Online Global Week in Review 6 May 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:

Wikileaks cables show massive U.S. effort to establish Canadian DMCA (Michael Geist) (ArsTechnica) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

Wikileaks on New Zealand copyright: US funds IP enforcement, offers to draft legislation (Michael Geist) (ArsTechnica)

Long-running TiVo patent battle settled for $500 million: TiVo v. EchoStar (ArsTechnica) (Innovationpartners) (IAM)

Texas court adopts early summary judgment hearing on damages to streamline patent litigation: Adjustacam v. Amazon, et al. (IP Spotlight) (Docket Report) (EDTexweblog.com)

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

Looking for an IP case study? (Afro-IP)

Global – Copyright

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 192: did Jailbroken PS3s cause the PSN hack and outage; publishers seize public domain music resource (Plagiarism Today)

DRM (a day against) (Creative Commons)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

New developments from ICANN (Spicy IP)

Global – Patents

Has HTC become the latest big-tech company to do a deal with Micron NPE (IAM)

‘What are Apple and Microsoft afraid of?’  (Innovationpartners)

Australia

Drafting international IP licences – watch out for tax risks – IBM learns the hard way (IP Whiteboard)

Canada

Wikileaks cables show massive U.S. effort to establish Canadian DMCA (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (ArsTechnica)

Wikileaks Cable: CMPDA supports notice-and-notice system (Michael Geist)

Wikileaks on CRIA and the U.S. Government: How they combine to lobby on Canadian copyright (Michael Geist)

Wikileaks: Police arrested movie pirate as ‘a personal favor’ to movie official (TorrentFreak)

The Conservative majority: What next for digital policies? (Michael Geist)

Election 2011: Party platforms on digital issues (IP Osgoode)

Software licensing in the Cloud article (IPblog)

Tasini takes on Huffington Post over compensation for blog posts (IP Osgoode)

China

Media piracy in Emerging Economy Report: Omnipresent China conspicuously absent (IP Dragon)

Shake or crush your hand: Huawei versus ZTE versus Huawei (IP Dragon) (China Hearsay)

Europe

EU announces €600M Euro plan for ‘Internet of the Future’ (IAM)

More on Google’s European battles (Spicy IP)

India

Crazy warnings and hacking webcams: Anti-piracy, Indian style (TorrentFreak)

New Zealand

Wikileaks on New Zealand copyright: US funds IP enforcement, offers to draft legislation (Michael Geist) (ArsTechnica)

United States

US General

Department of Justice’s long oversight of Microsoft to end (ArsTechnica)

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC: Licensing and indefiniteness: Rembrandt v. AOL (Patently-O)

BPAI: RIM defeats Motorola in message forwarding patent interference (WHDA)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

AGNC – ALJ Luckern denies motion for sanctions in Certain Components for Installation of Marine Autopilots with GPS or IMU (337-TA-738) (ITC Law Blog)

Amazon – Texas court adopts early summary judgment hearing on damages to streamline patent litigation: Adjustacam v. Amazon, et al. (IP Spotlight) (Docket Report) (EDTexweblog.com)

Apple – ALJ Gildea rules on various motions in Certain Electronic Devices with Image Processing Systems (337-TA-724) (ITC Law Blog)

Creative Kingdoms – ALJ Bullock sets target date in Certain Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers (337-TA-770) (ITC Law Blog)

Elan Microelectronics Corporation – ALJ Luckern issues initial determination in Certain Electronic Devices with Multi-Touch Enabled Touchpads and Touchscreens (337-TA-714) (ITC Law Blog)

Overland Storage – ALJ Bullock denies motion to compel corporate depositions in Certain Automated Media Library Devices (337-TA-746) (ITC Law Blog)

Pioneer – ITC extends target date and makes supplemental briefing request relating to domestic industry issues in Certain Multimedia Display and Navigation Devices and Systems (337-TA-694) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC Law Blog)

Samsung – ITC decides to review initial determination in Certain Flash Memory and Products Containing Same (337-TA-685) (ITC Law Blog)

Samsung – Samsung continues barrage against Apple with new lawsuit in the US (ArsTechnica)

TiVo – Long-running TiVo patent battle settled for $500 million: TiVo v. EchoStar (ArsTechnica) (Innovationpartners) (IAM)

Toshiba – ALJ Gildea sets revised procedural schedule in Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Controls Technology (337-TA-747) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC Law Blog)

Zenith – Zenith files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Electronic Devices having a Digital Television Receiver (ITC Law Blog)

US Copyright

IFPI seizes control of LimeTorrents hard drives (TorrentFreak)

US in 2005: legalizing TiVo, CD ripping ‘sends the wrong message’ (ArsTechnica)

Ars Technica/Facebook DMCA Debacle – Facebook takedown followup: what happened, and what Facebook needs to fix (ArsTechnica) (Plagiarism Today)

Is Netflix reducing illicit file sharing? Depends on which stats you believe (ArsTechnica)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court C D Illinois: IP-address is not a person, BitTorrent case Judge says: VPR Internationale v. Does 1-1017 (TorrentFreak)

District Court C D California: Cease & desist letter to iTunes isn’t covered by 17 USC 512(f): Red Rock v. UMG (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

District Court Nevada: Copyright troll clobbered: Judge finds use of entire news article fair use: Righthaven LLC v. Jama and Center for Intercultural Organizing (Copyright Litigation Blog)

District Court Nevada: Another defense – Favorable Righthaven ruling: Righthaven v. Choudhry (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

District Court N D California: Copyright takedown notice isn’t actionable unless there’s an actual takedown: Amaretto v. Ozimals (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Limewire – CNET sued over LimeWire, blamed for ‘Internet piracy phenomenon’ (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

Perfect 10 – Never give up: Perfect 10 sues Giganews Usenet service (TorrentFreak)

Richard Franco Montejano, OSC – Leader of music piracy group faces 5 year jail sentence (TorrentFreak)

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