Eps 225 – Blackout Day

Wired Blackout

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

This episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show was something of a special one. It was recorded on January 18th, in the middle of the SOPA “blackout” protests and, as part of it, we have a very long conversation on the Stop Online Piracy Act as well as the protests and the effect that they were having at that point.

However, there was no rest for us as we also had to make room for a slew of other copyright news including an important Supreme Court decision, a copyright controversy around “Mein Kampf” in Germany and one major video game developer backing down from their pirate hunt.

And that’s just the beginning!

This week’s stories include:

  • SOPA Protests Black Out Web, Turn Legislators
  • Supreme Court Approves Re-Copyrighting Public Domain Works
  • “Mein Kampf” to be Republished in Part, in Germany Against Rightsholder Wishes
  • CD Projekt RED Stops Hunting for Pirates
  • ACS:Law Founder Suspended From Practicing Law
  • Warhol Foundation and Velvet Underground Square Off Over Banana Image

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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.