It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
It’s been something of a strange week for copyright news. If this week’s podcast leaves you feel like you’re living in a parallel dimension you could certainly be forgiven. That’s because we we have a story involving The Pirate Bay threatening to sue an anti-piracy group for copyright infringement, creating something of an irony black hole.
But the news just gets stranger. Google is now apparently working with payment processors, EA and Zynga are now friends again and Sherlock Holmes apparently exists in a bizarre state where he is both in and not in the public domain. That is, unless one editor can get to the truth.
This is one week that will make your head spin but it’s still an episode that you do not want to miss!
This week’s stories include:
- The Pirate Bay Threatens to Sue Anti-Piracy Firm for Infringement
- Google Rumored to Be Working With Payment Processors to Cut Pirate Sites
- EA and Zynga Settle Their Dispute
- Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court to Let Thomas-Rasset Ruling Stand
- Italian File Sharing Admin Fined Big
- Editor Sues to Prove Sherlock Holmes is Public Domain
- RLSlog Pulles Direct Links, Replaces with Google Searches
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