Saturday, February 13, 2010

Internet Law News This Week

From BNA Internet News.... Thanks to Michael Geist

Ebay Loses Another Suit Over Louis Vuitton Brand
eBay has lost another lawsuit filed against it by luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton Malletier. The Paris District Court ruled Thursday that eBay was liable for harming the reputation of LVM's trademarks, company name, and domain name. LVM had sued eBay claiming that the site was using keywords that hurt the Louis Vuitton brand. [CNET]

Google Fights Back Against Book Settlement Critics
Google filed a strong defense of its digital books settlement with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers, a week before a federal judge is scheduled to hold a hearing in the protracted copyright case. The filing is routine and reiterates arguments the search giant has repeatedly made to defend its 2008 settlement, which allows it to distribute millions of books it scanned online in exchange for sharing revenue with rights holders. [WSJ]

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