Online Global Week in Review 16 April 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:

US government study: Counterfeiting and piracy data unreliable (Michael Geist) (Public Knowledge) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

Tech groups ask court to preserve DMCA safe harbors: Viacom v Youtube (Public Knowledge) (EFF) (Ars Technica)

The entertainment industry’s dystopia of the future – MPAA, RIAA joint submission to IP Enforcement Coordinator (EFF) (TorrentFreak)

 
Global
Global – General

Apple and closed systems: Is yesterday’s disadvantage today’s advantage? (IPKat)

 
Global – Copyright

eBook piracy ‘surges’ after iPad launch (TorrentFreak)

 
Canada

Final copyright consultation numbers: No repeat of Bill C-61 (Michael Geist)

Parliament votes to extend private copying levy in non-binding motion (Michael Geist)

 
China

The China iPad trademark auction that never was (China Hearsay)

Does China fit into the long tail scenario? (The China Vortex)

 
Europe

Kroes: Future Internet needs partnerships, standards (IP Watch)

Spotify – full house or flushed away? (1709 Copyright Blog)

 
Greece

Comparative advertising ignites passion in mobile telephony (Class 46)

 
Italy

IFPI upset as Italian minister admits he’s a file-sharer (TorrentFreak)

 
Netherlands

BREIN cites Newzbin defeat, shuts Dutch Usenet links site (TorrentFreak)

 
United Kingdom

ACS:Law anti-piracy hunt takes toll on legal profession (TorrentFreak)

Bad publicity forces lawyers out of anti-file sharing cases (TorrentFreak)

 
United States
US General

Comcast owes users $16 for P2P blocking; should they take it? (Ars Technica)

Hot news strikes again: site struggling after court decision: theflyonthewall.com case (Ars Technica)

 
US Patents – Decisions

CAFC: Policing priority: Nintendo escapes liability based on patentee’s failure to satisfy the written description requirement: Anascape, Ltd v Nintendo of America Inc. (Patently-O) (Patent Arcade)

 
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Nintendo – IA Labs files patent infringement suit against Nintendo relating to Wii devices and software (Patent Arcade)

 
US Copyright

How Twitter’s grant to the Library of Congress could be copyright-ok (Internet Cases)

Library of Congress: We’re archiving every tweet ever made (Ars Technica)

US government study: Counterfeiting and piracy data unreliable (Michael Geist) (Public Knowledge) (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

The entertainment industry’s dystopia of the future – MPAA, RIAA joint submission to IP Enforcement Coordinator (EFF) (TorrentFreak)

 
US Copyright – Decisions

District Court C D California: The law of avatars: Copyright Act doesn’t pre-empt state law governing Gwen Stefani’s Avatar: No Doubt v. Activision Publishing, Inc. (Copyright Litigation Blog)

 
US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – American Society of Media Photographers and Graphic Artist Guild file copyright infringement claim against Google over Google Books project (IPKat) (1709 Copyright Blog)

UMG Recordings – Veoh denied attorneys’ fees in UMG v Veoh: Does FRCP 68 apply to copyright cases? (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Copyright Litigation Blog)

YouTube – Tech groups ask court to preserve DMCA safe harbors: Viacom v Youtube (Public Knowledge) (EFF) (Ars Technica)

 
US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

9th Circuit applies California law to domain name ownership dispute and remands for determination of whether ‘innocent purchaser’ defense applies: CRS Recovery, Inc v Laxton (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

 

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