It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show!
It may be summer but it was a busy week for copyright news as courts hung around long enough to order the closure of DVD streaming service Zediva, give a big win to Marvel comics over Jack Kirby’s heirs and dismiss a slew of BitTorrent lawsuits.
We also have some big copyright law changes coming out of the UK and a very bizarre irony in the Google/Oracle spat over Java in Android.
All in all, this is an episode you do not want to miss.
This week’s stories include:
- Zediva Ordered to Close
- Jack Kirby’s Heirs Lose Appeal, Marvel Keeps Copyrights
- Perfect 10 Actually Has a Good Day in Court
- Thousands of BitTorrent Users Off the Hook, For Now
- UK to Revise Copyright Law
- And Much, Much More!
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