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11:05 AM ET, January 20, 2012

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Molly Wood / CNET:
Anonymous goes nuclear; everybody loses?  —  #OpMegaUpload: like watching “War Games” play out, but with cyber-bombs.  —  In the aftermath of the Jan. 18 SOPA/PIPA blackout protests, the Internet community had amassed quite a bit of goodwill, flexed its muscles in a friendly, humorous …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Why the feds smashed Megaupload  —  The US government dropped a nuclear bomb on “cyberlocker” site Megaupload today, seizing its domain names, grabbing $50 million in assets, and getting New Zealand police to arrest four of the site's key employees, including enigmatic founder Kim Dotcom.
Ben Sisario / The New York Times:
7 Charged as F.B.I. Closes a Top File-Sharing Site  —  McLEAN, Va. — Federal prosecutors in Virginia say they have shut down one of the world's largest Internet file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, and charged its founder and others with violating piracy laws.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Senator Harry Reid Caves: PIPA Postponed  —  After a day of widespread online protests against a pair of bills in Congress, 122 members of Congress came out against them.  Now make that 123 (and counting).  —  Both bills have now been tabled.  Hearings on the Stop Online Privacy Act …
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Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Moguls Stopping Obama Donations Because Of President's Piracy Stand: “Not Give A Dime Anymore”
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Facebook in talks to replace YouTube as Vevo's host  —  Facebook has held talks with Vevo about moving the music-video service away from YouTube and over to the social network's platform, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET.  —  While the sources said the discussions are very preliminary …
Telegraph:
News International faces FBI phone hacking probe  —  Rupert Murdoch's is facing an FBI investigation into phone hacking in America after News International admitted intercepting voicemails of Jude Law, the actor, while it is thought he was in the United States.  —  Jude Law
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Dan Wineman / venomous porridge:
The Unprecedented Audacity of the iBooks Author EULA  —  Apple just released iBooks Author, a free Mac app for creating digital books for the new version of iBooks.  I haven't played with it much, but so far it looks like a very good tool.  However, a curious thing happens when you go to export your work in iBooks format:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Iran's Press TV loses UK licence  —  Ofcom revokes English-language channel's licence for breaching the broadcasting code  —  Press TV, the Iranian state broadcaster's English-language outlet, has been forced off the air in the UK after Ofcom revoked its licence for breaching the broadcasting code.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and Reuters
Jim Romenesko:
Dealing with the Fox News PR machine  —  “Much as I like Gabe Sherman's work, I disagree with him in this instance,” Times media editor Bruce Headlam told me Tuesday night.  “Covering a person or organization doesn't mean you are carrying water for them.  If it did, our homepage right …
Ananyo Bhattacharya / Guardian:
Nine ways scientists demonstrate they don't understand journalism  —  If reporters wrote stories the way some scientists seem to want, few people would read science coverage  —  Have you heard of Futurity?  How about The Conversation?  In different ways, these sites and others are bypassing …
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Online Ad Spend Projected To Soar To Nearly $40B  —  In a watershed moment for the Web, researchers expect domestic online advertising to finally surpass print adverting in 2012.  According to eMarketer, U.S. online ad spending will grow an additional 23.3% to $39.5 billion this year.
John Koblin / WWD:
Condé Nast CEO Plans Meeting for Editors  —  NEW BFFS: Ever so slowly, the editors at Condé Nast are getting to know their company's chief executive officer more and more.  Early next month, for the first time, Condé Nast ceo Charles Townsend will host a meeting …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
 
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: The Next Web
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
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