It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
It was a big week for copyright news with a lot of major updates to ongoing stories, including Oracle suffering yet another major setback in its case with Google over Android’s version of JAVA, Megaupload maneuvering to get its piracy charges dismissed in the U.S. and the Author’s Guild scoring a major win over Google in its case over Google Book Search.
All of that and we even have an unplanned update on the Jay Lee/Candice Schwager DMCA case. All in all, thjs is definitely an episode that you do not want to miss.
This week’s stories include:
- Judge Rules Oracle APIs Not Copyrightable, Kills Most Infringement Claims
- Megaupload Seeks to Squash U.S. Piracy Charges
- Authors Get Class Action Status Against Google
- TV Networks Get Day in Court Against Aereo
- Ubisoft Sues Author that Formerly Sued Them Over Assassin’s Creed Plot
- Canada Faces New Music Royalties
- RIAA Accuses Google of Not Doing Enough of DMCA Takedowns
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