It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show!
Contrary to the inflammatory title, this week’s episode is not actually the end of the show itself but, rather, something that has been going on for much longer.
Indeed, this week marks the likely end of the Jammie Thomas (now Jammie Thomas-Rasset) case and the single mom, after over six years of litigation, is left facing a heavy damages total for her file sharing.
But that isn’t the only case to end this week as Shepard Fairey’s controversy, which began with the Obama “Hope” poster four years ago, has also ended with his sentencing in a criminal matter related to his civil case.
But even that’s not all, we also have updates on The Pirate Bay, Grooveshark, and some new Bittorrent research of interest. This is one packed week that you do not want to miss!
This week’s stories include:
- Appeals Court Rules Against Jammie Thomas, Awards $222,000 in Damages
- Pirate Bay Founder Deported from Cambodia, Arrested in Sweden
- Shepard Fairey Sentenced to Probation for Falsifying/Destroying Evidence
- Grooveshark Sued Again, Goes HTML5 to Circumvent Bans
- Judge Tosses Copyright Portion of Velvet Underground/Andy Warhol Dispute
- Researchers Track Bittorrent Trackers
- Google Removes The Pirate Bay Queries from Autocomplete List
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