It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
No, the title of this week’s episode isn’t a typo, but it is possibly the worst pun made in the history of the Copyright 2.0 Show, so I had no choice but to put it at the top…
Fortunately, there’s a lot of real news to cover to counterbalance jokes about children’s games as we discuss The Supreme Court denying an appeal in the Sherlock Holmes copyright dispute, news that a popular YouTube star is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over background music and The U.S. Copyright Office weighs in on the idea of Aereo being a cable company.
But we aren’t done there, we have an update on the down and dirty fight over the rights to the Hobbit, a porn studio who scored a big win in their copyright campaign and news that a new anti-piracy push is starting in the UK.
All of that and we have a deep intellectual discussion surrounding the game Candyland, that somehow ends up discussing the deaths of 21 people in 1919. Just proof we can take any topic and make it depressing…
Still you don’t want to miss a moment as there is all of that and much more on this, Episode 335 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!
This week’s stories include:
- Supreme Court Refuses Stay in Sherlock Holmes Case
- YouTube Makeup Star Sued Over Background Music
- U.S. Copyright Office Says Aereo is Not a Cable Company
- Judge in Tolkien Lawsuit Refuses to Disqualify Attorneys
- Porn Studio Wins Lawsuit Over Admitted File Sharer
- UK Set to Send Copyright Warnings to Pirates
- Candy Land Film in Jeopardy Over Rights Questions
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