The Linked Content Coalition was launched in April, a group of copyright owners in the publishing, TV, film and news media sectors.
The implementation of the Digital Economy Act in the UK has been pushed back to 2014 at the earliest because secondary legislation needs to be amended.
The Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU said in UsedSoft v Oracle that creators of computer programs should be allowed to prevent people from selling so-called used licences.
The Regional Court of Hamburg has become the first to rule that YouTube must use filtering technology to check for copyright infringement, in this case for repeated uploads.
Australian telecoms company Optus is to file for leave to appeal a court decision in its high-profile battle over TV streaming rights.
The US Trade Representative published its S301 Priority Watch List last month, an annual list that names and shames countries that it claims have failed to protect the IP rights of its companies and citizens. On the 2012 list are Algeria, Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela.