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International News Archive - April 29, 2009

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In an attempt to crack down on digital piracy, lawmakers in France are set to deliberate Wednesday on an updated version of a controversial bill that would shut off Internet accounts of illegal downloaders.

Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.