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2:10 PM ET, February 13, 2007

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Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Google Loses Copyright Case, Drops Belgian Links (Update4)  —  Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) — A Brussels court said Google Inc. violated copyright laws by publishing links to Belgian newspapers without permission and ordered the company to remove them, setting a precedent for future cases in Europe.
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Philip Blenkinsop / Reuters:
Belgian court rules against Google over copyright  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court ruled on Tuesday that Google may not reproduce extracts from a variety of Belgian newspapers, imperilling one of the web search leader's most popular services if other courts follow suit.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Loses In Belgium Newspaper Case  —  A Belgium court has found that Google did violate copyright when including material from several Belgian newspapers in its search index.  Google will have to pay a $4.4 million fine, but the ruling is far more positive for the company.
Associated Press:
Google loses copyright case launched by Belgian newspapers  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium: Google Inc. lost a copyright fight on Tuesday that had been launched by Belgian newspapers, which claimed that the Web search service infringed copyright laws and demanded it remove their stories.
David Kaplan / PaidContent:
Google Loses To Belgian Newspaper Group Over Content Use
Discussion: Telegraph
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Hackers discover HD DVD and Blu-ray "processing key" — all HD titles now exposed  —  Those cooky kids over at the Doom9 forums hate themselves some DRM.  Not more than two months after discovering a means to extract the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc "volume keys" to decrypt AACS DRM on individual films …
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Blu-Ray AND HD-DVD broken - processing keys extracted  —  Arnezami, a hacker on the Doom9 forum, has published a crack for extracting the "processing key" from a high-def DVD player.  This key can be used to gain access to every single Blu-Ray and HD-DVD disc.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
Steven Daly / Vanity Fair:
Pirates of the Multiplex  —  Under U.S. pressure, Swedish authorities are going after the popular Pirate Bay Web site for illegal distribution of video files.  But if Hollywood wants to stop online pirates—who cost the industry some $7 billion in 2005—it needs to join them, not beat them.
Discussion: Reel Pop and Change Is Good
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Smaran / TorrentFreak:   The Pirate Bay, Featured in Vanity Fair
BBC:
'Why I don't believe Steve Jobs'  —  We may see the end of protected music downloads, but it won't be Apple's doing, argues columnist Bill Thompson.  —  For a company with a tiny share of the computer market and an increasingly perilous first mover advantage selling portable music players Apple punches …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Command, Option, Control
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Flags Pages that Install Malicious Software  —  I mentioned in August last year that Google started to show malware warnings if you click on a search result from a harmful site.  Now Google shows a message below the title of a search result: "This site may harm your computer."
Discussion: Google Watch
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:   Google Search Results Now May Display Malware Warnings
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Newspapers beating TV sites to video revenue  —  Borrell Associates is releasing a new report today that reveals that newspaper sites grossed $81 million in local video advertising in 2006, compared to $32 million for local TV sites.  "Print media are using the internet as a crossover platform …
Discussion: media blog and HipMojo.com
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Terry / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
NEWSPAPERS MAKE MORE FROM ONLINE VIDEO THAN TV
Discussion: Frank Barnako
Reuters:
Yahoo runs mobile phone advertising in 18 nations  —  Yahoo said on Sunday it has signed up top corporate advertisers to use its advertising system to run brand ads on mobile phones in 18 countries, marking a major diversification beyond computers.  —  The Internet media company has begun offering …
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Mercury News:   Adobe propels cell phone video
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FilmLoop Betrayed By Investors?  —  When I added FilmLoop to the TechCrunch DeadPool last month based on rumors of mass layoffs, it was clear there was more to the story.  The thirty person company had raised $11.5 million in capital and by any calculation should have still had at least $3 - $5 million left in the bank.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Nokia-YouTube, Yahoo Photos, Yahoo Mail IM, Widget Disruption, Smilebox, Valentinr  —  Yahoo Mail IM - Yahoo is starting to offer Yahoo Messenger inside Yahoo Mail.  The service will be rolled out over the next few months, and brings Yahoo up to speed with Google, which has offered IM within GMail for some time.
microsoft.com:
Daylight Saving Time 2007 Update  —  Updating Windows Mobile-powered devices for the new Daylight Saving Time  —  Congress has changed the dates for Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the United States starting in 2007.  Canada has adopted similar DST dates.  These changes could cause clocks …
BBC:
Internet plan for MTV video clips  —  US media company Viacom is to begin letting people take videos from a number of its websites to post on their own blogs and sites.  —  The move will mean that clips of MTV-owned shows such as Pimp My Ride will become available.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Social-Networking Sites Open Up  —  Facebook, Friendster, and others are starting to let third-party developers build new features to attract more users—and profits  —  Dom Tolli envisions a day when people will be able to push a few buttons on their cell phone and post a list …
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Selling shovels to Web 2.0 gold miners  —  news analysis While popular video-sharing and social-networking sites try to strike it rich, a new crop of entrepreneurs is forging the tools for digging up those Web 2.0 gold mines.  —  Venture capitalists are spending big on start-ups that are peripheral …
Discussion: Webware.com and WebMetricsGuru
 
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