It is Monday 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 as we have two major legal decisions this week, one that could bring an end to one of the longest-running ongoing copyright cases, and another that could be a major blow to Usenet readers, especially those in the UK. However, as one case closes 50,000 more begin as a mass of lawsuits are filed against alleged file sharers.
All in all, there were thirteen stories this week including news from all over the copyright world including our “Weird Story of the Week”.
This week’s stories include:
- Novell Owns Unix Copyright
- Newzbin Loses in a UK Court
- Tens of Thousands Sued for Alleged File Sharing in the U.S.
- An Artist Sues Green Day Over Their Stage Set
- Filmmakers Fake Piracy Threat to Stir Up Attention
- And Many more…
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