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Google Advances Fight Against Piracy

Google just announced that it has made significant progress in tackling copyright infringement online. In April, Google settled copyright infringement claims brought by music publishers over the unauthorized use of music videos on the company's YouTube website. The settlement allows music publishers to form licensing agreements with YouTube and to receive royalties. Music publishers and songwriters had comp ...

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More Diversity Needed at NBCUniversal?

"Undercovers," a glossy drama about African American married caterers who moonlighted as spies, was the centerpiece of NBC's aggressive campaign touting its commitment to boosting diversity. "NBC trumpeted "Undercovers" as a response to opponents of the network's merger with cable giant Comcast who contended NBC had a historically poor record when it came to placing African Americans in front of and behind ...

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FCC Eliminates Fairness Doctrine in Rules Shake-Up

The controversial Fairness Doctrine and 82 other rules governing electronic media were deemed obsolete and, therefore, abandoned by the FCC on Monday. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski called the rules "outdated" and said they were being removed to lessen the burdens of regulation on media companies. The decision also includes significant reductions in satellite and broadcasting license fees, various media ou ...

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Diversity Drives Innovation… Slowly

The Atlanta Post has an interesting Q&A with Bonita Coleman, Google's Vice President of U.S. sales. Coleman, formerly director of interactive communication at Chrysler, says she's optimistic about he movement toward women in leadership roles in technology and advertising. "Diverisity drives innovation," the Howard University grad states. "I see many talented women every day, at all levels of leadership, ...

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