It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
With the holiday in the U.S. on the fourth, this week’s podcast recording was delayed one day but it was a day that made a difference with not one, but two major stories breaking while most people in the country were trying to find fireworks to watch.
Not only did the EU Parliament roundly reject ACTA, but the US is already making modifications to its next big treaty. The case against Megaupload suffered a large setback and, perhaps most earth-shattering on the Web, Charles Carreon suddenly dropped his case against Matt Inman et al.
However, that wasn’t all this week. I also got the chance to sit down with Patrick to talk about the release of his new truly free eBook, Monetizing Online Forums, and find out what the book meant to him and those who were involved with it.
All in all, this was a huge week for the podcast and definitely not an episode that you want to miss!
This week’s stories include:
- EU Parliament Rejects ACTA
- U.S. Wants Copyright Limits Built Into New Trade Agreement
- UK Abandons “SOPA-like” Site Blocking Because It’s Not Necessary
- UK Home Office Won’t Interfere With Richard O’Dwyer Case
- New Zealand Judge Rules Megaupload Warrants Illegal
- Cyberlocker Oron Warns of Potential Shutdown Following Lawsuit
- Twitter Releases Transparency Report
- Charles Carreon Drops Lawsuit Against Matt Inman, Indiegogo and Charities
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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 ManagingCommunities.com and a personal blog at patrickokeefe.com.