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11:40 AM ET, December 13, 2011


 Top News: 
Leveson inquiry: Tom Crone, Julian Pike, Lawrence Abramson - live  —  Full coverage as the former NoW head of legal affairs, Farrer & Co lawyer and ex-Harbottle & Lewis lawyer give evidence  —  11.22am: My colleagues Josh Halliday is in the High Court covering private investigator Glenn Mulcaire's case against News International.
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
Don't Bother Emailing James Murdoch on the Weekend  —  Murdoch sent a letter to Parliament on Monday that he just discovered an email from News of the World editor Colin Myler and News International lawyer Tom Crone sounding pretty concerned about a phone hacking case well before he had previously said he was aware of the allegations.
James Robinson / Guardian:
Phone hacking: lawyer knew ‘rogue reporter’ defence was untrue in 2008  —  Farrer & Co partner Julian Pike tells Leveson inquiry he knew the ‘rogue reporter’ defence was wrong three years ago  —  A lawyer who advised former News of the World owner News International until two months ago …
The Huffington Post:   Dowler Family Insist Police Told Them NotW Journalists Deleted Milly's Voicemails
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
BBC World News to Be Available Through Comcast  —  The BBC will announce on Tuesday a first-of-its-kind deal for Comcast to carry the BBC World News channel, opening the door to wider distribution for the channel within the United States.  —  The carriage agreements come nearly a year …
Discussion: TVNewser and Inside Cable News
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Wikipedia Mulls Total Blackout to Oppose SOPA  —  Later this week, the Senate's House Judiciary Committee will vote on the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA).  —  Supporters of the bill say it's needed to safeguard the interests of rightsholders who claim their businesses are threatened by online piracy.
Busted: BitTorrent Pirates at Sony, Universal and Fox  —  A few days ago we wrote about a new website that exposes what people behind an IP-address have downloaded on BitTorrent.  The Russian-based founders of the site developed the service so people can show their friends how public …
Discussion: Techdirt, Boing Boing, ZDNet and Lifehacker
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
NoW's Ian Edmondson asked Glenn Mulcaire to hack phones, court is told  —  Mulcaire's lawyer says private detective was instructed by News of the World's news editor to intercept voicemail messages  —  Glenn Mulcaire told the chief lawyer at the News of the World in 2007 that he was instructed …
The Daily Record:   Glenn Mulcaire's breach of contract case against News International begins
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Universal: Artists didn't consent to Megaupload video  —  The brouhaha around Megaupload's viral music video continues this week, with Universal Music (UMG) now claiming that several of its artists didn't consent to being used in the video.  Megaupload is disputing these claims in a lawsuit it filed in federal court today.
Dennis Romero / LA Weekly:
Occupy LA: LAPD Investigates Caught-on-Video Arrest of Journalist Calvin Milam  —  ​Updated at the bottom: The LAPD has opened an investigation into this case, but a commander disputes Mark Geragos' take on what happened to his client that night.  —  The arrest of a journalist …
Discussion: The City Maven and LA Observed
Adam Klasfeld / Courthouse News Service:
Gawker Brought Into New Yorker Fracas  —  MANHATTAN (CN) - A Canadian art authenticator has cast a wider net in his defamation lawsuit against The New Yorker, hoping to ream Gawker and about a half-dozen other media outlets and websites that publicized the magazine's original coverage.
Discussion: paidContent and Gallerist NY
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Judge allows journalists to tweet, live-blog from Sandusky preliminary hearing  —  Senior Judge John M. Cleland has loosened his rules for Tuesday's preliminary hearing for Jerry Sandusky.  The amendment states that portions of the order “are amended to permit reporters credentialed under …
Daniel Miller / Hollywood Reporter:
L.A. Shooting: Hollywood Reporter Editor Shot, Recalls Incident … photo editor Chris Godley was shot by a gunman in Hollywood on Friday morning, but was only grazed by a bullet and not seriously injured in an incident that was captured on video by witnesses and widely circulated on the Internet.
Discussion: LAist, L.A. NOW and LA Observed
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Ailes on Ailes: Fox News Chief Is Writing an Autobiography  —  Roger Ailes.  —  Several GOP candidates have treated this primary season as a book tour, just as much as a presidential campaign.  Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin have all hustled around the country selling books …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Is Roger Ailes Penning an Autobiography? Fox News Responds
Mark Harden / Denver Business Journal:
MediaNews Group manager to invest in tech startups … Digital First Media — the company that manages Denver-based MediaNews Group Inc.  —  , publisher of The Denver Post and Boulder Camera — has formed a unit to invest in tech startups.  —  The new company, Digital First Ventures …
Stacy St. Clair / Chicago Tribune:
Judge orders Tribune to turn over notes about Cellini juror  —  A federal judge ordered a Chicago Tribune reporter on Monday to turn over notes and other related documents concerning a juror who apparently concealed her criminal record in the William Cellini trial, a directive the newspaper called …
Discussion: Change of Subject
John Bingham / Telegraph:
Phone hacking: Guardian's Nick Davies accuses bosses of ‘pecking’ at climb-down story  —  Nick Davies, the Guardian journalist who exposed the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World, has blamed his own bosses for the vagueness of the paper's climb-down over Milly Dowler.  —  The Guardian's Nick Davies
David Leigh / Guardian:
New inquiry into Milly Dowler hacking launched
Discussion: FleetStreetBlues
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