Websites in Spain See Small Traffic Dip After Google News Closure (The Wall Street Journal)
Google officially shuttered the Spanish version of its news service Tuesday morning, and publisher sites in Spain have seen their traffic dip since.
eBay Scales Back EMR Counterfeit Reporting Program (eCommerce Bytes)
eBay has been scaling down and appears to be phasing out its Enhanced member Reporting program, aimed at removing counterfeit merchandise from its marketplace, opting instead to rely on users and brand owners reporting items through the site and the Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) program.
Leak Exposes Hollywood’s Global Anti-Piracy Strategy (TorrentFreak)
Leaked documents reveal in detail how Hollywood plans to take on piracy in the years to come, with top priorities being cyberlockers and illegal streaming sites.
Ghost of SOPA Haunts New Copyright Push (National Journal)
Nearly three years after a massive online protest derailed the Stop Online Piracy Act, many lawmakers are still skittish about the issue, and are cautiously returning to work on a major update of copyright law.
The Garcia v. Google En Banc Oral Argument (TechDirt)
A panel of eleven Ninth Circuit federal judges heard oral arguments in Garcia v. Google, a copyright case arising from the notorious “Innocence of Muslims” video. The hearing revisited the facts and law that led to the February decision by two Ninth Circuit judges ordering Google to remove the video from YouTube and prevent future uploads.
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.