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Media News Briefing for Thursday, May 26th

By Michael Hurtig
Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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Piracy Bill Passed by Senate Committee. Today, the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee approved the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act. Read more at THR

SONY has yet more trouble protecting customer data, or even figuring out all of the different places its customer data is stored. The future of privacy in the digital age is skewing more toward personal rather than corporate responsibility.  How we will all manage our precious personal info online when the only person you can really trust with your data is you? BOINGBOING

If you think that working in a technical specialty behind the camera is a good, stable career path in the movie business, think again. VFX (“visual effects”) experts, responsible for the dazzling images that pack theaters across the globe, are reportedly underpaid and overworked, just like the rest of us. THR

Major PBS Broadcaster in Orlando Ending PBS Contract - Public Television Broadcasts in the Area Will be Picked Up By Smaller Local Stations NYTIMES