Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 304 – Copyrights and Campaigns


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

This week we have a very special guest on the podcast, the Vice President of Legal Affairs at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Ben Sheffner (formerly of the Copyrights and Campaigns Blog), joins us for the first part of the podcast. The three of us got a chance to talk about the latest goings on with the MPAA, including their battle with isoHunt (literally recorded one day before the recent settlement), with Google and much more.

But once we say goodbye to our new friend, it’s a return to business as usual as we talk more, a lot more, about Aereo, give an update on the SiriusXM lawsuit and find out that the “Avatar” lawsuit may not be as dead as first though.

There’s also news that a software piracy group is shutting down and a bizarre story about graffiti in New York that the artists are suing to prevent it from being destroyed.

This week’s stories include:

  • Ben Sheffner Talks About the MPAA and its Recent Cases
  • Aereo Scores a Win in Boston
  • Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court to Review Question in Aereo Dispute
  • Filmon X Continues its Losing Ways
  • SiriusXM Responds to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Lawsuit
  • Avatar Judge Accused of Bias
  • Software Piracy Group Shuts Down
  • Graffiti Artists in New York Sue to Prevent Destruction of Landmark

You can download the MP3 file here (1:14:59, 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 (@PatrickOkeefe) 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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