Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 296 – Blurring Lines

Blurred Lines CoverIt is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

With the unplanned hiatus, Patrick and I had some catching up to do this week. We had not one, but two weeks worth of news to cover.

This includes the story everyone has been talking about, namely Robin Thicke’s preemptive lawsuit over the song “Blurred Lines”. However, it also includes several less-discussed but equally-important tales including new setbacks for the Jack Kirby estate and CBS coming out ahead in “The Glass House” case.

We also have an update on the Dungeons and Dragons case, a likely conclusion in Green Day’s ongoing battle against a street artist and we watch as Comcast becomes an unwelcome participant in the Prenda Law saga.

Finally, after that and we also take a moment to say goodbye to an important woman in copyright who is stepping down from her job.

All of this and more on this, Episode 296 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!

This week’s stories include:

  • Robin Thicke et al Sue to Prove “Blurred Lines” is Original
  • CBS/ABC Settle “The Glass House” Case
  • Appeals Court Delivers Another Setback to Jack Kirby’s Estate
  • Dungeons and Dragons Lawsuit to Continue
  • Comcast Threatens Legal Action After Subpoena is Posted
  • Green Day Prevails Over Street Artist
  • Victoria Espinel, The “Copyright Czar”, Steps Down

You can download the MP3 file here (1:10:32, 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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