Online Global Week in Review 11 Sept 09 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

US Copyright Office, Public Knowledge, national coalition of authors and others oppose Google Book Search court settlement (Excess Copyright) (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (EFF) (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat)

Featured Artists Coalition, British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Music Producers Guild join forces to prevent a three-strikes disconnection regime being implemented in UK (TorrentFreak) (1709 Copyright Blog)

Pirate Bay buyer kicked off Swedish stock market (TorrentFreak)

 
Global
Global – Copyright

Goodbye, DRM; hello ‘stealable’ digital personal property (Ars Technica)

YouTube tears up the play book: High noon or rising sun? (IP finance)

 
Global – Trade Marks and Domain Names

INTA tilts at new internationalised gTLDs and ccTLDs coming in 2010 (Australian Trade Marks Law Blog)

 
Global – Patents

Microsoft tries to bully the world – Microsoft call for a single ‘world patent’ (Blawg IT)

 
Australia

AFACT objects to Internet Industry Association’s amicus curiae application in proceedings against iiNet (TorrentFreak)

Opening Access to Australian archives (IP:KCE)
 
Canada
Canada – General

Century 21 Canada claims Zoocasa is ‘scraping’ information from its sites (Michael Geist)

 
Canada – Copyright Reform

Clement confirms timeline for Copyright Bill may be Spring 2010 (Michael Geist)

Final copyright consultation roundtable summary: who said what (Michael Geist)

The missing roundtable transcripts (Michael Geist)

Six days left: Canadian net users caught as copyright consultation nears conclusion (Michael Geist) (TorrentFreak)

Copyright consultation submission summary: Over 4,000 posted through 31 August (Michael Geist)

CCER posts copyright submission (Michael Geist)

Bell: Why don’t content owners sue our subscribers? (Michael Geist)

David Basskin of CPCC and Howard Knopf debate proposed ‘iPod tax’ (Excess Copyright)

 
China

China’s new online music rules a headache for search engines (Ars Technica)

 
Europe

Pirate Party, Green Party join forces to discuss Telecoms Package (IPKat)

Europe’s leading deep packet inspection vendor open-sources traffic detection engine (Ars Technica)

$125m in the kitty, but who will get the cream? Google announces that it will exclude from US Google Book Search settlement all European books still commercially available (IPKat)

Patents, pirates and programs – a random thought? – Which European jurisdictions likely to be most or least resistant to assaults on validity of software patents? (PatLit)

 
Germany

AdWord addendum: Court order by the Higher Regional Court of Braunschweig (Class 46)

German Pirate Party surging to 3% share on votes, polls suggest (BLOG@IP::JUR)

 
Mexico

Pirated artist orders police raid on Sony Music office (TorrentFreak)

 
New Zealand

New Zealand government promoting open data (Creative Commons)

 
Sweden

IFPI prepares IPRED complaints against file-sharers (TorrentFreak)

Pirate Bay buyer kicked off Swedish stock market (TorrentFreak)

Tip-off sees bailiffs sail off in Pirate Bay buyer’s boat (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

Questionable statistics – How UK government spun 136 people into 7 million illegal file-sharers (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica)

Featured Artists Coalition, British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and Music Producers Guild join forces to prevent a three-strikes disconnection regime being implemented (TorrentFreak) (1709 Copyright Blog)

Record labels fear Virgin’s plan to offer unlimited DRM-free music at fixed monthly rate (TorrentFreak)

ACS Law poised to bring first file-sharing court case in Britain (TorrentFreak) (1709 Copyright Blog)

PRS and You Tube settle licence fees dispute (1709 Copyright Blog)

Video Performance Limited loses key Copyright Tribunal case (1709 Copyright Blog)

 
United States

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Microsoft – CAFC grants Microsoft stay of injunction against Word; i4i files response brief at CAFC (IP Watchdog) (Innovationpartners) (Managing Intellectual Property) (Washington State Patent Law Blog)

Netex – Netex obtains patent for search optimisation; may challenge Google and Yahoo (The IP Factor)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

Pre-release music pirates face 4 years in prison, 250k fine (Ars Technica)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Flickr – Blogger, Flickr improve DMCA takedown policies with some help from EFF (EFF)

Google – US Copyright Office, Public Knowledge, national coalition of authors and others oppose Google Book Search court settlement (Excess Copyright) (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (EFF) (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (1709 Copyright Blog)

 

 

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