- This week Randall Stephenson took over from Ed Whitacre as CEO of AT&T. As Common Cause reports, Stephenson, “told Forbes magazine that he believes Congress should allow, for the first time in the history of the Internet, a two-tier system to be created. “You've got YouTube and Google dumping unbelievable traffic on here,” he complained.”
- The RIAA has agreed to drop its file-sharing case against a disabled single mother with a nine-year-old daughter. Atlantic v. Andersen was dismissed with prejudice, exonerating Andersen and giving her the opportunity to seek attorney's fees.
- A new study this week shows that releasing DVD's and Video on Demand simultaneously can raise the sales of both. NewTeeVee reports, “Of course, despite the promising studies, it'll be a while before studios collapse the windows between releasing films in theaters and for download to your computer. Now that would be sweet.”
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