Online Global Week in Review 18 Sept 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:

French National Assembly passes new 3 strikes anti-piracy bill (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Intellectual Property Watch)

CAFC affirms jury verdict that Microsoft’s Outlook software infringed Alcatel-Lucent patent, but finds jury award of $357.6 million damages unreasonable: Lucent Technologies, Inc v Gateway, Inc (IPKat) (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog) (Washington State Patent Law Blog) (Inventive Step) (S&F) (Managing Intellectual Property) (Patently-O)

District Court C D California: Safe harbor applies to Veoh – big win for online video: UMG v Veoh (Ars Technica) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (EFF)

 
Global
Global – General

Software Freedom Day – 19 September (Creative Commons)

Do Twitter’s new terms of service forsake third party developers? (Internet Cases)

 
Global – Trade Marks

Non-commercial groups oppose changes in ICANN Committee (Intellectual Property Watch)

 
Global – Patents

Lord Hoffman in agreement with Tufty the Cat on software patents? (IPKat)

 
Australia

Minister: BitTorrent will not be blocked by Aussie filter (TorrentFreak)

 
Canada

Copyright consultation: Michael Geist’s submission (Michael Geist)

New copyright consultation submissions of note (Michael Geist)

Canadian copyright law: Charting the change (Michael Geist)

Has someone hit the delete key on Canada’s digitization strategy? (Michael Geist)

Independent game software developer’s open letter to Entertainment Software Association of Canada on copyright reform (Michael Geist)

Woodrow Wilson Canadian © event: Dialogue, debate, or duet? (Excess Copyright)

The Canadian Private Copying Collective heavy iPod levy (IP Osgoode)

 
China

Pirated teaching materials threaten health of China’s youth (TorrentFreak)

 
Europe

Intel files appeal with CFI against €1.06 billion antitrust fine arguing EC failed to show consumer harm (Ars Technica)

EUbusiness reports ‘Google removes European titles from digital book deal’(Lenz Blog)

 
France

National Assembly passes new 3 strikes anti-piracy bill (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Intellectual Property Watch)

Tribunal de Grande Instance Paris: Domain name registrars exempt from trade mark liability (Intellectual Property Watch)

 
Germany

Kiosk of Piracy: Offline copy of The Pirate Bay made open to public in WiFi radius around it (TorrentFreak)

District court orders retailer to compensate Sony anti-piracy rootkit victim (TorrentFreak)

 
Israel

ALIS (Israel’s equivalent to MPAA) goes after premier subtitling site (TorrentFreak)

 
Japan

Japanese RIAA wants server-side music DRM for mobile phones (Ars Technica)

 
Korea

Porn studios set to target 65,000 movie uploaders (TorrentFreak)

 
Sweden

ISP appeals decision forcing it to disconnect Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak)

New Pirate Bay host gets Hollywood threats in 20 minutes – maybe Open Internet, new fighting fund, can help? (TorrentFreak)

It’s time to sink The Pirate Bay, and replace it (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

 ‘Label executive’ arrested in DV8 music piracy investigation (TorrentFreak)

UK music industry preparing to back down on three strikes proposals (Michael Geist)

3.9M or 7M? Behind the dodgy file-sharing numbers (Ars Technica)

 
United States
US General

DoJ decides Microsoft-Yahoo deal deserves more scrutiny (Ars Technica)

Phelps to stand down at Microsoft at month’s end (IAM)

 
US Patents

Open Innovation Network patent purchase is good news for Microsoft (IAM)

 
US Patents – Decisions

CAFC affirms jury verdict that Microsoft’s Outlook software infringed Alcatel-Lucent patent, but finds jury award of $357.6 million damages unreasonable: Lucent Technologies, Inc v Gateway, Inc (IPKat) (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog) (Washington State Patent Law Blog) (Inventive Step) (S&F) (Managing Intellectual Property) (Patently-O)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Microsoft – Microsoft files reply in i4i case (Washington State Patent Law Blog)

 
US Copyright

RIAA asks schoolkids to assist with propaganda (EFF)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

District Court C D California: Safe harbor applies to Veoh – Big win for online video: UMG v Veoh (Ars Technica) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (EFF)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Copyright Office slams Google Book deal, Google opens up scans to rivals (Ars Technica)

 
US Trade Marks

OneOk sues Twitter over name-squatting, then drops suit (The Trademark Blog)

 

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