Online Global Week in Review 17 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:

9th Circuit: You don’t own software you purchase pursuant to a shrinkwrap license: Vernor v. Autodesk (The Gray Blog) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (IPblog) (Internet Cases) (ArsTechnica) (Filewrapper)

Swiss Supreme Court forbids rights holder access to IP addresses (IP Watch) (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak) (Michael Geist)

Microsoft antipiracy fight caught in Russian political crackdown (ArsTechnica) (Public Knowledge) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Michael Geist)

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

Copyright 2.0 podcast- EU file sharing raids, ACTA leak, Google loses German YouTube case etc(PlagiarismToday)

Canada

Ignatieff on Bill C-32 (Michael Geist)

First Canadian decision on keyword advertising: Supreme Court British Columbia decision in Private Career Training Institutions Agency v Vancouver Career College (Canadian Trademark Blog)

.CA Dispute Resolution Consultation now open (Canadian Trademark Blog)

Maia Davies redux: Artists and TPMs (IP Osgoode)

Canadian Music Industry Assoc Chair: Format shifting, user generated content keep piracy sites going (Michael Geist)

Europe

WIPO paper reviews European case law, demystifies internet TM issues (Class 46)

Digital agenda for Europe – can Europe deliver? (Laurence Kaye on Digital Media Law)

France

Film director helps finance busted file-sharer’s legal battle (TorrentFreak)

India

Anti-piracy boss denies DoS attacks, torrent site refutes claim (TorrentFreak)

Ireland

Vodafone prohibits P2P use for broadband customers (TorrentFreak)

 Netherlands

A cold confusion and dilution shower for grohekranenshop.nl (Class 46)

Norway

Artists make more money in file-sharing age than before it (TorrentFreak)

Russia

Microsoft antipiracy fight caught in Russian political crackdown (ArsTechnica) (Public Knowledge) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Michael Geist)

Switzerland

Swiss Supreme Court forbids rights holder access to IP addresses (IP Watch) (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak) (Michael Geist)

United Kingdom

BIS releases ‘Online Infringement of Copyright (Initial Obligations) Cost Sharing’ report – rights holders to bear 75% (Techno Llama) (ArsTechnica) (1709 Blog)

Read all about it: new book is a real Page turner! – Jimmy Page releases signed photo memoir book (1709 Blog)

United States

US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Hewlett-Packard – HP sues Hurd concerning trade secrets (IPBiz)

US Patents

In defense of software patents – Part 2 (Patently-O)

Software savvy patent attorneys, where are you? (PatLit)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Pioneer – ALJ Charneski rules on motions in limine in certain Multimedia Display and Navigation Devices and Systems (337-TA-694) (ITC Law Blog)

Richtek – Commission declines review of ID terminating DC-DC controller investigation (ITC 337 Update)

Spansion – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-735) regarding Certain Flash Memory Chips against respondents including Samsung, Apple and Nokia(ITC Law Blog)

Top Victory Electronics – TPV respondents terminated from 337-TA-713 on basis of settlement agreement in Certain Display Devices Including Digital Televisions and Monitors (ITC 337 Update)

Trading Technologies – Court awards Rule 37 discovery sanctions: Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC v. Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc (Chicago IP Litigation Blog)

US Copyright

BSA: reining in software piracy would add half a million new jobs (ArsTechnica)

The war against movie and TV show linking websites (TorrentFreak)

Claimed HDCP master key leak could be fatal to DRM scheme (ArsTechnica)

Register of Copyrights to retire; who will be next? (ArsTechnica) (1709 Blog) (Plagiarism Today)

Confessions of a convicted RIAA victim Joel Tenenbaum (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright – Decisions

9th Circuit: You don’t own software you purchase pursuant to a shrinkwrap license: Vernor v. Autodesk (The Gray Blog) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Public Knowledge) (Public Knowledge) (IPblog) (Internet Cases) (ArsTechnica) (Filewrapper)

California Court has no slim pickings for Slim Shady: is music sold or licensed to iTunes? (IP Whiteboard)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

US Copyright Group – ‘Questionable’ whether lawyers can sue 14,000 P2P users in 1 court (ArsTechnica)

West Bay One – Court orders anonymous accused Bittorrent defendants to be identified: West Bay One v. Does 1; Achte/Neunte Boll Kino Beteiligungs v. Does 1 (Internet Cases)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Google gets good results in three adwords trademark cases: Jurin, Flowbee, Dazzlesmile (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

District Court dismisses Tiffany’s final claim against eBay: Tiffany (NJ) Inc. and Tiffany and Company v. eBay, Inc. (Las Vegas Trademark Attorney)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Commodore USA – Bona fide purchaser in good faith: new ‘Commodore 64’ computer to be released (Property, intangible)

Jedi Mind – Jedi Mind trademark dispute with George Lucas (Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer’s Mind) (IP Whiteboard)

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