Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 238 – Partial Verdict


It is Friday Monday 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 as we have an important, if ambiguous, jury ruling in the Google/Oracle case. We also have the return of Perfect 10 to the show as it sues Tumblr over allegedly ignoring DMCA notices and one of the first copyright termination cases is ruled on, in favor of the artist.

Please note though that, due to some technical difficulties with the recording, the audio in this episode is of much lower quality than what you are likely used to. I had to rip the audio from the actual Spreecast recording rather than from my board due to an error with my audio recorder. I’m in the process of addressing this and we should be back to full strength next week.

I’m sorry for the poor quality audio.

This week’s stories include:

  • Google/Oracle Jury Rules on Infringement, Split on Fair use
  • Perfect 10 Sues Tumblr Over Pornographic Images
  • Village People Frontman Wins Copyright Termination Case
  • CBS Threatens ABC Over “Big Brother” Knockoff
  • Beastie Boys Sued for Copyright Infringement (At a Very Bad Time)
  • Gloves Come Off in Google Book Search Case

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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