Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 243 – Absolute Zero

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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 particularly busy week for Patrick with the announcement of his upcoming ebook and the impending arrival of his new computer (which will NOT be coming in six crates transported by helicopter) but he still found time to sit down and help us get caught up on copyright news.

And it’s a good thing too as there was a lot of news to get through including an update on the Google/Oracle case, a new law in Japan that makes downloading a criminal offense and India removing its embargo against The Pirate Bay. All of that plus other stories and some discussion on the Jonah Lehrer self-plagiarism controversy makes this one jam-packed episode of copyright and plagiarism news.

This week’s stories include:

  • Oracle Accepts Zero Damages in Case vs. Google, Eyes Appeal
  • Japan Adds Criminal Penalties to File Sharing
  • India Unblocks The Pirate Bay, Mostly
  • Ofcom Releases “Three Strikes” Rules for the UK
  • Expendables Lawsuit is Dismissed
  • The Black Keys Sue Pizza Hut and Home Depot
  • YouTube Drops MP3 Conversions, RIAA Asks Cnet to Follow
  • Science Reporter Jonah Lehrer Accused of Self-Plagiarism

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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