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The account of Carpe Donktum, a prominent pro-Donald Trump meme maker, has been permanently suspended by Twitter, which cited “repeated” violations of copyright infringement. Twitter’s move to kick Carpe Donktum off the platform Tuesday came just days after a video from the account — tweeted by Trump — was pulled after a copyright complaint from the original video’s owner. The doctored video of a pair of 2-year-olds in New York was faked to appear as if it had aired on CNN, with fake chyrons reading “Terrified Todler [sic] Runs From Racist Baby” and “Racist Baby Probably a Trump Voter.”
Morgan Lewis has hired a nine-strong London IP team from Cooley, led by partner Nick Bolter. Bolter led Cooley’s international trademark, copyright and advertising group and is taking a team comprising four associates, a paralegal and three trademark professional staff with him to the top 10 US law firm.
The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Netflix over its upcoming film Enola Holmes, arguing that the movie’s depiction of public domain character Sherlock Holmes having emotions and respecting women violates Doyle’s copyright.
Spider-Man Miles Morales’ PS5 announcement trailer has been removed from all official YouTube channels after French company Gameloft has made a copyright claim on Spider-Man Miles Morales’ official trailer.