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Modularity and Intellectual Property Protection

Modularity and Intellectual Property Protection - Baldwin, Carliss Y. and Henkel, Joachim (January 13, 2014). Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 14-046. “Modularity is a means of partitioning technical knowledge about a product or process. When state-sanctioned intellectual property (IP) rights are ineffective or costly to enforce, modularity can be used to hide information and thusContinue Reading

How 3D printing technology will affect the creation, delivery, and consumption of art

Of PhDs, Pirates, and the Public: Three-Dimensional Printing Technology and the Arts, Lucas Osborn, Campbell University Law School, January 14, 2014, Texas A & M Law Review, Spring 2014, Forthcoming  “The confluence of three-dimensional printing, three-dimensional scanning, and the internet will explode the dividing line between the physical and the digital worlds and will bring millions of lay peopleContinue Reading

ESET Releases Annual Threat Trends Predictions for 2014

“ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection…has released today its annual predictions for the threatscape in the upcoming year Trends 2014 – The Challenge of Internet Privacy. This year, in wake of revelations of Edward Snowden related to the US National Security Agency (NSA), the main topic focuses on the growing concern expressed byContinue Reading

FBI Releases Annual Crime Statistics from National Incident-Based Reporting System

News release: “..the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released its second compilation of annual data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The report, NIBRS 2012, presents core tables about incident and offense data submitted by a third of the nation’s law enforcement agencies that participate in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, as wellContinue Reading

China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States

CRS - China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States, Wayne M. Morrison, Specialist in Asian Trade and Finance. December 17, 2013 “The rapid rise of China as a major economic power within a time span of about threedecades is often described by analysts as one of the greatest economic success storiesContinue Reading

Commentary – Social media: The next generation of archiving

Social media: The next generation of archiving, by John Moore: “Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have become commonplace tools for government outreach. Agencies tweet about everything from developments in medical research to public safety information. Federal Facebook pages offer a similar scope of government missives, while YouTube provides a collection ofContinue Reading

LC Report – The Survival of American Silent Feature Films

“The Library of Congress unveiled  The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912–1929, by David Pierce, the first comprehensive survey of American feature films that survived the silent era of motion pictures. Previous documentation established that nearly 11,000 (10,919) silent feature films of American origin were released from 1912 through 1929. There was, however, no definitive,Continue Reading

Paper – Availability of Research Data Declines Rapidly with Article Age

Matthew Sparkes - New research shows that 80 per cent of scientific data is no longer available 20 years after findings are published, as information is lost in old email addresses and obsolete storage formats. “Researchers at the University of British Columbia chose a random set of of 516 studies published between 1991 and 2001 andContinue Reading

New Report on Stem Cell Research Reveals the Field is Growing Twice as Fast as The World Average

“Elsevier, EuroStemCell, and Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), released Stem Cell Research report: Trends and Perspectives on the Evolving International at the World Stem Cell Summit. This new, comprehensive analysis of the growth and development of the stem cell field as a whole, closely examines the research landscape for embryonic stem (ES) cell, human embryonic stem (hES) cellContinue Reading

Brookings – Cyber-enabled Competitive Data Theft

Cyber-enabled Competitive Data Theft: A Framework for Modeling Long-Run Cybersecurity Consequences by Allan A. Friedman, Austen Mack-Crane and Ross A. Hammond “Cybersecurity has become a pressing policy issue, and has drawn the attention of the national security community. Yet there is an emerging consensus among experts that one of the largest policy problems faced in cyberspace mayContinue Reading

Civil Society Groups Demand Transparency and User Protections in Trans-Pacific Partnership

EFF news release: “Civil society groups are coming out in force against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, following Wikileaks’ publication of the “Intellectual Property” chapter. The leaked chapter confirmed our worst fears that TPP carries Hollywood’s wishlist of policies, including provisions to encourage ISPs to police user activities and liability for users for simply bypassing digital locks on content and devices forContinue Reading

UK Report Challenges copyright Claims Against Online File Sharing

Copyright & Creation – A Case for Promoting Inclusive Online Sharing, Bart Cammaerts; Robin Mansell; Bingchun Meng. The London School of Economics and Political Science Department of Media and Communications. “The implementation of the Digital Economy Act (DEA) 2010 is not expected before 2015, a lengthy delay. The September 2013 report of the House ofContinue Reading