Judge strikes down Internet porn law

Judge strikes down Internet porn law
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A 1998 law designed to block children from viewing pornography Web sites violates free speech rights, a U.S. federal court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to government efforts to restrict Internet smut.[Lees verder]

News Corp, NBC plan YouTube rival
NEW YORK (Reuters) – News Corp. and NBC Universal said on Thursday they will launch a free online video site this summer, featuring full-length movies and television shows in a challenge to Google Inc.’s YouTube.[Lees verder]

U.S. FCC to examine future of Internet access
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took a small step to address a growing debate on whether high-speed Internet providers like AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. should be barred from charging extra fees to guarantee access to the Internet.[Lees verder]

Disney tests “watch-chat” features on abcfamily.com
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Walt Disney Co. will test a “watch-and-chat” feature next week on its ABC Family Channel Web site that lets groups of viewers watch TV shows on the Internet and chat about them at the same time.[Lees verder]

China Web search firm Baidu starts up Japan site
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Baidu.com Inc., China’s top Web search firm, has started up a Japanese search site, its first regular service outside its home market.[Lees verder]

HP says to buy Web-based software developer Tabblo
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. said on Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Tabblo Inc., a privately held developer of Web-based software, for an undisclosed sum.[Lees verder]

Starz sues Disney over movie downloads
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Liberty Media Holding Corp.’s Starz Entertainment cable network said on Thursday it is suing a unit of Walt Disney Co. for allowing other movie download services to sell titles while they were exclusively licensed to Starz.[Lees verder]

NBC.com to offer social networking functions
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Media company NBC Universal said on Thursday it would introduce social networking and video sharing functions to its NBC.com Internet site in another move to compete for viewers with the likes of YouTube and MySpace.[Lees verder]

Judge strikes down Internet porn law
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A 1998 law designed to block children from viewing pornography Web sites violates free speech rights, a U.S. federal court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to government efforts to restrict Internet smut.[Lees verder]

News Corp, NBC plan YouTube rival
NEW YORK (Reuters) – News Corp. and NBC Universal said on Thursday they will launch a free online video site this summer, featuring full-length movies and television shows in a challenge to Google Inc.’s YouTube.[Lees verder]

U.S. FCC to examine future of Internet access
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took a small step to address a growing debate on whether high-speed Internet providers like AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. should be barred from charging extra fees to guarantee access to the Internet.[Lees verder]

Disney tests “watch-chat” features on abcfamily.com
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Walt Disney Co. will test a “watch-and-chat” feature next week on its ABC Family Channel Web site that lets groups of viewers watch TV shows on the Internet and chat about them at the same time.[Lees verder]

China Web search firm Baidu starts up Japan site
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Baidu.com Inc., China’s top Web search firm, has started up a Japanese search site, its first regular service outside its home market.[Lees verder]

HP says to buy Web-based software developer Tabblo
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. said on Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Tabblo Inc., a privately held developer of Web-based software, for an undisclosed sum.[Lees verder]

Starz sues Disney over movie downloads
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Liberty Media Holding Corp.’s Starz Entertainment cable network said on Thursday it is suing a unit of Walt Disney Co. for allowing other movie download services to sell titles while they were exclusively licensed to Starz.[Lees verder]

NBC.com to offer social networking functions
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Media company NBC Universal said on Thursday it would introduce social networking and video sharing functions to its NBC.com Internet site in another move to compete for viewers with the likes of YouTube and MySpace.[Lees verder]