Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 185

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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 potentially major lawsuit being filed against the cyberlocker site Hotfile, impending new copyright legislation in the U.S. and a conclusion to one of the more controversial cases in recent memory. However, it’s not all business this episode as Patrick and I make time to talk about advertising, in particular Super Bowl ads, and a bit about Mardi Gras costumes as well (though that was actually copyright-related).

This week’s stories include:

  • MPAA Sues Hotfile for Copyright Infringement
  • White House Promises New Copyright Legislation
  • Ofcom Sets Deadline for New 3 Strikes Rules in the UK
  • ACS:Law Forced to Fight On
  • Balloon Dog Case is Settled
  • And Much More!

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Show Notes

About the Hosts

Jonathan Bailey


Jonathan Bailey (@plagiarismtoday) is the Webmaster and author of Plagiarism Today (Hint: You’re there now) and works as a copyright and plagiarism consultant. Though not an attorney, he has resolved over 700 cases of plagiarism involving his own work and has helped countless others protect their work and develop strategies for making their content work as hard as possible toward their goals.

Patrick O’Keefe


Patrick O’Keefe (@iFroggy) is the owner of the iFroggy Network, a network of websites covering various interests. He’s the author of the book “Managing Online Forums,” a practical guide to managing online communities and social spaces. He maintains a blog about online community management at and a personal blog at