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Congress Backs Off Anti-Web-Piracy Bill

Congress was poised to pass a bill restricting Internet transfer of copyrighted material but now seems to be backing off.
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Virtual Victuals: A Gamer Turns Video Game Food Into Real Food

Mushrooms and cherries first taught gamers what food can do in games. Now, one gamer has taken the food from the virtual world and put it on the dinner plate.
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Websites Shut Down To Protest Anti-Piracy Bills

Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing are among the popular websites that will be dark Wednesday to protest a pair of bills making their way through Congress. Hollywood studios say tougher rules are needed to protect their intellectual property from online piracy. But Silicon Valley companies say the bills would encourage censorship and harm innovation.
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If You Really Need Wikipedia Today, You Can Get To It

While the site's English pages have been "blacked out," it's offering a workaround — including access via mobile devices. Wikipedia and other sites are protesting pending anti-online piracy legislation that they say goes too far.
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The Social Reference Desk: A Band-Aid For The Wikipedia Blackout

Could Twitter, along with NPR, The Guardian and The Washington Post answer some of the questions Wikipedia answers daily? They're trying it tomorrow during the great Wikipedia blackout of 2012.
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Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang Resigns

Yang is leaving at a time when the Internet behemoth has struggled to remain relevant. Yahoo!'s stock price rallied on the news.
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Bill Pits Hollywood Against Silicon Valley

Hollywood wants the government to crack down on digital piracy of films and TV shows, but Silicon Valley is not interested in being the nation's online piracy police. A look at why the White House weighed in on this legislative fight.

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