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11:50 PM ET, February 13, 2007

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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.
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
About the Copiepresse decision  —  Posted by Rachel Whetstone, European Director of Communications and Public Affairs  —  Today we heard that the Belgian court, which last year ruled against us in the Copiepresse case has reaffirmed its original decision.  This judgment is clearly disappointing …
Discussion: Digital Markets and Screenwerk
Carlo / Techdirt:
Belgian Newspapers Still Don't Get How Google News Is A Good Thing For Them  —  from the someday,-hopefully dept  —  The story of French-language Belgian newspapers' lawsuit against Google has been going on for some time.  Apparently they think they're a giant TV network or record label or something …
Discussion: Joe Duck
Aoife White / Associated Press:
Court Orders Google to Pull Belgian News  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Google Inc. lost a copyright lawsuit Tuesday to Belgian newspapers that had demanded it remove headlines and links to articles posted on its news site without their permission.  —  The ruling, if it stands on appeal …
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechSpot News
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.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   Belgian newspapers score victory in bold traffic-reduction initiative
Philip Blenkinsop / Reuters:
Belgian court rules against Google over copyright
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Google to pay £2.4m over 'copyright breach'
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:   Google defeated in Belgian copyright case; everyone but Google loses
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Leaked letter shows RIAA pressuring ISPs, planning discounts for early settlements  —  The RIAA is asking for additional cooperation from ISPs in getting customers targeted by the RIAA's file-sharing sting to cooperate, according to a letter recently leaked to P2P attorney Ray Beckerman.
Discussion: Boing Boing and digg
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Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
RIAA Adopts New Policy, offers "Pre-Doe settlement option" if ISP Holds Logs Longer, Asks ISP's to Correct Identification Mistakes  —  The RIAA has sent out a letter to ISP's attempting to change its prelitigation policies:  —  Letter from RIAA to ISP's*  —  While we have not had time to analyse …
Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA Tries To Make Deals With ISPs To Hound Customers Into Settling Earlier
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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.
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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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
YouTube Hands Over User's Info to Fox  —  Three weeks after receiving a subpoena from the U.S. District Court in Northern California, YouTube has reportedly identified a user accused by 20th Century Fox Television of uploading episodes of the show 24 a week prior to their running on television.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, franticindustries and digg
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Filmloop's demise, the reputation of VCs, and how you can help  —  The details of Silicon Valley photo-sharing company Filmloop's quick, and strange demise continues to dribble out — and it carries some lessons for the first-time entrepreneur.  —  Yesterday, we'd referred to an apparent move …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Zephoria / apophenia:
Facebook's little digital gift  —  Last week, Facebook unveiled a gifting feature.  For $1, you can purchase a gift for the person you most adore.  If you choose to make the gift public, you are credited with that gift on the person's profile under the "gift box" region.
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."
Brian Smith / ComparisonEngines.com:
Shopping Path's CrispyShop  —  I've known about ShoppingPath for a couple months, but Guilherme Leal inventor and co-founder of the company was putting on some finishing touches.  The site is in Beta, but I thought it was now worth a mention.  ShoppingPath has launched a site called CrispyShop.
Discussion: Screenwerk and StartupSquad.com
 
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