Online Global Week in Review 6 August 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:

Breaking news: Google keyword policy change for EU (IPKat) (ArsTechnica)

New DMCA exemptions ( (©ollectanea) (IP Spotlight) (Michael Geist) (Public Knowledge) (1709 Blog) (1709 Blog) (Intellectual Property Direction) (Electronic Frontier Foundation) (Public Knowledge)

District Court C D California: Google protected by 17 USC 512(d) for links to infringing content; Perfect 10’s takedown notices were mostly insufficient: Perfect 10 v Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (PlagiarismToday)

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

Public Knowledge’s IP3 Award (Michael Geist) (Public Knowledge)

IP value creation at IBM and Microsoft – compare and contrast (IAM)

Global – Copyright

RIAA ‘protects’ Radiohead’s In Rainbows (TorrentFreak)

Nokia criticizes ACTA substance and process (Michael Geist)

Game Dev: Sometimes it’s ok to steal my games (TorrentFreak)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

Rogue seal runs rampant in wiki world: FBI on the case (IPKat)


Days one to four: AFACT v iiNet BitTorrent piracy appeal (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak) (TorrentFreak)


Police keep their word, shut down file-sharing sites (TorrentFreak)


SAC renews calls for legalized downloading with levies (Michael Geist) (Excess Copyright)

US move to pick digital locks leaves Canadians locked out (Michael Geist)

Exit strategy for digital locks dilemma of Canada’s Bill C-32 (Excess Copyright)

Copyright Bill disturbs rights balance between creators and users (Michael Geist)


New ‘face’ for the Chilean Data Protection Law (IP tango)


Copyright piracy in China: China did not shed its fetish for temporary mass campaigns (IP Dragon)


Breaking news: Google keyword policy change (IPKat) (ArsTechnica)

CJEU: Bananabay or — the ‘overlooked’ German AdWord referral (JIPLP)


The draft e-Governance Policy and its implications on patent law in Indian (Spicy IP)

Greenpeace ‘advised’ to remove TATA logo from game (Spicy IP)


‘Three Strikes’ settlement between EMI and Eircom approved by Irish Court (JIPLP)


Israel Police uncover DVD copying lab (IP Factor)


Pirate Party ramps up to invade Swedish politics (TorrentFreak)

Pirate Bay founder appeals ‘political gagging’ court order (TorrentFreak)

United Kingdom

Pay up! Pay up! And play the game. – EWHC (Ch) decision in Nintendo v. Playables (1709 Blog) (IPKat)

United States

US Patents – Decisions

ITC issues final determination finding violation of 19 USC § 1337 and terminates investigation in certain semiconductor chips (337-TA-661) brought by Rambus (ITC Law Blog) (ITC 337 Update)

District Court Delaware: Source code for future products is discoverable: BigBand Networks Inc. v. Imagine Communications Inc. (Docket Report)

District Court Utah: Defendant’s inadequate data retention policies, loss of source code for patented software did not warrant terminating sanctions for spoliation: Phillip M. Adams & Associates, LLC v. Lenovo International et al. (Docket Report)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Google – Google patents indexing, retrieval of blogs (Securing Innovation)

US Copyright

TGIF: Intellectual Property enforcement coordinator says the darndest things (IP Dragon)

New DMCA exemptions ( (©ollectanea)

Copyright Office exempts jailbreaking, noncommercial use of DVD samples from DRM anti-circumvention requirements (IP Spotlight) (Michael Geist)

Library of Congress’s DRM exceptions: Not just about jailbreaking (Public Knowledge) (1709 Blog) (1709 Blog) (Intellectual Property Direction)

Breaking down the 2009 DMCA rulemaking, Part 1: Victory for Vidders (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

PK in the know podcast – Copyright Office’s DMCA report (Public Knowledge)

EFF offers new help for targets of predatory copyright infringement lawsuits (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

PopUp Pirates: Who profits from piracy? (PlagiarismToday)

US Copyright – Decisions

District Court C D California: Google protected by 17 USC 512(d) for links to infringing content; Perfect 10’s takedown notices were mostly insufficient: Perfect 10 v Google (Technology & Marketing Law Blog) (PlagiarismToday)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Capitol Records – Judge cancels settlement mediation in Capitol Records v Thomas, at request of both sides (Recording Industry vs. The People) (Copyrights & Campaigns)

Sony BMG – Tenenbaum files appeal from judgment: SONY BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum (Recording Industry vs. The People)

Terra Marketing Group – That’s who that is? Fake blogs, fake reviews and Melissa Theuriau: Terra Marketing Group v QuiBids (Trademark Blog)

US Copyright Group – U.S. Copyright Group ‘steal’ competitor’s website (TorrentFreak) (ArsTechnica)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Google gets complete win in Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google Inc (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

District Court Nevada: New York New York Hotel/Casino successfully hijacks New York New York Hotel & Casino v Ronnie Katzin dba Inc (Las Vegas Trademark Attorney)

TTAB reverses mere descriptiveness refusal of LUA for computer programs: In re Faculdades Catolicas (not precedential) (TTABlog)

District Court W D Washington imposes injunction against producers of ‘Cake Boss’ TV show: Masters Software, Inc. v. Discovery Communications, Inc. (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

District Court S D New York: Baidu can maintain negligence claims against for lax security practices which allegedly facilitated cyber-attack: Baidu v. (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

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