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11:50 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.
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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
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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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
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Terry / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
NEWSPAPERS MAKE MORE FROM ONLINE VIDEO THAN TV
Discussion: Frank Barnako
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Can Executives Find Happiness With a BlackBerry Minus Its Scroll Wheel?  —  Executives who are longtime BlackBerry users will have to teach their right thumb some new tricks if they switch to a model introduced on Monday.  —  The model, the BlackBerry 8800, eliminates a tiny scroll wheel …
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Hackers discover HD DVD and Blu-ray "processing key" — all HD titles now exposed
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Nortel has a burn the boats strategy says CTO
Derek van Vliet / The Blog Herald:
Transparency in Social News
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants:
YouTube vs. The Media World: Mutually Assured Destruction
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 Earlier Items: 
Mike / Techdirt:
What Happens When You Are Accidentally Given Music MP3s By Music Labels Or Services?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Veoh Relaunches Powerful Video Sharing Service
Ryan Kennedy / Yahoo! Mail Updates:
Messenger and Mail...together at last!  —  At the Web 2. conference …
ZDNet:
Microsoft launches 'PlayReady' DRM system
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Command, Option, Control
MarketWatch:
YouTube to post classic TV shows
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube shuts down Gawker account
BBC:
Teraflop chip hints at the future
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Neowin.net