China has started the process of updating its Copyright Act and is expected to produce a draft set of amendments by the end of this year.
Google and music publishers have settled a four-year US copyright infringement dispute over musical works posted on YouTube and signed a deal to allow the publishers to earn royalties.
Chinese search engine Baidu has signed a landmark deal with a coalition of three music companies that will allow it to offer free, legal music.
A Nevada judge has ruled so-called copyright troll Righthaven intentionally misrepresented itself, saying it is a law firm "masquerading as a company".
Top entertainment companies and internet service providers in the US have cooperated on a so-called six strikes system for notifying internet subscribers who have been flagged for possible copyright infringement.
Mattel has vowed to appeal a California court's order to pay nearly $310 million in its seven-year dispute over the Bratz franchise.
Google has signed a deal with Hachette Livres that will enable it to scan and publish most of Hachette's back catalogue in a French version of its bookstore, Google Editions.