Online Global Week in Review 8 October 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:

France: Three strikes law delayed by French data protection commission CNIL (Ars Technica) (Michael Geist)

France considering ‘Google tax’ to support dying media (Ars Technica)

UK: Dozens of amendments proposed to Digital Economy Bill, includes requirement for copyright-holders to prove piracy losses (Michael Geist) (1709 Copyright Blog) (TorrentFreak)

Bono puts policing piracy into his next decade top 10 (TorrentFreak) (Public Knowledge) (Ars Technica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (1709 Copyright Blog)

 
Global
Global – Copyright

The word is out on World’s Fair Use Day! (Public Knowledge) (Creative Commons)

Five BitTorrent predictions for 2010 (TorrentFreak)

Dramatic BitTorrent site shutdowns of the decade (TorrentFreak)

Goodbye Sweden, hello Ukraine: bulletproof havens for your holidays – internet pirates preferred havens (1709 Copyright Blog)

Most pirated movie of 2009… makes heaps of money (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

3D movies and copyright infringement: missing the point once again (China Hearsay)

Bono puts policing piracy into his next decade top 10 (TorrentFreak) (Public Knowledge) (Ars Technica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (1709 Copyright Blog)

Global Game Jam Internacional 2010 – is this the X factor of the video game production? – IP ownership (IP tango)

Publishers fear eBook piracy but shouldn’t – discussion of CNN Tech article (TorrentFreak) (Innovationpartners)

 
Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Twelve most tarnished brands in tech (Technologizer)

 
Brazil

Copyright reform in Brazil: challenges of the digital age? (IP tango)

 
Canada

Ten players who will shape tech law and policy in 2010 (Michael Geist)

IP and internet law in 2010 – issues to watch out for (IPblog)

Pollara changes its tune on music downloading (Michael Geist)

Canadian writers petition against Google Book Search settlement (Michael Geist)

The Mad Hatter calls out CRIA lobbyist Sookman (Michael Geist)

Canada says ‘no’ to Yes Men website – Canadian government has German ISP block hoax site, blocks 4500 other too (Ars Technica)

 
China

Student guilty of copyright infringement for illegal game servers (Lehman, Lee & Xu)

‘Brick by brick’ tort law supplementary to IPR law in case of IPR infringements (IP Dragon)

 
Finland

Record label stops signing artists because of piracy (TorrentFreak)

 
France

France considering ‘Google tax’ to support dying media (Ars Technica)

Three strikes law delayed by French data protection commission CNIL (Ars Technica) (Michael Geist)

Six ways file-sharers will neutralize 3 strikes (TorrentFreak)

 
Swedish

Hollywood appeals decision not to shutdown OpenBitTorrent (TorrentFreak)

Rednex diss record labels, partner with the Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

Dozens of amendments proposed to UK Digital Economy Bill, includes requirement for copyright-holders to prove piracy losses (Michael Geist) (1709 Copyright Blog) (TorrentFreak)

Middleborough Crown Court: Trial against OiNK admin Alan Ellis begins (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

UK 3 strikes to cost £500 million and add £25 a year to ISP bills (Excess Copyright)

Money Expert: Industry should compete with music piracy (TorrentFreak)

 
Venezuela

Violent video games and toys are banned – illegal sale of pirate video games not touched (IP tango)

 
United States
US General

47 USC 230 Year-in-Review for 2009 (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 
US Patents – Decisions

District Court N D Illinois: Possible mistake allows correction of inventorship claim to survive: Memorylink Corp. v Motorola, Inc. (IP Litigation Blog)

District Court E D Virginia: Stay pending reexam denied because a stay would result in ‘more significant’ prejudice given the Court’s overall speed in disposing patent cases: Telecommunication Systems, Inc. v. Sybase 365, Inc. (Docket Report)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Nokia – Nokia files new 337 complaint against Apple regarding certain electronic devices, including mobile phones, portable music players and computers and adds an additional lawsuit (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Nokia – In addition to ITC complaint, Noklia files additional patent infringement suit against Apple in District Court Delaware (Ars Technica) (IPblog)

Prism Technologies – ITC institutes investigation regarding certain authentication systems, including software and handheld electronic devices based on complaint of Prism against Research in Motion (ITC 337 Law Blog) (ITC 337 Law Blog)

 
US Copyright

Nothing to celebrate on Public Domain Day 2010 in the US (Ars Technica)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

District Court C D California summary judgment finding IsoHunt liable for inducing copyright infringement: Columbia Pictures Industries v Gary Fung (IP Osgoode)

District Court Maine: DMCA 512(f) claim dismissed on jurisdictional grounds – Project DoD v. Federici (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Mininova uploader gets three years probation (TorrentFreak)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Activision – Activision responds in Federal Court to lawsuit filed by No Doubt over use of the band’s likeness in ‘Band Hero’: No Doubt v Activision Publishing Inc (Patent Arcade)

Apple – A look at Apple’s love for DRM and consumer lock-ins (Ars Technica)

Beneficial Innovations – Beneficial Innovations files suit in the Eastern District of Texas accusing several entities of wilfully infringing network gaming system patent: Beneficial Innovations Inc v Blockdot Inc et al (Patent Arcade)

Cybersitting – Cybersitting claims USD 2.25 billion for allegedly pirated code in Green Dam (IP Dragon) (China Hearsay)

National Music Publishers Association – NMPA members settle copyright suit brought against operators of unlicensed LyricWiki database of song lyrics (1709 Copyright Blog)

Reverbxl – Furious copyright holder harasses torrent site admins (TorrentFreak)

RIAA – Tenenbaum requests new trial – Damages excessive, Labels made me do it! (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica) (1709 Copyright Blog)

Seagate – Ex-employee says Seagate pilfered MIT spinout Convolve’s IP (Technology Transfer Tactics)

Ultimate Fighting Championship – UFC says it will not only sue sites but individual downloaders (TorrentFreak)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

CAFC reverses TTAB: Website specimen of use need not include a picture: In re Michael Sones (TTABlog)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

US Chamber of Commerce – Political parodists strike back against US Chamber of Commerce – move to dismiss improper trademark claims, defend free speech (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

 

 

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