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12:15 PM ET, February 13, 2007

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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.
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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.
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.
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and Screenwerk
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  —  The article titled "Pirates of the Multiplex" discusses the new age of sharing movies over the Internet with the help of technologies like BitTorrent.  The author describes his experience with UKNova, a torrent site of which he was a member.
Mercury News:
Adobe propels cell phone video  —  NEW MOBILE TECHNOLOGY COULD BE REVOLUTIONARY  —  Software developer Adobe Systems plans to launch mobile technology today that could revolutionize how we watch video on our cell phones.  —  The San Jose company is making it possible to put Flash Video technology …
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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.
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Geraldine Fabrikant / New York Times:   MTV Laying Off 5.5% of Staff; Savings to Go to Newer Ventures
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: Cerdafied and Paul Kedrosky's …
T. Headrick / forums.microsoft.com:
Announcements  —  Windows Home Server overview and other general information  —  Find out as much as you can about known questions and answers as well as known issues and workarounds for Windows Home Server Beta 2.  —  Yesterday, 8:47 AM UTC  —  A place to discuss Windows Home Server software and how it works ...
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Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
The Halo 3 feature you already have  —  Frankie reported over at Bungie.net that they will have an 'A-hole Button' in Halo 3, but did you know you already have something similar to this in ALL your current Xbox 360 games?  —  According to the Bungie.net article, when you are playing Halo 3 …
Business Wire:
InfoSpace and FAST Announce Partnership to Provide Carriers with New High-Powered, Integrated Mobile Search Solution  —  Companies Leverage Strength in Storefront, Portal, Local and WAP Search to Offer Mobile Carriers Unmatched Customization and Ease of Deployment
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
5 cool ways to use Yahoo! Pipes  —  I've had some time to play with Yahoo!'s new RSS mixing service, Pipes, and I'm impressed with the possibilities.  Unfortunately, there's still a hefty number of bugs, and some features are sorely lacking (experienced coders will probably be most annoyed …
Reuters:
Mexican drug wars find new battleground on YouTube  —  MEXICO CITY—A vicious Mexican drug gang war has moved onto Internet video-sharing site YouTube, where rivals taunt each other with blood-soaked slideshows and film of their murder victims.  —  One popular video on the site shows a man being shot in the head.
Discussion: Buzzworthy and IP Democracy
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 …
 
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Messenger and Mail...together at last!  —  At the Web 2. conference …
ZDNet:
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USA Today:
EMI in talks to dump copy protection
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