Online Global Week in Review 29 October 2010 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:

District Court S D New York shuts down LimeWire file-sharing service: Arista v Lime Wire (Shades of Gray) (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica) (Recording Industry vs. The People)

Judge: Third trial against P2P user Jammie Thomas will go ahead (ArsTechnica) (Copyrights & Campaigns) (Recording Industry vs People)

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 – General

The debate on openness arrives at mobile phones (Innovationpartners)

Global – Copyright

The death of ACTA (TorrentFreak)

Piracy and the music industry, the voices of artists (TorrentFreak)

Piracy can boost book sales tremendously (TorrentFreak)

Meeting Alert: WIPO Global Meeting on Emerging Copyright Licensing Modalities (1709 Blog)

Angry developer transforms anti-piracy system into music download site (TorrentFreak)

Not so shocking: TV networks block Google TV (ArsTechnica) (Public Knowledge)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

UN and internet governance, next four years: Better cooperation or bigger role? (IP Watch)

Global – Patents

ARM and IP royalty rates (IP finance)


Consultation lays bare divide over future of Canadian Book Industry (Michael Geist)

Copyright the Canadian way (Michael Geist)

Angus files petition, comments on C-32 & digital locks (Michael Geist)

Reconciling copyright and cultural preservation (IP Osgoode)


Hard Choice? Chinese internet café owners/transport operators can choose between paying for Chinese movies or using free pirated foreign movies (IP Dragon)



Secret anti-piracy negotiations, 3 strikes, and a taxpayer funded campaign (TorrentFreak)


Anti-software patent campaigner changes his mind (IAM)

ECJ ruling in Padawan case means differentiated levies (Innovationpartners)


French three strikes agency getting 25,000 complaints a day (ArsTechnica) (Michael Geist)

Leaked letter exposes Sarkozy’s repressive anti-piracy agenda (TorrentFreak)

Torrent site launches VPN to counter France’s anti-piracy law (TorrentFreak)


Has illegal filesharing just become ‘a little cheaper’ in Germany? – Hamburg Regional Court fines filesharer €30 (IPKat) (IP finance) (TorrentFreak)


Google aims to curtail Indian music piracy (IP Osgoode) (Spicy IP)

High Level Committee recommends a ‘three-strike policy’ and other measures to curb piracy (Spicy IP)


Facts and figures on copyright three-strike rule in Korea (Heesob’s IP Blog)

United Kingdom

‘Cast your seeds upon the database …’: Beechwood House Publishing Ltd (t/a Binley’s) v Guardian Products Ltd and another (1709 Blog)

Creative Barcode (digitally-encoded online IP protection system): will it do the trick? (IPKat)

United States

US Patents – Decisions

District Court S D California: Internet search using “less-than-mainstream search engine” did not show that prior art publication was “readily available public information” and therefore not “newly discovered evidence” under FRCP 60: Presidio Components v American Technical Ceramics (Docket Report)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – ALJ Bullock rules on motions for summary determination in Certain Mobile Communications and Computer Devices (337-TA-704) (ITC Law Blog)

Data Network Storage – DNS seeks 337 investigation (ITC 337 Update) (ITC Law Blog)

Eastman Kodak – ITC decides that ALJ Markman rulings should be in the form of an order rather than initial determination in Certain Mobile Telephones And Wireless Communication Devices Featuring Digital Cameras (337-TA-703) (ITC Law Blog)

Google – Gemalto sues Google (and others) alleging Android infringes patent relating to Java Card technology (IPBiz)

Panasonic – ALJ Charneski denies motion for summary determination in Certain Large Scale Integrated Circuit Semiconductor Chips (337-TA-716) (ITC Law Blog)

Rovi – Rovi files new 337 complaint regarding Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parental Controls Technology (ITC Law Blog)

Spansion – ALJ Bullock issues initial determination of no s 337 violation in Certain Flash Memory Chips (337-TA-664) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC 337 Update)

Thomson Licensing – Thomson files new 337 complaint regarding Certain LCD Devices (ITC Law Blog)

TiVo – Echostar debates TiVo patent re-examination result (Patents Post-Grant)

Vederi LLC – Google sued for patent infringement (Street View) (PatLit)

US Copyright

Wide industry coalition backs US internet anti-piracy Bill (IP Watch)

Porn pros hope to squelch online piracy by 2012 (ArsTechnica)

Great ideas to examine how copyright impacts innovation presented at the National Academies (Public Knowledge)

Smartphone makers ready to wage war on radio over FM chip mandate (ArsTechnica)

ivi TV – New media revolutionary or copyright infringer? (The IP Law Blog)

US Copyright – Decisions

9 Circuit Court of Appeals refuses rehearing – Eminem iTunes royalties decision stands: F.B.T. Productions LLC v Aftermath Records (IP Osgoode)

District Court S D New York shuts down LimeWire file-sharing service: Arista v Lime Wire (Shades of Gray) (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica) (Recording Industry vs. The People)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Righthaven – B.C. Hotel Management school students sued for posting newspaper articles (Michael Geist)

Tenenbaum, Joel – RIAA files its brief in First Circuit: SONY BMG Music Entertainment v Tenenbaum (Recording Industry vs. The People)

Thomas-Rasset, Jammie  – Judge: Third trial against P2P user Jammie Thomas will go ahead (ArsTechnica) (Copyrights & Campaigns) (Recording Industry vs People)

Viacom – YouTube to face superstar lawyer in Viacom appeal (IPKat)

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