Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with the Copyright Alliance — April 26th is World IP Day, and this year’s theme is “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity.” All next week, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts across the U.S. will be holding educational events to mark the country. Check out the full schedule at the link to see if there is one near you or to catch an event online.
Google attempted end run around Canadian courts fails, rules BC Judge in Equustek case — From Barry Sookman: “Yesterday, a judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court dismissed Google’s motion to vary or set aside the global injunction against it that had been affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada. The injunction required Google delist websites that were being used to market a product that Equustek claimed was developed through theft of its trade secrets. Justice Smith held that Google was not able to show that the global delisting order made  against it violated its First Amendment rights in the U.S. or the core values of the U.S.”
The Legal Process Sea-Change — Third in a series of posts (Part one and part two) from Bruce Boyden that ostensibly began with the 9th Circuit’s Blurred Lines decision but has now taken us to judicial schools of thought in the 1950s.
Association of American Publishers’ Allan Adler Testifies on the Hill About the Marrakesh Treaty — This week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered the Marrakesh VIP Treaty, which would require member parties to provide exceptions to copyright law for reproducing and distributing works in formats accessible to persons with visual impairments or print disabilities, as well as allowing the cross-border exchange of such works. The Committee also considered legislation that would implement the Treaty in U.S. law.