Online Global Week in Review 21 January 2011 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:

Universal and Sony Music come up with ‘on air, on sale’ policy to beat piracy (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak) (1709 Blog)

District Court W D Washington allows Microsoft’s claims for contributory cybersquatting and dilution to move forward: Microsoft v. Shah (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

This time it’s trademarks – Microsoft opposes Apple’s APP STORE mark (IAM) (Class 46) (IP Osgoode) (IP Watchdog)

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

Privacy, copyright top challenges of the internet say International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (Plagiarism Today)

Paying users to report fake torrents is illegal, anti-piracy outfit claims (TorrentFreak)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

WIPO v WIPD: some good news at last (IPKat) (IPKat)

Canada

Speak out on Copyright: The Bill C-32 Edition (Michael Geist)

Canada’s grassroots national digital library takes shape (Michael Geist)

The Roadmap to a Compromise on Bill C-32 (Michael Geist)

Open source software round-up (IPblog)

China

New guidelines for criminal prosecutions of online copyright infringement provide aid in fight against online piracy (China Law Insight)

China’s IPR campaign spreads to target online piracy (TorrentFreak)

France

MegaUpload accuses ISP of restricting access to its services (TorrentFreak)

India

India’s new policy on open standards for e-Government (ipeg)

Accuracy of IPTO Data: Bidding tata to reliance? TenXc Wireless v. Andrew LLC (Spicy IP)

Israel

Israeli Court enforces for the first time a Creative Commons License (Zohar Efroni’s blog)

Japan

Police arrest 18 alleged movie, music and software uploaders (TorrentFreak)

Netherlands

BREIN unplugs Warez topsite ‘Swan’ (TorrentFreak)

Russia

Google and leading web firms get their way in online piracy dispute (TorrentFreak)

Tunisia

Jailed Pirate Party member becomes Tunisian government minister (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

Universal and Sony Music come up with ‘on air, on sale’ policy to beat piracy (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak) (1709 Blog)

ACS: Law try to drop file-sharing cases, fail to appear in Court (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)

‘Put up in time, or shut up’: Court of Appeal rejects IPCom’s arguments in UK leg of international patent battle with Nokia (IPKat)

United States

US General

Conservative tech policy goal: ramp up IP enforcement (ArsTechnica)

US Patents – Decisions

Federal Circuit affirms in Qimonda appeal (2010-1270) (ITC Law Blog)

District Court E D Virginia: Claim reciting multiple ‘extensible markup languages’ is not invalid for lack of written description even though specification describes only one: TecSec, Incorporated v. International Business Machines, et. al. (Docket Report)

ITC: ALJ Luckern issues public version of order granting motion for summary determination of non-infringement in Certain Integrated Circuits (337-TA-709) brought by Freescale against Panasonic and others (ITC Law Blog)

ITC: ALJ Gildea rules on motions for summary determination in Certain Digital Set-Top Boxes (337-TA-712) – denies Cablevisions motions for summary judgment of invalidity and of no s 337 violation based on failure to meet importation requirement (ITC Law Blog)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Acacia – Acacia acquires flash memory patent portfolio (IPBiz)

Apple – Apple’s US 20110007021: Touch and hover sensing (IPBiz)

Wi-LAN – Wi-LAN patent dispute with Intel ending? (IPBiz)

US Copyright

Why I don’t fear chilling effects… and you shouldn’t either (Plagiarism Today)

User-generated content sites and Section 512 of the US Copyright Act (IP Osgoode)

University of North Carolina will scan computers for BitTorrent software (TorrentFreak)

US Official speaks untruths about torrent-finder domain seizure (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court N D California: Canadian-uploaded YouTube video doesn’t infringe in US: Shropshire v. Canning (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

District Court Massachusetts: No Ads, domain seized and no anonymity for pirate site: Elsevier v Whois Privacy Protection (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

First Time Videos – EFF asks judges to quash subpoenas in porn-downloading lawsuits (Electronic Frontier Foundation

Liberty Media Holdings – Hotfile, 1000 users and PayPal named in piracy lawsuit (TorrentFreak)

MP3tunes.com – The cloud is the future – Google joins the EFF in MP3tunes’  battle against EMI (1709 Blog)

Sony – Judge delays ruling on PlayStation hack: Sony v. Hotz (TorrentFreak) (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

District Court W D Washington allows Microsoft’s claims for contributory cybersquatting and dilution to move forward: Microsoft v. Shah (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Microsoft – This time it’s trademarks – Microsoft opposes Apple’s APP STORE mark (IAM) (Class 46) (IP Osgoode) (IP Watchdog)

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