Online Global Week in Review 18 June 2010 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

French ISP-provided anti-P2P tool has gaping security hole (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)

EFF launches subpoena defense list to help targets of movie-downloading lawsuits (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica)

Global Global – Copyright

The Tunnel: Buy a frame of a BitTorrent-only horror movie (TorrentFreak)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Can we learn anything from the .JOBS TLD? (Trademark Blog)

ICANN’s new global internet security system (IP Watch)

Scraping the bottom of the IPv4 barrel for new addresses (Ars Technica)

New gTLD draft applicant guidebook, v4 and ‘An Economic Framework for the Analysis of gTLDs’ (Trademark Blog)

The branding wars in smart phones (IP finance)


Australian government consults on new gTLDs (ipwars)


Patenting software in Canada (CanadaPatentBlog)

Opening up Canada’s digital economy strategy (Michael Geist)

Senate Committee releases report on digital agenda (Michael Geist)

Bill C-32: A sampling of commentary on technological protection measures (IP Osgoode)

Bill C-32: The Bloc on C-32: Only consumers suffer frustration from digital locks (Michael Geist)

Bill C-32: Digital locks – acting as the Fulcrum between owners’ and users’ rights (IP Osgoode)

Fixing Bill C-32: Proposed amendments to the digital lock provisions (Michael Geist)

Setting the record straight: 32 questions and answers on C-32’s digital lock provisions, Parts 4 and 5 (Michael Geist) (Michael Geist)

‘Copyright Bill could digital lock us all’ (Michael Geist)

Canadian consumer groups respond to Moore on C-32 (Michael Geist)

The Copyright Lobby’s astroturf campaign in support of C-32 (Michael Geist)

KEI critical of Canada’s Bill C-32 provisions on export of accessible works for persons with disabilities (Knowledge Ecology International)

Bill C-32: Improving global access to copyrighted material for the print disabled (IP Osgoode)

Bill C-32: Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of internet service providers and search engines (IP Osgoode)

Bill C-32: Moore says Chamber of Commerce support evidence consumers like C-32 (Michael Geist)

‘Copyright reform needs ‘Made in Canada’ approach’ (Michael Geist)

Reynolds on the C-32 Balance (Michael Geist)

The Government’s standard form response to C-32 letters (Michael Geist)

Conservative MP Cannan says Bill C-32 open to amendments (Michael Geist)

Google book conference from U. of T. now viewable on web (Excess Copyright)

Clement interview on TVO’s search engine (Michael Geist)


Blizzard chooses Gretech over KeSPa as partner for Starcraft II broadcasting (Korea IP Law Blog)


From (A) to (B): use of similar sign in keyword advertising: Bergspechte/Günter Guni and Reisen (JIPLP)


French ISP-provided anti-P2P tool has gaping security hole (Ars Technica) (TorrentFreak)


Music biz set to ‘3 strike’ two-thirds of Irish broadband (TorrentFreak)

New Zealand

NZ Committee recommends ban on software patents (Patentology)

United States US General

Apple’s developer agreement (IPblog)

FTC to investigate Apple for mobile policies (Ars Technica)

US Patents

The question Micron Technology will not answer; more news on Micron patent sale (IAM) (IP finance) (IAM)

US Patents – Decisions

CAFC: Chief Judge Rader on claim construction: Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) v. ATI Technologies, Inc. and Advanced Micro Devices (Patently-O)

E D Wisconsin: When can a digital file be a ‘product’ under Section 271(g)? Yangaroo v. Destiny Media Tech (Patently-O) (PatLit)

District Court E D Texas: Judge Ward to plaintiff: Accept $51 million remittitur or face new trial on damages: LaserDynamics, Inc. v. Quanta Storage America, Inc. et al (Docket Report)

District Court E D Texas: Claim construction revised in light of plaintiff’s inconsistent arguments during reexam: Beneficial Innovations, Inc. v. AOL, LLC. et al. (Docket Report)

The Magnavox Co., et al. v. Chicago Dynamic Industries, et al. – testament to strength of patents in the video game industry (Patent Arcade)

The importance of the written description requirement: Anascape v. Nintendo (Maier & Maier)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

HTC – ITC to investigate Apple for infringement (Maier & Maier) (Ars Technica)

Rambus – Rambus shares nosedive on court news (IP finance)

US Copyright

US government told piracy losses are exaggerated (TorrentFreak)

The Google Books ripple effect (IP Osgoode)

Verizon: Comcast P2P blocking was wrong, we won’t do it (Ars Technica)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court S D New York: Reckless but not unreasonable re copyright defences: Waves Audio Ltd, Waves Inc v Reckless Music LLC (Trademark Blog)

4th Circuit reverses no copyright infringement finding, remands in gray-market goods case: Red Baron-Franklin Park, Inc. v. Taito Corp. (Patent Arcade)

District Court C D California: It’s official: Don Henley wins summary judgment over Chuck DeVore on copyright claims (Copyrights & Campaigns)

District Court N D California: Louis Vuitton holds ISP accountable for combined $21.6 million: Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v Akanoc Solutions, Inc. et al. (JIPLP)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

LimeWire – Music industry dogpiles on LimeWire with new lawsuit: EMI et al v Limewire (Trademark Blog) (Ars Technica)

Limewire – Squeezing the lime dry? – RIAA v Limewire (1709 Blog)

Penguin Group – Personal jurisdiction question in internet copyright case certified to NY Court of Appeals: Penguin Group v American Buddha (Trademark Blog)

US Copyright Group – Adventures in settlement confidentiality: file sharing via BitTorrent – Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver, links to settlement agreement (Copyrights & Campaigns)

US Copyright Group – EFF launches subpoena defense list to help targets of movie-downloading lawsuits (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (TorrentFreak) (Ars Technica)

US Copyright Group – Hundreds more BitTorrent lawsuits in the making (TorrentFreak)

YouTube – ‘We con the world’ video kerfuffle: When Middle East politics meets the parody/satire divide (Copyrights & Campaigns)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps Dr Dre – Dr Dre sues Hip Hop label ‘Death Row’ for trademark infringement, trademark dilution and false advertising (Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer’s Mind)

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