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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Florida Judge Tosses a Key MPAA Claim Against Hotfile (Exclusive) … Some higher-ups in the movie industry have identified file-storage “cyberlockers” as being Hollywood's biggest threat in the war against piracy.  In February, the MPAA took action with a major lawsuit against Hotfile, one of the most popular websites on the Internet.
Jul 11, 2011, 9:25 PMIn context
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
MySpace Lays off More Than Half Its Staff of 450   —  In connection with its $35 million sale to Specific Media, social networking site MySpace on Wednesday laid off more than half of its approximately 450 employees, the Wall Street Journal reported.  As recently as two years ago …
Jun 30, 2011, 2:50 PMIn context
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Senate Committee Votes to Make Illegal Streaming of Movies, TV a Felony … Moving to close a possible loophole in the laws against the pirating of movies, TV shows and other intellectual property, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved making illegal streaming of video over the internet a felony in most cases.
Jun 16, 2011, 10:10 PMIn context
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast Taps Facebook for Enhanced TV Experience … NEW YORK - Comcast Corp. is working with Facebook, Intel and other technology firms to create what it calls a next-generation TV experience, which will make the TV screen more interactive.  —  “This new experience transforms …
Jun 14, 2011, 3:05 PMIn context
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
European Police Shut Down Internet Pirate Kino.to … BERLIN - Police in Europe have shut down Kino.to, the world's largest German language online piracy site, after a series of coordinated raids Wednesday in which 13 people were arrested.  —  Police raided apartments, offices and data centers in Germany …
Jun 9, 2011, 4:55 AMIn context
Antony Bruno / Hollywood Reporter:
Why Record Labels and Google Music Couldn't Agree on the Cloud … Google's decision to launch a music locker service was a big topic of discussion on the sidelines of the NARM conference in Los Angeles this week.  The reaction from the more veteran music industry attendees is simply anger.
May 12, 2011, 7:05 PMIn context
Antony Bruno / Hollywood Reporter:
Google Music to Launch Tuesday — Without Licenses … Proving unable to come to an agreement with all the major labels for the music service it originally wanted, Google is going to pull an Amazon and unveil a digital music locker service without any licensing deals at all during a keynote tomorrow …
May 10, 2011, 9:30 AMIn context
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix to Become Largest Subscription Entertainment Business in U.S. … Netflix is poised to become the largest subscription entertainment business in the U.S. when it reports quarterly earnings on Monday.  —  Analysts are figuring that Netflix will have added around 3.7 million subscribers to its ranks …
Apr 24, 2011, 2:50 PMIn context
Philiana Ng / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox, Color App Partner for ‘Water for Elephants’ Premiere (Exclusive) … 20th Century Fox has teamed up with the makers of mobile app Color for Sunday's premiere of Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson's film Water for Elephants.  —  The photos and videos taken using the Color app …
Apr 15, 2011, 1:35 AMIn context
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's 2010 Compensation Drops 40% to $15.3 Million … NEW YORK - AOL Inc. disclosed on Thursday that chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong's 2010 compensation amounted to $15.3 million.  —  That was down 40 percent from $25.5 million in 2009 when Time Warner still owned the online firm.
Apr 7, 2011, 2:05 PMIn context

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