Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 283 – Fair Use Vacation

On Vacation ImageIt is Friday Saturday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

It was a busy week for copyright news as members of the U.S. Congress has proposed legislation to drastically reform the DMCA, Aereo is trying for a big win against the TV studios suing it and Google is seeking to stop authors from suing them as a group.

However, there’s much more than that. We also have an important fair use ruling in the Righthaven saga and, most bizarrely, an argument from Prenda Law that tries to bring gay marriage into a copyright case.

All in all, this is one episode you do not want to miss!

This week’s stories include:

  • Bi-Partisan Group Introduces DMCA Reform Bill
  • Aereo Asks Judge to Dismiss Broadcasters’ Lawsuit
  • Google Appeals Authors Guild Suit Class Action Status
  • Fair Use Ruling Against Righthaven Vacated
  • ISPs Fight for Users Against Prenda Law
  • Prenda Argues California Ruling Shouldn’t Matter in Georgia
  • French Report Seeks Softening of “Three Strikes”

You can download the MP3 file here (1:12:55, 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



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