Online Global Week in Review 4 Dec 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:

EU ACTA analysis leaks: confirms plans for global DMCA, encourages 3 strikes model (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

Paris court orders eBay €1.7 million to LVMH for failing to enforce injunction barring sale of LVHM products on eBay in France (Managing Intellectual Property) (Class 46) (IPKat)

 
Global
Global – General

EU ACTA analysis leaks: confirms plans for global DMCA, encourages 3 strikes model (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

Secret ACTA deal to change IT forever (Michael Geist)

Google public DNS: Discuss amongst yourselves (The Trademark Blog)

Window for open source companies have closed (Innovationpartners)

Can bespoke and generic software dance at the same software party? (IP finance)

 
Global – Copyright

Anti-piracy outfits demand cash without proof (TorrentFreak)

eBay supports Creative Commons again! (Creative Commons)

 
Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

ICANN to prohibit nonexistent-domain redirect for new TLDs (Ars Technica)

Domainers urge ICANN to halt fast-track UDRP (Managing Intellectual Property)

 
Australia

Aussie Pirate Party to shake up politics down under – Party seeking 500 founding members to be registered (TorrentFreak)

 
Canada

Clement on ACTA: Check out MichaelGeist.ca to learn more (Michael Geist)

CARFAC seeking royalty for images on National Gallery website (Michael Geist)

 
Czech

Cheap, cheaper, Czech: CAC to offer UDRP proceedings for EUR 500 (Class 46)

 
Denmark

Anti-piracy group to DRM breaker: OK to break the law (TorrentFreak)

Anti-piracy group refuses bait, DRM breaker goes to police (TorrentFreak)

 
Europe

European ‘wise men’ to take on Google Books (IPKat)

 
France

Paris court orders eBay €1.7 million to LVMH for failing to enforce injunction barring sale of LVHM products on eBay in France (Managing Intellectual Property) (Class 46) (IPKat)

 
India

Copyright infringement and ISP liability: a critical flaw in India’s IT Act (Spicy IP)

 
Israel

Jerusalem artist awarded statutory copyright and moral damages for pictorial displayed on internet site with signature of another artist (The IP Factor)

 
Netherlands

Mininova buries pirate booty in its index, aims to go legit (Ars Technica)

 
Spain

Spain mulls legislation to shutdown file-sharing sites – Draft Law on Sustainable Economy (TorrentFreak) (IP Solutions)

Hacktavists deface Spanish anti-piracy group website (TorrentFreak)

 
Sweden

Never back down – Pirate Bay adapts to stay alive (TorrentFreak)

GGF turnover up 270% and renewed interest in Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak)

Stockholm District Court refuses to order shutdown of OpenBitTorrent (TorrentFreak)

IFPI and Antipiratbyrån face file-sharing data scrutiny (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

Destabilising the UK’s digital economy (EFF)

Skype not Joltid from its licence (IPKat)

 
United States
US General – Decisions

District Court E D Missouri: Claims brought by Express Scripts data breach plaintiffs rejected on standing grounds – Amburg v Express Scrips, Inc (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 
US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – New instalment in Google AdWords saga: Habush Habush & Rottier base action on right to privacy statute (IP Whiteboard)

Zynga – Court grants Zynga’s initial request for temporary restraining order against Playdom and other defendants in trade secrets case (ipblog.ca)

 
US Patents
In defense of software patents (Patently-O)
 
US Patents – Decisions

CAFC affirms summary judgment of obviousness for bulk email patent: Perfect Web Technologies v. InfoUSA (Patently-O)

 
US Copyright

Bloggers denounce ‘parasite’ label at FTC summit regarding future of journalism (Ars Technica)

Using faulty data to demand settlements from innocent surfers – Princeton researcher wrongly accused (Ars Technica)

US Dept of Education funds Bookshare to make open textbooks accessible (Creative Commons)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Microsoft – The Xbox Live bans: A cautionary tale of the Terms of Service Agreement (EFF)

 
US Trade Marks – Decisions

District Court Minnesota: Competitive keywords advertiser wins at trial: Fair Isaac v Experian (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 

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