Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 340 – Farting Hippos

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

We start off this show with something of a sad note. After nearly six years with the podcast, going all the way back to Episode 84 (we didn’t even have video then!), Patrick O’Keefe announces that he will be leaving the Copyright 2.0 Show. Episode 242, two weeks from now, will be his last episode.

However, the podcast will go on and more announcements will be forthcoming. In the meantime though, we need to focus on helping make sure that Patrick’s last episodes are as classy and as professional as possible. That’s why we’re having an at length discussion about the copyrightability of farting hippos, monkey selfies and 1970s era porn.

But it’s not all fart jokes this week. We have an update on Kim Dotcom’s frozen assets a tale of possibly the dumbest pirate in the world and the tale of two artists suing the BBC over a commercial featuring mirror silhouettes.

But, if that’s not enough for you, you can always turn on the TV and watch the reality TV show “Masters of the Mix” and imagining the damages that Universal will be seeking in its new lawsuit against the show.

All of that and MUCH more on this, episode 340 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!

This week’s stories include:

  • U.S. Copyright Office Weighs Into the Monkey Selfie Debate
  • “Deep Throat” Rightsholders Fail in Claims Against Linda Lovelace Biopic
  • Kim Dotcom’s Assets Won’t Be Thawed After All
  • UK Man Jailed for Filming Fast and Furious 6
  • Artists Sue BBC Over Mirror Silhouette Commercial
  • Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Series
  • NCIS’ Farting Hippo Leads to Copyright Battle

You can download the MP3 file here (direct download). Those interested in subscribing to the show can do so via this feed.

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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