CEO Charged – $1B in Counterfeit Cisco Networking Equipment

A District of New Jersey federal grand jury has charged a Florida resident with trafficking in counterfeit and fraudulent Cisco networking equipment. The retail value of the counterfeit equipment is estimated at more than $1 billion. It is alleged that Miami resident Onur Aksoy, aka Dave Durden, aka Ron Aksoy, 38, ran dozens of businesses, […]

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Lewis Black $10M Copyright Infringement Suit Against Pandora

Comedian Lewis Black is suing streaming audio platform, Pandora, over publishing rights and copyright infringement. Pandora is owned by SiriusXM. This is the latest action in an ongoing legal battle between comedians, streaming companies, and performing rights organizations that are trying to clarify digital rights and standardize copyright for spoken-word content. Black, who is one

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U.S DOJ Seizes Six Sites Engaged in Copyright Infringement

This seizure of six copyright-infringing websites is part of the Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to fight copyright infringement. According to the unsealed court records, the U.S. was authorized by the court to seize the domain names pending forfeiture. The domains are Corourbanos.com, Corourbano.com, Pautamp3.com, SIMP3.com, flowactivo.co and Mp3Teca.ws. Law enforcement stated

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What are NFTs? Explaining the NFT and Blockchain Explosion

NFT stands for non-fungible token, which means that it is unique and cannot be replaced with something else. Currently, there’s an explosion of buyers and sellers in the NFT marketplace, but most people don’t understand what it is. What is an Example of a Non-Fungible Token (NFT)? Bitcoin, which also uses blockchain technology, is fungible,

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Authors’ Heirs Sue Paramount, Challenge ‘Top Gun’ Copyright

The original story that started the blockbuster ‘Top Gun’ franchise came from a 1983 article in California magazine. The author’s heirs are suing Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement. They claim that the studio is pulling in tremendous profits from their “Top Gun: Maverick” sequel, even though the copyright to the story has expired. Ehud Yonay,

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Nike Files Suit Against Michigan Sellers for Fake Sneakers, NFTs

Nike is stepping up its legal fight with StockX, an online streetwear and sneaker resale marketplace. Earlier this month, Nike alleged that the Michigan-based reseller sold counterfeit sneakers. Back in February, the company filed another lawsuit, claiming that StockX is engaging in trademark infringement by using Nike’s trademark to sell digital versions (non-fungible tokens or

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