It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
We’re finally back on a normal schedule and that means, well, it’s never really a normal episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
For one we have news that a German Court has ordered a site to have their domain revoked over copyright infringement, we say the word “Dallas” far more than two adults should in a single conversation and an Apple-oriented theme gets an Android app in hot water.
Then things get really confusing as Frank Ocean is sued over a sample case worthy of being featured in “Inception” and a proposed compulsory remix license has drawn more than a little bit of criticism from musicians.
Finally, we get a preview of what Warner/Chappell is likely going to make its defense around in the “Happy Birthday” case and we have yet another dumb copyright infringer as The Academy takes a maker of “Oscar” statues to court.
All of this and more on Episode 317 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!
This week’s stories include:
- German Registrar Ordered to Revoke H33T’s Domain
- Dallas Buyer’s Club Prompts BitTorrent Lawsuit
- Apple Files Takedown Notice Against Android Theming App
- Frank Ocean Sued Over Sample of a Sample of a Sample of a Sample
- Compulsory Remix License Draws Fire From Steven Tyler and More
- Warner/Chappell Claims Words and Music of “Happy Birthday”
- Film Academy Sues Man for Continue to Make Fake Oscars
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