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Media News Briefing for Wednesday, May 25th

By Michael Hurtig
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
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THE G8 AND THE E-G8: WHAT THEY HOLD FOR THE FUTURE OF MEDIA

Is News Corp. Set to Make Waves in Education? At the e-G8 summit being held in France this week, Rupert Murdoch spoke on the corporations efforts to help revolutionize education, noting that classrooms have changed little in the past 50 years. PAIDCONTENT

IP Law is Once Again Up for Debate, This Time at the e G8 Conference in France. According to a BBC report, little has changed in the years-old conversation, which pits rights-holders who want strict management of digital content online against those who wish for a free flow of content in the internet era. BBC

A General Call for Stronger Internet Regulation at the G8 Summit. NYTIMES

The European Commission has Unveiled its New Copyright Strategy. The strategy focuses in part on identifying ISPs who either infringe copyright or who sponsor internet piracy. ZDNET

THE DAY’S MEDIA NEWS

Net neutrality, dead at the Federal level, might be revived by local governments. BOINGBOING

Comcast Sets Industry Record With 20 Billion On-Demand Views Since 2003. HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Meanwhile, YouTube is Off the Charts With 3 Billion Video Views PER DAY TECHCRUNCH