It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
It’s an epic show this week, so much so that we even went a few minutes over and ended up spending nearly all of the episode on just two stories.
The big two this week involved Aereo and its hearing before the Supreme Court and Pandora’s ongoing battle against the record labels, this time over pre-1972 sound recordings.
But there is other news this week as Megaupload sues the government of Hong Kong to release its seized property, Quentin Tarantino’s lawsuit against Gawker gets thrown out, at least for now, and a major BitTorrent site is shuttered by the City of London Police.
But even that is not all as we have news that Prince has made up with his old label and Aereo, just days before its Supreme Court hearing, launched an educational site aimed at wooing the public.
All of that and much more on this, Episode 324 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!
This week’s stories include:
- Supreme Court Hears Aereo Case, Skeptical About Service
- Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
- Megaupload Sues Hong Kong Government Over Seizure
- Hateful Eight Lawsuit Tossed, Can Be Refiled
- City of London Police Shutter Large Sports BitTorrent Site
- Prince Resigns With Warner, Avoid Termination Fight
- Aereo Launches Consumer Website Outlining Case
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