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CPA Global launched a new global campaign called New IP, which calls on the international IP industry to radically re-imagine the business of innovation. At the heart of the campaign lies the premise that failure to put technology at the heart of how the IP industry works stands in the way of realising the true potential of the inventors and inventions that will transform both industries and societies.
CJ, one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates, is developing a blockchain-based music copyright management system using AWS’ Amazon Managed Blockchain Service, according to local media. “It is very important to have a system that guarantees fairness and transparency among copyright stakeholders,” Kim Eung-do, a director of the DT Convergence Research Institute at CJ OliveNetworks, was quoted as saying in a report from business outlet Hankyung. “The blockchain-based copyright management system will greatly contribute to improving the copyright management process.”
Audible has argued a federal court to reject a copyright lawsuit filed by seven publishers against its Captions speech-to-text feature. n a court-filing lawyers for Audible Inc moved to dismiss the case, adding it is a contract dispute rather than a copyright matter. The filing adds that if the copyright case proceeds then Captions is covered by fair use.
On Friday, Apple applied for a US trademark on “Slofie”, potentially giving the company media control over the word’s usage. Slofies are Apple’s name for slow-motion selfies, a feature that’s new to the iPhone 11 models.