Hollywood Docket: FCC fighting for air; file-sharing settlement scam; Hollywood & the Supreme Court

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Hollywood Docket: FCC fighting for air; file-sharing settlement scam; Hollywood & the Supreme Court

Tue Apr 13, 2010 @ 10:36AM PST
  • Broadcasters gathering in Las Vegas today for NAB will hear FCC chairman Julius Genachowski ask them to give up the previously allotted spectrum on public airwaves for the government's broadband plans. [LAT]
  • Europe's leading telecoms say Google should start paying them for carrying bandwidth-hungry content such as YouTube videos over their network. Presumably, this may also apply to studios who stream content on their websites. Will this end in court? [FT] 
  • An Italian judge who convicted three Google employees in February of violating privacy laws has explained his reasoning in a 111-page paper. [NYT] 
  • Hollywood might not be pleased to learn that Sidney Thomas is being considered as a possible U.S. Supreme Court Justice. In 2004, while serving on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Thomas wrote the decision that blessed P2P file-sharing services Morpheus and Grokster as legal. The Supreme Court later reversed. [AP via C&C]

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