Protecting Trademarks in the Metaverse

The Metaverse is coming into your life. Brand owners are getting ready to jump at the opportunity to participate in the Metaverse and cash on the virtual world. They are also getting ready to protect their trademarks. Make no mistake about it. For the most part, we are talking about the big firms. Think about Facebook, which changed its corporate name to Meta. Disney, Hyundai, and Nike, to name a few, are also staking a…

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Internet Giants Oppose Copyright Law Advancing in EU

A bill, expected to be formally approved mid-March by the European Union (EU), is causing concern with big internet platforms because it makes companies liable for copyright violations. The bill is called Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive and could make services such as YouTube, Facebook and Google responsible if their users upload copyright-protected movies,  music, etc. Additionally, Article 13 will allow news publishers to negotiate licenses with aggregators such Alphabet Inc. The regulation,…

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Facebook confronting lawsuits for use of face recognition technology

Thank you SHAIZAH HASAN for your contribution. As if it wasn’t enough with the Cambridge Analytica problem, Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit against their illegal use of a facial recognition on photos, without users’ approval. It seems like Mark Zuckerberg and his staff of social media geniuses can’t catch a break. Just a little over a week after Zuckerberg’s 10-hour testimony with Congress about Cambridge Analytics harvesting of user data, Facebook must now go to court for…

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