It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
It’s episode 250 of the Copyright 2.0 Show. According to my big fancy word generator, better known as Wikipedia, that makes this our sestercentennial episode. They said that we were crazy when we started it (or rather they told Chris Matthieu that because it was his show for the first five episdes) but we are now reaching clinically insane heights with our numbers.
But despite the abject insanity of it all, we must press on as there is a lot of copyright news to cover this week. We have a major update to the Megaupload case, a controversial prosecution in the UK and several websites seized for dealing in pirated Android apps. All of this and perhaps the most insulting reason to dismiss a lawsuit in history.
This is one episode you definitely don’t want to miss!
This week’s stories include:
- New Zealand Judge Orders FBI To Turn Over Megaupload Evidence
- SurfTheChannel Owner Sentenced to Four Years After Private Prosecution
- Three Android App Sites Seized Over Piracy
- Gossip Magazine Loses Fair Use Dispute Over Wedding Photos
- German Publishers Battle Google/Aggregators Over New Copyright Law
- Silversun Pickups Ask Romney to Stop Playing Their Song
- CBS Drops Lawsuit Over The Glass House, Says It Doesn’t Matter
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