Time Warner racks up $853,000 lobbying tab in 1Q; Vudu offers digital movie card for Battle: Los Angeles

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> Time Warner, the owner of the HBO premium pay-TV channel and Warner Bros. movie studio, spent $853,000 in the first quarter lobbying the federal government on issues such as online piracy and marketing to children, according to a disclosure report. Article

> Consumers in China will, for the first time, have access to Warner Bros. movies on demand starting the summer, after the Time Warner subsidiary agreed to a deal with China's You On Demand Holdings. Article

> Video-on-demand service Vudu, which is owned by Walmart, this week is making Battle: Los Angeles available online via a digital movie card being sold at the retailer. Article

> D-Link, this week, unveiled MainStage for Intel Wireless Display, a palm-sized device that lets consumers wirelessly stream content from their laptop to an HDTV in 1080p and supports 5.1 surround sound. Article

And finally... A Maryland man fired a gun to get help removing a fishhook from his buttocks. Article

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