WASHINGTON May 27, 2011 – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PROTECT IP Act on Thursday, but Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) put a hold on the bill preventing it from going to the full Senate.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2010 — A bipartisan group of 10 US senators on Monday introduced legislation that would enable the US Justice Department to render inaccessible Web sites judged to be dedicated to intellectual property infringement.
The legislation would enable Justice to seek a preliminary injunction against domain name registrars, which would have to suspend access to the domains hosting infringing material, or that are trafficking in infringing material. The legislation would require the US attorney general to notify the federal intellectual property enforcement co-coordinator of the injunctions, and the coordinator would in turn be required to post the names of the suspended sites on a public web site.
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2010 – BroadbandBreakfast.com on Monday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the inaugural Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event on May 11, 2010: “The Google Book Search Settlement and E-Book Licensing.”
The event included key industry officials and was moderated by Sarah Lai Stirland, Assistant Managing Editor, BroadbandBreakfast.com.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2010 — A 12-year-record of abuses and misuses of a law designed to prevent digital piracy shows definitively that it isn’t working as intended, said a digital rights group in a new report released Thursday.
“In the years since the DMCA’s passage, section 1201’s harmful effects on copyright’s core goal to “promot[e] Progress” have become unfortunately clear,” write Pan C. Lee, Daniel S. Park, Allen W. Wang and Jennifer M. Urban, a group of legal researchers at Berkeley Law School. “It is in need of an update to restore the balance.”
Google plans on launching its open eBook service Google Editions by June or July, according to a Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal.
Google’s manager for strategic partner development Chris Palma disclosed the company’s plans during a Tuesday morning panel discussion sponsored by the Book Industry Study Group in New York City. The panel discussion focused on cloud computing and the business of publishing.