It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
The new year is starting up and though the calendar says it’s 2014, in copyright news it might as well be 2012, or even beyond.
Aereo makes a return but, this time, it’s not for the latest courtroom run-in, the MPAA tries to join a major Internet body but is heavily criticized for it and the Vimeo case appears to be heading toward an early appellate court hearing.
But if you feel like getting funky, this episode won’t slow you down thanks to a lawsuit by Rick Ross against LMFAO. We also have a tale of an animator who emerged victorious after 20 years of legal battles and a bizarre case of a tweet being used in an ad.
Finally, we have another example of the Streisand Effect in action as a company takes on Google in hopes of removing an embarrassing image only to have the story catch fire.
All in all, this is one episode that you do not want to miss!
This week’s stories include:
- Aereo Receives $34 Million Investment
- MPAA Joins Internet Standards Group W3C
- Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over Their Shufflin’
- Vimeo Case Heads to Appeals Court
- New York Times Twitter Ad Causes Controversy
- Canadian Animator Wins 20-Year Battle
- Insurance Firm Locks Horns with Google Over Ignored DMCA Notice
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