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This story was written by Alex Ferreyra.

»  If Howard Stern decides to go online when his contract with Sirius (NSDQ: SIRI) ends in just over a year, it could be a game changer in the effort to monetize radio on the web. [NY Daily News]

»  William Morris Endeavor Entertainment is telling its authors to opt out of the settlement between Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers. [Forbes]

»  A judge has ruled that the MPAA has failed to prove that P2P site Isohunt’s users violated movie copyrights. [CNET]

»  Some analysts say Viacom (NYSE: VIA) won’t rebound next year, pointing to MTV Networks’ 15% dip year-on-year in ads sold. [MediaWeek]

»  A new report by Outsell’s Ken Doctor says newspapers are still relying too much on the print side for revenue. [Mediapost]

»  Jason Calacanis has named the first of the 10 startups he plans to invest in this year—ChallengePost, a site that allows people to pose challenges and pledge money to a person or group of people that get the funds if they can solve it.  [Guardian]

By Alex Ferreyra

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