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10:10 PM ET, April 17, 2014

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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings  —  The popular streaming service is hit with a complaint in New York court with potentially big consequences.  —  The major record labels are now suing Pandora for exploiting sound recordings made prior to February 15, 1972.
Discussion: New York Times, PC World and Billboard
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Aereo Launches ProtectMyAntenna.org To Explain Its Position Vs. Broadcasters  —  Aereo is about to present its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, but first it wants to present its case to you.  Today, the startup launched ProtectMyAntenna.org, a website designed to inform its users about Aereo's tech …
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Barry Diller / Wall Street Journal:
Broadcasters Don't Own the Airwaves
Jennifer Faull / The Drum:
Nearly 20% of YouTube users now pay less attention to TV, finds Google study  —  YouTube is having a measurable impact on TV consumption, with nearly one fifth (19 per cent) of YouTube users saying they pay less attention to TV and 17 per cent stating that they watch TV less overall.
Chantal Tode / Mobile Marketer:
Condé Nast's Epicurious is first media brand to leverage beacons in-store  —  Users of the Epicurious application from Condé Nast will soon be able to receive in-store push notifications, with the media brand claiming to be the first to leverage beacon technology to enhance the shopping experience.
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Condé Nast dives deep into native ads
Discussion: @cotton
Casey Hynes / Asian Correspondent:
Journalists in Thai Navy defamation case ‘disappointed’ in Reuters' response  —  Two Phuketwan journalists were charged today with defaming the Thai Navy, and face seven years in prison and a $3,000 fine if convicted.  A Thai Navy captain brought charges against Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian …
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Lindsay Murdoch / Sydney Morning Herald:
Australian journalist Alan Morison spends time in Thai prison in fight for media freedom
Sandra Oshiro / Poynter:
Media organizations challenge order to take down anti-Muslim video  —  Major news organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Google and YouTube in their effort to overturn a takedown order for an anti-Muslim video that inflamed Islamic communities worldwide.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Appeals court says blogs are not only media, they're an important source of news and commentary  —  It would be nice if the debate over whether bloggers are journalists could be put to rest, more than a decade after it first began, and especially after bloggers like Glenn Greenwald …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Video news snacks of 15 and 30 seconds lack depth but are smart experiments from NBCU, MSNBC  —  #30SecondstoKnow, ‘15 Seconds to Fame’ video clips are rapid and vapid, but not without value  —  #30SecondstoKnow, ‘15 Seconds to Fame’ video clips are rapid and vapid, but not without value
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Confusion over dead celebrities on social media, as Twitter suspends James Dean fan account  —  Twitter's finished being a rebel, at least when it comes to standing up for a James Dean fan who is being sued by a celebrity licensing company that wants to claim the fan's @jamesdean account.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Amazon is adding Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime catalogs into Fire TV's voice search  —  Amazon today announced Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime will be adding support for their full catalogs into Fire TV's unified voice search feature “starting this summer.”
Discussion: MediaPost, The Verge and Engadget
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Michael Wolff's column for the Guardian discontinued  —  Michael Wolff and The Guardian have parted ways.  —  Capital has learned that Wolff is no longer contracted to file a weekly column for the British broadsheet's American digital edition, Guardian U.S., for which he began writing a little over two years ago.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Spotify Starts Shutting Down Its Massive P2P Network  —  When Spotify launched its first beta in the fall of 2008, we branded it “an alternative to music piracy.”  —  With the option to stream millions of tracks supported by an occasional ad, or free of ads for a small subscription fee …
Dogan News Agency:
After reaching a “consensus” with Twitter, Turkey's telecommunications agency will blur “malicious content”  —  Twitter posts to be blurred to eliminate ‘malicious content,’ minister says … Turkey's telecommunication authority will pixelate Twitter posts to eliminate …
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
A&E, History Launch Live TV Streaming on Web, Apple Mobile Devices
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
SOPA Defeat Haunts Efforts to Rein In Illegal Copying, British Official Says
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Tara Conlan / Guardian:
ITN reports pre-tax profit of £6.6m
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