It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
With the two of us on hiatus last week, we’re a bit off-rhythm this time, however, we have to plow through as we not only have two weeks of copyright news to get through, but the entirety of the Charles Carreon/FunnyJunk/Oatmeal saga as well.
Couple that with a new law passing in Canada, new developments in the Megaupload case and Oracle taking another beating in its case against Google, it may be a messy week for news and podcasting alike but this is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!
(Note: Due to a technical issue, the clean audio was not recorded so the audio from this episode comes from the YouTube recording. That means that the audio is both of lower quality than usual and that several things that would ordinarily be edited out, including a few connection issues and other mistakes, were not.)
This week’s stories include:
- Canada Passes DMCA-like Copyright Reforms
- Megaupload and the MPAA Spar Over User Data
- Oracle Ordered to Pay Legal Expenses for Google
- Appeals Court Tackles Legal Issues Raised in Viacom Case
- EFF Targets Bittorrent Piracy Case
- Judge Rules Tetris Clone is An Infringement
- FunnyJunk Threatens the Oatmeal and All Hell Breaks Loose
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