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Hurt Locker studio asks indie ISP to cough up users' IP addresses

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One of Canada’s most well-known independent ISPs, TekSavvy, announced Monday that it had received a request on behalf of an American film studio for subscriber information on “a couple thousand” of its users. Voltage Pictures LLC believes that thousands of TekSavvy subscribers (and likely many more at the larger...
Hurt Locker studio asks indie ISP to cough up users' IP addresses
Fox finally wises up, will start selling digital movies before they leave the theater

Amazon Studios first big show is no House of Cards

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The first crop of fresh, original content from Amazon's Hollywood arm is now ready-to-stream. But are the shows any good? FORTUNE -- Amazon Studios has been busy. Today, Jeff Bezos' nascent TV and feature film studio, which lets the public evaluate and comment on scripts online, went live with eight...
Amazon Studios first big show is no House of Cards
China vs Apple, round 5: State-owned movie studio sues for copyright infringement

You can watch the BlackBerry 10 launch live on January 30th thanks to RIM's webcast

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Research In Motion is making its January 30th BlackBerry 10 launch event a truly global affair with the announcement that it will offer a live webcast. The company directs interested watchers to its official newsroom for the show, which will kick off at 10am ET on Wednesday. RIM is also...
You can watch the BlackBerry 10 launch live on January 30th thanks to RIM's webcast

Movie Studio Wants to Bankrupt Pirate Bay Founder

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November 2010, the Swedish Court of Appeal found three people behind The Pirate Bay guilty of criminal copyright infringement offenses. Fredrik Neij, one of the original founders of The Pirate Bay, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and ordered to pay several million dollars in damages to various movie...
Movie Studio Wants to Bankrupt Pirate Bay Founder

Ptch social iPhone app launches with DreamWorks Animation backing

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But startup stresses that it's not just trying to become a movie marketing tool for its parent companyPtch is guaranteed to get app-sceptics hot under the collar. It's missing a vowel, launching on iPhone alone, and is the kind of social videos'n'photos app that generates talk of "Instagram meets Viddy...
Ptch social iPhone app launches with DreamWorks Animation backing

Did 'Hunger Games' Create A New Digital Marketing Template For Hollywood?

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When a movie opens to nearly $153 million dollars, the studio executives backing it always tend to look like geniuses. But in the case of the Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) marketing department, what they did digitally to stoke buzz for youth-novel adaptation Hunger Games is earning them a particularly large...
Did 'Hunger Games' Create A New Digital Marketing Template For Hollywood?

Redbox says no to 56-day delays on new Warner Bros. DVDs

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Video-rental kiosk company Redbox is refusing a Warner Brothers request to make customers wait roughly two months before being able to rent a newly released WB movie on DVD, the company announced in a statement yesterday. The statement is in direct response to contract agreement between the two companies...
Redbox says no to 56-day delays on new Warner Bros. DVDs

Netflix names former Warner exec its permanent CMO

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Six months after longtime marketing chief Leslie Kilgore left the company, Netflix has named a permanent CMO — former Warner Bros. executive Kelly Bennett. He’ll replace Jessie Baker, who had served as interim CEO since the January departure of Kilgore, who left following a tumultuous final six months of 2011...
Netflix names former Warner exec its permanent CMO

State-owned Chinese film studio sues Apple for $500,000 over App Store downloads

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Tensions between Apple and China's government appeared to mount on Friday, with news emerging of a state-owned film production company having filed suit against the iPhone maker, seeking just over half a million dollars in damages....
State-owned Chinese film studio sues Apple for $500,000 over App Store downloads

Web Dev Education Startup Treehouse Raises $4.75M From Chamath And Greylock

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Web design and development community Treehouse has just secured $4.75 million in funding from Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social+Capital partnership and the Greylock Discovery fund. The financing comes in addition to a $600K star studded seed round the company raised back in October 2011. In the same hot edustartup space as Lynda, Codecademy and Udacity,...
Web Dev Education Startup Treehouse Raises $4.75M From Chamath And Greylock

Michigan Bets The State Pension Fund On Hollywood Success, Ends Up Stuck With The Tab

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We've written before about cities and states luring Hollywood studios with multimillion dollar subsidies in the hopes of giving their local economies a bit of a bump. In nearly every case, this has been a money loser for the locale involved. A 2010 Tax Foundation study found that most...
Michigan Bets The State Pension Fund On Hollywood Success, Ends Up Stuck With The Tab
New deal between Redbox, Warner Bros. reinstates 28-day waiting period on all rentals
DreamWorks Animation-Incubated Ptch Helps Users Make Beautiful, Shareable Videos

Porn producer's copyright complaint pits Hollywood against Google

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Big players in online content watch as porn site's case winds its way through US courts, wary of ramifications for wider webA powerful lobby group that represents the interests of the biggest Hollywood movie studios has aligned itself with an obscure Miami gay porn producer, in the ongoing battle to...
Porn producer's copyright complaint pits Hollywood against Google

ClearStory Data raises $9m from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures and others

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ClearStory Data has raised $9 million through a Series A funding round to continue its big data solution, which is designed to help businesses combine and analyze data from corporate and third party sources. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers were involved in the funding round, along with Andreessen Horowitz and...
ClearStory Data raises $9m from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures and others

Mac Superbundle deal. Parallels 7 + nine Mac Apps: $49

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From 9to5Toys.com: Nova offers its MacSuperbundle Winter Deal for $49. We are picky about our bundles, but Parallels alone makes this one worth noting.  There are some solid extras here as well. Valued at over $470 if purchased separately, the nine software titles and exciting bonus app in the new 2012 Mac SuperBundle are...
Mac Superbundle deal. Parallels 7 + nine Mac Apps: $49
Last Day: Mac Superbundle deal. Parallels 7 + nine Mac Apps: $49

News Corp. Mulls Splitting in Two

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News Corp. is considering splitting into two companies, separating its publishing assets from its entertainment businesses, say people familiar with the situation. The split would carve off News Corp.’s film and television businesses, including 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network and Fox News channel from its newspapers, book...
News Corp. Mulls Splitting in Two
Google Fiber-Inspired SightDeck Brings Hollywood Effects To VC Pitches And Telepresence Meetings

Apple's Chinese woes increase as State-owned film studio sues

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Photo: South China Morning Post Apple is being sued by a Chinese State-owned film studio, alleging that the company sold its animated movies on iTunes without permission, reports the South China Morning Post. The 3.3m CNY ($531,000) lawsuit follows five consecutive days of media attacks by the State-owned People’s Daily, claiming that Apple’s...
Apple's Chinese woes increase as State-owned film studio sues
How Cloud Computing Will Save Hollywood
Roku stick available in Oct. for $99, adds Vudu and new iOS app

Apple Hit With $530,000 Chinese Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Sales of Animated Films

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M.I.C. Gadget reports that Apple has been hit with a new lawsuit in China, with the state-owned Shanghai Animation Film Studio claiming that Apple has permitted sales of its movies without authorization. Given that Apple does not directly sell audio or video content through the iTunes Store in China, it...
Apple Hit With $530,000 Chinese Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Sales of Animated Films

Anti-Pornography Guy Politicizes 10 Year Old Girl's Murder

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The adult film industry gets mentioned on Techdirt frequently because, as everyone knows, "the internet is for porn." Typically, we get to write fun little stories about silly journalists believing horse-poop statistics on home pornography. Or else an ice cream company is suing an adult film studio over a porno-parody...
Anti-Pornography Guy Politicizes 10 Year Old Girl's Murder

Kerkorian Preparing a Return to Movies

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Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian is plotting a Hollywood comeback. The 94-year-old investor got in and out of the movie business three times over the course of four decades, profiting handsomely as he repeatedly bought and sold Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. studio. On the sidelines since 2005, Mr. Kerkorian is now on the hunt...
Kerkorian Preparing a Return to Movies

Facebook 'co-creator' continues legal action over The Social Network

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Aaron Greenspan will fight on despite judge dismissing copyright infringement claims relating to book on which film is basedYou might think being left out of a film that portrayed the founders of Facebook as either Machiavellian popularity seekers or myopic chumps would come as a relief to anyone involved in...
Facebook 'co-creator' continues legal action over The Social Network
Netflix signs deal with The Weinstein Company, gets 'The Artist' exclusive
Two LulzSec hackers plead guilty to hacking charges
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