Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 310 – YouTube Copyright-Apocalypse

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

I’ve you’ve been anywhere near YouTube over the past week, you know exactly what this week’s top story is. YouTube, it seems is in the midst of a copyright apocalypse. But is all as it seems or is there are more plausible explanation for what’s going on?

However, that’s hardly the only place thrown into copyright chaos this week. The City of London Police launched an attack on suspected pirate sites, The Beastie Boys continue their saga with GoldieBlox and Kim Dotcom’s lawyers object to the U.S. government turning over evidence against him to copyright holders.

We also have international news this week as a “Court error” causes thousands of RedTube users to get copyright threats, Norway is launching a mass-digitization plan and a potential review of EU copyright law.

All of that and much more on this, Episode 310 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!

This week’s stories include:

  • YouTube Changes Multi-Channel Network Policy, Sends out Thousands of ContentID Claims
  • City of London Police Complete Pirate Site Crackdown
  • Beastie Boys File Countersuit Against GoldieBox
  • Kim Dotcom Objects to Evidence Sharing
  • RedTube Users Hit with Accidental Copyright Warnings
  • Norway Seeks to Digitize All of its Books
  • European Commission Seeks Feedback for Far-Reaching Copyright Review

You can download the MP3 file here (1:11:41, 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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