Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 309 – Hot Settlement

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

It was a busy week for copyright news with the big story being about the settlement between the MPAA and the cyberlocker service Hotfile, the latter of which not only agreed to pay $80 million in damages, but shut its doors.

We also have news about a scandal rocking the stamp collecting world as The Statue of Liberty on the Forever Stamp isn’t what she seems and Aimee Mann wins an opening round of her battle against music licensing service MediaNet.

Internationally France orders the major search engines to drop 16 sites and a Chinese video site won its case against Baidu. But don’t think this week is all war and conflict, Spotify comes forward this week with an olive branch to musicians and FilesTube breaks a milestone, though a very dubious one.

All of that and more on this, Episode 309 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!

This week’s stories include:

  • MPAA and Hotfile Settle for $80 Million
  • French Court Orders Search Engines to Delist Sites
  • Aimee Mann’s Lawsuit Gets Go Ahead from Judge
  • Baidu Loses Case Over Video Sharing
  • FilesTube Passes 10 Million DMCA Notices
  • Spotify Opens Up Site for Artists
  • Sculptor Sues Over Statute of Liberty Stamps

You can download the MP3 file here (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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