Online Global Week in Review 30 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:

Review of US Digital Millennium Copyright Act brings new exemptions (IP Watch) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Plagiarism Today) (Public Knowledge) (Filewrapper) (IPBiz) (ArsTechnica)

Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit: Breaking DRM for a ‘fair use’ is legal: MGE Ups Systems v GE Industrial and Consumer (ArsTechnica) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Public Knowledge)

Landmark software copyright case in the UK: SAS Institute Inc v. World Programming Ltd (Technollama) (1709 Blog) (Innovationpartners) (IPKat)

Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf  overturns injunction again RapidShare (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

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

IP is to Gates what Oil was to Rockefeller (IP Think Tank)

Facebook egg on face? (IP Think Tank)

Global – Copyright

Flipping out over Flipboard ‘social media aggregator’ (IP Whiteboard)

Smoking pipes and other copyright tales – recent P2P and ISP liability decisions in US, Germany and Ireland (1709 Blog)

Only 0.3% of files on BitTorrent confirmed to be legal (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

Google helps to fight plagiarizing bloggers (IPBiz)

BitTorrent releasers slice the top off movie piracy pyramid ( TorrentFreak)

PK In The Know podcast – next generation DRM (Public Knowledge)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Keyword advertising: When are competitors allowed to use your trademark? (IP Osgoode)

Global – Patents

Horns on scalability of the patent system (Lenz Blog)

Search IBM Redbooks in IP.com library (Securing Innovation)

Brazil

Free software, the international forum (IPtango)

Canada

US developments demonstrate Canada’s C-32 digital lock rules more restrictive than DMCA (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

CETA update: EU continues to press on IP (Michael Geist)

University of Ottawa Press launches open access collection (Michael Geist)

China

New article – Google China struggling to build its China business (China Vortex)

Finland

Finnish ISPs to warn pirating customers (TorrentFreak)

Germany

Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf  overturns injunction again RapidShare (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

South Africa

Domain names registration: South Africa doing well (BizCommunity)

Sweden

Peter Sunde banned from operating The Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

Landmark software copyright case in the UK: SAS Institute Inc v. World Programming Ltd (Technollama) (1709 Blog) (Innovationpartners) (IPKat)

British Library on copyright: Help or hindrance? (Michael Geist)

United States

US General

Motorola and Huawei lawsuit re trade secret theft (Tangible IP)

US Patents

Is it ‘spare time’ if your employer owns your work? – Microsoft issue staff with Windows 7 phones (Property, intangible)

US Patents – Decisions

District Court Delaware – Amazon’s infringing use of One-Click technology didn’t irreparably harm digital identity business sufficient to warrant permanent injunction: Cordance Corporation v. Amazon.com Inc (Docket Report)

District Court E D Texas: Patent case transferred to California, citing location of defendants and witnesses: Software Archives v. Google (EDTexweblog.com)

ITC issues notice of no violation in encapsulated circuit device investigation based on complaint by Amkor against Carsem (ITC 337 Update)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Kodak – Commission issues notice of determination to review ID in 337-TA-703 Certain Mobile Telephones and Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras and Components Thereof involving Apple and RIM as respondents (ITC 337 Update) (ITC Law Blog)

Microsoft – Bilski to be expanded in RCT v Microsoft (AwakenIP)

Nokia – ALJ Gildea issues initial determination granting partial termination of electronic device investigation against Apple (ITC 337 Update)

O2 Micro – ITC affirms ALJ Gildea’s overall determination of no violation but does so on modified grounds in certain cold cathode fluorescent lamp (“CCFL”) inverter circuits (337-TA-666) (ITC Law Blog)

Planalytics – Patent granted for Planalytics weather-based financial index, after Bilski (Securing Innovation)

STC.UNM – New investigation 337-TA-729 instituted against Taiwan Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics (ITC 337 Update)

Vizio – Vizio files New 337 complaint regarding certain flat panel digital televisions (ITC Law Blog)

World.com – Worlds.com case reopened???: Worlds.com v. NCSoft (Patent Arcade)

US Copyright

Review of US Digital Millennium Copyright Act brings new exemptions (IP Watch) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Plagiarism Today) (Public Knowledge) (Filewrapper) (IPBiz) (ArsTechnica)

There’s no ‘third way’ on copy ownership (Public Knowledge)

Hot news – too hot to handle? (IPKat)

Payola! (or, How to undermine your own argument to Congress) (ArsTechnica)

Hollywood: Google TV would put us on board big pirate ship – comments on FCC’s AllVid proposal (ArsTechnica)

‘Operation in our Sites’ – Busted movie site pleads for cash to fight Feds (TorrentFreak)

ABA Journal: $17M for legal fees is money well spent, RIAA says (Recording Industry vs. The People)

In the pipeline: another Google copyright story – Satre’s ‘Nausea’ and Google Books (JIPLP)

US Copyright – Decisions

Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit: Breaking DRM for a ‘fair use’ is legal: MGE Ups Systems v GE Industrial and Consumer (ArsTechnica) (Copyright Litigation Blog) (Public Knowledge)

District Court N D California: Judge denies Facebook’s request for judgment on the pleadings and strikes Power.com counterclaims: Facebook v. Power.com (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Blizzard – Starcraft II tournaments are copyright infringement (Public Knowledge)

Facebook – Facebook’s attempts to end lawsuit before trial fail: Miller v. Facebook (Patent Arcade)

Google – In Perfect 10 v. Google, Round 3 goes to Google: No sloppy DMCA notices (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Lucas Entertainment – Mass BitTorrent lawsuits now target private trackers (TorrentFreak)

Righthaven – The copyright troll is born: Righthaven v Las Vegas Review Journal (IAM)

Tenebaum – Labels file notice of appeal in Tenebaum case (Copyrights & Campaigns) (Recording Industry vs. The People)

Ultimate Fighting Championship – Ultimate fighters ask streaming sites to unmask uploaders (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

Universal Music Group – Recording Industry giant tries to undermine ‘safe harbor’ rules for online video sites: UMG v. Veoh (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

No immunity for credit card processors of counterfeit goods: Gucci America, Inc v Frontline Processing Corp et al (IP Whiteboard)]

ABA journal reports on decision: Tiffany v. eBay (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Healthy Pets – ‘Appeal’ of UDRP to District Court: NUPRO.COM (Trademark Blog)

Google – Yet another TM owner gives up against Google: Ezzo v. Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

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