It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
It’s safe to say that this week’s show got more than a little bit side tracked. With the launch of Patrick’s new video series, Soda Tasting, the conversation inevitably turned to carbonated, sugary goodness but we also found enough time to talk about speeding tickets and, yes, some copyright news as well.
In truth, there was a lot of great copyright news in this episode. We have Cablevision siding with its old enemies to take on Aereo, the possibility of resale royalties coming to the U.S. and the financier of The Pirate Bay declaring bankruptcy. There’s also a few bizarre cases such as a copyright claim over a font that impacted the Romney campaign and more than a little discussion about the lineage of “Santa Paws”.
All in all, this is one weird, winding show but one that you definitely don’t want to miss.
This week’s stories include:
- Cablevision Backs TV Networks Against Aereo
- Resale Royalties May Become Reality in the U.S.
- Pirate Bay Founder, Financier Declares Bankruptcy
- Panama Proposes Controversial New Copyright Legislation
- Treaty Seen as Means to Attack Copyright Exemptions in Canada
- Romney Campaign Battles with Graphic Designer Over a Font
- Santa Paws Case Dismissed
- Famous “Restored” Fresco Becomes a Battle Over Royalties
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