Eps 209 – Pirate Brakes

Brake Light

It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

With the holiday weekend in the U.S., it was a slow week for copyright news but it was still an important week as the largest verdict in copyright history was set aside, we get the first measures of effectiveness from New Zealand’s “Three Strikes” law and the pirate party fights and loses its bid to prevent a copyright extension in the EU.

All in all, it may be a shorter show but it’s not one that you want to miss.

This week’s stories include:

  • Oracle’s $1.3 Billion Verdict Reduced
  • Three Strikes Law Brings About Slowdown in Pirate Traffic
  • Pirate Party Fights, Loses Against Copyright Extension
  • Google Touts Copyright Advances
  • Bloomberg Must Defend Itself Against Swatch Over Analyst Call
  • At Least One Aussie Phone Directory Not Protected by Copyright

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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 ManagingCommunities.com and a personal blog at patrickokeefe.com.