Online Global Week in Review 9 Apr 2010 from IP Think Tank

Here is Think IP Strategy’s weekly selection of top Online intellectual property news breaking in the blogosphere and internet.

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Highlights this week included:

UK passes Digital Economy Bill (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak) (IP Watch) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Ars Technica)

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rules FCC had no right to sanction Comcast for P2P blocking (Ars Technica) (EFF) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (TorrentFreak) (IP Spotlight)

District Court Utah: Jury confirms Novell owns Unix copyrights – Linux remains free: SCO Group v Novell (eLegal) (Tangible IP) (Ars Technica) (Eyes on IP)

Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirms dismissal of infringement cause, remands false advertisement: Tiffany v eBay (The Trademark Blog) (IPKat) (IPKat) (EFF)

 
Global
Global – General

International Telecommunications Union in a converging world: Interview with ITU strategist Alexander Ntoko (IP Watch)

 
Global – Copyright

Format shifting dead trees: can e-book piracy be ethical? (Ars Technica)

How to thrive among pirates – a look at film industry in China, Nigeria and India (The Technium)

 
Canada

Government plans national digital economy consultation (Michael Geist)

Transcript Canadian Heritage Committee hearing on new media posted (Michael Geist)

RCMP arrests man for modifying game console (Michael Geist)

 
Europe

The truth about ACTA – Michael Geist’s speech at European Parliament hearing on ACTA (Michael Geist)

 
India

Arguments against software patents in India (Spicy IP)

 
Israel

In aggregation case, Israeli court says online ads aren’t copyrightable (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 
Spain

Piracy rampant among Spanish government officials (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

Anti-piracy lawyers vandalize Wikipedia page (TorrentFreak)

Digital Economy Bill passes (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak) (IP Watch) (1709 Copyright Blog) (Ars Technica)

 
United States
US General

Barclay Capital Inc. v. TheFlyOnTheWall.com: Hot news doctrine alive and kicking; will news aggregators be next? (Citizen Media Law Project)

Is permission needed to retweet hot news? – Laura Malone of Associated Press speaks at FTC conference on future of news (Ars Technica)

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rules FCC had no right to sanction Comcast for P2P blocking (Ars Technica) (EFF) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (TorrentFreak) (IP Spotlight)

 
US Patents – Decisions

CAFC rules AdWords doesn’t infringe bidding patent: Bid for Position, LLC v AOL, LLC et al (Ars Technica)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Bergstrom – District Court N D Illinois refuses unnecessarily burdensome restrictions on source code production: Bergstrom v Glacier Bay, Inc (Chicago Intellectual Property Law Blog)

Microsoft – Microsoft files new 337 complaint against Datel Design and Development regarding certain game controllers (ITC 337 Law Blog)

T-Mobile – Motion to transfer denied, citing Texas connections and governing law: Calypso Wireless v T-Mobile USA Inc (EDTexweblog.com)

 
US Copyright

Copyright industry: Copyrights trump human rights? – USTR Special 301 (Public Knowledge)

DMCA takedowns: Trampling on free speech rights? (Ars Technica)

Get your e-book on the iPad (and keep the royalties) (Ars Technica)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

District Court N D California: Facebook preliminarily wins copyright lawsuit over third party app: Miller v Facebook (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

District Court Utah: Jury confirms Novell owns Unix copyrights – Linux remains free: SCO Group v Novell (eLegal) (Tangible IP) (Ars Technica) (Eyes on IP)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Visual artists file class action against Google over plans to make digital copies of millions of books: ASMP et al v Google (The Trademark Blog)

isoHunt – isoHunt redirects US visitors to Lite version (TorrentFreak)

Linden Lab – Fair use gets a fair shake in Second Life – Linden Lab releases updated Terms of Service (EFF)

 
US Trademarks & Domain Names

DNAttorney.com study reveals imbalance in UDRP panellist participation and outcomes at National Arbitration Foundation (UDRPlaw.net)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirms dismissal of infringement cause, remands false advertisement: Tiffany v eBay (The Trademark Blog) (Trade mark infringement – IPKat) (False advertising – IPKat) (EFF)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Facebook – Facebook shuts down ‘Facebook Ultimate’ iPad app over alleged trademark infringement (Phosita)

Microsoft – Typosquatter defendant says Microsoft’s settlement offer amounts to extortion (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

 

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