Online Global Week in Review 5 November 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:

Third P2P verdict for Jammie Thomas: $1.5 million (ArsTechnica) (Copyrights & Campaigns) (ArsTechnica)

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

Are the likes of Pandora poised to kill AM/FM radio? (ArsTechnica)

PK in the know podcast – Netflix copyright protections, etc (PK In the Know Podcast)

Database rights – the good, the bad and the ugly (Laurence Kaye on Digital Media Law)

Global – Copyright

Apple to extend iTunes music previews to 90 seconds (Michael Geist)

Mysterious anti-pirate piracy site taken down by music industry (TorrentFreak)

Ultimate Fighting Championship attacks pirate site, owner defiant, refuses to submit (TorrentFreak)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Domain name purchases aren’t always easy – top 5 tips (Think IP Strategy)

Global – Patents

The patent star may wane in the new cloud computing world, says Microsoft’s IP chief (IAM)


Belgian Court recognises CC licences (TechnoLlama)


The latest on access copyright: Time to decline the coverage (Michael Geist)

No Creator Group consensus on C-32 (Michael Geist)

Access Copyright to the Supreme Court: No need for greater fair dealing certainty (Michael Geist)

The Bill C-32 debate begins: Locks, levies & misinformation on fair dealing (Michael Geist)

Where the parties stand on C-32’s digital lock provisions (Michael Geist)


Domestic movie royalties – too high? (China Law Insight)

Message of blog urges State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping ‘to clarify’ intellectual property rights position (IP Dragon)


After Google France et al: when is an ad ‘vague’? (IPKat)


File-sharers to receive warning letters, but no 3 strikes (TorrentFreak)


German NPE confident of victory in dispute with Nokia and HTC (IAM)

New Zealand

3 strikes still on agenda, but only if Kiwis keep on pirating (TorrentFreak)


The paranoid anti-piracy group with no employees (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

Ministry of Sound forced to suspend file-sharing shakedown (TorrentFreak)

United States

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Apple – ALJ Bullock grants Apple’s motion to compel In Certain Mobile Communications and Computer Devices (337-TA-704) (ITC Law Blog)

Apple – Apple files lawsuit against Motorola to defend multi-touch (Patently Apple) (ArsTechnica)

Apple – ITC staff sides with Nokia in Apple complaint as trial begins (ArsTechnica) (IPBiz)

Apple – New complaint filed by Apple against Motorola covering mobile devices and related software (ITC 337 Update) (ITC Law Blog)

Microsoft – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-744) regarding Certain Mobile Devices against Motorola (ITC Law Blog)

Microsoft – Motion to dismiss inequitable conduct defense for failure to satisfy FRCP 9 denied: Mediostream, Inc. v. Microsoft, et al. (

Motorola – ITC institutes investigation 337-TA-745 against Apple on Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof (ITC 337 Update)

Samsung – Samsung moves to partially terminate investigation in flash memory investigation (ITC 337 Update)

Toshiba – ALJ Rogers rules on motions for summary determinations regarding non-infringement, affirmative defenses and importation in Certain Notebook Computer Products (337-TA-705) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC Law Blog) (ITC Law Blog)

US Copyright

LimeWire alternatives see huge increase in downloads (TorrentFreak)

Anonymous DDoS takes down the United States Copyright Office (TorrentFreak)

Article in @p2pnet about my interview with @copygrounds (Recording Industry vs. The People)

US Copyright – Decisions

Third P2P verdict for Jammie Thomas: $1.5 million (ArsTechnica) (Copyrights & Campaigns) (ArsTechnica)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Capitol Records – MP3Tunes moves for summary judgment dismissing RIAA case: Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes (Recording Industry vs. The People)

Capitol Records – Prof. Nesson admitted pro hac vice: Capitol v Thomas-Rasset (Recording Industry vs. The People) (Copyrights & Campaigns)

US Copyright Group – Law professor defends alleged Hurt Locker pirates (TorrentFreak)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

9th Circuit: Bad faith intent to profit after innocent registration constitutes cybersquatting: DSPT Int’l, Inc. v. Nahum (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

9th Circuit affirms dismissal of Seattle law firm’s cybersquatting case: The Christensen Firm v. Chameleon Data Corp. (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Plaintiff-side briefs submitted in 4th Circuit appeal in Rosetta Stone v. Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

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