Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 236 – Antipiracy Manifesto

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

Due to an illness, we missed last week’s show and now we have some catching up to do. However, don’t think that this show is all hard news and court cases, it’s actually chock-full of conversation pieces and topics for debate.

Specifically, we take a long, hard look at Rapidshare’s proposed code of ethics for cyberlockers, the question about whether porn is a parody and why preserving video games can be so difficult.

We have all of that as well as key updates on the AFACT/iiNet case in Australia, YouTube suffering a defeat in Germany and much more!

This week’s stories include:

  • High Court Rules Against AFACT, Favors ISPs in Australia
  • YouTube May Have to Pay Music Royalties in Germany
  • Snafu Strikes Megaupload Case
  • Judge, Not Jury, to Decide API Issue in Google/Oracle Case
  • Hotfile and MPAA Draw Differing Conclusions in Viacom Ruling
  • And More!

You can download the MP3 file here (direct download). Those interested in subscribing to the show can do so via this feed.

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 and a personal blog at

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