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 with a lot of great stories to talk about. We not only have a UK ruling calling for The Pirate Bay to be blocked in the country, but updates on the Google/Oracle case and a High Court ruling in the EU regarding the copyrightability of computer languages and software functions.
But don’t think it’s all serious business this week as we have stories about a parody defense possibly coming to Canada, Pinterest and a photo capturing a falling bear. bears. Only in copyright law does that sentence work…
This week’s stories include:
- UK Judge Orders Pirate Bay Blocked
- EU Rules Programming Languages, Software Functions Can’t Be Copyrighted
- Google-Oracle Juror Questions Lean Toward Oracle Victory
- Canada May Open Door for Fair Use for Parody and Satire
- US Trade Representative Releases “Watch List” Report
- Falling Bear Creates Viral Picture and Copyright Controversy
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