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The Geography of Online Infringement: Study Names Sweden as Hotspot for Infringement

Posted in Domain Names, Intellectual Property

A recent study reports that country code Top-Level Domains (“ccTLDs”) belonging to Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom are the most commonly used for online copyright infringement.  The study, published in January by Internet researcher Cedric Manara, focuses on data provided by Google regarding the requests it receives to remove search results that link… Continue Reading

Rights Holders Find Increasingly Favourable Climate for Requests for Website-Blocking Orders from Courts in Europe

Posted in Domain Names, Intellectual Property

By Jacqueline Clover and Ezra Steinhardt On 30 October, 2012, press reported that the Finnish Supreme Court had rejected an appeal from Elisa, a Finnish internet service provider (ISP), against a court order that required Elisa to block its users from accessing the well-known file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay. The order, which was granted in… Continue Reading

DOJ Seizes Domain Names To Prevent Theft Of Copyrighted Cell Phone Apps

Posted in Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Spectrum & Mobile, Telecommunications

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) is ramping up efforts against the illegal distribution of cell phone applications.  On August 21, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, Northern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Brian Lamkin announced a first of its kind seizure of three website domain… Continue Reading