This Week In Review: Week 33

Copyright Solutions: Google and Universal Music Explore AI Music Licensing

Originally posted by Yahoo
Alphabet's Google is reportedly discussing an AI music licensing arrangement with Universal Music Group, aiming to allow fans to create "deepfake" songs using artists' voices and music. The potential agreement could address copyright concerns and offer artists royalties, while Warner Music is also exploring a similar tool.
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Lawsuit Over 'Stranger Things' Copyright Ends with Resolution

Originally posted by Reuters
Netflix and the creators of "Stranger Things" have reached a resolution in a copyright lawsuit brought by screenwriter Jeffrey Kennedy, who claimed the show copied his screenplay. Kennedy's Irish Rover Entertainment dropped the lawsuit, with Netflix asserting that the case was meritless and independently conceived by the Duffer Brothers.
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Victory for Generics: EPO Revokes Novartis's Everolimus Patent

Originally posted by JUVE Patent
The EPO Boards of Appeal have revoked Novartis's patent for everolimus, a key ingredient in breast cancer drug Afinitor, due to lack of inventive step. The decision concludes a legal battle involving generic drug manufacturers and a pending appeal against other patents in the everolimus family.
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Music Industry's $250M Copyright Lawsuit Against Twitter/X Sparks Legal Battle

Originally posted by Clayton County Register
Twitter's lack of music licensing deals has led to a $250 million copyright infringement lawsuit. Twitter seeks dismissal, claiming anti-infringement policies and refuting allegations of inducing copyright violations.
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Internet Archive Copyright Dispute Nears Settlement with Proposed Judgment

Originally posted by Publishers Weekly
After a federal judge held the Internet Archive liable for copyright infringement, a proposed agreement is reached, emphasizing that the unauthorized scanning and lending of copyrighted books constitute infringement. The agreement includes a permanent injunction barring unauthorized scans, but the dispute over which books are covered by the injunction remains.
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