Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 337 – Monkey Business

Monkey ImageIt is Friday Monday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.

This is a very serious episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show. There’s no monkey business this week. Actually, there’s a lot of monkey business but that’s only because a dispute with Wikimedia, the organization behind Wikipedia, has turned one monkey-oriented copyright hypothetical into a very real legal dispute.

But monkeys aren’t the only mammals we feature this week, there’s plenty of homo sapien news as we discuss the leak of The Expendables 3 and Lionsgate’s response to it, the Conan Doyle estate taking another major hit over the copyrightability of Sherlock Holmes and Aereo trying again to get back into business.

We also have an update on the NMPA and their action against 50 non-licensed lyrics sites, the lawsuit over the “Frozen” trailer moving forward and a DMCA controversy as a comic book artist files a few misguided takedowns.

All in all, this is a late but jam-packed show that you do not want to miss!

This week’s stories include:

  • Expendables 3 Leaks Online Before Opening, Spawns Lawsuit
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Takes Another Hit in Sherlock Holmes Case
  • Aereo Asks to Start Up Again, is Denied
  • NMPA Sues Two Lyrics Sites, Settles or Negotiates with Dozens of Others
  • Lawsuit Over Frozen Trailer Allowed to Move Forward
  • Comic Book Artist Sends DMCA Notices Over Critical Tumblr
  • Wikipedia Refuses to Remove Photo Taken By Monkey

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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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