Online Global Week in Review 16 July 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.

Highlights this week included:
Court slashes Tenenbaum award by 90% on constitutional grounds: Sony v Tenenbaum (Copyrights & Campaigns) (1709 Blog) (ArsTechnica) (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Public Knowledge) (TorrentFreak) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Recording Industry vs. The People)

Please join the discussion by adding your comments on any of these stories, and please do let us know if you think we’ve missed something important, or if there is a source you think should be monitored.

Global

Global – General

Shades of irony? Skype blocks Fring, citing ‘misuse’ (ArsTechnica)

Australia

Holden wins the race in domain name dispute: GM Holden Ltd. v. Bradley John Lawless (IP Whiteboard)

Belgium

ISPs don’t have to block The Pirate Bay, Court rules (TorrentFreak)

Brazil

US could learn from Brazilian penalty for hindering fair use (ArsTechnica)

Canada

The Digital Economy Strategy Consultation: My submission (Michael Geist)

Digital Economy Strategy Consultation: Pelmorex calls on Government to open data (Michael Geist)

Digital Economy Strategy Consultation: Access Copyright slams C-32 (Michael Geist)

Ashley Madison files trademark infringement lawsuit in Canada against gripe sites (Las Vegas Trademark Attorney)

Does listening to music excerpts online amount to fair dealing? Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v Bell Canada, et al (jiplp)

Federal Court rules internet providers not broadcasters (Michael Geist)

James Moore’s ‘Radical Extremist’ speech: annotated edition (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

Winnipeg Dance Company loses hundreds of videos on music claim (Michael Geist)

Ole calls for ISP monitoring of customer content (Michael Geist)

Chile

Software piracy indicates unpaid taxes (IP tango)

China

Google gets green light to stay in China, now the Government must trust its citizens (IAM) (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

BSA fear mongering on China software piracy – Part 1 and 2 (China Hearsay) (China Hearsay)

Letao sues Google for unfair competition (China Hearsay)

Denmark

Anti-piracy group stuns the world with torrent site massacre (TorrentFreak)

Europe

Portakabin ruling: the Court of Justice rules: Portakabin Ltd and Portakabin BV v Primakabin BV (Class 46)

France

AdWords: French Supreme Court remits Google v Vuitton case to the appeal court (Class 46)

The key word in the end: Supreme Court issues four decisions relating to Google Adwords (Domain Name/Nom de domaine!)

French legislators have second thoughts on three strikes law (ArsTechnica)

Russia

BitTorrent admins charged in $1.25bn movie piracy case (TorrentFreak)

Spain

Music industry threatens OpenBitTorrent’s new hosting provider (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

BT and TalkTalk take on the Digital Economy Act (1709 Blog)

Yet more lawyers jump on turn piracy into profit bandwagon (TorrentFreak)

PRS wants ISPs to pay for pirating customers (TorrentFreak)

United States

US Patents – Decisions

Chief Judge Rader: Losing plaintiff’s failure to dismiss following claim construction does not warrant award of attorney’s fees: Performance Pricing, Inc. v. Google Inc. et al (Docket Report)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

NPT, Inc – Patent troll sues Apple, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft and Motorola and Motorola over Smartphones (BlawgIT)

US Copyright

Media Industry’s push against network service providers (ipeg)

The internet responds to ASCAP’s deceptive claims (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

What do Twilight and a US Senate candidate have in common? Bad copyright (Public Knowledge)

Do you own the data on your onscreen TV programming guide? (ArsTechnica)

US Copyright – Decisions

Court slashes Tenenbaum award by 90% on constitutional grounds: Sony v Tenenbaum (Copyrights & Campaigns) (1709 Blog) (ArsTechnica) (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Public Knowledge) (TorrentFreak) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Recording Industry vs. The People)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Google gored by literary lions: Authors Guild and a number of American writers are suing Google Inc. in federal District Court in New York City (Likelihood of Confusion)

RIAA – Why the RIAA doesn’t mind losing money on lawsuits (TorrentFreak)

Ultimate Fighting Championship – UFC anti-piracy action leads to 500 private settlements (TorrentFreak)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Funky Ninth Circuit opinion on domain names and nominative use: Toyota v. Tabari (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Precedential No. 27: Finding computer software and services related, TTAB affirms 2(d) ACTIVECARE refusal (TTABlog)

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