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With music and sports publisher partnerships, ZEFR cements its position as the dominant YouTube monetization platform for enterprises

Lights, camera...Microsoft?

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Editor's note: This article was originally posted on PCWorld's sister publication, Computerworld. Microsoft is making a big move into producing Hollywood-style series and movies for its Xbox platform, with the hiring of a former CBS executive who helped develop TV series such as "Survivor," "C.S.I.," and "Two and a...
Lights, camera...Microsoft?

UK Judge: Giving Hollywood Money From Newzbin2 Would Create Chilling Effects On Innovation

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Hollywood already succeeded in getting UK courts to force ISPs to block access to Newzbin2, a Usenet service that the industry insists could only have been used for infringement. And that led Newzbin2 to eventually shut down. But, the Hollywood studios want more. They've been trying to get money from...
UK Judge: Giving Hollywood Money From Newzbin2 Would Create Chilling Effects On Innovation

MediaFire to Hollywood studios: 'We're no criminal gang.'

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MediaFire denies the allegations made by a Paramount executive, who included the company in a list of top 'rogue' Web sites. [Read more]...
MediaFire to Hollywood studios: 'We're no criminal gang.'

No, Netflix Has NOT Formed A Pro-SOPA SuperPAC

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Okay, can we kill this story quickly? There's a ton of buzz going around claiming that Netflix has built up a Super PAC to promote a pro-SOPA agenda. As far as I can tell, this is simply not true. It started from a report in Politico, which mentioned (accurately) that...
No, Netflix Has NOT Formed A Pro-SOPA SuperPAC

Kim Dotcom Releases New Raid Footage Captured By In-House CCTV

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At the start of 2012, New Zealand police embarked on what was almost certainly the most heavy-handed police action ever carried out against someone accused of copyright infringement. At 06:45 on January 19 it soon became clear something unusual lay ahead. Officers of the Special Tactics Group, New Zealand’s elite...
Kim Dotcom Releases New Raid Footage Captured By In-House CCTV

(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy

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(The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) California Governor Jerry Brown, at the Journal’s ECO:nomics conference on Friday, said the key industries...
(ECO:nomics) California’s North-South Rivalry Over Piracy

Boost for Hollywood studios as China agrees to ease quota on US films

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Limit currently set at 20 blockbusters a year to be raised to 34 – but additional movies must be 3D or Imax versionsA breakthrough in the final hours of Xi Jinping's US tour has eased restrictions on imports of US films into China, and could lead to more 3D and...
Boost for Hollywood studios as China agrees to ease quota on US films

Google Refuses Hollywood Studio Requests To De-List File Storage Site Mega

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In recent weeks, Hollywood studios NBC Universal and Warner Bros both submitted DMCA takedown requests asking Google to de-list the file storage website Mega from its search index. According to a report on TorrentFreak, NBC Universal claimed Mega’s homepage  linked to the NBC-owned film Mama,... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
Google Refuses Hollywood Studio Requests To De-List File Storage Site Mega

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
Panna, A Video-Based Cooking "Magazine" For iOS, Raises $1.35 Million

Hollywood's New Screen Test

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Two Hollywood studios have begun testing a controversial business model in South Korea after years of failed efforts in the U.S.: renting movies via video on demand while they are still playing in theaters....
Hollywood's New Screen Test

Australian ISP: Negotiating With Hollywood Over Copyright Is Like Talking To A Brick Wall

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We just mentioned the charade happening down in Australia, where the entertainment industry, the government and some ISPs are meeting in total secrecy to try to hash out a "voluntary" plan to deal with online infringement. Of course, not only won't any agreement work, the whole process is stupid. Thankfully,...
Australian ISP: Negotiating With Hollywood Over Copyright Is Like Talking To A Brick Wall

Matt Novak: It's easy to forget -- even for a Disney...

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Matt Novak: It's easy to forget -- even for a Disney nerd like myself -- that before Walt Disney died of lung cancer in December of 1966, EPCOT (the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) was supposed to be a real city. The code name "Project X" was given to the...
Matt Novak: It's easy to forget -- even for a Disney...

Chris Dodd Sounding Like A Broken Recording Industry

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Ever since the failure of SOPA, MPAA boss Chris Dodd has been making the rounds, giving the same damn stump speech over and over again. We've reported on it before, but he's done it again, this time at the National Press Club. As the transcript shows, it's the same old...
Chris Dodd Sounding Like A Broken Recording Industry

Apple in TV streaming talks with Hollywood: report

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Apple is reportedly in talks with Hollywood studios in a bid to secure contracts that would allow the company to bring exclusive content to its TV streaming users....
Apple in TV streaming talks with Hollywood: report

Warner Bros. Just Keeps Pushing People To Piracy; New Deal Also Delays Queuing

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Sometimes you really have to wonder about some legacy entertainment industry execs and their thought process. Warner Bros. is the most aggressively stupid when it comes to willfully going against what consumers want and pushing them to pirate instead. It, among the big Hollywood studios has been the leader in...
Warner Bros. Just Keeps Pushing People To Piracy; New Deal Also Delays Queuing
Google Play may get movie purchases, says CNET

Kim Dotcom: fund free NZ internet by suing Hollywood and US government

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Megaupload founder proposes free New Zealand broadband paid for by lawsuits over 'unlawful' destruction of his businessKim Dotcom, the flamboyant German-born internet entrepreneur facing extradition to the US for alleged piracy, has put forward a plan to give all householders in his new home of New Zealand free broadband access,...
Kim Dotcom: fund free NZ internet by suing Hollywood and US government

Movie Studios Lose Key Piracy Case Against Australian ISP

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Hollywood studios have lost a case against Australian Internet service provider iiNet. U.S. and Australian studios sued iiNet in a federal court in 2010 for allowing their users to download pirated movies using BitTorrent on their watch (the studios lost). Studios hoped this high court appeal would be a turning...
Movie Studios Lose Key Piracy Case Against Australian ISP

"It's a romance novel name."

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"It's a romance novel name.": Great profile of Reed Hastings by Ashlee Vance for Bloomberg Businessweek. Three standouts: The master copies of all the shows and movies available to Netflix take up 3.14 petabytes of storage space. (In comparison, Facebook uses about 1.5 petabytes to store about 10 billion photos.)...
"It's a romance novel name."

Embedded In The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Hollywood Gets A Big Tax Break

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Last month, we wrote about some of the more ridiculous subsidies that Hollywood studios get these days, in which approximately $1.5 billion in taxpayer money goes straight to Hollywood studios in the US (and even more internationally). While the reasoning given for most of these programs is that they create...
Embedded In The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Hollywood Gets A Big Tax Break

Netflix, Epix, and the End of the Exclusive: Why Reed Hastings's Competitors Will Get Their Hands on Some of His Biggest Movies

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Netflix has a lot of TV shows, a lot of old movies and a lot of kids’ stuff on its digital service. New movies? Not so much. Most Hollywood studios keep their recent releases away from Reed Hastings. One big exception: Netflix does get newish movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM,...
Netflix, Epix, and the End of the Exclusive: Why Reed Hastings's Competitors Will Get Their Hands on Some of His Biggest Movies

Hollywood Is Using Twitter To Figure Out Who Should Star In Movies

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We just talked to Duncan Greatwood, the CEO of Topsy, a social-analytics company, who revealed something fascinating about one of his customers--a major Hollywood studio. That studio, Greatwood told us, made casting decisions about the lead actor for an upcoming romantic comedy based on the number of Twitter mentions they...
Hollywood Is Using Twitter To Figure Out Who Should Star In Movies

Zediva completes liquidation, customers get nothing

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Unsuccessful DVD streaming service Zediva said in an email to its former customers this weekend that it has completed its liquidation process after a court ruling forced it to shut down last fall. The email read, in part: “The process of liquidating the company’s few remaining assets has now been...
Zediva completes liquidation, customers get nothing

How Netflix's Hastings May Get BSkyB Off An Anti-Trust Charge

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The UK inquiry in to whether Sky Movies’ exclusive first-run subscription VOD deals with six major Hollywood major studios is anti-competitive will belatedly widen to consider internet services from Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX), Lovefilm and Sky itself. The Competition Commission had already preliminarily ruled Sky’s position anti-competitive and proposed a...
How Netflix's Hastings May Get BSkyB Off An Anti-Trust Charge

DMCA Muscle Strong-Arms DVD Copying

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Those awaiting a legitimate method to duplicate DVDs for personal use likely will have to wait even longer, perhaps forever, after RealNetworks tossed in the white towel and abandoned litigation toward that end. RealNetworks spent almost two years in a legal battle with the Motion Picture Association of America, which...
DMCA Muscle Strong-Arms DVD Copying
With TIVO Distribution Partnership, Mobcaster Proves Crowdfunding TV Content Actually Viable

Congress Begins To Wonder Why ICE & DOJ Censored A Popular Hip Hop Blog For A Year

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We already discussed the RIAA's attempt to downplay its role in helping the feds seize and censor the popular hiphop blog Dajaz1.com. It seems the feds are also trying to brush this off as if it's nothing important. According to a comment they gave Ben Sistario at the NY Times:...
Congress Begins To Wonder Why ICE & DOJ Censored A Popular Hip Hop Blog For A Year
3-D printing goes Disney: turn yourself into a Star Wars action figure for $99
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