Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 331 – Aereo’s Fate

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

And what a week it was for copyright news. In addition to missing a week due to the 6th International Plagiarism Conference, we had what is likely going to be the biggest copyright story of the year, the Supreme Court’s judgment against TV streaming service Aereo.

But it’s even bigger than that. We also have a key appeals court ruling that Sherlock Holmes is (mostly) in the public domain. Another key ruling in a copyright transfer case that could impact musicians currently fighting to reclaim control of their copyrights and news that the Jack Kirby estate is getting a huge boost in its fight to get the Supreme Court to take up its copyright termination fight.

All of that and much more on this, Episode 331 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!

This week’s stories include:

  • Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo, Says Service is Infringing
  • Appeals Court Upholds Sherlock Holmes Public Domain Status
  • George Clinton Loses Fight to Hang Onto Copyrights in Debt Fight
  • Big Guns Come Out to Support Jack Kirby’s Estate in Termination Fight
  • Smokey Robinson and His Ex-Wife Tangle Over Possible Terminated Rights
  • Beastie Boys Drop Bombshell in TufAmerica Case
  • India Added to Piracy Wach List in Special 301 Report

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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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