It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
Normally, when we get to the holidays and miss an episode it’s like we’re never gone at all. As the world steps away for Christmas as New Year’s, so to does the stories that make up copyright news. This holiday season though, it seems as if the stories kept coming full-throttle, not taking a holiday, let alone a vacation.
We start off with news that the “World’s Greatest Detective” may be in the public domain, evidence being released against Kim Dotcom and news that the Authors Guild is appealing its case against Google over Google Book Search.
Outside the U.S. we have the tale of a streaming video pirate that was hit with a $10.5 million damages award in Canada and music label plan to sue Russian social network Vkontakte.
If that’s not enough, we wrap up the show with a look at the 20 most popular musicians on BitTorrent and notice some pretty interesting omissions and statistics along the way.
All in all, the first episode of 2014 is one you do not want to miss!
This week’s stories include:
- Judge Rules Most of Sherlock Holmes Character in Public Domain
- Justice Department Unseals Evidence Against Kim Dotcom
- Authors Guild Appeals Google Book Search Case
- Broadcasters Respond to Aereo Petition
- Simpsons Pirate Ordered to Pay $10.5 Million in Canada
- Music Labels Gear Up to Sue Vkontakte
- Who is the Most Pirated Musician of 2013?
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