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The Copy This Podcast is hosted by Kirby Ferguson…

Don’t Let the EU Ruin the Internet For Everyone Else
Dec 19, 2018 • 10 min
In the 15th episode of Copy This, host Kirby Ferguson talks with copyright policy advisor Paul Keller about his work to oppose the European Union’s Copyright Directive and its controversial Article 13 content filtering proposal. Paul, along with the…
Do You Know How To #dotheshiggy?
Nov 26, 2018 • 9 min
If you were a victim of the now infamous viral “rickroll” gag, you may not have even known it would mark your place in a broader viral movement that transcended languages and actually led to the revival of Rick Astley’s career. In the latest Copy This…
Copyright: The Conservative Curveball
Jul 30, 2018 • 10 min
Is copyright one of those rare policy issues that can bring Republicans and Democrats together in agreement? In a conversation about copyright with FreedomWorks Chief Economist Wayne Brough, Kirby Ferguson tries to break down the complex and evolving…
Copying is Human Nature
Feb 27, 2018 • 11 min
Libraries are often overlooked for the important role they play in serving the common good: preserving important works to make knowledge accessible to the public, no matter your station in life. In this latest episode of Copy This, host Kirby Ferguson…
Pop Culture and the Public Domain
Nov 30, 2017 • 12 min
In the 11th episode of Copy This, host Kirby Ferguson talks with James Boyle, law professor at Duke and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain. He is also the co-author of the graphic novels “Theft! A History of Music” and “Bound By…
Exporting Balanced Copyright In A Renegotiated NAFTA
Oct 31, 2017 • 15 min
As representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico continue to renegotiate NAFTA, host Kirby Ferguson sits down with University of Ottawa Law Professor Michael Geist in the tenth installment of Copy This to discuss how intellectual property and…
Parody Isn’t Always a Laughing Matter
Sep 11, 2017 • 11 min
From social media, to videos, to 24-hour cable news, media has a significant influence over how we perceive the modern world. With such a pervasive influence, it is subject to wide criticism and commentary. In the 9th episode of Copy This, host Kirby…
Cosplay, Copyright and Comic-Con
Jul 20, 2017 • 12 min
In the eighth episode of Copy This, Kirby sits down with Betsy Rosenblatt, legal chair for the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), and Sherlock Holmes superfan. Released as OTW and the Re:Create Coalition head to Comic-Con International in San…
A New Kind of CEO: Creators In The Digital Age
Jul 10, 2017 • 11 min
In the seventh episode of Copy This, Kirby Ferguson sits down with YouTube superstar Peter Hollens to find out what it takes to be a successful a cappella singer and online entrepreneur in today’s digital world. It turns out, there is much more to being…
Copyright Reform To Geek Out Your Toaster? There’s Legislation for That.
May 24, 2017 • 7 min
In the sixth episode of Copy This, host Kirby Ferguson talks with U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) about the copyright debates driving conversations among members of Congress.
Copyright Drives the Beat of Social Justice
Apr 26, 2017 • 10 min
The latest episode of Copy This will have you humming along to classic melodies by the Beatles, and more current rhythmic jives to help introduce listeners to the role copyright law plays in enabling social justice movements. While many may think about…
Fair Use: You Use It More Than You Realize
Feb 21, 2017 • 9 min
If it is February, it is time to commemorate the importance of Fair Use. This week, Re:Create is proud to take part in the Association of Research Library’s annual Fair Use Week. While those of us at Re:Create recognize just how important and prevalent…
Notice and Takedown: Leave It Be
Feb 2, 2017 • 11 min
Is it time to change our nation’s copyright law? In the third episode of Copy This, host Kirby Ferguson talks with Stanford Law Professor Mark Lemley, about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Despite all that has changed since the passage of 1998 law,…
A New Era at the Copyright Office
Jan 19, 2017 • 9 min
Host Kirby Ferguson talks with Re:Create’s Executive Director Joshua Lamel about the U.S. Copyright Office’s past, present and future, its challenges and critics, and its role in the digital age.
What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Copyright
Dec 7, 2016 • 8 min
Released on December 8, Episode I features a conversation between host Kirby Ferguson and journalist and science fiction author Cory Doctorow as they examine where copyright is working, where it isn’t, and what changes are needed to catch up to the…