It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
It was the type of week where old news comes up again, old battles grow a bit bigger and old disputes finally find a resolution. The kind of week where copyright news looks back to the past and, somehow, manages to show us why it’s still relevant today.
Not only do we have 13 indictments 2010 DDOS attacks launched by members of Anonymous, we also watch as the Aereo case grows even larger and Google once again finds itself being asked tough questions about its role in protecting copyright.
But that may not be the oldest news of all as one musician sues others for sampling his music, even though the alleged infringements were released, in some cases, 20 years ago.
All in all, this episode is a trip back to the past with an eye still focused on the future.
This week’s stories include:
- 13 Alleged Members of Anonymous Indicted in DDOS Attacks
- Aereo Sued in Utah
- Aereo Patents Come Under Fire in New York
- James Cameron Wins “Avatar” Lawsuit
- City of London Police Suspend Torrent Site Domains
- Mississippi Attorney General Targets Google Over Piracy
- Usher, Run DMCA and Others Sued Over Sampling
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