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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

...rs between the types of intermediaries are blurred. Barnes and Noble (the American bookstores chain) has, in effect, become a publisher. Many publis... ... The result was a globe encompassing network of academic institutions. The American Pentagon established the network of all networks, the ARPANET. Ot... ...lterior motives of members of the ruling political echelons (the infamous American Paranoia), a lack of variety and of catering to the tastes and in... ...("safety in redundancy"). They contain Web pages, television programming, films, e-books, archives of discussion lists, etc. Such materials can help... ...l, the costs of production are lower (with the exception of the music and film industries), the marketing channels more numerous (half of the income... ...processes, books, newspapers, any printed matter, works of art and music, films (which, at their beginning were not considered art), software, softwa... ... What does PG intend to do about the legislative asymmetry between content producers and creators - and content consumers? Lobby Congress? Testify? P... ...ly available, from anyone at any price. The only benefit accrues to media producers, who restrict the quantity of available prior materials so that ... ... outcome of disrespect towards content intermediaries such as publishers, producers, and retail outlets. I don't know for sure because there is no r...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...gs: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samvak.tripod.com/film.html Download free anthol... ...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...ical Islamists are now advocating the mass slaughter of Westerners, particularly of Americans and Israelis, regardless of age, gender, and alleged c... ...IMF with its austerity measures is universally unpopular. Employers and employees, producers and consumers - these are all instances of the Princip... ...n certain, influential, professions (in banking, finance, the media, politics, the film industry, publishing, science, the humanities, etc.). This ... ...ved the inedible parts as trophies. These lurid deeds inspired a slew of books and films, most notably The Silence of the Lambs with Hannibal (Lect... ... deflationary effect by reducing the general price level. It pits consumers against producers, producers against other producers (in the battle to w... ...at the firm level and, as a result, throughout the national economy. More simply: producers do not waste resources (capital), consumers and busine...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...gs: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samvak.tripod.com/film.html Download free anthol... ...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...ical Islamists are now advocating the mass slaughter of Westerners, particularly of Americans and Israelis, regardless of age, gender, and alleged c... ...IMF with its austerity measures is universally unpopular. Employers and employees, producers and consumers - these are all instances of the Princip... ...n certain, influential, professions (in banking, finance, the media, politics, the film industry, publishing, science, the humanities, etc.). This ... ...ved the inedible parts as trophies. These lurid deeds inspired a slew of books and films, most notably The Silence of the Lambs with Hannibal (Lect... ... deflationary effect by reducing the general price level. It pits consumers against producers, producers against other producers (in the battle to w... ...at the firm level and, as a result, throughout the national economy. More simply: producers do not waste resources (capital), consumers and busine...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...uitively, that cartels are more likely to form in industries and sectors with many producers. The more concentrated the industry - i.e., the more o... ...d sell them as inputs to other firms. Thus, many firms are concomitantly consumers, producers, and suppliers. In a paper published last year and tit... ...mes deter competition and new entrants. A multiplicity of vendors, retail outlets, producers, or suppliers does not always foster competition. And ... ...ot always foster competition. And many products have umpteen substitutes. Consider films - cable TV, satellite, the Internet, cinemas, video rental... ...uch as the recently established African Trade Insurance Agency or the more veteran American OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation), the Bri... ...d a refund of all war and terrorist liabilities above $100 million per airline. The Americans later extended the coverage until mid-May. The Europea... ... to scholarly publishing and other form of intellectual property such as software, films, music, and e-books. Consumers are divided on the issue o... ...nnovation generates the very tools that facilitate further innovation. The eminent American economist Robert Merton - quoted in Sigma 3/2001 - desc... ...hing. Napster-like peer to peer networks undermine the foundations of the music and film industries. Open source software is encroaching on the tur...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...s? Even the ones they claim to have been dictated by gods or aliens? Even if American copyright law requires “an author,” presumably a human one? 9 Ca... ... if the market likes it, you will be rewarded. (At the very least, the giant producers of culture will be able to assemble vast teams of animators and... ...r the films of the Second World War, or footage on the daily lives of African-Americans during segregation, or the music of the Great Depression, or th... ...hey were successful. 36 As Yochai Benkler puts it, Alice Randall, an African American woman, was ordered by a government official not to publish her cr... ...x the law in this area. When the case of Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films came up, they thought they had what they wanted. The band NWA had u... ...dividual members. What’s true for the users of networks is doubly so for the producers of the goods that create them. From the perspective of a produc... ... at http:// www.law.duke.edu/cspd/pdf/cspdproposal.pdf, and Access to Orphan Films: Submission to the Copyright Office—March 2005, available at http://... ...k: New York University Press, 2001). 22. Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films, 410 F .3d 792, 804n16 (6th Cir. 2005). 23. Walter Benjamin, “The W...

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