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Future market for Covid vaccines ‘could be worth more than $10n a year’

The future market for Covid-19 vaccines could be worth more than $10bn in annual revenues for pharmaceutical companies, according to industry experts, even though some drugmakers have pledged to provide their vaccines on a not-for-profit basis during the pandemic.

PTO sees spike in patent applications reciting AI

The US Patent and Trademark Office said patent applications that recite artificial intelligence algorithms more than doubled between 2002 and 2018, starting from a baseline of 30,000 to more than 60,000 in the out year.

Netflix files copyright claims against tweets criticising move, trailer

Netflix is apparently fighting controversy about a film on its platform by issuing copyright takedown requests against tweets that include negative commentary about the movie, according to a new report.

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US but can also appeal

A long-running effort to extradite file-sharing site mogul Kim Dotcom to the US has been left in limbo after a Supreme Court decision in New Zealand. The court ruled that he can be returned to the US to face copyright charges – but ahs also overturned another lower court’s decision, effectively granting him the right to appeal.

Inside ‘Single Ladies’ choreographer JaQuel Knight’s quest to copyright his dances

He’s crafted iconic moves for stars like Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion. Now he wants to own his work – and sow his colleagues they can do the same.

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