Online Global Week in Review 9 July 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.

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.

Highlights this week included:

BT and TalkTalk seek judicial review of Digital Economy Act (IPKat) (TorrentFreak)

Pirate Bay soon to be hosted within Swedish Parliament? (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

Balanced Copyright for Canada board and funding revealed (Michael Geist) (Excess Copyright)
Global – General
OECD project on Internet Intermediaries, Part 2 (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)
Global – Copyright

INTA, ICC oppose De Minimis provision in ACTA (Michael Geist)

Internet over, outta time: Prince releases tunes like it’s 1999 (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

Archiving online citations: are we all Americans now? (IPKat)

File-sharing sites unfazed by takedowns, bounce right back (TorrentFreak)

Global – Trade Marks & Domain Names

From virtual goods to virtual brands? (IP finance)

Is rebranding the key to reversing BlackBerry’s fortunes? (IPKat)


Balanced Copyright for Canada board and funding revealed (Michael Geist) (Excess Copyright)

Angus calls out Moore on WIPO: says fails to understand treaty, makes mockery of copyright balance (Michael Geist)

McKennitt Op-Ed: ‘Pirates are killing musicians, composers, lyricists, even popcorn vendors’ (Michael Geist)

CMCC speaks out against C-32 digital lock provisions (Michael Geist)

Canadian video game maker criticizes C-32 digital lock rules (Michael Geist)


Chinese counterfeit Cisco products because of profit seeking or state sponsored cyber terrorism? (IP Dragon)


EU antitrust cops ‘very carefully’ probing Google search (ArsTechnica)

Importing non-UK decoders into the EU: a multiplicity of questions: Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and British Sky Broadcasting Limited v Euroview Sport Ltd (IPKat)


Intermediary liability for copyright infringement in India: Few thoughts in the wake of Viacom v YouTube Part 1 and 2 (Spicy IP) (Spicy IP)


Dutch public broadcaster launches ambitious BitTorrent trial (Michael Geist)


Supreme Court rules file-sharer’s identity handed to movie companies (TorrentFreak)


Pirate Bay soon to be hosted within Swedish Parliament? (ArsTechnica) (TorrentFreak)

The Pirate Bay hacked, users exposed (TorrentFreak)
United Kingdom

UK rejects ACTA calls to criminalize illicit file-sharing (TorrentFreak)

BT and TalkTalk seek judicial review of Digital Economy Act (IPKat) (TorrentFreak)

United States
US General

Claim your $16! Comcast P2P settlement now final (ArsTechnica)

US Patents

Bilski and software patents (Spicy IP)

US Patents – Decisions

District Court N D Illinois grants motion to dismiss in false marking case: Simonian v Cisco Systems (Gray on Claims)

US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Infineon Technologies – ALJ Essex grants motion to terminate investigation in certain dynamic random access memory semiconductors (337-TA-707) (ITC Law Blog)

Motorola – ALJ Gildea grants motion to terminate investigation in certain wireless communications system server software, wireless handheld devices and battery packs (337-TA-706) (ITC Law Blog)

Prism Technologies – ALJ Essex rules denies Prism’s motion to stay investigation pending PTO ex parte reexam proceeding in certain authentication systems (337-TA-697) (ITC Law Blog)

Rambus – ALJ Essex issues public version of order granting-in-part Rambus’s motion to compel in certain semiconductor chips (337-TA-661) (ITC Law Blog)

S3 Graphics – ITC institutes investigation (337-TA-724) regarding certain electronic devices with image processing systems (ITC Law Blog)

Samsung – ALJ Charneski grants motion to terminate investigation in certain flash memory (337-TA-685) (ITC Law Blog)

Tessera – ALJ Essex rules on motion for forfeiture of respondents’ bonds in certain semiconductor chips with minimized chip package size (Inv. No. 337-TA-605) (ITC Law Blog)

US Copyright

Response to ASCAP’s deceptive claims (Creative Commons)

A balanced approach to copyright reform (Public Knowledge)

US Copyright – Decisions

Where’s the beef? – Viacom v YouTube opinion lacks heft (Shades of Gray)

US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Capitol Records – Labels and Thomas-Rasset agree: we won’t settle (Copyrights & Campaigns) (ArsTechnica)

Gatehouse Media – New copyright lawsuit involves Creative Commons: GateHouse Media Inc v. That’s Great News LLC (Internet Cases) (The 1709 Blog)

Murray, Patty – Patty Murray campaign pulls video that used Billy Joel song (Copyrights & Campaigns)

Penguin – Jurisdictional tactics: Penguin v American Buddha (1709 Blog)

Reid, Harry – Nevada Senate candidate objects to opponent’s posting of earlier version of web site (Copyrights & Campaigns)

RIAA – RIAA warns 1 million copyright infringers a year (TorrentFreak)

Scribd – Court allows copyright suit vs. to proceed (Copyrights & Campaigns) (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

US Copyright Group – Hurt Locker lawsuit doesn’t affect BitTorrent downloads (TorrentFreak)

US Copyright Group – P2P plaintiffs to get just 28 Time Warner IPs each month (ArsTechnica)

US DoJ – Pirate Bay and MegaUpload escape domain seizure by US (TorrentFreak)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Decisions

Puzzling 9th circuit dilution opinion over VISA International Service Ass’n v. JSL Corp. (Technology & Marketing Law Blog)

US Trade Marks & Domain Names – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Temme, Alf – A typosquatter tells all, and defends his actions (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

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