Online Global Week in Review 11 June 2010 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

SCOwned: no new trial, Novell can shut down IBM lawsuit (Ars Technica)

Global – Copyright

Tech Associations speak out against ACTA (Michael Geist)

The mega-money world of MegaUpload (TorrentFreak)

Google threatens to shutter BitTorrent tracker fail-safe (TorrentFreak)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

.co top level domain name sunrise period ends 10 June, 2010 (Australian Trademarks Law Blog)

Global – Patents

How Google search works with patents (Securing Innovation)


Bill C-32: Canadian Federation of Students on C-32 (Michael Geist)

Bill C-32: Setting the record straight: 32 questions and answers on C-32’s digital lock provisions: Part, 1, 2 and 3 (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

Bill C-32: Copyright and Education in the Digital Age (IP Osgoode)

Bill C-32: Support for C-32 digital lock changes mounts (Michael Geist)

Bill C-32: IFPI: Bill C-32 doesn’t go far enough (Michael Geist)

Bill C-32: If C-32 becomes law: Redline version of the Copyright Act (Michael Geist)

Bill C-32: Cracking Down on Bit Torrent Trackers (IP Osgoode)

‘We don’t care what you do, as long as the U.S. is satisfied’ (Michael Geist)

Comparing the two Copyright Bills: C-32 vs. C-61 (Michael Geist)

Moore’s strong rejection of three strikes model for Canada (Michael Geist)

Liberals say digital locks top issue as Moore open to changes (Michael Geist)

Copyright Modernization Week(s!) (IP Osgoode)

B.C. Court clicks with internet advertising keyword case (Michael Geist)


Council of Europe wants in on ICANN government body (IP Watch)

Court of Justice of the European Union: recent Google France and BergSpechte ruling (Class 46)

New business models proposed in debate on EU culture and copyright (IP Watch)


German Piratenpartei: The hype is over (IP:JUR)


Copyright licensing: Online streaming of television shows (Spicy IP)


Dutch court keeps an eye on Newzbin: FTD BV v Eyeworks Film & TV Drama BV (1709 Blog) (Boek9)

Bias claims overshadow landmark anti-piracy ruling (TorrentFreak)


Digital downloads and copyright (IP tango)


Judges liken P2P to the ancient practice of lending books (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

‘Straightforward legal blackmail’: a tale of P2P lawyering (Ars Technica)

Lawyers warn WordPress over file-sharing news blog (TorrentFreak)

Ofcom issues first consultation on three strikes implementation (1709 Blog)

Economics has a go at copyright – SABIP report (1709 Blog)

United States
US General

Virtual-world conflicts lead to real-world suits (Patent Arcade)

LA County Superior Court isses tentative ruling rejecting Activision’s 1st Amenment defense of broader use of No Doubt avatars (Patent Arcade)

US Copyright

All the news that’s fit to control (Public Knowledge)

US Copyright – Decisions

SCOwned: no new trial, Novell can shut down IBM lawsuit (Ars Technica)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Facebook – Contributory copyright infringement claim may need direct infringer as a defendant to succeed – Miller v. Facebook (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Newzbin – Movie studio lawyers eye the amazing resurrection of Newzbin (Torrent Freak)

RIAA – RIAA wants LimeWire shut down over ‘rampant illegal conduct’ (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright Group – IP-addresses of first Hurt Locker victims revealed (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright Group – Judge may dismiss 4,576 of 4,577 P2P defendants from lawsuit (Ars Technica)

US Copyright Group – Songs of Innocence: accused P2P users speak out (Ars Technica)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Another trademark owner apparently gives up lawsuit against Google – Parts Geek v. US Auto Parts (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Google – Google can’t shake cybersquatting claim: Vulcan Golf v. Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Amazon – Smarties v Smarties: Ce De Candy sues Amazon for selling Nestles Smarties: Ce De Candy, Inc v. Inc (Trademark Blog)

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