Welcome to the Era of Fake Products â€” “The rise of counterfeit goods and other phony products sold on the Internet has been swiftâ€”and it has largely gone unnoticed by many shoppers. But make no mistake: The problem is extensive. Most people donâ€™t realize this, but the majority of listings on Amazon arenâ€™t actually for items sold by Amazonâ€”theyâ€™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 â€” 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 â€” 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.
Singaporeâ€™s Daren Tang to Succeed Gurry as Next WIPO Director General â€” 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 â€” 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.