Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 294 – Melting Away

meltwater-logoIt is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

It was one of those weeks. It was a week where we have a big story to cover but nothing really that we can say about it. After all, how do you talk about one of the most important and unexpected settlements in recent copyright history when the details aren’t disclosed? You can’t really.

Fortunately though, we do have a lot of stories we can talk about this week including Viacom’s appeal in its case against YouTube, Dish Network scoring another win for “Hopper” and the very real likelihood Sherlock Holmes could be declared a public domain character soon.

All of that and some real questions for Australian content industries and those administering the UK “porn” filters.

In short, this is one episode that you do not want to miss. Even if we can’t talk about it too much…

This week’s stories include:

  • AP and Meltwater Settle, Become Partners
  • Viacom Appeals YouTube Ruling Again, Demands New Judge
  • Hopper Ruling Holds Up on Appeal
  • Sherlock Holmes May Escape Copyright As Estate is Silent
  • Harper Lee’s Agent Responds, Kind Of
  • Australian Government Tired of Paying More, Seeks to End Geo-Blocking
  • UK Porn Filters May Impact File Sharing Too

You can download the MP3 file here (1:18:32, 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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