Eps 219 – SOPA 2

Mr Smith Goes to Washington PosterFirst off, the bad news. Sadly, due to a technical error, last week’s episode was lost before it could be put online. The error was mine as I deleted my audio leaving only Patrick’s. Since my audio folder isn’t part of my routine backups, the files were lost and, though I attempted recovery until Monday of this week, it was to no avail.

It was frustrating as that podcast had some of the best conversation about SOPA I’ve heard to date.

However, the good news is that Patrick and I get a second chance at the topic and revisit it this podcast, re-raising many, if not most, of the points that were in the original podcast. So while Episode 218 might be no more, much of it lives on in this one.

But this week isn’t all about SOPA, we have a major revelation in the music industry’s ongoing war against Grooveshark, a surprising turn in the case revolving around Hollywood scripts being posted online and yet another blow to Righthaven.

Think of this as a two-for-one deal as this is one podcast you don’t want to miss!

This week’s stories include:

  • Senator Threatens to Philibuster SOPA and PROTECT-IP
  • Register of Copyrights Throws Support Behind SOPA
  • EU Parliament Files Resolution Against SOPA, PROTECT-IP and Domain Seizures
  • Universal Sues Grooveshark Again, Claims CEO Uploaded Music
  • Righthaven Drops Case, Concedes Fair Use
  • Lawsuit of Hollywood Scripts Dropped, No Explanation on Why

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Show Notes

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