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RUPERT MURDOCH ACCUSES GOOGLE OF AIDING FILM PIRACY

News Corp chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch has accused internet giant Google of aiding film piracy.

The Australian-born media mogul used his recently activated Twitter account to blast the search engine, branding it a “piracy leader”.

“Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them,” Murdoch wrote.

A short time later he added to the rant, saying film making was “risky as hell”, with piracy hurting actors and writers.

Murdoch then added: “Google great company doing many exciting things. Only one complaint, and it’s important.

“Just been to google search for mission impossible. Wow, several sites offering free links. I rest my case.”

That was a reference to the latest Tom Cruise movie Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

The comments were among Murdoch’s most outspoken since launching his Twitter account on January 1.

He’s used the social networking site to pass judgement on a number of subjects, ranging from serious comment on US politics to his own error-prone typing.

“Re complaints about my spelling! Problem is my pathetic typing. Sorry, if anyone really cares,” the media mogul wrote on January 10.

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Facebook founder meets

the Social Network actor

who portrayed him

January 31, 2011 – 1:45PM

Awkberg! Zuckerberg networks on TV show

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg comes face-to-face with the actor who played him in the movie The Social Network.

The Oscar-nominated movie The Social Network paints an unflattering portrait of Mark Zuckerberg but the Facebook founder apparently doesn’t hold a grudge.

Zuckerberg, 26, came face-to-face during a guest appearance on the popular NBC comedy show Saturday Night Live with Jesse Eisenberg, who received a “Best Actor” nomination for his portrayal of the Facebook creator.

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Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, left, with actor Jesse Eisenberg.
Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, left, with actor Jesse Eisenberg. Photo: Saturday Night Live

Eisenberg was delivering the opening monologue for Saturday Night Live when he was joined on stage by a member of the cast, Andy Samberg, who also portrays Zuckerberg in skits on the show.

As the two exchanged tips on their acting techniques, the real Zuckerberg was seen offstage with the show’s producer begging to be allowed to go on.

“Why can’t I go in there?” he said. “I’m the real Mark Zuckerberg.”

“That guy’s like my evil twin,” he said. “Those guys are such nerds.”

When Zuckerberg finally made it on stage, Samberg beat a hasty retreat declaring the encounter “awkberg”.

Eisenberg asked Zuckerberg what he thought of the movie.

“It was interesting,” Zuckerberg said.

AFP

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