Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 364 – Smoking Guns

Smoking GunsThis week on the Copyright 2.0 Show we’re talking about guns. Well, the smoking kind at least. That’s because the plaintiffs in the Happy Birthday lawsuit claim to have found their smoking gun that puts the song squarely into the public domain.

We also have an update on the Ray Charles copyright termination case, Pandora striking out in its bid to lower rates by buying a small radio station and a pair of Twitter stories, one involving stolen jokes and another over a stolen photo.

But it doesn’t end there, we get to talk fashion as Lily Pulitzer sues Old Navy over the pattern on shorts and a major bank manages to wins a bizarre case involving a book and one of their former employees.

Finally, we wrap it up with a discussion about the state of Georgia and what restrictions, if any, should be placed on accessing the state’s laws and supporting material.

All in all, it’s a raucous episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show and one that you don’t want to miss!

This week’s stories include:

  • New Evidence in the Happy Birthday Lawsuit
  • Ray Charles Foundation Can Challenge Termination Claims
  • Pandora Fails to Get BMI Rate Cut by Buying a Radio Station
  • Conan O’Brien Sued Over Alleged Joke Stealing
  • Twitter Sued Over Solen Photo
  • Lily Pulitzer Sues Old Navy Over Short Prints
  • TD Bank Wins Lawsuit Over Book
  • State of Georgia Sues Man for Publishing Legal Code

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