Studios wins $110 million in TorrentSpy suit

Studios wins $110 million in TorrentSpy suit
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – TorrentSpy bit the dust only weeks ago, shuttering its peer-to-peer file-sharing site. Now a federal judge has ordered the company to pay the Motion Picture Association of America $110 million for infringement of thousands of copyrighted film and TV shows.[Lees verder]

China won’t guarantee Web freedom over Olympics
BEIJING (Reuters) – China will not guarantee it won’t censor the Internet over this summer’s Beijing Olympics, nor can it guarantee to stamp out piracy of Olympic-branded goods, officials said on Thursday.[Lees verder]

Microsoft sends out feelers to Facebook: report
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp gauged Facebook’s interest in a possible acquisition after the software giant’s failed takeover attempt of Yahoo Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Pope goes digital to better connect with youth
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict will text message thousands of young Catholics on their mobile phones during World Youth Day in Sydney in July, hoping going digital will help him connect better with a younger audience.[Lees verder]

Sprint, cable form $14.5 billion Clearwire venture
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sprint Nextel Corp and top U.S. cable companies are investing in Clearwire Corp to introduce high-speed wireless Web services and get a head start on AT&T and Verizon, but analysts said the seven-way partnership may be too complex to succeed.[Lees verder]

Studios wins $110 million in TorrentSpy suit
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – TorrentSpy bit the dust only weeks ago, shuttering its peer-to-peer file-sharing site. Now a federal judge has ordered the company to pay the Motion Picture Association of America $110 million for infringement of thousands of copyrighted film and TV shows.[Lees verder]

China won’t guarantee Web freedom over Olympics
BEIJING (Reuters) – China will not guarantee it won’t censor the Internet over this summer’s Beijing Olympics, nor can it guarantee to stamp out piracy of Olympic-branded goods, officials said on Thursday.[Lees verder]

Microsoft sends out feelers to Facebook: report
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp gauged Facebook’s interest in a possible acquisition after the software giant’s failed takeover attempt of Yahoo Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Pope goes digital to better connect with youth
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict will text message thousands of young Catholics on their mobile phones during World Youth Day in Sydney in July, hoping going digital will help him connect better with a younger audience.[Lees verder]

Sprint, cable form $14.5 billion Clearwire venture
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sprint Nextel Corp and top U.S. cable companies are investing in Clearwire Corp to introduce high-speed wireless Web services and get a head start on AT&T and Verizon, but analysts said the seven-way partnership may be too complex to succeed.[Lees verder]