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Actifio Initiates Patent Infringement Litigation Against Rubrik

Actifio, the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, today filed a lawsuit in federal court in Delaware alleging that Rubrik, Inc., unlawfully infringed and continues to infringe four Actifio patents relating to copy data management technologies. Since its founding in 2009, Actifio has invested in research & development to pioneer a unified, streamlined and highly space- and cost-efficient software platform for data management. Actifio's approach uses a single "golden" copy of application data, from…

Infringement of Privacy Rights in the Digital Age

Privacy in the digital age is a hot topic at the moment. After a honeymoon period, people are starting to realize how much of their data is stored digitally, and what the consequences can be. If you’re active online, chances are your full name, identification number, addresses, phone number, credit card details, etc. are stored online somewhere. On top of an invasion of privacy, if someone accesses this data, it can leave you vulnerable to further attacks. Your finances, relationships, and even your future can be at…

TradeMark Infringement Rising Year-On-Year, Says Compumark Report

15% Increase in Trademark Infringement Over Two Years 85% of brands experienced trademark infringement in the past year, showing a steady upward trend from 81% in 2018 and 74% in 2017. This is according to the latest research from CompuMark, the industry leader in trademark research and protection, and a Clarivate Analytics company. For those that suffered infringement, consequences were significant, with the top three cited as customer confusion (45%), loss of revenue (38%) and damage to brand reputation (37%). Three…

Infringement on the Horizon: Eight in Ten Brands Suffer Trademark Infringement

The trademark landscape is rapidly evolving, shaped by an increasingly crowded marketplace, the number of channels that businesses are operating in, and globalization. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the number of trademark application filings is rising exponentially, with a 30% spike in 2017 compared to the year before. This rise equates to roughly 9.11 million applications filed. And today, there are more trademarks than ever before – there are currently over 75 million active…

Facebook Copyright ID System To Curb Infringements and Fake News

If YouTube can do it, why can't Facebook? Oh, wait! Facebook does request its users to take down copyrighted content "if" its software manages to pick any infringements. In 2017, things will change. World's most popular and most active social networking site is currently developing a cutting-edge content recognition system to effectively stem the issue of copyright infringements proactively. With its own in-house content recognition system, the social media giant is expected to curb the growing notoriety of “fake news” as…

Hype or Just Normal: 5G Adoption and the Future of Connected TV and OTT

According to the global survey, 5G will start replacing the traditional broadcast distribution channels for TV Content like DTT and satellite within 1 to 2 years. Internet TV technology ecosystem is in a dynamic state of transition. Its future is heavily dependent on how quickly telecom service providers adopt 5G capabilities. According to the recent survey on the role of 5G and perceptions of broadcasters across the globe, Nevion found out that nearly 82% of the respondents agreed that 5G will “Eventually replace…

Full Stream Ahead! Your 2020 Guide to Cord-cutting

How VPN Puts You on the Fast Track In today’s dynamic, content-rich digital world, asserting control of your cyberspace is key. Whether you’re concerned about privacy from censorship or just want the freedom to binge-watch entire seasons of The Office from anywhere, a VPN subscription is just the ticket.  Before we go over how a VPN lets you go full stream ahead and overcome any pesky geo blocking tactics, let’s take a closer look at what a VPN does and how it operates. What is VPN and How Does it Work? Traditionally,…

How Large Businesses Protecting Your Information Online

We live in the digital age where data is everything. If you think services like Facebook and LinkedIn are great because they’re free, think again. These companies gain a lot from the data they collect from us. It’s information worth millions of dollars they can sell to advertisers. But enough about that. Let’s talk about the services you’re actually paying to use. Do you know that businesses also hold information about you? From the moment you sign up, they are already collecting data about you. Data that they are…

Axiomatics Presents Data Security Trends Emerging in 2020

More Data, Modern Technologies and New Regulations Mean Data Security is a Top Priority for IT Professionals in the Future Axiomatics, the leader in externalized, fine-grained dynamic authorization, released its annual trends that are now developing in the data security landscape. Axiomatics’ data security specialists assembled this year’s trends highlighting new techniques large enterprises are using to secure an ever-increasing amount of data. In fact, according to this report, enterprises could produce as much as 90…

Figure Eight Workflows Streamlines Multi-Step Automation for High-Quality AI Training Data

Workflows Empowers Society6 to Build and Deploy Complex Annotation Tasks Quickly Figure Eight, an Appen company, announced Workflows, a new feature that automates the creation of complex data annotation jobs at scale. Workflows makes it possible for non-technical users to create granular, plug-and-play, multi-step annotation projects, removing bottlenecks and lowering the cost of data annotation across the board. Workflows helps customers, including Society6, employ complex data-annotation tasks at scale to improve their…

Ready or Not! a Quick Guide to CCPA and How Brands Can Prepare

Consumer expectations of online advertising are rising; yet, many reports reveal brands don’t deliver on these expectations. Accenture states that over 60 percent of customers have stopped doing business with at least one company because of poor customer experience. What’s more, there have been instances of highly publicized data misuses and privacy breaches, which combined have led to an environment of consumer distrust. This loss of trust has ushered in a new era of Digital Marketing, marked by consumers’ heightened…

DataGrail Finds Americans Expect Privacy Controls, 4 out of 5 People Want a Privacy Law to Protect Personal Data

73% of people would pay more to online services companies to ensure they did not sell or use their data for marketing, while 77% would stop shopping at their favorite retailer altogether if the retailer did not keep their personal data safe As state houses and Congress rush to consider new consumer privacy legislation in 2020, DataGrail, a privacy management company, conducted nationwide research that shows Americans expect more control over their personal information online, and are concerned with how businesses use the…

Image Protect Attracts First Four Websites for Conversion to Fotofy Model

Image Protect Inc., a global leader in the end-to-end copyright infringement sector, is excited to announce that the Company has engaged four popular, high-quality websites for conversion to the Fotofy model for all native images currently hosted, or to be hosted in the future, on those four sites. The Company began its outreach program to external sites earlier this month. These four sites are the first to comprehensively join the platform, but a large number of additional sites are currently in the pipeline for future…

Pointer Brand Protection Announces Partnership with Market America to Help Prevent Unauthorized Online Sales

Pointer Brand Protection is excited to announce its new partnership with MarketAmerica | SHOP.COM is a global product brokerage and internet marketing company that specializes in one-to-one marketing. Through the company’s shopping website, SHOP.COM, consumers have access to over 60 million products, including Market America exclusive brands and thousands of top retail brands. Additionally, the company’s independent distributors, called UnFranchise® Owners, are provided a SHOP.COM website, unique to them, along with products…

Why GDPR Changes Everything…for the Better

More than 18 months ago, GDPR was released into the EU statute books as a set of enforceable laws. Do you remember the ridiculous frenzy at the time?  It was as if the world was going to come to an end if we hadn’t emailed all of our customers to get them to re-opt in again! The level of panic has been compared to that of the 1999 fear-based epidemic Y2K where the world was going to end because computer systems could not handle the date change to 2000. While GDPR and Y2K evoke high anxiety, there is a major distinction:…

Stepping up Domain Security in the Battle for Online Brand Protection

While locks, security, and CCTV can help deter attacks on physical premises – attacks on a brand’s online domain can be harder to guard against. A new global report commissioned by MarkMonitor shows nearly one-quarter of the world’s domains (23%) experienced a cyber attack in the last 12 months. Brand Infringement is also a growing challenge, with almost half (46%) of 700 IT, Legal and Marketing decision-makers from international organizations reporting a rise. In recent years, the creative and commercial evolution in…

The Challenges and Opportunities of Using New Technologies to Protect Brands from Counterfeiting and Brand Abuse

The internet’s continued growth as a distribution platform is creating a new set of challenges around the infringement of intellectual property. From brands who market physical products to individual creatives who rely on their artistic talent, the cannibalizing tendency of the net to share, reshare and adapt means that genuine origins, proper attribution and the authenticity of merchandise can become obscured. In a world where it has become increasingly difficult to say with certainty who created what, some brands are…

Vobile Group Acquires ZEFR Assets, RightsID and ChannelID

Creating the World's Leading Content Protection and Monetization Platform Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID and ChannelID assets from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.  Total purchase consideration is estimated at $90 million. The acquisition makes Vobile the largest end-to-end SaaS platform for online video identification, protection and monetization.  Vobile can…

3 Simple Steps to Meet Current GDPR Compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR as it’s widely known, fundamentally changed the handling, sourcing, and distribution of data collected about customers living within the European Union region. As professionals trying to engage with a global audience, it’s important for marketers to be aware of the GDPR Compliance, privacy and security responsibilities-- all this help to avoid falling prey to breach of the international laws. With the GDPR,  an individual’s privacy rights are prioritized over a company’s…

Image Protect Secures First Major Fotofy Technology Partnership

Revolutionary Platform Development Concludes in Preparation for Launch of Trend Setting Revenue Generating Image Distribution System Image Protect Inc.(“Image Protect” or the “Company”), a global leader in the end-to-end copyright infringement sector, is pleased to announce that the Company has initiated its photo sharing Photofy platform. Pali Media’s content embedded with the Photofy technology, enables the monitoring of user shares, and effective tracking of revenues based on user views and shares. By simply clicking on…