Copyright owners have lamented a decision by the Australian High Court, which ruled that Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet did not authorise copyright infringement by its users.
A German court has forced YouTube to remove seven copyrighted music clips and said it is responsible for content posted by users.
In other gTLD news, the International Rugby Board (IRB) confirmed that it has applied to operate the .rugby domain.
Multinational auditing company Deloitte has confirmed that it has applied to operate a .deloitte generic top-level domain (gTLD).
Keyword advertising disputes can be heard by courts either in the country the disputed trademark is registered in, or the country the advertiser is located in, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled.
Law firm Speechly Bircham LLP and two other groups are to research the effectiveness of UK design law and assess how it can be improved.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced a record number of cybersquatting cases for 2011.
Database-maker Oracle took Google to court on April 16, alleging that Android smartphone software infringes patents owned by its subsidiary company Sun Microsystems.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced on February 14 that 100 parties had successfully registered in the new generic top-level domain (TLD) system.
Two Internet pornography companies have accused the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and ICM Registry of violating antitrust laws by introducing the .xxx domain.