Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 237 – Air Bear Bunch

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

It was a busy week for copyright news with a lot of great stories to talk about. We not only have a UK ruling calling for The Pirate Bay to be blocked in the country, but updates on the Google/Oracle case and a High Court ruling in the EU regarding the copyrightability of computer languages and software functions.

But don’t think it’s all serious business this week as we have stories about a parody defense possibly coming to Canada, Pinterest and a photo capturing a falling bear. bears. Only in copyright law does that sentence work…

This week’s stories include:

  • UK Judge Orders Pirate Bay Blocked
  • EU Rules Programming Languages, Software Functions Can’t Be Copyrighted
  • Google-Oracle Juror Questions Lean Toward Oracle Victory
  • Canada May Open Door for Fair Use for Parody and Satire
  • US Trade Representative Releases “Watch List” Report
  • Falling Bear Creates Viral Picture and Copyright Controversy

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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 and a personal blog at

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