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  China’s New Internet Regulations

On September 25, 2005, the Peoples Republic of China announced a revision and update of its 2000 guidelines for banned Internet material, notably expanding the domain of monitored content to include cell phone text messages, e-mail lists, blogs, and chat …

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  United States Announces Intention to Maintain Control Over Internet

  In today’s global society, new technologies can be developed quickly and adopted virtually worldwide. However, propagation of new technology can proceed so quickly that it outstrips the development of an adequate framework for international governance. The Internet is perhaps …

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  Massively Multiplayer Online Games and the Video Game Revolution

Over the past 10 years, software developers in the United States, Asia, and Europe have become increasingly interested in tapping into the global video game market. To pursue this objective, developers have been focusing on online games, while localizing their …

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  New Steps in the Fight Against Piracy

On November 3, 2004, Dan Glickman, the new president and CEO, of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced measures to crack down on online piracy of films with lawsuits against “movie swappers.” Three new initiatives will target individuals …

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  Rich and Poor Countries Divided at World Summit on the Information Society

Almost 60 heads of state attended the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland from December 10 to 12, 2003. The summit was the largest and most prominent international initiative in the field of technology and communication and …

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  Technology Changes News Coverage of War

Technological advances since the Gulf War of 1991 dramatically changed how international media covered the Gulf War of 2003, and these changes affected the ways audiences viewed the political context and military operations of the war. Innovations such as small, …

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  Monsoon Wedding Demonstrates Cultural Impact of Globalization on Many Levels

  After winning the Golden Lion award for Best Film at the 2001 Venice Film Festival, “Monsoon Wedding” went on to become a critical and box-office hit in the United States. Written and directed by Mira Nair, an Indian woman …

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