Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 259 – Sandy Halloween

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It is Friday Tuesday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

Obviously, this is a very late post for the Copyright 2.0 Show. Post-Halloween recovery plus a bad case of the flu (or at least a really strong cold) left me down and out. However, I’m back, and ready to pick back up where we left off, namely a new episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show!

And this week is a doozy of a show. We have a major case involving first sale before the Supreme Court, the latest rulings from the U.S. Copyright Office on circumvention exemptions and the very real possibility that nearly every TOS you’ve read is now invalid. Couple that with Amazon struggling to explain why it wiped a customer’s Kindle and a big win in the Netherlands against the host of a Bittorrent tracker and you have one packed show.

But we have all of that and more on this episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show!

This week’s stories include:

  • First Sale Case Goes Before Supreme Court
  • US Copyright Office Rules on Circumvention Exemptions
  • Zappos Gets Its TOS Invalidated, Along With, Likely, Many Others
  • Amazon Wipes Kindle but is Within Its Rights
  • BREIN Wins Damages Against Bittorrent Tracker’s Host
  • Artists in China Get Better Copyright Protection

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