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Bag a 'Gong'

TORONTO — The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on Tuesday pulled a documentary that probes Falun Gong persecution in China after receiving protests from Chinese diplomats. CBC spokesman Jeff Keay on Thursday said that "Beyond the Red Wall: The Persecution of Falun Gong," a one-hour documentary by Canadian filmmaker Peter Rowe, will air at a later date "to ensure we're comfortable from a journalistic point-of-view." The CBC replaced the documentary just hours before its 10 p.m. air date on Tuesday night. Keay did not say whether the documentary will be re-edited.

Prix pair

COLOGNE, Germany — Veteran producers Margaret Menegoz of France's Les Film du Losange and Veit Heiduschka of Berlin-based Wega Film will be awarded the inaugural Prix Eurimages co-production award at this year's European Film Awards. Menegoz and Heiduschka are among the most important players in the Byzantine world of European co-production, with more than 80 feature film credits between them.

Google smackdown

NEW DELHI — One of India's biggest record and video labels, Mumbai-based Super Cassettes Industries Ltd., said Thursday that it has obtained an interim restraining order against YouTube and Google. The Delhi High Court ruling, the first by any Indian entertainment company against Google, is the result of a legal notice served in February for alleged copyright infringement by its subsidiary YouTube. According to SCIL, YouTube was carrying music videos and even complete films from SCIL's catalog, including such recent hits as "Don" and "Jaan-E-Man" (Beloved). Google India did not offer any immediate statement regarding the ruling.