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4:35 PM ET, March 18, 2010

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David Kaplan / paidContent:
YouTube-Viacom, Part Two: YouTube Founders' E-Mails Show Struggles Over Copyrighted Works  —  In the second set of documents released today from Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit against Google (NSDQ: GOOG) over YouTube's posting of its copyrighted works, e-mails among the video site's three primary …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   YouTube Defense: Viacom “Secretly Uploaded” Content, And They Tried To Buy Us
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Viacom, YouTube Make Their Case: Read Their Secret Papers Here
Discussion: Associated Press
Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
Pentagon Sees a Threat From Online Muckrakers  —  To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information and documents that governments and corporations around the world would prefer to keep secret.
Choire / The Awl:
A Conversation with Paul Ford, the Now-Former Web Editor of Harper's Magazine  —  Choire Sicha: Dear Paul Ford: Why did you quit Harper's this week?  —  Paul Ford: I am leaving to pursue other opportunities.  Not a euphemism!  I'm working primarily with Activate, which is the amazing …
New York Times:
Amazon Threatens Publishers as Apple Looms  —  Amazon.com has threatened to stop directly selling the books of some publishers online unless they agree to a detailed list of concessions regarding the sale of electronic books, according to two industry executives with direct knowledge of the discussions.
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
Christiane Amanpour Leaves CNN to Host ABC's ‘This Week’  —  First on TVNewser: CNN's Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN and will become the new anchor of ABC News' “This Week” TVNewser has learned.  ABC News staff was informed internally Thursday afternoon.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Ailes to the DC Staff: No More Shooting Inside the Tent  —  Fox News founder and chairman Roger Ailes dropped in to the Washington Bureau this afternoon for an impromptu talk to the troops ahead of tonight's RTCA dinner.  —  Sources inside the packed newsroom tell TVNewser Ailes started …
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:   Roger Ailes: I Feel Sorry for ‘Crazy’ Ex-'New York Times' Editor
Ian Paul / PC World:
Google TV: Five Burning Questions  —  Google, Intel, and Sony are reportedly banding together to produce a Web content platform for your living room called Google TV.  The new platform would reportedly be available as a set-top box or as part of a Web-capable television.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Google and Partners Seek a Television Foothold
Devin Leonard / New York Times:
The Beat Goes Online, Minus the Glitz  —  IN the magazine world, there has traditionally been no more glamorous place to work than Condé Nast.  Brandon Holley can attest to that.  —  When she was the editor in chief of Jane, Condé Nast's monthly for young single women …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hyperlocal Newswire Fwix To Provide Content To NYTCo Properties  —  The NYTCo's local content efforts are getting a quick boost from hyperlocal newswire Fwix.  In a sense, the deal with Fwix can buttress the NYTimes.com's New York metro area blogs program, The Local, which it began last year.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The Worst “Pharm Party” Story Ever … - Spitzer: Only a Shareholder Revolution Can Fix Wall Street- I Want To Do Volunteer Work Abroad for My Vacation.  Will It Do Any Good?  - Why Won't Insurance Companies Cover Fertility Treatments for Single Women?
Discussion: The Stranger …
Bloomberg:
Time Warner Said to Weigh MGM Studio Bid Up to $1.5 Billion  —  Time Warner Inc. is considering a bid of $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. film studio, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions, as second-round offers come due tomorrow.
Discussion: The Wrap
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Races to Strike iPad Content Deals  —  Apple Inc. is still working to secure content for the iPad with just weeks to go before the tablet computer's release, said people familiar with the matter, as the company tempers some of its initial ambitions for the much-hyped device.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV: no plans to put shows on YouTube or Hulu  —  Broadcaster says it will not do deals with video-on-demand aggregation services, but will build traffic for its own player  —  A senior ITV executive has said today that the broadcaster had “no plans” to do output deals to put its programming …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Reuters Begins Selling New Customized Financial Data, Graphics Service To Newspapers  —  As major newspaper publishers have seen profits return and ad declines slow a bit, Reuters (NYSE: TRI) is hoping that the time is right to sell a new product designed to enhance understaffed business sections.
Discussion: CNN, Talking Biz News and The Wire
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
SEC Watch: Gannett Execs Still Raking It In, Despite Rapid Revenue Declines  —  Two charts for you this morning, this time from Gannett (NYSE: GCI), and little explanation needed beyond that, despite all the spin and justification in the company's proxy filing this morning.
Discussion: Romenesko and Gannett Blog
Motoko Rich / Media Decoder:
Unexpectedly, Barnes & Noble Names a New Chief Executive  —  In a surprise move, Barnes & Noble named William Lynch, president of the company's Web division, as chief executive, replacing Steve Riggio, who will remain as vice chairman.  —  The appointment seems to indicate that the company …
 
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