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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Pirates and Star Wars

Within hours of its world premiere of "Star Wars," an ABC News investigation found counterfeit versions could be bought on the streets of New York City, and downloaded off the Internet for free.

Studio executives had feared and Internet analysts predicted that exactly this would happen.

The movie piracy business is a worldwide multi-billion-dollar enterprise that shows no sign of being stopped, said officials familiar with the problem.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Kylie Minogue Begins Cancer Treatment

Australian famous pop singer Kylie Minogue has begun treatment for "early stage" breast cancer at a private Catholic hospital in the southern Australian city of Melbourne.

Kylie Minogue suddenly cancelled her pending Australian "Showgirl" tour on Tuesday announcing via her promoter, that she was battling breast cancer.

Victorian Premier Steve Bracks warned paparazzi to respect the singer's privacy, warning them about the state's strict privacy laws.

News of the disease prompted hundreds of Australian women to make appointments for mammograms and cancer check-ups. One breast screen centre received about 1,700 telephone calls.

Get well soon Kylie.

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