Online Global Week in Review 10 September 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:

ACTA text leaks: U.S. concedes on secondary liability, wants to go beyond DMCA on digital locks (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (TorrentFreak) (The Gray Blog)

European Parliament passes anti-ACTA declaration (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Michael Geist)

Major file-sharing bust in Europe targets P2P admins (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (1709 Blog) (TorrentFreak)

Swiss Supreme Court: data protection prevails over enforcement of IP rights (IPKat) (TorrentFreak)

En banc CAFC affirms ITC decision on patent misuse in Princo v ITC (ITC 337 Update) (ITC Law Blog) (Patently-O) (IPBiz)

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 – Copyright

ACTA text leaks: U.S. concedes on secondary liability, wants to go beyond DMCA on digital locks (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (TorrentFreak) (The Gray Blog)

Anti-piracy outfit threatens to DoS uncooperative torrent sites (TorrentFreak)

Do open educational resources increase efficiency? (Creative Commons)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

World Trademark Review survey seeks input on how industry is preparing for new generic top-level domains (IP Spotlight)

Unusual IP press releases of the year – ‘PING Golf announces trademark agreement with Apple’ (IPKat)

Global – Patents

Man behind the Micron NPE deal has also done business with Intellectual Ventures (IAM)

The end of the venture capital era? (IPBiz)

Australia

FCA: No copyright in newspaper headlines: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v. Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd (Mallesons Stephen Jaques) (ipwars.com)

BREAKING NEWS: Court extends injunction on PS3 jailbreak (IP Whiteboard)

Updates to software and business method guidance for Australian examiners (Patentology)

Belgium

Belgian broadcasters try kneecapping DVRs, demand compensation (ArsTechnica)

Canada

More decisions from judicial review of Copyright Board decisions concerning SOCAN’s Tariff 22(Excess Copyright)

Law firm puts in mysterious offer to buy leading torrent sites (TorrentFreak)

Maia Davis mixes music biz morality and economics (IP Osgoode)

Europe

Major file-sharing bust in Europe targets P2P admins (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (1709 Blog)

European Parliament passes anti-ACTA declaration (ArsTechnica) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Michael Geist)

India

Open Source: Who and how do I hold responsible/liable (Spicy IP)

Sweden

Police swoop on 6,000 song file-sharer (TorrentFreak)

Pirate Bay and others not affected by Warez raids (TorrentFreak)

Switzerland

Swiss Supreme Court: data protection prevails over enforcement of IP rights (IPKat) (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

ISP hits back at U2 manager’s billion dollar piracy bonanza claims (TorrentFreak)

United States

US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Texas AG investigating Google Search, and I have questions. The biggest: Are you kidding me??? (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

US Patents – Decisions

En banc CAFC affirms ITC decision on patent misuse in Princo v ITC (ITC 337 Update) (ITC Law Blog) (Patently-O) (IPBiz)

District Court Columbia: Bilski renders claim for method of ‘computing a price to sell fixed income assets and generating a financial analysis’ invalid: Graff/Ross Holdings LLP v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (Docket Report)

District Court C D California: Advertising-based content distribution patent fails Bilski test: Ultramercial, LLC v. Hulu LLC (271 Patent Blog)

District Court C D California: Proof that accused device ‘could be modified to infringe’ is insufficient to support finding of infringement: Phoenix Solutions, Inc. v. West Interactive Corp (Docket Report)

ITC issues public version of opinion in certain Encapsulated Integrated Circuit Devices (337-TA-501) – no Section 337 violation due to patent invalidity (ITC Law Blog)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Should android be paranoid? – Oracle files suit against Google claiming patent and copyright infringement (IP Whiteboard)

Interval – More on Paul Allen and Interval (IPBiz)

Leviton Manufacturing – Leviton files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (ITC Law Blog)

US Copyright

News aggregation and copyright law (PlagiarismToday)

Copyright 2.0 Show, Episode 166– ACTA, Righthaven, Google – AP deal (PlagiarismToday)

Netflix polls BitTorrent habits of leaving customers (TorrentFreak)

AP: Yeah, we’d better cite pajama-wearing bloggers, too (ArsTechnica)

The Open High School of Utah releases open education curriculum under CC BY (Creative Commons)

US Copyright – Decisions

9 Circuit sides with artist in royalty dispute, record label vows to fight: FBT Productions LLC et al v Aftermath Records, et al (Michael Geist) (1709 Blog)

District Court Maryland: Analysts’ opinions copyrightable, not ‘hot news’: Agora Financial LLC v. Samler (Copyright Litigation Blog)

District Court N D California: Software contractor not bound by EULA it clicked on behalf of client: BMMSOFT, Inc v White Oaks Technology, Inc (Internet Cases)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Lightspeed Media – New copyright lawsuits go after porn on Bittorrent (Internet Cases)

Righthaven – Righthaven seeks domain name transfer – relief that is not called for under the Copyright Act (Internet Cases)

Righthaven – Righthaven: saving the newspaper industry, one lawsuit at a time (ArsTechnica)

Righthaven – Righthaven’s brand of copyright trolling (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Tenenbaum – Dept of Justice joins in and files appeal: SONY v Tenenbaum (Recording Industry vs. The People)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names

Lessons in smart trademark management: Free licensing of the mark from Twitter (Techdirt)

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