Online Global Week in Review 1 January 2010 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:

District Court C D California finds isoHunt guilty of inducing copyright infringement: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc et al v Gary Fung et al (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica) (Michael Geist) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

National Arbitration Forum: Small Toronto firms beats Google in domain name dispute: Groovle v Google (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica)

 
Global
Global – General

It’s the silly season but this is ridiculous (IP Think Tank)

Year end wishes for 2010 (ipeg)

 
Global – Copyright

Conduit bans Torrent and P2P words on browser toolbars (TorrentFreak)

uTorrent users double to 52 million in a year despite legal setbacks for The Pirate Bay, Mininova and isoHunt (TorrentFreak)

Top tier BitTorrent sites suffer pain in 2009 (TorrentFreak)

Cory Doctorow, how to destroy the book (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

 
Canada

Canadian Government convinces German ISP to shut down environmental parody sites (Michael Geist)

 
China

Bejing court tells Mian Mian and Google to hold talks on settlement and report back to court (1709 Copyright Blog) (IPKat)

 
India

Intermediary liability and the IT Amendment Act (Spicy IP)

 
Italy

BitTorrent sites may be censored in Italy – Supreme Court rules that ISPs can be forced to block BitTorrent sites, even if not hosted in Italy or operated by Italian citizens (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

Piracy surcharge set to force 40,000 households offline (TorrentFreak)

UK lawyers drop ‘non-viable’ file-sharing cases (TorrentFreak)

Licences for links: Meltwater and the NLA (1709 Copyright Blog)

The Digital Economy Bill – is the consumer fitting the bill? (IPKat)

 
United States
US General

November and December 2009 – quick links of all the top stories (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 
US Patents

If nothing else, patent attorneys will follow the semantics – machine-or-transformation standard and claim terms (ISinIP)

 

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Nokia – Nokia hurls new salvo in spat with Apple, complains to ITC (Ars Technica) (ITC)

 
US Copyright

US Legislators cannot trust claims that 37% of the DMCA takedown notices that Google receives fail to state “valid copyright claims” (IPcentral)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

District Court C D California finds isoHunt guilty of inducing copyright infringement: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc et al v Gary Fung et al (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica) (Michael Geist) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

National Arbitration Forum: Small Toronto firms beats Google in domain name dispute: Groovle v Google (Michael Geist) (Ars Technica)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Thrombin JM – Pharma company avoids injunction by dropping competitive keyword ads: King v ZymoGenetics (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 

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