March 18, 2011 · · Comments Off

Reports this week — The US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator’s White Paper on Legislative Recommendations to Congress was released this week, as well as ICE and CBP’s 2010 report on counterfeit seizures.

Is Netflix building a ‘House of Cards’ in original programming? — The LA Times Blog reports on Netflix’s efforts to produce original content. Game changer? Meanwhile, The Onion reports that the company is also switching over to “convenient new physical locations.”

How to Become an Internet Music Sensation — Speaking of The Onion, this is too good to pass up. Tip #1: “Take advice from your video’s helpful YouTube comments section.”

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Intellectual Property — The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an excellent online resource if you like thinking and whatnot. A new entry on IP has just been added this past week.

Kluwer Copyright Blog — International publisher Wolters Kluwer has recently launched this new blog focusing on European copyright issues, written by a group of legal experts and practitioners.

Dust-Up: How big a risk does piracy pose to the entertainment industry — As far as debates over piracy go, nothing particularly new here. Just very well-written arguments on both sides. Of course, one side is wrong, but the writing is still good.

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World — If you’re into rock and roll and the gear that drives the sound, check this out. The hour-long documentary presents a fun and engaging look at the history of the wah wah pedal, featuring “interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop.”

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