White House Picks Next ‘IP Czar’ (The Washington Post)
The White House announced it is nominating a new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator – D.C. lawyer Daniel Marti, a managing partner in the D.C. office of the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.
Copying is Not the Ultimate Test for Copyright Infringement (The National Law Review)
In Paycom Payroll, LLC v. Richison, an infringement action involving computer software, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that copying alone is insufficient to establish copyright infringement.
“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Warnings Double This Year (Torrent Freak)
According to the Executive Director of the Center for Copyright Information, the Copyright Alert System is expected to double in size as warnings are being sent out at an increasing rate, in the hope that it will eventually change people’s norms toward piracy.
4chan Introduces DMCA Policy (Torrent Freak)
After doing without an element needed for safe harbor protection, 4chan has just introduced an official DMCA policy.
Rightscorp Closes Over 100,000 Cases of Copyright Infringement to Date (The Wall Street Journal)
Rightscorp announced it has closed over 100,000 cases of copyright infringement to date, up from 75,000 in May 2014, representing over a 33% increase over previously released figures.
Keith Kupferschmid is General Counsel and SVP, Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement at SIIA. Follow Keith on Twitter at @keithkup and sign up for the Intellectual Property Roundup weekly newsletter here.