Archive for December, 2009

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-31

December 31st, 2009
  • Paris Hilton Sued for Design Patent Infringement #
  • Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Peterson sues Eddie Vedder Sued For Copyright Infringement #
  • – MediaCorp wins counter claims of copyright infringement against RecordTV: via @addthis #
  • Apple not liable for hearing losses suffered by iPod users, #
  • RockYou sued for privacy breach; liabiility based on not using hashing, salting or any other methods of protecting data #
  • Digital Britain-UK moving forward to permit libraries to create web archives of UK sites, #
  • Google loses domain name dispute arbitration; Groovle held not confusing with Google, #

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-30

December 30th, 2009

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-29

December 29th, 2009

Toying with funny math to downplay Canada’s role as a piracy haven

December 28th, 2009

Several weeks ago TorrentFreak published its Top 25 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2009. In a blog commenting on the rankings, I pointed out that out of the top 25, 7 of them are located or have connections to Canada and that of the top 10, 4 are located or have connections to Canada. I also pointed out that this meant that Canada, alone, is home to more than 25% of the world’s public English language unauthorized bitTorrent sites and 40% of the leading ones are in Canada.

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-28

December 28th, 2009
  • US says copyright piracy in China still 'high' – AFP #
  • Samuelson Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic Seeks Google Fellow #
  • Isohunt Collapsing: Everyone knows where the booze is. How can anyone honestly compare Isohunt to Google? #
  • November-December 2009 Quick Links, for US trade-mark and domain name cases #
  • Access to Pirate Bay blocked by Italian Supreme Court because it contributes to infringement in Italty. #
  • Data protection commissioner warns over social networking sites #

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-27

December 27th, 2009

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-27

December 27th, 2009

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-26

December 26th, 2009

Fung and Isohunt found liable for inducing worldwide copyright infringement

December 25th, 2009

Earlier this week, a US district court granted summary judgement to MPAA members holding that Gary Fung and four websites operated by him, including Isohunt one of Canada’s largest bittorrent sites, contribute to massive worldwide copyright infringement.

Operators of bittorrent sites like isoHunt often claim they are nothing but content neutral search engines like Google. The Isohunt court disagreed holding, based on uncontested expert evidence, that approximately 95 percent of all files made accessible through Isohunt were infringing or highly likely to be infringing.

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-25

December 25th, 2009
  • Microsoft Word Remains Under Scrutiny After Patent Loss – PC World #
  • Patent Office Releases New Temporary Post-Bilski Test For Software Patents #
  • Software fraudster 'fooled CIA' into terror alert #
  • Oracle Accused of Copyright infringement, #
  • Think Twice Before Pushing Play #