Need some good reading material? Here’s a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month!
- “Tech companies maintain that their datasets are protected by the fair use doctrine, which allows for the repurposing of copyrighted work under certain conditions.” – The news media and AI: a new front in copyright law, Columbia Journalism Review
- “Major technology companies like Google have been investing heavily in generative AI and racing to incorporate it into their products. Prominent writers, illustrators and other copyright owners have said in several lawsuits that both the use of their work to train the AI systems and the content the systems create violate their rights.” – Google to defend generative AI users from copyright claims, Reuters
- “Xuan-Thao Nguyen, a professor at the University of Washington School of Law, tells Eater Seattle that Starbucks will have to clear several hurdles to prove that Starbucks Workers United is committing trademark infringement or diluting the value of Starbucks’s trademarks. Starbucks Workers United can argue that it is using the word Starbucks in its name “to identify who they are” rather than using it as a trademark.” – Starbucks and the Starbucks Union Are Suing Each Other Over Social Media Posts, Eater
- “Universal Music Group and other major record labels sued Anthropic on Wednesday for using its AI tool to distribute copyrighted lyrics without a licensing deal. ” – Music lyrics lawsuit could set AI copyright precedent, Axios
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