Online Global Week in Review 25 June 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:

S D New York: YouTube granted summary judgment on copyright infringement – no contributory liability: Viacom v YouTube (Copyright Litigation Blog) (1709 Blog) (IPKat) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Internet Cases) (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (TorrentFreak) (ipwars) (BlawgIT) (Copyrights and Campaigns)

Music biz wants Google to stop linking to the Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak) (1709 Blog)

Global
Global – Copyright

RapidShare kills reward program over piracy concerns (TorrentFreak)

File-sharing has weakened copyright—and helped society (Ars Technica)

Sign the ACTA communiqué and tell negotiators to protect your rights (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

More delay to ICANN introduction of new internet domains? (IP Watch)

More on new gTLDs (ipwars)

New gTLD draft applicant guidebook, v 4 and ‘An Economic Framework for the Analysis of gTLDs’ (Trademark Blog)

Brazil

Billion dollar damages for improper use of software – will the Superior Court of Justice uphold the first instance decision? (IP tango)

Canada

Bill C-32: The rights of photographers and performers (IP Osgoode)

All opposition parties seeking changes to C-32’s digital lock provisions (Michael Geist)

ESAC says C-32 needed to guard against video game cheating (Michael Geist)

Canadian court says music previews constitute ‘fair dealing’ (IP Whiteboard)

Software patents: Canadian update (IPblog)

Canadian Heritage committee releases interim digital media report (Michael Geist)

House of Commons breaks for the Summer, no C-32 Committee until fall (Michael Geist)

Opening up Canada’s digital economy strategy (Michael Geist)

Egypt

Egypt gets ccTLD up and running (Afro-IP)

Estonia

US goes after movie pirates in Estonia, counterfeiters in Tanzania (Ars Technica)

France

Scope of French ’3 Strikes’ P2P piracy monitoring confirmed (TorrentFreak)

Domain names dash of the ‘drum’: selection-biere.com and saveurbiere.com (Domain Name/Nom de domaine!)

Germany

Federal Supreme Court ruling – obviousness, person skilled in the art – Telekommunikationseinrichtung (telecommunication device) (EPLAW)

Federal Supreme Court ruling regarding technical nature of method in field of computer implemented inventions: Dynamische Dokumentengenerierung (dynamic document generation) (EPLAW)

Hungary

Police raids tear apart Hungarian BitTorrent scene (TorrentFreak)

India

Director furious as lawmakers watch pirate copy of hit movie (TorrentFreak)

Lithuania

Linkomanija user lives to fight again (1709 Blog)

Spain

Another file-sharing case fails – join the revolution or perish (TorrentFreak)

Sweden

Pirate Bay’s founding group ‘Piratbyrån’ disbands (TorrentFreak)

Three arrested in connection with ‘Darkside’ file-sharing servers (TorrentFreak)

Filmmaker tracks down Pirate Bay user, takes him to Court (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

Music biz wants Google to stop linking to the Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak) (1709 Blog)

Funding and flattr-y: new online business models under review (IP finance)

United States
US Patents

From Slashdot: Amazon gets a patent on ‘social networking system’ (IP Lawyers) (Tangible IP)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – Apple piles more patent infringement claims on HTC (ArsTechnica)

Apple – ALJ Gildea sets Markman procedure and orders technology stipulation in certain electronic devices (337-TA-701), matter brought by Nokia against Apple (ITC Law Blog)

Harmonix – Curtain call on Gibson v. Harmonix – settlement between parties (Patent Arcade)

US Copyright

Feds won’t get involved in ‘three strikes’, website blocking (Ars Technica)

‘Piracy is theft, clean and simple’ US Vice President says (TorrentFreak)

To revitalise journalism, expanding IP rights is not the answer (Public Knowledge)

Apple, give us a ‘Freedom of Choice’ button (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Has the Financial Times found its way to the online promised land? (IP finance)

Copyright Office – entertain suggestions of activities to be excluded from Digital Millennium Copyright Act – to its anti-circumvention rule (IPKat)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court S D New York: YouTube granted summary judgment on copyright infringement – no contributory liability: Viacom v YouTube (Copyright Litigation Blog) (1709 Blog) (IPKat) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Internet Cases) (Ars Technica) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (TorrentFreak) (ipwars) (BlawgIT) (Copyrights and Campaigns)

Court rejects RIAA’s arguments against 24 cent ringtone royalty rate: Recording Industry Ass’n of America, Inc. v. Librarian of Congress (Internet Cases) (Copyright Litigation Blog)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

EMI – More freshly squeezed lime: EMI April Music Inc. v. Lime Wire LLC (1709 Blog)

Eros – Eros file amended complaint against Linden Research alleging infringement of copyright and trade mark based on sale of virtual goods (Patent Arcade)

Henley, Don – Can the boys of summer get copyright protection?: Don Henley et al v Charles DeVore etc al (IP Whiteboard)

TheFlyOnTheWall.com – Google and Twitter pour cold water on ‘hot news’: Barclays v TheFlyOnTheWall.com (Ars Technica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US Copyright Group – P2P lawyers tell judge: suing 5,000 ‘Does’ at once is fine (ArsTechnica)

US Trademarks & Domain Names

Online keyword advertising: Misleading customers? Or providing alternatives? (IP Osgoode)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Amazon – Amazon’s importing Nestle’s ‘Smarties’ candy upsets US candy seller (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

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