Online Global Week in Review 30 Apr 2010 from IP Think Tank

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Highlights this week included:

Bundesgerichtshof finds Google Image Search thumbnails do not infringe copyright (Ars Technica) (IPKat)

Global – General

What does open source have to say about cloud computing? (IPKat)

Cloud computing: Winners and losers (IP finance)

Canadian researchers reveal the shadowy side of cyber-espionage (IP Osgoode)

Global – Copyright

Piracy problems? Music industry grew in 13 markets in 2009 (Ars Technica)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Domain name dispute over between bank and – allegedly – an association of its clients?: (Class 46)

Upsetting the Apple cart: Steve Jobs lays claim to the word ‘Pad’ (IP Whiteboard)

RapidShare targets sites over trademark abuse (TorrentFreak)


ACTA and copyright reform in Canada (

Why is CRIA reluctant to provide public specifics about copyright reform? (Michael Geist)

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore: The iPadLock Minister? (Michael Geist)

CETA update: EU pressure on IP increases (Michael Geist)

Fair copyright for Canada page launches (Michael Geist)


Aigo sues HP, Dell, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung for patent infringements (IP Dragon)

There a one million counterfeit iPhones in China (IP Dragon)


German appeals court upholds Microsoft long file name patent (Ars Technica)

Bundesgerichtshof finds Google Image Search thumbnails do not infringe copyright (Ars Technica) (IPKat)

RLSLOG pulled offline after Universal Music complaint (TorrentFreak)


T-Series and MySpace: Copyright infringement and ISP liability to be argued before the Delhi High Court (Spicy IP)


Police crackdown against file-sharing continues (TorrentFreak)

Latin America

e-books in Latin American – a mistaken market? (IP tango)


BREIN wants Dutch ISP to block The Pirate Bay (TorrentFreak)

New Zealand

Kiwi 3 strikes anti-piracy bill receives unanimous support (TorrentFreak)


Infringement of personal rights and company name in domain name – all in one case (Class 46)


Hollywood: It’s time for court to impose Pirate Bay fines (TorrentFreak)

Why a calendar company wants to take over The Pirate Bay (Ars Technica)

Movie studios threaten strike on Pirate Bay nuclear bunker (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

Football match lists – copyright penalty: Football Dataco & Ors v Brittens Pools & Ors (1709 Copyright Blog)

United States
US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Elan Microelectronics Corporation – ITC institutes investigation regarding certain electronic devices with multi-touch enabled touchpads and touchscreens based on complaint by Elan against Apple (ITC 337 Law Blog)

Microsoft – Microsoft and HTC make love, not mobile war (IPKat) – v NCSoft settled (Patent Arcade)

US Copyright

Gizmodo raid: A preview of Hollywood’s dystopian plan for copyright enforcement (EFF)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court N D Ohio: Interesting database scraping case survives summary judgment: Snap-On Business Solutions v O’Neil (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

2nd Circuit: Record album only supports one statutory damages award: Bryant v Right Media (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (Copyright Litigation Blog)

2nd Circuit approves subpoenas in P2P cases; finds ‘no merit’ in attacks on process: Arista Records LLC v. Doe 3 (Copyrights & Campaigns)

Craigslist awarded $1.3 million judgment in copyright infringement case (Trademark Blog of the Trademark Lawyer’s Mind)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

DeVore, Chuck – Henley, DeVore file duelling briefs in copyright battle; are campaign videos fair use ‘parodies’ or infringing ‘satires’? (Copyrights & Campaigns)

Gizmodo – Gizmodo caught in copyright crossfire (TorrentFreak)

Twitter – Twitter removes update posted by music writer who runs JP’s Blog citing DMCA takedown request from unnamed sender (Ars Technica)

Universal Music Group – UMG files 9th Circuit brief in Veoh case (Copyrights & Campaigns)

YouTube – Podcast on Viacom v YouTube case (Copyrights & Campaigns)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

District Court Colorado: Amazon wins keyword advertising suit: Video Professor v Amazon (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

Google triumphs in AdWords trade mark suit brought by Rosetta Stone (Ars Technica)



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