Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 308 – Beasting Out

Beastie Boys LogoIt is Tuesday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

While this episode might have been recorded right before the Thanksgiving break, there’s still no shortage of great copyright news to be found, especially since we missed the week before.

We start off the podcast with what is likely the final chapter in the saga between The Beastie Boys and Goldieblox. We also have the actual final chapter in the saga over Superman’s copyright, a possible conclusion to the long-running Authors Guild/Google Book Search case as well as Getty Images’ battle with a photojournalist.

But, even as some cases wrap up, others comeback renewed as FilmOn X goes on the offensive against PBS and Automattic goes after two people it says flied false DMCA takedown notices.

Finally, we look out onto the horizon for a lawsuit that may be coming as Paramount warns it will fight any planned sequels to It’s a Wonderful Life, despite many believing the movie to be in the public domain.

This week’s stories include:

  • GoldieBlox Removes Beastie Boys Track from Viral Video
  • Google Wins Authors Guild Judgment
  • Warner Brothers Wins Final Chapter in Superman Case
  • Photographer Wins $1.2 Million Judgment Against Getty/AFP
  • FilmOn X Sues PBS Affiliate in Illinois
  • Automattic ( Sues Two Alleged False DMCA Filers
  • Paramount Pictures Threatens Planned “It’s a Wonderful Life” Sequel

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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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