Tag Archives: Wikipedia

OP-ED — Emmerich: Google is full of bovine manure

March 27, 2013

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Google has started a big “Go Paperless in 2013” campaign. Paper, they say, is bad for the environment. It’s high time someone called bovine manure on this. Trees are organic. Trees are renewable. Tree farms reduce CO2. There are more forests in Mississippi than there were at the turn of the century. Sixty-five percent of […]

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Wikipedia wants your summer photos

September 4, 2012

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The online encyclopedia Wikipedia wants your summer vacation photos. Wikipedia fans can now send digital pictures of their favorite historic landmarks to the “Wiki Loves Monuments USA” website. The international contest runs throughout September in conjunction with the National Register of Historic Places. Participants must be Wikimedia Commons account holders and submit pictures that comply with Wikipedia’s photo licensing […]

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Business Digest: Media Civil War

January 20, 2012

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The new media, led by Wikipedia, Google and reddit, are protesting the proposed anti-piracy legislation, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act), that the music and film industries are seeking. Wikipedia and reddit took off, while Google’s masthead showed the logo completely covered with an image of black tape. Media coverage […]

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Congress Buries Anti-Piracy Legislation

January 20, 2012

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TheHill.com technology blogger Brendan Sasso is reporting that Congress has given up on current anti-piracy legislation. House and Senate leaders decided Friday to squash votes on the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The legislation which was “designed to go after foreign websites that offer illegal copies of movies, music […]

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