Eps 226 – Mega Takedown

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

This week Patrick is reporting to us from the road and, due to a slow Internet connection, we couldn’t do the chat in front our live chat audience. However, it’s a good thing Patrick made time out of his busy travel schedule to talk because with this much copyright news, there’s no way we could have done two week’s worth next time!

This week we talk about the closure of Megaupload and the shakeup its caused in the cyberlocker scene. SOPA and PIPA are formally shelved following a wave of online protests and a similar group of protests fail to stop Poland and other EU countries from signing ACTA.

In short, it’s an action-packed week of copyright news that you don’t want to miss!

This week’s stories include:

  • FBI Closes Megaupload, 7 Arrested including Founder/CEO Kim Dotcom
  • Cyberlockers Scramble to Avoid Being Next
  • Anonymous Launches Attacks Against Government and Copyright Holder Sites
  • SOPA and PIPA Shelved Following Protests
  • Poland, Others Sign ACTA Despite Protests and DDOS Attacks
  • Mein Kampf Publication Put on Hold

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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.

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