Online Global Week in Review 6 Nov 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:

ACTA Internet chapter: Putting the pieces together (Michael Geist) (BLOG@IP::JUR) (EEF) (PC World) (TorrentFreak) (IP Watch)

ICANN approves introduction of non-Latin script top level domains (IP Think Tank) (Class 46) (IP Watch) (Managing Intellectual Property) (The Trademark Blog) (ipblog.ca) (China Hearsay)

Pirate Party gets second seat in European Parliament (TorrentFreak) (IP Watch)

File-sharers protected under proposed EU legislation – Deadlock broken on Telecoms Reform Package (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica)

 
Global
Global – Copyright

ACTA Internet chapter: Putting the pieces together (Michael Geist) (BLOG@IP::JUR) (EEF) (PC World) (TorrentFreak) (IP Watch)

Big Content: Using ‘moral panics’ to change copyright law (Ars Technica)

The other side of piracy – ContentSutra op-ed on the pros of internet piracy (Spicy IP)

Record labels keep blaming P2P, but it’s a hard sell (Ars Technica)

 
Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

ICANN approves introduction of non-Latin script top level domains (IP Think Tank) (Class 46) (IP Watch) (Managing Intellectual Property) (The Trademark Blog) (ipblog.ca) (China Hearsay)

10th anniversary of WIPO UDRP (Excess Copyright)

I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER wins against icanhashotdog.com (IPKat)

Metatags, adwords, killing kittens and the cat-dog dichotomy (IPKat)

Prof Graeme Dinwoodie ‘A Comparative Analysis of Liability for Keyword Advertising’ (IP Osgoode)

 
Australia

AFACT v iiNet trial updates (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

 
Canada

ACTA: Time to walk away? (Excess Copyright)

Bill C-61 and DRM: How the Canadian Constitution ensures a balance of copyrights (IP Osgoode)

Counterfeit goods: Statutory and punitive damages: Microsoft Corporation v 1276916 Ontario Ltd et al (Canadian Trademark Blog)

 
Denmark

DRM breaker reports himself to anti-piracy group (TorrentFreak)

 
Europe

Pirate Party gets second seat in European Parliament (TorrentFreak) (IP Watch)

File-sharers protected under proposed EU legislation – Deadlock broken on Telecoms Reform Package (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica)

Rest of Europe about to yield to HADOPI’s siren song? (IP Watch)

 
Germany

BGH rules on liability for links and adwords (IPKat)

 
India

Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 now in force – ISP liability (Spicy IP) (Spicy IP)

 
Israel

Round table on software patents at the Israel Patent Office (The IP Factor)

Invitation to submit briefs to IPO re software patent policy in Israel (The IP Factor)

Central District Court rules that film download site be taken down and fines owner/operator: Organization for Protecting Cinematographical Creations (1993) & Ors v Dan Asulin (The IP Factor)

 
Latin America

Facebook looking to target Latin American market (IP tango)

 
Norway

Consumer group irate over Kindle, e-book tie-in (Ars Technica)

IFPI vs Telenor: Pirate Bay blocking decision delayed (TorrentFreak)

UK-T shut down for good, database deleted (TorrentFreak)

 
Russia

Cyrillic domain names – the new way forward (Class 46)

 
Sweden

Swedish judge to Pirate Bay admins: shut down or face fines (Ars Technica)

Cyber Norms project survey finds millions of file-sharers hide their identities online (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

UK IPO and BIS announce strategy for copyright in the digital age (1709 Copyright Blog)

UK study finds downloaders spend more on music (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica)

 
United States
US Patents – Decisions

BPAI gives green light to nixing ‘black bo&xrsquo; software patents under 35 USC 112: Ex Parte Rodriguez (precedential) (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog)

District Court Delaware: Microsoft denied declaratory judgment jurisdiction a second time in patent dispute with WebXchange (Washington State Patent Law Blog)

How to win $25 million in a patent suit and end up with a whole lot less – DeepNine’s patent win against McAfee (The Prior Art)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Red Bend files patent infringement suit against Google over technology used in Chrome browser (The IP Factor)

 
US Copyright

5 million ‘Star Trek’ pirates vs 1 FCC broadband plan (Ars Technica)

Does the RIAA let defaulters off the hook? (Ars Technica)

DVR: the new player piano (Public Knowledge) (EFF)

MPAA propaganda hits ’60 Minutes’ (TorrentFreak)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

BlueBeat.com – Judge grants EMI’s request for injunction against BlueBeat.com, a US firm selling Beatles tracks online (Ars Technica) (Ars Technica) (Ars Technica)

 
US Trademarks

Keyword advertising after Rescuecom (IP Frontline)

 
US Trade Marks – Lawsuits and strategic steps

M Holdings – The M Resort files cybersquatting action against Hu Mei Lei (Las Vegas Trademark Attorney)

 

 

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