This week’s top 6 IP enforcement headlines

Mike Tyson’s Tattooer Sues Warner Bros. (Courthouse News Service)
The tattoo artist who tattooed Mike Tyson’s face sued Warner Bros., alleging that they infringed the copyright in the tattoo in their advertisements for the movie, “The Hangover 2.”

Websites Complain About Fake Takedown Notices Being Used On Facebook (
Questions are being raised about how Facebook handles copyright and trademark complaints, after bogus complaints were used to remove the Facebook pages of at least three tech news websites over the past several days.

Will Netflix Curb Movie Piracy? (The New York Times)
The article asks whether Netflix legitimate streaming of movies will put a dent in movie piracy.

NYC Bill Would Criminalize Buying Knockoff Goods (The Wall Street Journal)
A city lawmaker has introduced a bill that would impose fines or jail time for the purchase of counterfeit goods, including knockoffs of designer handbags and watches. While it is already illegal to sell such goods, this bill would be the first in the U.S. to criminalize their purchase.

Dish, EchoStar to Pay $500M in TiVo Settlement (The Wall Street Journal)
Dish and its former unit EchoStar have agreed to pay TiVo $500 million to settle years of ongoing patent litigation over digital video recorder technology.

Viacom Takes a Final Shot at Youtube (
Viacom submitted what is likely to be a final set of briefs in the Viacom-Youtube appeal, making two main arguments focused on what type of “copyright-policing” system we should have.

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