Summary:

Today on the Net: A new bounty challenges hackers to open up Google TV, a new study says that cord cutting doesn’t exist and a new argument could help people accused of downloading pornography from P2P networks.

$1,000 bounty: Root Google TV, add third-party apps; a developer wants to get access to the Google TV platform even before the Android market is enabled. (Droiddog.com)

Cord Cutting? Bah, Humbug! Magid Says Digital Video is Additive; new study says only 3 percent of consumers are even considering leaving TV subscriptions for other video sources. (MediaPost)

Silverman’s Rein-Ben-tion; Silverman’s Electus, formed last year following the executive’s much-maligned tenure at NBC, has emerged as a deal-making juggernaut in the online video arena. (Mediaweek)

YouTube Reinstates Ally ASL’s Account; User’s sign language versions of pop songs are back online after EFF intervenes. (Houston Press)

Anti-Piracy Lawyers Sued For Fraud, Abuse and Extortion; United States Copyright Group (USCG) finds itself on the other side of the gun. (TorrentFreak)

EFF to courts: Don’t name alleged porn pirates; cyber-rights advocates argue that the nature of the material forces people to settle regardless of whether they actually downloaded any naughty videos. (CNet)

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