It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
To call this a crazy week for copyright news would be a grand understatement. There’s no time for joking around as we have to get serious about cats playing keyboards, Justin Bieber and even a very special episode of Dr. Phil.
In addition to the more serious news, we also have updates on the U.S. piracy “watch list”, Aereo filing a preemptive suit against CBS and a Spotify extension that, briefly, let you download any song you wanted from the service’s library.
All of that and much more this week on the Copyright 2.0 Show!
This week’s stories include:
- Spain Escapes U.S. Piracy Watch List, Ukraine Gets Top Position
- Aereo Files Preemptive Suit against CBS in Boston
- Dr. Phil’s Production Company Sues Gawker Over Video Clip
- Haper Lee Sues Agent Over “To Kill a Mockingbird” Copyright
- Justin Bieber and Usher Sued Over Alleged Song Plagiarism
- Chrome Extension Briefly Allows Saving of Spotify Streams
- Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat Creators Sue Warner Brothers Over Scribblenauts
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