It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
It was a busy week for Sweden and The Pirate Bay. Not only was one of the country’s most controversial hosts raided by local authorities, but The Pirate Bay went down in what is being called an unrelated event. Though both the host and The Pirate Bay are back, it was a week file sharers will remember for quite some time.
However, there’s still more copyright news as Japan introduces new criminal penalties for illegal downloading, the UK sets up a copyright small claims court and an actress in a controversial YouTube clip makes a very unusual copyright claim.
All that and more this week on the Copyright 2.0 Show!
This week’s stories include:
- The Pirate Bay Goes Down, Blames Bad Power Unit
- Swedish Host PRQ Raided, Bittorrent Site Shuttered
- Japanese Illegal Downlaoders Now Risk Prison
- UK Sets Up Fast Track for Small Copyright Claims
- New Zealand PM Apologizes to Kim Dotcom Over Illegal Spying
- Actress Claims Copyright in Her Performance, Wants Movie Pulled
- Trent Reznor Returns to a Label, Abandons Self-Releasing for Latest Project
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