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WB makes BitTorrent deal for movie downloads

May 9, 2006
Warner Bros. will become the first major studio to distribute its films and TV shows over the Internet using peer-to-peer technology developed by BitTorrent. Until now, the program has been a popular tool for trading pirated files. Janet Babin reports.
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It's just a (bird flu) movie

May 9, 2006
ABC premiers a frightening vision of a bird flu pandemic tonight. In response, the poultry lobby has launched an ad campaign to remind viewers it's just a movie. Tess Vigeland reports.
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TiVo ads on demand

May 9, 2006
The latest gimmick from the provider of digital video recording services is to offer viewers advertising on demand. Say what? Cheryl Glaser reports.
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Seniors, sign up or pay more

May 9, 2006
President Bush is spearheading the government's push to enroll seniors in Medicare Part D, the drug benefit, before the May 15 deadline. Folks who don't sign up by Monday will have to pay more. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington
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High-end computer maker hits bottom

May 8, 2006
Silicon Graphics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Its super-fast computers were once used to make special effects for blockbuster movies, but the increasing power of cheaper computers has put a crimp on sales. Jeff Tyler explains.
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No more Disney in your Happy Meal

May 8, 2006
We learned today that Disney will drop its decade-long promotional partnership with McDonald's. But McDonald's says the break-up has nothing to do with childhood obesity. From New York, Bob Moon has the story.
Posted In: Health
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Apple 1, Beatles 0

May 8, 2006
The Beatles lost their legal battle with Apple Computer. Record label Apple Corp failed to stop the US company from using the apple logo in its iTunes download service. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
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E3 Expo kicks off

May 8, 2006
The video game industry launches its annual conference in LA this week. Much of the industry is in pause mode as it awaits the release of Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's "wii." Tess Vigeland reports.
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Showtime and the Smithsonian

May 8, 2006
The Smithsonian Institute's board of regents today reviews a controversial contract that gives Showtime the right to block some independent filmmakers from accessing Smithsonian archives. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Rockin' in the free world

May 8, 2006
Warner Brothers is scheduled to release a CD of protest songs by Neil Young today, weeks earlier than originally planned, possibly because Young was giving the songs away on his Web site. Jeff Tyler reports.
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