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4:45 AM ET, February 14, 2007

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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 …
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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.
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
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:   Google defeated in Belgian copyright case; everyone but Google loses
Bruno Waterfield / Telegraph:
Google to pay £2.4m over 'copyright breach'
Discussion: PaidContent
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
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
House OKs specialized patent judges  —  The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow certain federal judges to defer patent cases to colleagues considered better-versed in the complex area.  —  The proposal, first introduced last year by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) …
Discussion: Techdirt and Ars Technica
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Pheedo Launches Social Media Ad Widgets  —  RSS ad network Pheedo will announce a new service tonight - advertising widgets powered by RSS and incorporating several social media tools.  Readers familiar with Techmeme's advertising program will recognize the ideas here …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
How do we keep up?  —  I got up early to read feeds and do email.  I started at 5:45 a.m. and it's now 7:26 a.m. and I still didn't get through all my feeds.  But, worse, is what I did find: dozens of new products, new companies, new phones (Gizmodo and Engadget are going crazy posting phone news …
GameDaily:
Marc Ecko Expands Game Business  —  If you thought that fashion designer Marc Ecko's last game, Getting Up, was a one shot deal, think again.  Ecko (right) is back in a big way with a new video games division, Marc Ecko Entertainment (MEE).  More within...
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
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.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft Releases Patches to Fix 20 Security Holes  —  Microsoft Corp. today issued a dozen software updates to plug at least 20 security holes in its Windows operating system and other software, including fixes for a number of vulnerabilities in Office that hackers are currently exploiting to hijack vulnerable PCs.
Discussion: Zero Day and TechBlog
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
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
Ryan Freebern / The Uber-Review:
Horntones: Customize Your Honk  —  These days, if you can't download a custom sound onto a device, nobody wants it.  That's why the Horntones FX-55 device is going to be so successful: instead of a lame single-note honk when you get mad at that guy who cut you off, why not play a few bars …
Discussion: Gizmodo, ringtonia.com and digg
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 …
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
SightSpeed Getting Out There  —  SightSpeed is one of those companies I follow regularly, and they had some interesting news today.  "The SightSpeed Guy", Peter Zotollo, has been picked up by DirecTV for a bigger video gig.  Peter has been producing "News of the Day" posts on YouTube …
John Austin / Dallas Star-Telegram:
The next class fits in your pocket  —  Distance learning has been around for decades, but thanks to the iPod and other digital music players, higher education is becoming as portable as a pop song.  —  "I do testing for offshore rigs," said Melvin Robinson, a Sugar Land engineer …
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.
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Get Illuminated podcast 005 - Scott Rosenberg  —  In 2001, Mitch Kapor, the designer of the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet, and the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, started the Open Source Applications Foundation, or OSAF for short.  —  Kapor hired some of the most talented programmers …
 
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