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Feds restoring 2 poker domains to aid refunds

Federal prosecutors say they expect Internet poker companies whose employees are being prosecuted to return money to players, and they're reactivating two domain names to make it easier for that to happen. Full story

Feds target websites selling counterfeit goods

U.S. law enforcement officials said Monday they had shut down 82 websites selling thousands of counterfeit and pirated goods in a move timed with the start of the online holiday shopping season. Full story

Senate panel passes bill against piracy websites

U.S. agencies and officials would get new powers to go after foreign websites that sell counterfeit goods and pirated music, movies and books under a bill passed on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Full story

Two U.S. Internet companies leave China

Two U.S. companies that sell Internet addresses to Web sites said Wednesday they had stopped registering new domain names in China because the Chinese government has begun demanding pictures and other identification documents from their customers. Full story

Internet agency OKs domains in native scripts

Four countries and two territories have won preliminary approval to have Internet addresses written entirely in their native scripts as early as this summer. Full story

An explanation of Google's moves in China

Now that Google is sending Web surfers in mainland China to a Hong Kong-based site, the company is free to display complete search results on any topic without the self-censorship Beijing had required. But that doesn't mean people in China are getting more information. Full story

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