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Stories for May 8, 2006

Movie studios lost 6.1 billion to piracy in 2005

May 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) just released a study revealing losses related to worldwide internet piracy. Host Tom Fudge talks with MPAA Vice President of Corporate Communications, Kori Bernards, about how the studios plan to fight piracy. Tom will then speak with CNET editor-at-large Brian Cooley, who believes that the studios should just make movie downloads legal.

How does global oil supply effect gas prices?

May 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Tom Fudge speaks to NPR's Scott Horsley about the global oil supply, and the record profits at the world's largest oil companies. Economics Professor Peter Navarro also talks about whether oil and gas should be regulated like a public utility.

How long will the Internet survive as we know it?

May 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What happens when internet service providers decide to start giving certain websites special treatment based that website's ability to pay? Net neutrality is gone. Host Tom Fudge talks with Declan McCullagh, chief political correspondent for CNET News.

Is Web 2.0 the new dotcom boom?

May 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Web 2.0 is the latest internet craze - but what is it, and it means for the average web user? Host Tom Fudge talks with CNET Editor-at-large Brian Cooley and Michael Arrington, editor of the site TechCrunch.

Protesters cry out against adding another runway to Lindbergh

May 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The Airport Authority is considering adding another runway to Lindbergh Field to solve San Diego's airport issues. Tom Fudge speaks with a community member who doesn't think that is a good idea.