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Uploaded on Feb 27, 2008

THE RECORDING INDUSTRY lost a major ruling in Atlantic v. Brennan when a federal judge in Connecticut ruled that merely making music available to other users is not evidence of copyright infringement. The judge also found that no proof of infringement was supplied by the record companies that brought the suit. With two of three findings going to the defendant, the case was thrown out.

GOOGLE suffered a 7% drop in ad clicks from December to January and a .3% drop year over year according to comScore. Clicks also declined 7% between November and December. Wall Street responded to the news by hammering down Google's stock by as much as 8% during trading on Tuesday. While the company has not verified comScore's findings it did officially report substantially slowed growth during the fourth quarter. The cause may be any number of factors, from a tightening economy to increased success in battling click fraud.

CBS reported a 15% decline in Q4 revenue and flat ad revenue due to slowdowns in TV and radio. Les Moonves said that the company would cutback on pilot expenditures, calling them "vastly overrated." He also tried to ease concerns about the slowing TV business by saying that "Network TV will always be a must-buy" for advertisers. (Maybe.) In other TV-slowdown news, DISH saw a 76% decline in subscriber gains during Q4.

APPLE announced that iTunes has become the number two music retailer in the US, trailing only Wal-Mart in music sales during 2007. The store has 50 million customers and has sold 4 billion songs to date. The iTunes juggernaut continues.

THE WGA ratified the new contract with the AMPTP with 93% of members voting to approve the deal. The contract is retroactive to February 13th and will be in effect until May 2, 2011. And the focus shifts to SAG.

NBC UNIVERSAL will soon close the beta period for NBC Direct. The download service will officially launch sometime this quarter, though no specific date has been announced. NBC Direct will offer automatic copy-protected downloads of top NBC shows, including "The Office" and Conan O'Brien. Let's hope they fulfill the promise of Mac support in a reasonable time frame.

ESPN will offer substantial online coverage of its first Masters tournament. Live streaming of the event will be offered to the handful of people that can actually access ESPN360.com. For the rest of us, video exclusives will be posted on Masters.org and live "look ins" will be available on ESPN.com. There will be blogs, live audio updates, chats and pretty much anything else you an imagine. Except, of course, access to ESPN360.

Get the full story at http://www.Media30.com.

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  1. 671

    2008 03-26 MediaBytes: Comcast - Time Warner - WiMax - OpenS

  2. 672

    2008 03-25 MediaBytes: Google - Sirius - XM - MLB.com - ESPN

  3. 673

    2008 03-24 MediaBytes: March Madness - South Park - Forbes -

  4. 674

    2008 03-21 MediaBytes: Verizon - AT&T - PlayStation - Quadra

  5. 675

    2008 03-20 MediaBytes: FCC - NBCU - Verizon - Veoh - Rentrak

  6. 676

    2008 03-19 MediaBytes: FCC - Apple - iTunes - GM - Facebook

  7. 677

    2008 03-18 MediaBytes: CBS - DISH - Supreme Court - Microsof

  8. 678

    2008 03-17 MediaBytes: DriverTV - Grid Networks - Rapt - Yah

  9. 679

    AOL - BEBO - Pepsi - MySpace - MediaBytes March 14, 2008

  10. 680

    DirecTV - Google Ad Manager - Oprah - YouTube - MediaBytes M

  11. 681

    Hulu - YouTube - TiVo - Nielsen - March Madness - MediaBytes

  12. 682

    Hulu - Lionsgate - iTunes - Disney - AFTRA - MediaBytes Marc

  13. 683

    Project Canoe - Oprah - Paramount - VooZoo - The WB - MySpac

  14. 684

    iPhone - Microsoft Exchange - Squeegees - iFund - Moblogic -

  15. 685

    iPhone SDK - Silverlight - Weather Channel - Ziff Davis - Me

  16. 686

    Time Warner - Yahoo - AOL - Oprah - Firebrand - MediaBytes M

  17. 687

    FCC - AOL - Comstock - Google - Apple - MediaBytes March 4,

  18. 688

    SAG - AFTRA - NBCU - MPAA - William Morris - AT&T - MediaByt

  19. 689

    Quarterlife - Microsoft - Amazon - MSNBC - Apple - MediaByte

  20. 690

    Quarterlife - Microsoft - Amazon - MSNBC - Apple - MediaByte

  21. RIAA - Google - CBS - Apple - WGA - MediaBytes February 27,

  22. 692

    Oscars - NBC - FCC - HBO - MySpace - Quarterlife - MediaByte

  23. 693

    Oscars - ABC - Cox - UFC - Take Two - Grand Theft Auto - Med

  24. 694

    FCC - CBS - Microsoft - ESPN360 - Jackass - MediaBytes Febru

  25. 695

    Google - AdSense - DGA - ANA - NBC - FOX - MediaBytes Februa

  26. 696

    NBC - Upfront - Microsoft - Videoegg - Hearst - MediaBytes F

  27. 697

    Toshiba - HD DVD - Apple - American Idol - Verizon - MediaBy

  28. 698

    Toshiba - HD DVD - MTVN - News Corp - MySpace - MediaBytes F

  29. 699

    Special Report: CES Wrap-Up

  30. 700

    Special Report: CES Auto

  31. 701

    QuadrantOne - CBS - Nielsen - Google - Reveille - MediaBytes

  32. 702

    Nielsen - Google - Comcast - Apple - Clear Channel - MediaBy

  33. 703

    WGA - Yahoo! - Congress - Microsoft - Senators - MediaBytes

  34. 704

    Microsoft - Danger Inc - J&J - Nielsen - MediaBytes February

  35. 705

    WGA - AMPTP - Yahoo! - Microsoft - MediaBytes February 11, 2

  36. 706

    NBC - Nielsen - FCC - Music Labels - Yahoo - OpenID - MediaB

  37. 707

    Time Warner - AT&T - Revver - MySpace - Baidu - MediaBytes F

  38. 708

    CBS - Google - Microsoft - WGA - MediaBytes February 6, 2008

  39. 709

    Super Bowl - FCC - Comcast - News Corp - MySpace - MediaByte

  40. 710

    Google - Microsoft - Yahoo - WGA - AMPTP - ESPN - MediaBytes

  41. 711

    Microsoft - Yahoo - Motorola - TiVo - Netscape - MediaBytes

  42. 712

    TNS - Showtime - NAB - Oscars - AT&T - Yahoo - MediaBytes Ja

  43. 713

    Zucker - Next.TV - Ratings - Landmark - Yahoo - MediaBytes J

  44. 714

    Verizon FiOS - Hey Nielsen! - Spectrum Auction - LX.TV - Med

  45. 715

    MediaVest - Zucker - Eric Schmidt - NBC - Quarterlife - Qtra

  46. 716

    YouTube - NTIA - Nielsen - Comcast - Liberty - MediaBytes Ja

  47. 717

    FCC - NBC - Mindshare - CBS - Last.fm - Netflix - MediaBytes

  48. 718

    FOX - CW - NBC - Google - Publicis - WGA - MPAA - MediaBytes

  49. 719

    FCC Auction - Comcast - TiVo - NBC Direct - YuMe Networks -

  50. 720

    HBO - WGA - Jeff Zucker - Yahoo - Getty Images - MediaBytes

  51. 721

    DGA - AMPTP - Time Warner Cable - comScore - Yahoo - OpenID

  52. 722

    NBC - Disney - Stage 9 - Hasbro - Mattel - MediaBytes 01.17.

  53. 723

    Apple - Oprah - PBS - StrikeTV - Comcast - MediaBytes 01.16.

  54. 724

    Apple - FCC - Microsoft - WGA - Toshiba - MediaBytes 01.15.

  55. 725

    Netflix - Apple - Imagine - DGA - SAG - HAVAS - MediaBytes 0

  56. 726

    Warner Bros. - Universal - Blu-ray - CBS - WGA - Apple - Med

  57. 727

    Weinstein - Apple - Sony BMG - Amazon - Echostar - CBS - FCC

  58. 728

    Frontline - Kevin Martin - DataPortability - Golden Globes -

  59. 729

    CES 2008 - Comcast - Cisco - EchoStar - Panasonic - Paramoun

  60. 730

    Bill Gates - CES 2008 - Comcast - Warner Bros. - Blu-ray - L

  61. 731

    China - Leno - WGA - Motorola - Samsung - Starz - Vongo - Me

  62. 732

    TVB ePort - NTIA - Landmark - Netflix - LG - CinemaNow - Med

  63. 733

    NTIA Coupons - FCC - Late Night - NFL Network - Scripps - Me

  64. 734

    Wal-Mart - Warner Music - MTV Networks - Nielsen - Golden Gl

  65. 735

    iTunes Movie Rentals - MediaBytes 12.27.2007

  66. 736

    News Corp - Apple - O2 - Kmart - Visible World - Microsoft -

  67. 737

    FTC - Google - DoubleClick - AOL - Quigo - Daily Show - Medi

  68. 738

    Viacom - Microsoft - Hulu - Nielsen - Invidi - P&G - MediaBy

  69. 739

    NBC - Letterman - FCC - Spectrum Auction - MTV Networks - IA

  70. 740

    Leno - Conan - FCC - WGA - DGA - NBA - Joost - MediaBytes 12

  71. 741

    WGA - Letterman - Google - NBC - Quarterlife - MediaBytes 12

  72. 742

    News Corp - Dow Jones - WGA - DGA - Kevin Martin - Jeff Imme

  73. 743

    Facebook - Google - Bebo - Paramount - HBO - Nielsen - Scrip

  74. 744

    FCC - NBC Direct - Penthouse - AT&T - MTV Networks - NATAS -

  75. 745

    YouTube - Vudu - NYTimes.com - TV Guide - Viacom - MediaByte

  76. 746

    WGA Strike - NBC - Disney - EdgeCast - YES Interactive - NBA

  77. 747

    James Murdoch - Dow Jones - Coca-Cola - Bog Council - Echost

  78. 748

    Facebook Beacon - Verizon - Comcast - WGA - MovieBeam - Medi

  79. 749

    Nielsen - Adobe - Hulu - Sprint - FCC - Nokia - MediaBytes 1

  80. 750

    Spectrum Auction - FCC - Project Runway - CBS Shopisodes - M

  81. 751

    Apple Removes NBC - MediaBytes 12.03.2007

  82. 752

    Facebook Beacon - Google Wireless - AT&T - Apple iPhone - Ve

  83. 753

    Yahoo - Adobe - Comcast - Kevin Martin - NFL - MediaBytes 1

  84. 754

    Martin Retreats - MediaBytes 11.28.2007

  85. 755

    NBCU and TiVo: MediaBytes 11.27.2007

  86. 756

    Negotiations Resume: MediaBytes 11.26.2007

  87. 757

    Apple Unlocked - MediaBytes 11.21.2007

  88. 758

    Amazon's Kindle Reviewed - MediaBytes 11.20.2007

  89. 759

    Introducing SyncTV: MediaBytes 11.19.2007

  90. 760

    Google Gets Ready: MediaBytes 11.16.2007

  91. 761

    MARTIN Under Fire: MediaBytes 11.15.2007

  92. 762

    Bebo's Open Media - MediaBytes 11.14.2007

  93. 763

    MediaBytes 11.13.2007

  94. 764

    MediaBytes 11.12.2007

  95. 765

    MediaBytes 11.09.2007

  96. 766

    MediaBytes 11.08.2007

  97. 767

    MediaBytes 11.07.2007

  98. 768

    MediaBytes 11.06.2007

  99. 769

    MediaBytes 11.05.2007

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