Online Global Week in Review 26 February 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:

ACTA’s Internet chapter leaks (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (IP Watch) (Michael Geist) (The Gray Blog) (Michael Geist)

Australia: Appeal lodged in iiNet case (IP Whiteboard) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

The annual ‘301’ show – USTR calls for comment – 21 reasons why Canadian Copyright Law is already stronger than USA’s (Excess Copyright) (Excess Copyright) (Ars Technica) (Michael Geist) (IPKat) (Michael Geist)

Japan: Search engine copyright exception in violation of Berne convention (Lenz Blog) (Lenz Blog) (Lenz Blog)

 
Global
Global – Copyright

ACTA’s Internet chapter leaks (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (IP Watch) (Michael Geist) (The Gray Blog) (Michael Geist)

ACTA negotiators: Maximal protection proposals unlikely in final text (IP Watch)

Cory Doctorow on ACTA (Michael Geist)

Conference: Access to knowledge, human rights can learn from each other (IP Watch)

Can Google secure a safe haven for BitTorrent sites? (TorrentFreak)

Piracy as a social movement? (IP Osgoode)

 
Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Google – the real profiteer of ‘typosquatting’ (Las Vegas Trademark Attorney)

 
Australia

Appeal lodged in iiNet case (IP Whiteboard) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

 
Canada

The annual ‘301’ show – USTR calls for comment – 21 reasons why Canadian Copyright Law is already stronger than USA’s (Excess Copyright) (Ars Technica) (Michael Geist) (IPKat) (Michael Geist)

World’s leading tech and internet companies: Don’t blame Canada on copyright (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

Canadian software piracy rate drops 2% to record low (Michael Geist)

Angus: What we don’t know about ACTA (Michael Geist)

The IIPA’s opposition to open source software (Michael Geist)

The greatest patent sale ever may be on the cards – Nortel sell-off (IAM) 

 
China

Chinese programmer fingered in Google attacks (Ars Technica)

Chinese scientists worry about Google pullout (Ars Technica)

Intel victim of cyberattacks at the same time as Google (Ars Technica)

Baidu found to infringe with lyric use (1709 Copyright Blog)

Security tight at Apple’s China manufacturing facilities (China Hearsay)

MIIT takes measures to improve internet domain name system safety and security (China Blawg)

 
Europe

Google faces EU competition enquiry (Managing IP) (Ars Technica)

EU data protection supervisor warns against ACTA, calls 3 strikes disproportionate (Michael Geist)

Trade mark law and the internet: the IBIL seminar (IPKat)

 
France

If you can’t beat them, change the law! – Trade Marks Directive (2008/95/EC) and Google AdWords (Domain Name)

 
Germany

RapidShare ordered to proactively filter book titles (TorrentFreak)

 
Japan

Search engine copyright exception in violation of Berne convention (Lenz Blog) (Lenz Blog) (Lenz Blog)

 
Latin America

Kindle expands to other Latin languages (IP tango)

 
Mexico

First survey of piracy (IP tango)

 
New Zealand

New Zealand introduces Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill (TorrentFreak)

 
Sweden

Investigation on leaked Pirate Bay verdict closes (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

UK says ‘No’ to disconnecting file-sharers, sort of (TorrentFreak)

 
United States
US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google hit with another antitrust lawsuit. Does it have Microsoft ties? Google v. myTriggers (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 
US Patents – Decisions

District Court N D California: Delay filing suit and failure to seek preliminary injunction negate claim of prejudice from stay pending reexam: Network Appliance Inc v Sun Microsystems Inc (Docket Report)

District Court N D Ohio: Plaintiff not required to limit number of asserted claims: EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC et al v. T-Mobile USA, Inc (Docket Report)

District Court E D Texas: Claims containing ‘control means’ element were indefinite for failing to disclose ‘steps of Algorithm executed by the microprocessor’: Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. et al. (Docket Report)

District Court E D Texas: Sanctions ruling from Chief Judge Folsom – $100,000 for failure to timely disclose a crucial document: ESN, LLC v. Cisco, (EDTexweblog.com)

District Court Delaware: Cordance wins JMOL in Amazon One-Click patent suit: Cordance Corporation v. Amazon.com (Washington State Patent Law Blog)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Activision – Patent Compliance Group files qui tam action against Activision (Patent Arcade)

Google – Inside Google’s first patent trial: Function Media, L.L.C. v. Google, Inc. et al (Prior Art)

 
US Copyright

Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator seeks public comment on its priorities (Public Knowledge) (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica)

Piracy isn’t killing the movie industry, greed is (TorrentFreak)

Web-Sheriff mistakenly targets legal torrent site (TorrentFreak)

Copyright Reform Act tries fixing fair use with seven word (Ars Technica)

Public Knowledge response to NBCU on content filtering (Public Knowledge)

Free Software Foundation submission on USTR Special 301 (Michael Geist)

Practical advice for music bloggers worried about DMCA takedown censorship (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Walmart buys Vudu, becoming a disruptive peer-to-peer video provider (Public Knowledge)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Decision on Google Books must wait (IP Watch)

Google Book search settlement: updating the numbers Part 1 & 2 (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

isoHunt – isoHunt to appeal in MPAA lawsuit, sees the lite (TorrentFreak)

Microsoft – Secret Microsoft doc leaks, DMCA notice fails to contain it (Ars Technica)

MPAA – Dark Knight cammer gets 2 years in prison (TorrentFreak)

RIAA – Tenenbaum: $675,000 is absurd when I caused $21 in losses (Ars Technica)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Google AdWords contract upheld again, causing a venue transfer: Flowbee v. Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Yelp – Yelp facing class-action lawsuit over extortive ‘ad sales’ (Ars Technica)

 

 

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