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3:10 PM ET, June 21, 2014

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Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
World Cup Setting Ratings Records for ESPN and Univision  —  Univision Tops ESPN for Four of the Five Biggest Matches … The World Cup in Brazil has been ratings gold for TV networks, setting new audience records for ESPN and Univision — and giving victories to Univision for many top matches.
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Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
One Week In, World Cup's Opening Game Dominates Global Tweets  —  Twitter data from the first week of the month-long 2014 World Cup shows just how captivated fans worldwide were by the opening match.  —  That game, in which soccer superpower and host nation Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 on June 12 …
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
How Amazon is holding Hachette hostage  —  By allowing Amazon to put a lock on its products, Hachette has allowed Amazon to usurp its relationship with its customers  —  For some three weeks now, books from the Hachette publishing group - one of the “big five” publishers who dominate the globe …
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Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
DRM is unfortunate, but it's not the problem in Hachette vs. Amazon  —  Let me start with the obligatory assurance that I'm no fan of DRM technologies.  That's why I use (illegal) tools to break it if I want to buy an ebook from another retailer and read it on my Kindle.
Discussion: @kifleswing
Brian Latham / Bloomberg:
Zimbabwe Arrests State Editor After Mugabe Attacks Minister  —  Zimbabwean police arrested the editor of a government-controlled newspaper two weeks after President Robert Mugabe accused the country's information minister of using state media to sow division in the ruling party.
Joel Mathis / Philadelphia Magazine:
Even if Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News became nonprofits, they still would need revenue  —  Should Philly's Newspapers Operate as Charity Cases?  —  Gerry Lenfest has spent much of the last decade giving his fortune away for worthy causes.  So maybe it's no surprise that when he finally sealed …
Discussion: @ckrewson and @joelmmathis
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
16 media outlets ask court for access to Guantanamo force-feeding videos classified as secret  —  Media seeks Guantanamo force-feeding videos  —  A group of 16 news organizations is asking a federal judge to make public a batch of videos of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner being forcibly removed from his cell and force fed.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Decision Time for Aereo!  Supreme Decision Will (Probably) Come Next Week.  —  Public service announcement for people who like to spend time thinking about The Future Of TV and also The Future Of The Cloud: The Supreme Court's Aereo decision will likely come next Monday.  Or next Wednesday.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Viacom loses bid to dismiss Cablevision bundling lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday rejected Viacom Inc's effort to dismiss Cablevision Systems Corp's antitrust lawsuit accusing it of forcing cable providers and subscribers to buy channels they don't want.
Reuters:
Deutsche Telekom in talks with Netflix over collaboration - report  —  (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is in talks with U.S. video streaming company Netflix about a possible marketing alliance, a German magazine reported on Friday.  —  German monthly Magazine Manager cited people familiar …
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Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Report: Netflix Plans To Order First Original Series for French Market
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Inside YouTube's Controversial Contract with Indies  —  Billboard has obtained a typical contract being offered by YouTube to its indie label partners for its new subscription service.  The devil is in the numbers, but also in the overall strategy.  —  Even though YouTube …
Discussion: Forbes, Music Week and @sterlewine
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Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed:
New Inquiry co-founder Rachel Rosenfelt to join Gawker Media to focus on strategy, recruitment  —  New Inquiry Co-Founder Rachel Rosenfelt Headed To Gawker Media  —  Rosenfelt will be joining the media company as an Executive Producer.  —  Rachel Rosenfelt, the co-founder and former Editor …
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
House Republicans See No Need For New Broadband Regulations  —  The head of the House Judiciary Committee came out swinging today against new net neutrality regulations.  —  “It is my belief that the Internet has flourished precisely because it is a deregulated market,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte …
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Forget Piracy, Here's a Movie You Can Share for Free Once It Opens in Theaters  —  Aaron Swartz's belief in the free spread of information landed him in jail.  The people who want to watch a movie about his life will face no such legal problems.  —  Anyone who buys the movie via Vimeo …
 
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Tom Rosenstiel / American Press Institute:
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