The Skinny: Given that I am sweating as I write this, it seems too early for football. We'll see how the rest of America felt when the Nielsen numbers come in. Friday's headlines include the weekend box office preview and coverage of a big legal win for broadcasters. Also, the latest on
Daily Dose: Who says cable companies aren't nice guys?
"Riddick" to roll.
Score one for the broadcasters. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that FilmOn, a company that streams broadcast signals via the Internet, violates the Copyright Act. That is a big win for broadcasters who are fighting such services. The ruling by the District Court contradicts a ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that found that Aereo, a similar service, is legal. Coverage from Bloomberg and the New York Times.
Can't they just get along? The drama between Hollywood reporter Nikki Finke and Jay Penske, who owns the Deadline Hollywood site she founded, continues. Finke finally went on the record to the Wall Street Journal to say what everyone has known for months, which is that she wants to get ownership of her site back or start a new one. Among the reasons why is because she's mad that Penske didn't give her a role at Variety, which acquired after buying Deadline.
Inside the Los Angeles Times:
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