It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
For a show that was focused on a short week of copyright news (due to the delayed podcast last week for the holiday), this episode definitely turned out to be a very full one. Not only do we have a major development in the Megaupload case, but we get a ruling that the Copyright Royalty Board, as it is today, is unconstitutional. However, perhaps most relevant to most listeners is the fact that DirecTV and Viacom failed to settle their differences and, along the way, some 26 channels on DirecTV went dark until the matter can be settled.
It’s a wild week for copyright news and we cover it all. So pull up a chair and join us. It’s not like you’ll be watching The Daily Show or Spongebob anytime soon.
This week’s stories include:
- Megaupload Extradition Hearing Delayed, Kim Dotcom Offers Alternative
- U.S. Appeals Court Rules Copyright Royalty Board Unconstitutional, Proposes Changes
- Viacom Channels Go Dark on DirecTV After Talks Fail
- Judge Allows Grooveshark to Sue Universal Music
- Dish Network’s “Auto Hop” Lawsuit to be Tried in L.A.
- PayPal Drops Several Cyberlockers, Adds Regulations for File Hosters
- Old Music Outsells New for the First Time
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