IP Think Tank Global Week in Review, Online Edition – Friday, 7 November 2008

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Highlights this week included:

French Senate approves 3 strikes law (Techdirt) (Ars Technica) (IPKat)

Google book search settlement; Harvard bails out on book scanning deal (Managing Intellectual Property) (EFF) (Techdirt) (Techdirt)



Amended GNU Free Documentation Licence will allow Wikipedia to adopt CC licence (Ars Technica) (Out-Law)

Throwing out the cybersquatters (BPCouncil)

The impending introduction of new gTLDs (Law360)

Domain tasting down 84%? (The Trademark Blog)

Economists realising that current music industry structure leads to ‘sub-optimal outcomes’ (Techdirt)

Nettwerk’s Terry McBride on the future of music (Michael Geist)

Music blogs, sharing and CC licences (creativecommons.org)

MySpace, MTV ink deal to put ads on protected clips (Law360) (Out-Law)

Don’t buy the open source DRM hype (Techdirt)

Electronic Arts offers customers 36 options in DRM/serial code snafu (Ars Technica)

Microsoft tries a ‘first one’s free’ strategy to lure startups (Techdirt)



The Obama effect on Canadian copyright and other tech policy (Michael Geist)

Generic domain names in Canada (ipblog.ca)

EyeWeekly on Remix, copyright and the recording industry (Michael Geist)

Canadian Press and Globe and Mail on IsoHunt’s suit against CRIA over the legality of its torrent tracker site (Michael Geist)



Warner Bros to fight movie piracy with 60c downloads (Ars Technica) (Techdirt)



French Senate approves 3 strikes law (Techdirt) (Ars Technica) (IPKat)

Leading newspaper publisher Société Du Figaro wins transfer of infringing domain name lefigaro.tv (International Law Office)



Berlin Metro orders student to stop distributing free iPhone train timetable application alleging copyright infringement (Techdirt)



AXA Insurance wins control of axa.gr domain name (International Law Office)



Bilski order and software patenting in India (Spicy IP) (Spicy IP)



Society of Authors and Editors ask government to impose copyright levy on all DSL connections (Techdirt)


South Korea

Microsoft against free software… but in favour of paying nations to use its software? (Techdirt)



Pirate pride in Sweden as Pirate Bay hits 22 million peers (Ars Technica)


United Kingdom

Premier League threatens legal action against Justin.tv over ‘lifecast’ service (Techdirt)

UK ISPs looking to work with entertainment industry concerning unauthorised file-sharing (Techdirt)


United States

Google book search and orphan works (Public Knowledge)

Google book search settlement; Harvard bails out on book scanning deal (Managing Intellectual Property) (EFF) (Techdirt) (Techdirt)

Google pulls out of ad deal with Yahoo (Ars Technica) (Techdirt) (Ars Technica)

How to draft software claims under Bilski (Patently-O)

Is there still a big loophole for software and business method patents: In re Bilski (Techdirt)

Election puts tech and movies on opposite paths (Public Knowledge)

10 years of the DMCA (Part 6 – Public Knowledge) (Part 7 – Public Knowledge)

APconnections throws deep packet inspection under the bus, says ISP deployment ‘risky’ (Ars Technica)

Disney giving away free iPhone game to promote movie (Techdirt)

Indie band Francis and the Lights incorporates as a company and raises money, rather than signing with record label (Techdirt)

Google should use its own technology to defeat typosquatting, says US lawyer (Out-Law)

Sprint and Cogent remind us that the internet is held together with handshakes and duct tape (Techdirt) (Ars Technica)

Thomson Reuters, publisher of EndNote, is suing George Mason University over allegations that GMU reverse-engineered aspects of EndNote for their open source Zotero project (Ars Technica)

Copyright Alliance asks the Supreme Court to reconsider the legality of Cablevision’s network DVR (Ars Technica) (Law360)

Balthaser Online sues video game producers, web media companies and retailers including Friendster, Electronic Arts and Nike alleging infringement of patent covering rich-media applications for the internet (Law360)

Hollywood menaces DVD rental kiosks: Redbox sues Universal Studios for antitrust violations (Techdirt)


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