Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia. Based on three years of work by some thirty five researchers, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies tells two overarching stories: one tracing the explosive growth of piracy as digital technologies became cheap and ubiquitous around the world, and another following the growth of industry lobbies that have reshaped laws and law enforcement around copyright protection.
In March 2009, the RAND Corporation convened a small group of experts from the U.S. government, allied partner nations, the maritime industry, and academic organizations to reconsider the underlying factors that drive maritime piracy in the 21st century. This conference proceedings highlights the six major themes that
The Chinese War having terminated, Captain Keppel in H.M.S. Dido appointed to command of the Straits
station.--Meeting with Mr. Brooke.--Sketch of his life.--Mr. Brooke's outward voyage in the Royalist.--Touch
at Singapore.--Arrival off the coast of Borneo.--Land at the island of Talang Talang.--Intercourse with the
Trends of globalisation, the integration of markets and the rise of the Internet economy have made that violations of intellectual property rights (IPRs), such as counterfeiting or Internet piracy, have become more widespread. While there is no shortage of estimates of the scale and impacts of these infringements, there is little consensus on their accuracy or reliability. In absence of a robust evidence base, it is difficult to debate the effectiveness of government efforts to regulate IPRs or address the impacts of infringements....
In mid-2004, executives at the Tokyo headquarters of the huge electron-
ics multinational NEC began to hear reports that its products were being
counterfeited and sold in Chinese stores. Nobody was at all surprised.
Reports of this kind were routine for any corporation of NEC’s size and
reach, and in this case they initially seemed to concern small stuΩ—blank
DVDs and the like. The company nevertheless moved swiftly to put into
action its standard response in such cases, hiring a ﬁrm called Inter-
national Risk to look into the matter.
The Internet is arguably one of the greatest innovations of modern society—allowing for countless new businesses to thrive and dramatically altering the way society operates. The Internet has enabled a global marketplace to flourish with lightning-quick communication and an unparalleled access to information.
The vast size and highly unregulated nature of the world’s waterways have made the maritime environment an attractive theater for perpetrators of transnational violence. Both piracy and sea-borne terrorism have become more common since 2000 due to the global proliferation of small arms as well as growing vulnerabilities in
My first day of work on this essay was mostly invested in gathering and sorting ideas
expressed in several conversations in which I took part over the course of the recent weeks. I
also addressed the presentation of the whole, and decided on the various visual elements.
In one of those virtual discussions, I have compared illegal file sharing to cancer. As I
recalled the exchange, the disease seemed like an apt metaphor to inform the design of the
Digital piracy. It's a global war -- and it's just begun. Pirates of the Digital Millennium chronicles that war. All of it: media conglomerates vs. teenagers, tech companies vs. content providers, artists battling artists, nations vs. nations, law enforcement vs. organized crime. John Gantz and Jack Rochester cover every side and all the implications. Economics. Law. Ethics. Culture. The players. And above all, the realities -- including the exclusive new findings of a 57-country digital piracy research project. The media universe is shaking to its very foundations.
The Quality Frame can either be applied with or
without the use of a rating scale for each of the key
criteria and standards. Use of a rating scale is a valuable
tool if one wishes to make comparisons between
projects, or if the intention is to gain an overview of
the quality of a large portfolio of projects over time.
In a country like the US, That is founded upon competitions and capitalism, producing
clever television advertisements is the only way to keep up with a company’s competitors. If this
means that false information must be presented by doctors, athletes, or celebrities to promote a
product, then so be it. The US believes in freedom of speech, and the first amendment certainly
protects the company’s right to advertise in a testimonial fashion.
During pre-service training you may have been given a TEFL or TESL handbook developed by
the staff in the country to which you have been posted. Or you may have a copy of the Peace
Corps ICE manual, TEFL/TESL: Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language (Whole
Ice Catalog No. M 41). Look through these manuals occasionally. Some of the activities you
never really noticed before in the frenzy of training might be just what you are looking for. Do you
read your copy of English Teaching Forum, the magazine put out for teachers of English by the
This unit deepens participants’ knowledge of change processes
(through the practical application of various approaches to change
management). Case study analyses and practical exercises are
complemented by industry speakers and the study of theories of
Participants work in groups and undertake a number of activities
(such as developing and presenting a business plan) to help them
understand the entrepreneurship process at various levels.
This paper brings these issues to a unique data set that contains the monthly returns of
European-domiciled equity mutual fund managers over a 20-year period. Specically, we ask
whether an investor can outperform when she has access to country-specic managers across several
developed European markets, and is allowed to rotate the portfolio allocation among the countries
(and managers) as macroeconomic conditions in Europe evolve.
control for management company effects, we compare SRI and conventional funds run by the
same management company and find that performance differences become small and
statistically insignificant. These results suggest that differences between SRI and conventional
funds may be explained by management company-level factors that determine both fund
performance and the company's decision to manage SRI funds. We further explore this issue by
distinguishing between SRI funds run by management companies specialized in SRI and those
run by generalist companies.
Opportunity funds have delivered higher returns than core funds over the
period 2003-2009. While core fund returns have been especially
disappointing, deeper analysis suggests that the additional returns delivered
by the opportunity funds may not be adequate to compensate
investors for the significantly higher levels of risk taken by fund managers to
achieve these returns.
Protocols and data sources present other variables considered determining average and peak
load requirements. In terms of effect on EPS rates, our experience is that systems using UDP can
generate more events more quickly, but this creates a higher load for the management tool,
which actually slows collection and correlation when compared to TCP. One of our reviewing
analysts has seen UDP packets dropped at 3,000 EPS, while TCP could maintain a 100,000 EPS
load. It’s also been our experience that use of both protocols in single environment....
International criminal law is a new branch of law, with one foot in international
law and the other in criminal law. Until the Nuremberg trial, international
criminal law was largely ‘horizontal’ in its operation – that is, it consisted
mainly of co-operation between states in the suppression of national crime.
Extradition was therefore the central feature of international criminal law.
As with every hypothesis test, inference based on alpha estimates can lead to the detection
of a lucky fund, namely a fund with a significant estimated alpha, while its true
alpha is equal to zero. When a single performance test is run on the estimated alpha
of one fund (or one portfolio of funds1), luck is easily controlled by setting the significance
level γ (or alternatively the Size of the test). For instance, if γ is set to 0.05,
the probability of finding one lucky fund under the hypothesis that its alpha is zero
amounts to 0.05, by construction.
Subsequently, the thesis has four main purposes. The first relates to the comprehensive
evaluation of the performance of mutual funds in emerging markets and assesses style and
strategy used by fund managers in order to accomplish this. This study explores fund
performance at aggregated, style and fund levels and employs various models which evolved
in developed markets to estimate performance. Additionally, this study compares the results
with evidence from developed markets.