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  A New Year for World Music

  A New Year for World Music On New Year’s Eve 2006, Nokia sponsored concerts in five major cities around the world−Hong Kong, Mumbai, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, and New York.1 Musical stars from Western countries headlined the evening at …

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  The U.S. House of Representatives Says No to Net Neutrality

The U.S. House of Representatives Says No to Net Neutrality FCC Scraps Net Neutrality The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible computer network that links government agencies, educational institutions, commercial enterprises, and individual users together. It allows for the easy …

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  Free Music, Free Software, Free Medicine: Debates on Intellectual Property

Aziz Ridoun, an 18-year-old immigrant high school student in France, living with his mother in subsidized housing, spent his school vacation in May 2006 meeting with members of the French Parliament, speaking at dozens of media appearances and leading a …

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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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  The Globalized World Responds to Tsunami Disaster

Globalization facilitated an international response to the December 26, 2004, earthquake-tsunami disaster that caused unprecedented devastation in over a dozen countries. The earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter-scale occurred off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. This …

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  What Others Think About Outsourcing

A large number of corporations have been outsourcing jobs to foreign countries for efficiency seeking purposes and have been doing so at an increasing rate. India has proven itself to be the largest player in the outsourcing game, as foreign …

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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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