Copyright Archive


  • Copyright owners consider digital exchange options

    April 30, 2012

    Copyright owners and the businesses that offer digital content services face a problem: how to identify, organise and license the rights involved. An industry initiative hopes to help

  • UK court orders Pirate Bay blocks

    April 30, 2012

    The High Court in London has ordered five ISPs to block access to file-sharing website The Pirate Bay

  • Profile: Meet Japan’s new chief IP judge

    April 30, 2012

    Toshiaki Iimura, one of the most experienced IP judges in Japan, has been appointed chief judge of the IP High Court in Tokyo

  • What’s on this week

    April 30, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP decisions, conferences and events to watch out for this week

  • Weekly quiz, April 23 to 27

    April 27, 2012

    Prototype shoes, banned songs and poor grammar: have you been following the news in IP this week?

  • UK anti-piracy act delayed, again

    April 27, 2012

    The implementation of the Digital Economy Act in the UK has been pushed back to 2014 at the earliest because secondary legislation needs to be amended

  • Unitary patent on the agenda on World IP Day

    April 27, 2012

    The UK's IP minister reaffirmed the country's support for a unitary patent at an event to mark World IP Day yesterday

  • Microsoft, Philips, DSM launch new industry group

    April 26, 2012

    Ideas Matter, a new industry association that aims to improve awareness of IP, was launched today in Brussels by companies, inventors, OHIM and WIPO

  • Asia-Pacific marks World IP Day

    April 26, 2012

    The Asia-Pacific region is the first to celebrate World IP Day. Peter Leung in Hong Kong rounds up some of the activities

  • AG: when downloaded software can be resold

    April 25, 2012

    A legal adviser at Europe’s highest court says that creators of computer programs should be allowed to prevent people from selling so-called used licences that enable the programs to be downloaded from the internet again

  • YouTube told it must filter copyrighted videos

    April 25, 2012

    A court in Germany has become the first to rule that YouTube must use filtering technology to check for copyright infringement, in this case for repeated uploads

  • What the French election means for IP

    April 23, 2012

    While the 2012 French presidential election is dominated by concerns about the economy, the candidates have also campaigned on ACTA, copyright rules and ways to get the country innovating

  • What’s on this week April 23-27

    April 23, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP meetings, conferences and decisions to watch out for this week

  • Copyright enforcement in Australia after iiNET

    April 20, 2012

    IP practitioners’ reaction to the AFACT v iiNET decision reflects concern over its impact on copyright enforcement in Australia

  • Rights holders suffer setback in battle against ISPs

    April 20, 2012

    In a unanimous ruling today, the Australian High Court found that service provider iiNET did not authorise users’ infringement despite not acting on notices of infringement from copyright holders

  • China Supreme Court releases top 10 cases

    April 19, 2012

    The Supreme People’s Court has released its Top 10 IP Cases of 2011, showing the country’s commitment to tackling online infringement

  • Background: iiNet v AFACT

    April 18, 2012

    The closely watched case will have a big impact on the responsibilities Australian ISPs have for the infringing acts of its users

  • China plans crackdown on copyright infringers

    April 17, 2012

    Statutory damages for infringement could be doubled, with triple damages for wilful and repeat infringers, under draft changes to China’s Copyright Law

  • Supreme Court revives Omega v Costco issues

    April 17, 2012

    The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Supap Kirtsaeng v John Wiley & Sons, a case that addresses whether goods manufactured and purchased abroad are subject to the first sale doctrine

  • Weekly IP quiz April 9 to 13

    April 13, 2012

    This week's quiz questions cover gTLDs, UK IP policy, ACTA - and Jeremy Lin. How many can you answer?

  • Conference report: Judge Denny Chin, the Jeremy Lin of law

    April 12, 2012

    Judge Denny Chin wanted attendees of the Fordham IP China Conference to know two things: First, he is not an IP expert. Second, he is not a China expert

  • Is April 12 the day ACTA died?

    April 12, 2012

    An influential European politician has indicated that he will recommend that ACTA be rejected, making it increasingly unlikely that the Agreement will ever be implemented in Europe

  • Why harmonisation has a future

    April 12, 2012

    Things are moving again at WIPO. That was the clear message from IP negotiators speaking at the Fordham IP conference in New York

  • Hooper calls for copyright licensing solutions

    April 12, 2012

    Richard Hooper, the author of a report into digital licensing in the UK, wants to hear how digital copyright exchanges can be developed and improved

  • Interview: Pete Wishart MP on UK IP policy

    April 11, 2012

    The UK All-Party IP Group of MPs recently launched an inquiry into the role of government in protecting and promoting IP. James Nurton spoke to its vice-chair Pete Wishart about its aims, agenda and the risk of report overload

  • Report links IP to 52.9 million US jobs

    April 11, 2012

    A first-of-its-kind US government study released Wednesday concludes that intellectual property results in more than one-third of GDP and one-fourth of US jobs

  • ICE seizes money from rogue site accounts

    April 11, 2012

    US authorities have seized nearly $900,000 from bank and PayPal accounts used to store the proceeds of counterfeit sportswear

  • IP communicators to discuss attack on enforcement

    April 11, 2012

    How can IP owners and regulators respond to the unprecedented attack on IP rights seen in the past few months?

  • Megaupload founder prepares for extradition fight

    April 10, 2012

    The next big challenge for the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload is fighting extradition from New Zealand to the United States. What are his chances?

  • Google dealt another blow with Rosetta Stone ruling

    April 09, 2012

    A US appeals court has reversed much of a district court’s ruling in favour of Google in a case that will help to shape the law around the use of trade marks as keywords and in sponsored ads

  • Viacom ruling sets new standard for ISP knowledge

    April 06, 2012

    The Second Circuit’s decision in Viacom v YouTube throws into doubt some assumptions internet service providers have operated under regarding liability for infringing content, one lawyer said

  • Jury to determine YouTube’s liability to Viacom

    April 06, 2012

    The New York Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has reversed a district court’s finding of summary judgment for YouTube in the video site’s $1 billion battle with Viacom

  • Google, Facebook and MPAA butt heads on infringing links

    April 05, 2012

    Internet companies and Hollywood faced off this week in friend of the court briefs filed in a case that could have major implications for how courts assess copyright infringement online

  • Quiz of the week April 2 to 5

    April 05, 2012

    Test your knowledge of this week’s IP developments. All the answers can be found in items on managingip.com published in the past five days

  • Rights holders prepare claims against Megaupload

    April 05, 2012

    File sharing company Megaupload, whose websites were shut down in January, is facing its first civil lawsuit - and lawyers predict more will be on the way

  • Judge advises on “speculative invoices”

    April 03, 2012

    A ruling from the English courts last week could limit the ability of copyright owners to issue so-called speculative invoices to people they believe have breached their IP rights online

  • Interview: Judge Colleen McMahon, SDNY

    April 02, 2012

    New York judge Colleen McMahon tells Karen Bolipata and a room full of judges why she went to law school, how she approaches patent cases, and why all judges need her invention, the e-Clerk

  • The best stories from April Fool’s Day

    April 02, 2012

    Apple to protect a rectangle and EU agrees patent court venue? It must be April 1

  • Rankings reveal world’s leading copyright firms

    April 02, 2012

    Managing IP has published its annual ranking of firms with specialist copyright practices, analysing the market in 21 jurisdictions

  • New Zealand seeks feedback on three strikes fees

    April 02, 2012

    Copyright owners and ISPs have until the end of this month to provide comments on the fee provision in New Zealand’s three-strikes law

  • What’s on this week

    April 02, 2012

    Managing IP’s round-up of the IP events, decisions and meetings taking place week beginning April 2

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