Online Global Week in Review 23 October 2009 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:

Google book digitisation prompts EU to rethink copyright – EC communication on ‘Copyright in the Knowledge Economy’ (Ars Technica) (IP Watch) (Managing IP)

China Written Works Copyright Society objects to Google settlement (IP Dragon) (China Hearsay)

French Conseil Constitutionnel rules country’s new and improved internet disconnection law is now legal (Ars Technica)

UK All Party Parliamentary Communications Group oppose three-strikes internet plan (Managing IP) (Michael Geist) (TorrentFreak)

Misuse of a patent pool: En banc Federal Circuit to decide whether CD-R/RW patentees improperly sequestered alternative technologies: Princo Corp v ITC (Patently-O) (Filewrapper)

 
Global
Global – General

The GPL and you. Don’t be confused. (IP Think Tank)

Get ready for the real time web (BlawgIT)

 
Global – Copyright

New gTLDS: ICANN’s proposal to protect trade mark owners rights: make noise before 22 November 2009 (Class 46)

CC licensed photos and the International Olympic Committee (Creative Commons)

 
Brazil

Rio 2016: broadcasting rights were sold months ago (IP tango)

 
Canada

A real Canadian copyright debate (Excess Copyright)

Licence agreements and ownerships: second hand sales of software (IP Osgoode)

Canadian Universities too closed minded on open access (Michael Geist)

 
Chile

Google facing court battle on copyright over failure to remove infringing material from YouTube (IP tango)

 
China

China Written Works Copyright Society objects to Google settlement (IP Dragon) (China Hearsay)

Tomatolei.com copyright infringement case: four sentenced to imprisonment (Business Software Alliance)

P2P file share and internet tv’s – winning buyers in China despite piracy concerns (China Hearsay)

 
Europe

Google book digitisation prompts EU to rethink copyright – EC communication on ‘Copyright in the Knowledge Economy’ (Ars Technica) (IP Watch) (Managing IP)

EU: simpler music licensing in sight? – Joint statement from the Online Commerce Roundtable participants on ‘Gerneral principles for the online distribution of music’ (1709 Copyright Blog)

Enforcement of rights on the internet in Belarus and Ukraine (Class 46)

Nokia sues Apple, says iPhone infringes patents (Ars Technica)

 
France

Conseil Constitutionnel rules country’s new and improved internet disconnection law is now legal (Ars Technica)

 
Japan

Winny developer acquitted – Japanese Court quashes conviction over file-sharing software (Lenz Blog)

 
Netherland

Court orders The Pirate Bay to delete torrents (TorrentFreak)

 
Qatar

Al Jazeera blogs go CC (Creative Commons)

 
Spain

Anti-piracy group aims for huge Bit Torrent site purge (TorrentFreak)

The government is giving some thoughts on online IP infringement (Class 46)

 
Sweden

Pirate Bay takes bias claim to Supreme Court (TorrentFreak)

Pirate Bay appeal postponed til Summer 2010 (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4 set to drop a file-sharing bomb on digital Britain (TorrentFreak)

70% of British public oppose disconnecting file-sharers (TorrentFreak)

UK All Party Parliamentary Communications Group oppose three-strikes internet plan (Managing IP) (Michael Geist) (TorrentFreak)

ISP filches open WiFi in fight against three-strikes law (Ars Technica)

Proposed anti-piracy legislation is flawed, ISP TalkTalk says (TorrentFreak)

Leading UK cinema implements MPAA laptop ban (TorrentFreak)

Copyright threats against compulsive singer withdrawn (TorrentFreak)

 
United States
US General

White House shares the ACTA internet text with 42 Washington insiders, under non-disclosure agreements (KEI)

News is not the issue, advertising is – News industry woes (Singularity Law)

 
US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

District Court C D California: Domain names as property subject to creditor claims: Bosh v Zavala (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 
US Patents

Academics debate patent “exhaustion doctrine” – Quanta Computer Inc v LG Electronics Inc (IP Watch)

 
US Patents – Decisions

District Court N D Illinois: Whether software operates in one or three modes is a question of fact: Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC v Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc (Chicago Intellectual Property Law Blog)

District Court E D Kentucky: Was this award for counsel fees ‘exceptional’ or less?: iLor v Google (ISinIP)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Princo – Misuse of a patent pool: En banc Federal Circuit to decide whether CD-R/RW patentees improperly sequestered alternative technologies: Princo Corp v ITC (Patently-O) (Filewrapper)

 
US Copyright

Radio ‘pay to play’ law ready for vote in House, Senate (Ars Technica)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

District Court N D California decision in Louis Vuitton Malletier SA v Arkanoc Solutions, Inc et al – ISPs not just tubes (IP Osgoode)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Chamber of Commerce – Chamber of Commerce takes aim at Yes Men – tries to take down parody site after embarrassing prank (EFF)

Facebook – Power.com’s motion to dismiss denied in battle over whether Power.com can allow its users to access user data on Facebook’s network (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Google – EFF urges court to ensure fairness in Google Book Search settlement amendment process (EFF)

 
US Trade Marks – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Texas International Property Associates – Nevada District Court dismisses some of Texas domainer’s counterclaims against World Market Centre (Las Vegas Trademark Attorney)

 

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