Online Global Week in Review 17 July 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.

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Highlights this week included:

ECJ rules that printing isn’t transient: Infopaq International A/S v Danske Dagblades Forening (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat)

UK National Portrait Gallery threatens Wikipedia user over public domain images (Creative Commons) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Excess Copyright) (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat)

New Zealand releases consultation on revised three strikes proposal (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

 
Global
Global – General

BSA releases 6th annual global software study (Afro-IP)

Sale of databases as assets in insolvency (IP finance)

iPhone strategy? Building a product ecosystem (Tangible IP)

 
Global – Trade Marks / Domain Names

ICANN launches eUDRP consultation (Managing Intellectual Property)

Branded: Product placement and video games (Intellectual Property Law Blog)

 
Global – Patents

More on licensing in the mobile telecommunications space (IP finance)

More companies join RPX (IAM)

 
Australia

Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy mulls 3 strikes for Australian pirates (TorrentFreak)

 
Canada

Canadian copyright consultation to launch 20 July (Michael Geist) (Excess Copyright)

AEPO-ARTIS warns that even if P2P sites compensate rights owners, performers may still not receive payment (Managing Intellectual Property)

 
Europe

ECJ rules that printing isn’t transient: Infopaq International A/S v Danske Dagblades Forening (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat)

EU Commissioner for Telecoms and Media speaks on digital Europe: the next 5 years (1709 Copyright Blog) (TorrentFreak)

 
France

‘3 strikes’ law returns, now with judicial oversight! (Ars Technica)

 
New Zealand

NZ releases consultation on revised three strikes proposal (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

 
Nigeria

2 Face Idibia sheds light on music industry in Nigeria (Afro-IP)

 
Norway

Pirate Bay block violates democratic principles, says Norway’s largest ISP Telenor (TorrentFreak)

 
Spain

Domain name ‘seguridadsocial.es’ finds its (secure) way home (Class 46)

 
Sweden

Pirate Bay buyer’s stock back to square one (TorrentFreak)

Ex-Grokster CEO teams with new Pirate Bay owners (TorrentFreak)

New Pirate Bay will become a pay site (TorrentFreak)

ISP, Ephone disputes weak piracy evidence in first court case testing Sweden’s new IPRED law (TorrentFreak)

 
Switzerland

Swiss launch look-alike Pirate Party (The IP Factor)

 
United Kingdom

UK National Portrait Gallery threatens Wikipedia user over public domain images (Creative Commons) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Excess Copyright) (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat)

UK report says users shifting from P2P to streaming (Michael Geist) (1709 Copyright Blog)

Research from The Leading Question suggests music fans still prefer CDs to downloads (1709 Copyright Blog)

Open government data and Digital Britain (Open Content Lawyer)

Stephen Fry admits he’s a BitTorrent pirate (TorrentFreak)

 
United States
US General

Groups ask USTR to remove internet issues from ACTA (Public Knowledge) (Michael Geist)

 
US Patents – Decisions

District Court C D California invalidates computer-aided method claims: Dealertrack, Inc v Huber, et al (Inventive Step)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Cognex – ITC institutes investigation into machine vision software and systems following complaint filed by Cognex against respondents MVTec, E Zoller, Fuji Machine Manufacturing and others (ITC 337 Law Blog)

IBM – ITC decides not to review initial determination in dispute between IBM and ASUSTek, ASUS Computer, Pegatron and Unihan over computer components (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Microsoft – Microsoft seeks JMOL in i4i patent case (Washington State Patent Law Blog)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

District Court S D New York: No statutory damages for foreign works not registered in US in timely fashion: Premier League v YouTube (IPKat) (Excess Copyright)

4th Circuit: Copyright infringement found in case of non-removal of autoloading software: Quantum Systems v Sprint Nextel (ISinIP)

District Court C D California: Guns N Roses leaker gets probation and to appear in an RIAA ‘public service announcement’: United States of America v Kevin Cogill (1709 Copyright Blog)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

MPAA – MPAA will hunt down isoHunt founder for life (TorrentFreak)

Pandora – Webcaster Pandora now pushing radio to pay for music too (Ars Technica)

RIAA – Recording industry moves for summary judgment on ‘fair use’ in Tenenbaum case (Ars Technica)

Viewsat – FBI charge Viewsat satellite descramblers under DMCA (Ars Technica)

 
US Trademarks

Professor Sean O’Connor criticises PTO’s registration of AT&T’s signal bar design (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

 
US Trade Marks – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Ninth lawsuit against Google over AdWords: Rosetta Stone v Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Las Vegas Trademark Attorney)

 

 

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