Online Global Week in Review 15 May 09 from IP Think Tank

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

Please join the discussion by adding your comments on any of these stories, and please do let us know if you think we’ve missed something important, or if there is a source you think should be monitored.

You can separately subscribe to the IP Think Tank Global Week in Review at the Subscribe page: http://thinkipstrategy.com/subscribe/

 
Highlights this week included:

French Parliament passes HADOPI ‘3 strikes’ law (Intellectual Property Watch) (Michael Geist) (Intellectual Property Watch) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak) (Excess Copyright) (Freedom to Tinker) (EFF) (At Last… the 1709 Copyright Blog) (Excess Copyright) (At Last… the 1709 Copyright Blog) (Michael Geist)

Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris rejects L’Oreal’s claim that eBay has liability for sale of fake goods; proposes mediation (Class 46) (Class 46) (IPKat) (Out-Law)

US: Google hit with major class action trade mark lawsuit over trademarked keyword ad sales: FPX v Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Ars Technica) (Out-Law)

 
Global
Global – General

Technology and IP: Is there a next big thing? (IP finance)

Open source: The model is about branding (Kogelschatz on Advertising)

The downturn means new anti-counterfeiting priorities at Nokia (IAM)

 
Global – Copyright

Economist copyright debate: ‘This house believes that existing copyright laws do more harm than good’ (At Last… the 1709 Copyright Blog)

Apple rejects iPhone BitTorrent app (WIRED) (TorrentFreak) (EFF)

Business Software Association piracy data: Does the WIPO Copyright Treaty work?  (Michael Geist)

Business Software Association: don’t miss point of piracy report by focusing on $$$ (Ars Technica)

BayTSP tracks file-sharers, sends infringement notices to ISPs (TorrentFreak)

 
Global – Trade Marks

ICANN notice re new gTLDs (including timetable) (The Trademark Blog)

‘Regions for which Google will not investigate the use of trade marks as keywords’ expands to 194 countries (IPKat)

From amazon.com to amzn.com – Facebook, Twitter and short domain name value (Domain Name / Nom de Domaine!)

Apple designer, Jonathan Ive, loses UDRP case over own name (Managing Intellectual Property) (Out-Law)

Standards of UDRP handling (UDRPlaw.net)

 
Global – Patents

Via Licensing issues call for long term evolution (LTE) patents (IP Frontline

 
Bolivia

New domain dispute system for Bolivia (IP tango)

 
Canada

Federal Court judge awards $250,000 over software piracy: Microsoft Corporation v PC Village Co Ltd (ipblog.ca)

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians adopts copyright resolutions (Michael Geist)

Report shows Canada declining as source of P2P infringement claims (Michael Geist)

House of Commons lawyers sent takedown notices over committee video (Michael Geist)

 
China

BSA software piracy study: China 80%; ranks 24th highest (IP Dragon)

WSJ reports 90% of China’s netizens access pirated music (IP Dragon)

Little Red Book about Xiao Nei (copying Facebook): ‘A great example of digital copycatting done right’ (IP Dragon)

Google will continue to investigate trade marks as keywords in China, Hong Kong and Macau (IP Dragon)

 
Europe

The ‘three strikes’ movement gathers pace (At Last… the 1709 Copyright Blog)

Intel hammered by EU, faces $1.45 billion fine in antitrust case (Ars Technica) (Ars Technica)

More on the proposed pan-European copyright licence (IPKat)

New study by Institute of European Media Law shows copyright exception for legalising file-sharing is feasible, as a cease-fire in the ‘war on copying’ emerges (Intellectual Property Watch)

Report on the European Commission’s Content Online Platform (Laurence Kaye on Digital Media Law)

Spotify will not launch an unlimited download option (IP finance)

1991 Directive on the legal protection for computer programs newly codified as Directive 2009/24 (Lenz Blog)

 
Finland

Nokia gives away IP ‘to strengthen the Finnish ICT sector’ (IAM)

 
France

French Parliament passes HADOPI ‘3 strikes’ law; MEP urges action against France for violating EU law (Intellectual Property Watch) (Michael Geist) (Intellectual Property Watch) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak) (Excess Copyright) (Freedom to Tinker) (EFF) (At Last… the 1709 Copyright Blog) (Excess Copyright)

International Federation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) praise adoption of Hadopi (At Last… the 1709 Copyright Blog)

France’s contradiction on piracy (Michael Geist)

French Culture Minister suspends aide for leaking ‘3 strikes’ email that led to sacking of TV broadcasting company worker (Ars Technica)

Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris rejects L’Oreal’s claim that eBay has liability for sale of fake goods; proposes mediation (Class 46) (Class 46) (IPKat) (Out-Law)

 
Hong Kong

BSA software piracy study: Hong Kong 48%, ranks average (IP Dragon)

 
Italy

Music piracy controversy surrounds charity fund raising (TorrentFreak)

Online advertising and keyword update (Class 46)

 
Spain

Copyright group SGAE: No need to hear P2P site’s defense (TorrentFreak)

 
Sweden

Swedish government tries to collect fine from The Pirate Bay (Ars Technica)

Pirate Bay closer to a retrial, demands new investigation (TorrentFreak)

Music industry’s plea for Pirate Bay damages backfires (TorrentFreak)

 
Taiwan

Taiwan’s three strikes sanction less strict than French equivalent (IP Dragon)

BSA software piracy study: Taiwan 39%, ranks 23rd lowest (IP Dragon)

 
United Kingdom

‘New’ anti-piracy lawyers chase UK file-sharers (TorrentFreak)

UK ISPs refuse to play internet copyright cops (Ars Technica)

UK entertainment industry wants to disconnect pirates (TorrentFreak)

PRS launches new online licences for July (At Last… the 1709 Copyright Blog)

 
United States
US General

Time to revise your software principles? (At Last… the 1709 Copyright Blog)

Section 230 immunity: Barnes v Yahoo! (Internet Cases) (Ars Technica) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

DoJ Antitrust division shifts to more aggressive approach (Patent Baristas)

 
US Patents – Decisions

BPAI affirms ‘apparatus’ 101 rejection: Ex Parte Snyder (12:01 Tuesday)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Fractus – Fractus sues cell phone manufacturers Samsung, LG, RIM, Pantech, Kyocera, Palm, HTC, UTStarcom and Sanyo for infringement of nine patents (IP Frontline)

 
US Copyright

US Copyright Office hearings on exemptions under the DMCA: MPAA says teachers should camcord clips for class, rather than break encryption on DVD; outrageous arguments against fair use, consumer rights (Intellectual Property Watch) (Michael Geist) (Public Knowledge) (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (EFF)

White House photos update: Flickr removes license from government photos (EFF)

California open source digital textbook plan faces barriers (Ars Technica)

The war on sharing: Why the Free Software Foundation cares about RIAA lawsuits (TorrentFreak)

Vulnerability renders MPAA/RIAA copyright warnings useless (TorrentFreak)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

9th Circuit: Statutory damages for infringement of illegal bingo gambling: Dream Games of Arizona v PC Onsite (The IP Law Blog)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – Psystar ordered to give Apple detailed financial docs (Ars Technica)

Google – News exec to Google: We’ve got ‘hot news’ and we know how to use it; News publishers take their demands to Capitol Hill (The Prior Art) (Public Knowledge)

Google – YouTube sails out of safe harbour to reinstate National Organisation for Marriage video (Ars Technica)

Google – Google books: Too big to infringe? (At Last… the 1709 Copyright Blog)

RealNetworks – RealNetworks says studios, DVD Copy Control Association ‘illegal cartel’ squeeze out fair use (Ars Technica)

RIAA – Jammie Thomas, RIAA unable to settle (Ars Technica)

 
US Trade Marks – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Google hit with major class action trade mark lawsuit over trade marked keyword ad sales: FPX v Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Ars Technica) (Out-Law)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: