Hollywood Docket: MPAA vs. boxoffice exchange; Viacom on YouTube: 'A wonderful service'; Ted Turner's bison

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Hollywood Docket: MPAA vs. boxoffice exchange; Viacom on YouTube: 'A wonderful service'; Ted Turner's bison

Fri Mar 26, 2010 @ 09:34AM PST
  • The MPAA is objecting to two proposed boxoffice futures commodities exchanges, arguing in a letter to regulators that gambling on movie receipts would tarnish the reputation and integrity of the industry. [LAT]

  • Here's a quote that came too late for YouTube to stick it in its motion to dismiss Viacom's $1 billion copyright infringement case. At the Boston College Chief Executives' Club yesterday, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said, "We have nothing against YouTube. It's a wonderful service." Nothing? [Bloomberg]

  • Speaking of that case, both Viacom and Google are meeting with a judge today to discuss an investigation into who leaked depositions from the case to a reporter. [CNET]

  • An Irish court has ruled that Prince owes nearly $3 million in damages to a concert promoter for bailing on a Dublin show and failing to live to the terms of a settlement. [TMZ]

  • A coalition of wildlife groups has filed a lawsuit attempting to stop a deal that was made with Ted Turner. The media mogul agreed to take on dozens of bison from Yellowstone National Park in exchange for 75% of their offspring. We can't make this stuff up. [AP]

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