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10:40 AM 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.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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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: Screenwerk
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.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Liberate Media
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Geraldine Fabrikant / New York Times:   MTV Laying Off 5.5% of Staff; Savings to Go to Newer Ventures
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: Change Is Good
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Smaran / TorrentFreak:   The Pirate Bay, Featured in Vanity Fair
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 …
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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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
laptopmag.com:
HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger  —  HP's latest iPAQ doesn't look like an iPAQ at all.  It's a compact candy bar phone without a keyboard, and that features Wi-Fi and runs Windows Mobile 6.  The 510's biggest innovation, however, is its Voice Commander technology, which enables the phone to read …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Engadget, HP and I4U News
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
HP unveils smart phone at 3GSM
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants:
YouTube vs. The Media World: Mutually Assured Destruction  —  The Wall Street Journal reports that Google's YouTube division is under attack from a coalition of mainstream media companies in the escalating struggle for a share of revenue from the video-sharing site.
Discussion: Google Watch and 24/7 Wall St.
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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
Andrew / Treonauts:
Windows Mobile 6 On Treo 750: Exclusive First Images!  —  Yesterday at 3GSM in Barcelona, Microsoft revealed details of its new Windows Mobile 6 operating system which features support for rich HTML e-mail, increased functionality within Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile and Office Mobile programs …
Gamasutra:
The 10 Minutes Game Sales Potential Test  —  Everybody in the gaming industry has a great idea for a game.  The desire to see that idea become a reality is what brought many of us to this industry.  Sadly, the quality of this idea - or even of the game itself - isn't enough to guarantee …
Discussion: GigaGamez, Joystiq, Kotaku and Game | Life
USA Today:
EMI in talks to dump copy protection  —  LOS ANGELES — The music industry is looking ahead to life without copy protection.  —  Major label EMI — home of Coldplay and Norah Jones — is in discussions with online music stores about selling its music without copy protection …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Veoh Relaunches Powerful Video Sharing Service  —  P2P and web video sharing service Veoh will relaunch Tuesday with some important new features and a new look.  Cynics looking for interesting video sites post-GooTube will find Veoh of real interest.  The company has Michael Eisner on its Board …
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 …
ZDNet:
Microsoft launches 'PlayReady' DRM system  —  Microsoft has launched a new digital rights management system that will allow users to use commercial content on multiple different devices for a single fee.  —  Microsoft PlayReady was unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.
Discussion: Crave, Listening Post and PaidContent
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Study: P2P effect on legal music sales "not statistically distinguishable from zero"  —  A new study in the Journal of Political Economy by Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf has found that illegal music downloads have had no noticeable effects on the sale of music, contrary to the claims of the recording industry.
 
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