Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 248 – Trouble in the Ville

The Ville LogoIt is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

It was an “emergency” episode this week as scheduling conflicts forced us to move the show up a whole day. But honestly, it was a good thing probably because we had so much copyright news, I don’t know how another day’s worth of stories would have fit.

We have EA suing Zynga over “The Ville”, the Ukrainian government moving in on Demonoid and an Appeals court in the U.S. overturning the ban on Also, SAP/Oracle reach a deal the the WWE is heading to court, but this time as the defendant.

So grab your Sims and your folding chairs, it’s going to be one bumpy ride!

This week’s stories include:

  • EA Sues Zynga, Claims “The Ville” is a Ripoff of “Sims Social”
  • Demonoid’s Servers Seized
  • Appeals Court Overturns Injunction Against MyVidster
  • SAP/Oracle Reach Settlement to Speed Up Appeal
  • Author’s Guild Seeks Up to $2 Billion from Google
  • ContentID Mishap Results in Rover Footage Being Taken Down
  • Beer Label Designer Sues Yuengling
  • WWE Songwriter Sues for Unpaid Royalties

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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