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Is there a reason Vine videos are exactly six seconds long? Yes, and it has a lot to do with high profile court cases that almost destroyed hip hop music. Social platforms like YouTube have become a rich source of "citizen journalism" about breaking news events, but media outlets don't always provide credit. The great game between broadcasters and upstart services that stream TV took another turn this week as Fox and others filed a new copyright lawsuit in Washington, DC. News Corp will officially split into two companies on June 28th. The corporation announced new details about the split, including provisions to prevent hostile takeovers. Amazon has maneuvered to avoid collecting state sales taxes, but that's only part of the story: This week's Fortune cover article reveals that even when things don't go the retailer's way, it's been able to turn them to its advantage. Dora, Diego, Spongebob, Blue's Clues and a number of other kids TV shows were taken offline by Netflix this week as the company's deal with Viacom is expiring. Apple and the federal government met on Thursday for a final hearing before their trial, which is set to begin on June 3, and features several high profile witnesses. Journalism has been evolving away from just a repetition of facts or events and towards context and analysis, research shows -- but this evolution has also created tension for media companies because it conflicts with the principle of objectivity. Twitter is rapidly expanding its "multi-screen" ad offerings through a range of new partnerships with sports, news and other media companies. Apple and the federal government are about to go to trial over an alleged conspiracy to fix ebook prices -- but recent court filings show that Amazon will play a large role in determining the outcome.