Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 300 – Not Quite Sparta

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

While reaching 300 episodes of the podcast might not be quite as epic of a feat as 300 Spartans holding the line against a million strong army, one didn’t exactly see Leonidas arguing the merits of Aereo’s arguments either.

In all seriousness though, this is an amazing episode as myself and Patrick O’Keefe are joined by two exceedingly talented guests in Terry Hart from CopyHype and David Newhoff from the Illusion of More blog.

After getting to know our guests, we slide into copyright news and we have a doozy of a week. The stars aligned and made sure we had a lot to talk about including the latest lawsuit against SiriusXM, Pandora scoring a win against ASCAP and the Authors Guild reminding us just how long their lawsuit against Google Book Search has been going on.

All of that and we still get to talk a little bit about Sherlock Holmes and some recent studies about online piracy. In short, this is one jam-packed two hours that you do not want to miss!

(Note: Due to the fact we had two guests this week, we have to use the audio directly from the YouTube recording so there are some quality issues, especially early on. Very sorry about that.)

This week’s stories include:

  • Record Labels Sue SiriusXM over Pre-1972 Music
  • Pandora Secures a Win Over ASCAP
  • Authors Guild Asks Courts to Punt on Google Book Search
  • Aereo Says FilmonX Rulings Don’t Apply
  • MPAA Wins in DMCA Battle Between Two Bloggers
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Responds, Says Sherlock Holmes Still Copyrighted
  • Studies Look at Online Piracy and the role of the search engines

You can download the MP3 file here (2:03:22 – 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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