This Week in IP Enforcement

Hollywood Formally Brings ISPs Into The Anti-Piracy Fight (CNET)
The major film studios and music companies unveiled its plans for the Center for Copyright Information, the organization that will help support the graduated response anti-piracy program.

Copyright Infringement Will Lead ICANN Registrars To Lose Accreditation (PCWorld)
Governments and law enforcement authorities want registrars to be held more accountable in cases where domain registrations are done with bogus data. Registrars that fail to comply with copyright infringement contract terms given by ICANN will lose their accreditation.

Publisher Unmasks ‘Dummies,’ Ramps Up Lawsuits Against e-Book Sharers (paidContent)
“For Dummies” publisher John Wiley has identified some of the anonymous individuals it accuses of illegally downloading its books, and is pushing forward with lawsuits against the book-sharers following a federal court order allowing the publisher to obtain the names of the defendants from their internet service provider.

Ray Charles Foundation Sues To Stop Children Taking Back Copyright (GigaOM)
The Ray Charles Foundation is suing seven of Charles’ children who have triggered a controversial law that lets artists and their heirs reclaim copyrights after 35 years. This is the second high profile case to emerge over “termination rights.”

Keith Kupferschmid is General Counsel and SVP, Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement at SIIA.

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