Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 298 – Copyrighted Playlist

Ministry of Sound LogoIt is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

One would think that with the short week and the holiday in the U.S. that this might be a slow episode, a chance to kick our heels up and relax. Well, it didn’t quite work out that way as there is still a lot of copyright news to get through including one of the most bizarre lawsuits we’ve had the pleasure of covering as well as a particularly brutal reply to a legal threat.

We start off this week in the UK and its ISPs but quickly bring it back to the states with an update on the “Happy Birthday” lawsuit, a controversy over a Motown classic and news that a record label is suing Spotify, but not over its music.

We then peer into the world of cosplaying, get a glimpse of what’s next for Victoria Espinel, the former “Copyright Czar” and what may be one of the most epic responses to a legal threat ever.

This week’s stories include:

  • Record Labels Ask UK ISPs to Voluntarily Implement “Three Strikes”
  • Warner Responds to “Happy Birthday” Lawsuit
  • Motown Songwriter Claims He Was Wrongly Denied Credit
  • Ministry of Sound Sues Spotify Over Playlists
  • SyFy’s “Heroes of Cosplay” Draws Threats from Photographer
  • Victoria Espinel Named CEO and President of the BSA
  • American Bankers’ Association Threatens Webmaster Over Routing Numbers

You can download the MP3 file here (1:21:03, direct download). Those interested in subscribing to the show can do so via this feed.

Show Notes

When you’re done with all of that feel free to check out our SXSW presentation proposals.

  1. My panel presentation entitled “The Grim Reality of Revenge Porn and Defamation”
  2. Patrick’s solo presentation entitled “Write a Book, Give it Away and Get Paid”

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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