Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 249 – Pirate Showdown

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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’s been a busy week for copyright news and that is doubly true if you happen to be Google or a large copyright holder filing mass P2P lawsuits.

But no matter what side you’re on, the news has been decidedly mixed. Whether you are desperately suing ISPs in a longshot to get your subpoenas heard or winning big in a similar case in Washington DC, it’s a whiplash-inducing week of copyright news and, for once, not because it’s about heavy metal.

So strap yourself in, grab your neck brace and prepare to be pulled in every conceivable direction. We’re just going to try and keep our wits about us and not need a chiropractor when it’s over.

This week’s stories include:

  • Google to Take Stand Against Piracy, Penalize Infringing Sites
  • Google Can Appeal Book Search Case Class Action Status
  • DC Judge Sides with P2P Plaintiffs, Set Stage for Big Appeal
  • Porn Studio Sues Comcast and AT&T, Claiming they Protect Pirates
  • Germany High Court Orders ISPs to Turn Over Info on All Suspected Pirates
  • Judge Orders Oron to Settle It’s Lawsuit
  • Kim Dotcom Plans to Launch New “Mega” Service This Year

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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