BitTorrent goes legit with original series; longtime DirecTV legal affairs exec Eid dies

Cable industry news from across the Web:

> Longtime DirecTV government and legal affairs executive Susan Eid succumbed on Nov. 27 to a battle with cancer. Story

> An attack on Sony Pictures' IT network over the holiday weekend resulted in the leak of several films not yet released to theaters, including the musical remake Annie. Story

> According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, only about 61 percent of Americans know what net neutrality means. Story

> Kid-targeted VOD network Kabillion has reached a carriage deal with Cablevision. Story

> BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music have sued Cox Communications for copyright infringement, arguing that the ISP doesn't do enough to stop its customers from illegally downloading music. Story

> Alticast is claiming credit for developing much of the key software for Cisco Systems' new X8 multi-room DVR, which the chip giant made for Canada's Videotron. Story

And finally … BitTorrent will release its first original series, Children of the Machine, next week. Story

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