flee to D.C. to Block State Republican Voting Restriction Bill | Democracy Now!

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Suppression Session: Texas Democrats Flee to D.C. to Block State Republican Voting Restriction Bill | Democracy Now

Yes, the delta variant is taking over. But the vaccines still work. - The Washington Post

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Yes, the delta variant is taking over. But the vaccines still work. Monica Gandhi Registered Nurse Dorothy Austin administers a a coronavirus vaccine at a mobile vaccination clinic in Detroit. Emily Elconin/Reuters) As something resembling normal life resumes in the United States, many Americans are wondering how concerned they should be about the delta variant of the coronavirus.

Leaders Strategized How To Block Trump From Using Military To Cling To Power

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Landslide review: Michael Wolff’s third Trump book is his best – and most alarming

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Landslide review: Michael Wolff’s third Trump book is his best – and most alarming “T he 45th president is out of office and Michael Wolff has brought his Trump trilogy to a close. First there was Fire and Fury , then there was Siege , now there is Landslide.

Trump Cornered? Witness Told Prosecutors Trump Was Involved In Tax Scheme

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Delta Variant Widens Gulf Between ‘Two Americas’: Vaccinated and Unvaccinated - The New York Times

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Delta Variant Widens Gulf Between ‘Two Americas’: Vaccinated and Unvaccinated "Data from overseas, particularly Britain, suggest the spread of the virus will set vaccinated and unvaccinated communities on very different paths. July 14, 2021 Updated 2:08 p.m.

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The Tool That Joe Biden Refuses to Use The president’s speech about the sanctity of the vote did not go far enough.

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The Tool That Joe Biden Refuses to Use “The president’s speech about the sanctity of the vote did not go far enough.

House Democrats tell Senate: exempt voting rights bill from filibuster Filibuster exception would allow Democrats to push through their voting rights reform bill over unanimous Republican opposition

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