It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
Normally, in this space, I write a few paragraphs about the news we covered but this week the real news on the Copyright 2.0 Show isn’t copyright-related at all, it’s that this episode is Patrick O’Keefe’s last.
Nearly six years ago, in November of 2008, I approached Patrick about becoming the co-host to the podcast. I had just been handed control of the show from Chris Matthieu, the show’s founder and knew I needed a world-class cohost to make the show work.
I knew Patrick well from both the communities he runs and the podcasts he was on. I knew from being on one of those podcasts with him that he and I worked well together and could easily fill an hour talking about anything. When he agreed, somewhat to my surprise, I knew the show was heading in an exciting new direction.
But what I got was much more than that. Patrick and I were not only cohosts, but through our weekly chats and other correspondence, we became great friends.
It’s a friendship that has stretched far beyond the podcast and even the Internet. Not only did we join forces for a SXSW panel, but we’ve shared countless cooperative efforts behind the scenes, working together to make the Internet a slightly better place.
However, when people ask me about Patrick, I almost always say the same thing: That he is one of the few completely good guys in the world. He is one of the few people I’ve met that is truly and genuinely nice, fair and helpful at all times. There is nothing fake about Patrick, he every bit as amazing of a person as he seems on the show.
He’s leaving the show to focus more on other areas of his career. While I am sad to lose him as a cohost, I am incredibly excited to see what he does with his life. Someone with his skills, intelligence and character can achieve almost anything.
So, to Patrick, I say thank you for six great years and 259 great episodes of the Copyright 2.0 Show. I wish you nothing but the best and I look forward to both our continued friendship and seeing what you achieve.
Personally, I just feel fortunate for the time that we’ve spent together and I look forward to both our continued friendship and his new future. I see nothing but great things on his horizon.
On that note, we did indeed do our usual copyright news and made a little extra time for a special segment where we briefly discuss the top 7 stories we’ve had the pleasure of covering over the years.
All in all, of all the episodes of the Copyright 2.0 Show to date, this is one you definitely don’t want to miss.
This week’s stories include:
- TVEyes Scores a Key Win Over Fox News
- Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Image Widget
- Deadmau5 and Disney Have a Scuffle Over IP
- Marvin Gaye Estate Hits Back Against Robin Thicke
- Jay Z Fires Back Against His Former Sound Engineer
- Kim Dotcom Gets Some of His Data Back
- EU Court Defines Parody (But not Comedy)
About the Hosts
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 (@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 ManagingCommunities.com and a personal blog at patrickokeefe.com.