It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
We try to keep things at least a little bit light this week as we dabble with the outrageous.
For one we have a tale about some DRM that’s gone wrong in Deus Ex: The Fall, a game largely about the dangers of technology, which prevents even legal purchasers from firing their weapons (Note: Eidos has since updated the game to remove this “feature”). We also have a lawsuit against Netflix that truly treads into the bizarre and a mistake by HBO that tries to remove a download link for the VLC Player from YouTube.
But there’s still more than a little bit of serious news as we have an update in the Aereo case, more news from Jammie Thomas-Rasset and the possibility that the EU could be moving toward a single bloc for the purpose of music licensing.
All of that and the Beatles make an appearance as well, even if I manage to accidentally insinuate that they’re all dead (Sorry Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Pete Best).
So join us for a jam packed Copyright 2.0 Show!
This week’s stories include:
- 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Backs Aereo Again
- RIAA Asks Jammie Thomas-Rasset to Be a Piracy Spokesperson
- EU Moves to Streamline Music Licensing
- Beatles Tribute Shows Battle Each Other
- Filmmaker Sues Netflix Over “Save” Feature
- Eidos Takes Away Jailbreakers’ (Virtual) Guns
- HBO Screws Up, Sends DMCA Notice Against VLC Download Link
(Note: Due to a technical issue, I had to pull the audio off of the YouTube video. Therefore, it’s of lower quality than usual. I apologize for the error and will try to re-upload the audio once I get it straightened out.)
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