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IP Think Tank Global Week in Review – Online Edition – Friday, 24 October 2008

Here is IP Think Tank’s weekly selection of top Online intellectual property news breaking in the blogosphere and internet.

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Highlights this week included:

American Airlines sues Yahoo for selling keyword advertising (The IP Factor) (Out-Law) (Law360) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Techdirt)

Microsoft’s latest antipiracy efforts in China – turning desktop backgrounds black; users not happy (China Hearsay) (China Hearsay) (Ars Technica)

Brussels Court of First Instance dismisses Copiepresse copyright infringement action against European Commission over hyperlinking to its articles for lack of jurisdiction (IPKat)

 

Global

25 arguments for removing DRM (Lessig Blog)

Apple the software platform company – Apple results and future plans (ZDNet – A Developer’s View)

Big Brother is listening (and grabbing): Sony’s new PS3 terms of service (Ars Technica)

Could Radiohead’s success spell doom for music collective bargaining? (Techdirt)

Global Antipiracy Day (as declared by Microsoft) (Techdirt) (Ars Technica)

Google liberates Android source code, so start developing! (Ars Technica)

Linux Foundation: the kernel is worth $1.4 billion (Ars Technica)

Microsoft to have 50,000 patents within two years, Phelps reveals (IAM)

MultiMedia Intellegence’ report says legal P2P uses growing 10x faster than illegal ones (Ars Technica)

Open source isn’t a business model … just like free isn’t a business model (Techdirt)

Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon releases CC-licensed metal album (Ars Technica) (Creative Commons)

WIRED on Arduino and open source computing (Creative Commons)

 

Belgium

Brussels Court of First Instance dismisses Copiepresse copyright infringement action against European Commission over hyperlinking to its articles for lack of jurisdiction (IPKat)

 

Canada

Politician files human rights complaint over lack of broadband access (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica)

 

China

Microsoft’s latest antipiracy efforts – turning desktop backgrounds black; users not happy (China Hearsay) (China Hearsay) (Ars Technica)

 

Denmark

Danish man fined for sharing music – about $2/song (Techdirt)

 

Europe

No World of Goo for Europeans? (Techdirt)

 

Germany

German court rules that IP addresses are not personal information (Techdirt)

Google Image search thumbnails ‘infringement’ under German ruling (Public Knowledge)

 

Netherlands

Dutch Court imposes real-world punishment for virtual theft (Ars Technica)

 

United Kingdom

IP and media regulation will be examined in digital review (Out-Law)

 

United States

Campus Computing Project Study reveals costs of P2P compliance for colleges and universities (Ars Technica)

EFF, ACLU ask news networks to stop sending DMCA takedown notices on political videos (Techdirt)

Fixing DMCA takedown problems through shaming, legal reform (Ars Technica)

Lessig on how DMCA stifles political speech (Michael Geist)

Will either McCain or Obama commit to reforming the DMCA? (Techdirt)

RealDVD court case could prompt more commercial-grade DVD copying software (Intellectual Property Watch)

Why ISPs shouldn’t be copyright cops (Techdirt)

Reform groups: open access a must for mergers between Verizon and Alltel and Sprint Nextel and Clearwire (Ars Technica)

Copyrighted computer software and implied licenses to use: Asset Marketing Systems v Kevin Gagnon (IP Law Blog)

American Airlines sues Yahoo for selling keyword advertising (The IP Factor) (Out-Law) (Law360) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Techdirt)

Less than month after filing patent suit against Microsoft, MedioStream amends complaint naming new defendants including Apple, Sony, Dell (Law360)

RIAA wants to avoid jury trial in innocent infringement case: Maverick v Harper (Ars Technica) (Techdirt)

Mac-clone maker Psystar and Apple goes to arbitration, results may be secret (Techdirt)

Electronic Arts sued for copyright infringement over college fight song (Techdirt)

Indie music label Quote Unquote Records shut down by its web hosting company for violating its own copyrights (Public Knowledge)

McCain campaign sends letter to YouTube defending fair use; YouTube tells McCain he doesn’t get special DMCA treatment (Rebecca Tushnet’s 43(B)log)

MPAA to EFF on RealDVD lawsuit: you’re living in the past (Ars Technica)

Prof Benjamin G Edelman sues Google over advertisements on typosquatted domains (Ars Technica)

 

 

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