Hollywood Docket: White House wants spectrum; Video game industry wants tax breaks; Licensed YouTube music

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Hollywood Docket: White House wants spectrum; Video game industry wants tax breaks; Licensed YouTube music

Tue Jun 29, 2010 @ 10:56AM PST
  • The White House is endorsing an FCC proposal to reclaim the wireless spectrum, displeasing broadcasters concerned about whether the plan will hinder their ability to broadcast in HD or provide mobile digital TV. [Mediaweek
  • The overthrow of the Labour party in the UK hurt the video game industry as the government has backed off plans to provide tax breaks to game publishers. [Guardian]  
  • Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has lost his 6th Circuit appeal of an order barring him from using bankruptcy to avoid paying $81,000 in legal costs to his former band mates. [CNS]  
  • Despite winning regulatory approval, the backers of a box office trading venture say they will not launch their venture in anticipation of legislation that would ban such derivatives trading. [THR]  
  • Viacom may have lost to Google in court, but there still could be liability for users who post videos on YouTube. A new company, Friendly Music, has launched a service for those who want to post music without fear of having content pulled as the result of a takedown notice. [Mashable]  
  • Nielsen sends two $1 bills in the mail to the estimated 2 million people who fill out surveys on what they watch on TV. That's a lot of cash floating through the postal service. Sending money through the mail isn't illegal, but the Legal Blog Watch wonders if Nielsen is asking to get robbed. [Legal Blog Watch] 

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