Welcome to the Era of Fake Products — “The rise of counterfeit goods and other phony products sold on the Internet has been swift—and it has largely gone unnoticed by many shoppers. But make no mistake: The problem is extensive. Most people don’t realize this, but the majority of listings on Amazon aren’t actually for items sold by Amazon—they’re run by third-party sellers. And even though many, many third-party sellers are upstanding merchants, an awful lot of them are peddling fakes.”
Plugging Another Analog Hole in Music Royalties — Bill Rosenblatt takes a look at one company’s efforts to automate setlist reporting for musicians to provide more accurate data to performing rights organizations like ASCAP and BMI.
Citation Data Gets Richer — The free, open source legal research platform CourtListener announced this week that it has introduced citation depth analysis to indicate how many times every opinion cites another. Pretty cool.
Singapore’s Daren Tang to Succeed Gurry as Next WIPO Director General — Tang prevailed over a number of other candidates, including one from China, to take the helm at the World Intellectual Property Organization. IPWatchdog has more.
Gold Value International Textile v. Sanctuary Clothing — The Supreme Court currently has three copyright cases on its docket this term. Will it add a fourth? The Court will consider the cert petition in Gold Value today, with orders from its conference published early next week. The case involves when a court can invalidate a copyright registration for containing inaccurate information. Cert petition available here, and analysis of the Ninth Circuit decision being appealed here.