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Stop Online Piracy Act Appears Stopped

Congress has yet to vote, but it now seems apparent that in the battle between the movie studios/television networks/recording industry and the Internet, over the House and Senate antipiracy bills, the Internet has won. Deluged...

Mpaa Denounces Websites Protesting Against Sopa

The motion picture industry fired back at websites that decided to go dark or otherwise interrupt services today (Wednesday) to protest against anti-piracy bills that are due to be voted on in the House and...

Murdoch Calls Google "Piracy Leader"

Rupert Murdoch went on a Twitter attack against Google over the weekend. In a series of tweets blasting the White House's apparent opposition to the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Murdoch referred to Google...

Twitter Opens Curtain On Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is using his Twitter account to give followers greater insight into his thought processes than he has displayed in most press interviews and public statements. On many days he tweets not at all;...

On Twitter, Mr. Murdoch Is Real; Mrs. Murdoch Is Fake

When Rupert Murdoch entered the realm of Twitter over the weekend, reporters immediately sought confirmation from News Corp that @rupertmurdoch was really the work of the media mogul. Yes, it was, the company confirmed. But...

Weng Deng Falls Foul Of Twitter Hoax

Shortly after it was revealed that the media mogul Rupert Murdoch has begun using Twitter, his wife Wendi Deng has fallen foul of a Twitter hoax. The staff that run the social media site mistakenly...

Murdoch Tweets Praises His Movies

Vacationing on St. Bart's in the Caribbean, Rupert Murdoch opened a Twitter account over the weekend and promptly used it to promote two movies that units of his News Corp have released. "I LOVE the...

End Of The Murdoch Era?

Veteran media critic Ken Auletta has predicted the downfall of the Rupert Murdoch dynasty. In his New Yorker column this week, Auletta observes that on the wall of his office, Murdoch displays the front pages...

Who Hired Private Eye To Hack Into Celebrities' Voicemails?

Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective who is accused of hacking into the voicemails of hundreds, if not thousands, of celebrities, politicians, and others, has filed an appeal against a court ruling that he cannot rely...

Lachlan Murdoch Accused Of Witnessing Bribery Attempt

In yet another scandal involving Rupert Murdoch and his sons, a former Australian senator has claimed that Lachlan Murdoch was present when an executive of News Ltd., News Corp's Australian arm, offered an Australian legislator...

Hugh Grant Testifies At U.k. Hacking Inquiry

Hugh Grant on Monday implicated another British tabloid in the telephone hacking scandal that has until now focused on the now-defunct Rupert Murdoch tabloid News of the World . In an appearance before the Leveson...

Hugh Grant Suspects Tabloids Of Burgling Flat

Hugh Grant believes his phone was hacked by the UK's Mail on Sunday newspaper - a publication not owned by Rupert Murdoch, who closed down the News of the World following a widely reported hacking...

A Fired News Of The World Editor Comes Clean

A central figure in the News of the World telephone hacking scandal has acknowledged that Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks were kept in the dark about the hacking...

Murdoch To Face Shareholder Storm Over Hacking

News Corp shareholders, who are holding their annual meeting in Los Angeles today (Friday), are expected to hear new accusations directed against the company by Labor MP Tom Watson, who will be attending the meeting....

New York City Pension Funds To Vote Against Murdochs

Add New York City's pension funds to those of other large shareholders who plan to vote against the reelection of Rupert Murdoch, his sons James and Lachlan, and their close associates sitting on the board...

Wolff Out At Adweek After Row With Publisher

After a much-rumored dispute with James Finkelstein, chairman of Prometheus Global Media, Michael Wolff has stepped down as editorial director of Adweek . Wolff had overseen the remake of Adweek from a typical trade publication...

Another Investors Groups Calls For Murdoch To Step Down

CalPERS, the nation's largest public pension fund, is joining other large investors in News Corp that are calling for the ouster of Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan from the company's board of...

Another Shareholders Group Wants Murdoch Out

Yet another key group of shareholders has called for the removal of Rupert Murdoch and his sons from the board of News Corp. "The time is right for the company to appoint an independent chairman...

Investor Consultants Urge Vote Against Murdochs

In the wake of the News of the World telephone hacking scandal, San Francisco-based Glass Lewis, which advises institutional investors that together manage more than $17 trillion in assets, has recommended that News Corp investors...

Will Hackergate Cost Murdoch Bskyb?

Labor MP Tom Watson, who has been leading the attack in Britain's Parliament on News Corp and its British subsidiary News International over the phone hacking charges, has lashed out at Rupert Murdoch, his son...

Report Former Tabloid Editor Paid By Paper And Police

A former deputy editor of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World , was paid nearly $40,000 after leaving the newspaper and going to work as a consultant for Scotland Yard. The London Daily...

Ted Turner Says Murdoch Must Step Down

Cable pioneer Ted Turner, who once frequently tangled with News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch but recently made peace with him, predicted today (Tuesday) that the telephone hacking scandal that has embroiled Murdoch's British newspaper unit,...

Now Murdoch Faces U.s. Bombardment

As if Rupert Murdoch did not already have enough turmoil to deal with as his British news unit faces increased scrutiny from police and politicians following the recent phone-hacking scandal, now a significant revolt is...

Murdoch Hacking Scandal A "Black Eye"

News Corp shareholders who received copies of the company's annual report found a letter attached from company chairman Rupert Murdoch in which he attempts to put the telephone hacking scandal in the U.K. into the...

Murdoch's To Testify Under Oath About Hackergate

Brian Leveson, the English judge who will head the inquiry into phone hacking, is expected to call Rupert Murdoch and his son James to testify under oath about their knowledge of the activity at News...

Hackergate Probe Why Was Coulson Paid After He Quit?

New questions have arisen about why Andy Coulson was awarded a substantial severance package paid over several years after he resigned as editor of News of the World when the scandal over voicemail hacking first...

Apes Rises -- And So Does Chernin

Peter Chernin, who was believed to be the likely successor to Rupert Murdoch, must have been experiencing a profusion of schadenfreude Monday as final box office figures showed that the first film from Chernin Entertainment,...

Rupert Murdoch Pie Attacker Has Sentence Reduced

A man jailed for attacking media mogul Rupert Murdoch with a cream pie during a British parliamentary committee inquiry has had his sentence reduced by two weeks.Jonathan May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles, was ordered...

Rupert Murdoch Attacker Jailed

A man who hurled a cream pie at media mogul Rupert Murdoch during a British Parliament committee inquiry has been jailed for six weeks.Jonathan May-Bowles attempted to shove a plate of shaving cream into the...

Rupert Murdoch Attacker Convicted Of Assault

A man accused of attacking media mogul Rupert Murdoch with a cream pie during a recent British Parliament committee inquiry has been convicted of assault.Murdoch and his son James were being quizzed over the News...

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