Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 297 – Picking Battles

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

Though the holiday weekend looms large here in the U.S., there’s still a lot of copyright news to go through so Patric and I try to make the most of it and jump right in.

For one, an Australian record label may be realizing it picked a fight with the wrong person. SiriusXM faces still more headaches over royalties and pre-1972 sound recordings and the tactical fight between TV broadcasters and Aereo/FilmOnX continues with a renewed push on in Washington DC.

If that’s not enough for you, we also have updates on the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit, Grooveshark signing a potentially major deal and a Russian MP3 site that shut down, taking its customers’ money with it.

All of that and more on this, Episode 297 of the Copyright 2.0 Show! Safe travels everyone!

(Note: Due to a tech issue, the audio had to be pulled from the YouTube version of the podcast, meaning it is of a lower quality than usual. Our apologies for the sound quality.)

This week’s stories include:

  • Lawrence Lessig Sues Australian Record Label of Questionable DMCA Takedown
  • SoundExchange Sues SiriusXM Over Royalties
  • Broadcasters Continue Attack on FilmOnX
  • Robin Thicke Attempted to Settle “Blurred Lines” Dispute Before Suing
  • Grooveshark Signs Agreement with Sony/ATV
  • Russian MP3 Site Closes Down, Disappears with Customer Money
  • Ex-Plaintiff Tries to Sue Over Use of His Legal Filing

You can download the MP3 file here (1:12:52, 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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