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Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 228 – UnACTAble

ACTA Protest

It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

It was a busy week for copyright news but it had a largely international focus as most of our stories this week are from out side of the U.S., including all of the headliners.

We take a look at the ACTA protests that swept Europe last weekend and the response from various countries over the controversial treaty. The Dutch look to the U.S. for ways to improve fair use and the UK police also look to the U.S., but for a way to take down a popular file sharing site.

All of that and more on this episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show!

This week’s stories include:

  • Several Countries Back Off of ACTA After Protests
  • Dutch Want U.S.-style Fair Use
  • UK Police Shutter RnBxclusive, Arrest Owner, Threaten Users
  • Appeals Filed in OPTUS Case
  • Marvel Goes After Ghost Rider Co-Creator After Failed Lawsuit
  • VEVO Caught Pirating NFL Game Stream

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Show Notes

About the Hosts

Jonathan Bailey

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Jonathan Bailey (@plagiarismtoday) is the Webmaster and author of Plagiarism Today (Hint: You’re there now) and works as a copyright and plagiarism consultant. Though not an attorney, he has resolved over 700 cases of plagiarism involving his own work and has helped countless others protect their work and develop strategies for making their content work as hard as possible toward their goals.

Patrick O’Keefe

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Patrick O’Keefe (@iFroggy) is the owner of the iFroggy Network, a network of websites covering various interests. He’s the author of the book “Managing Online Forums,” a practical guide to managing online communities and social spaces. He maintains a blog about online community management at ManagingCommunities.com and a personal blog at patrickokeefe.com.

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