It is Friday again and that means that it is time for another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show.
With the initial insanity of the Blurred Lines ruling behind us, we get to strap ourselves in and look forward to a nice, quiet episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show. Or at least we would have if it hadn’t been for the continued fallout from the case.
This week that fallout includes a probable appeal in the case and Jay Z abruptly settling a similar accusation against him. But it’s not all bad news for Jay Z this week as he purchases his a streaming music company that he hopes to grow.
Then we turn our eyes outside the U.S. to talk about a Belgian court that ruled ISPs. But then things shift a bit as we get into the nitty gritty of stealing satellite/cable signal, including some lessons from Evan’s home town of Montreal and a story about a Chinese-made box that is being sued for making it even easier.
Finally, we end the show with a reminder: Don’t use copyright to stifle criticism or bad things will happen to you. As one apartment complex found out.
All of that and much more on this, Episode 356 of the Copyright 2.0 Show!
This week’s stories include:
- Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams Plan to Appeal
- Jay Z Settles Dispute with Jazz Musician
- Jay Z Buys a Music Streaming Company
- Belgian Court Rules ISPs Don’t Owe Copyright Levies
- BellExpressVu Must Pay for Making Its Signal Easy to Pirate
- Dish and Chinese Broadcasters Sue TVpad Manufacturer
- Apartment Complex Contract Says No Bad Reviews, Gets Hundreds