Globalisation and state music policy

According to Arthur Conan Doyle, “there is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact”. Most of what we say about globalisation is that it obviously brings the world’s national cultures even closer together. Well that fact is not so necessarily obvious. In-fact it is argued in this article that not all territories necessarily welcome and some, if not most, actively try to resist globalisation blurring their national cultural boundaries. Some governments work diligently to control or restrict the effects of globalisation in various ways including regulation.

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Sub Saharan Africa could produce the next Internet billionaire

This article is concerned with the Sub Saharan region of Africa, which, as a whole, is not as developed as the North African region.

Did you know that in 2009, the literacy rate amongst male generation Yers in Nigeria was 78.15?

(C.f.http://www.tradingeconomics.com)

Or that Nigeria comes 7th in the world rankings of countries with the largest population.

(C.f. http://knowledge.allianz.com/?1550/world-of-seven-billion&mcg=2192994892_6870153652&kwg=Broad_2192994892_world+population)

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IP Protection

A major future challenge faced by online intellectual property protection lawyers, politicians and economists is property in the digital age. Digital media ownership is high priority for the stakeholders in the so called information age. Traditional intellectual property lawyers apply the law to the environment. Whereas with online intellectual property protection lawyers one must apply the environment to the law. In other words you should ask “how does the disruptive nature of the digital environment affect the existing rule of law, if at all?”

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Copyright Recorded Music

This report discusses the future of copyright recorded music law in relation to the recorded music industry. The way we access, produce, distribute, store and consume recorded music has changed dramatically with the introduction of the internet. This change has meant that the current copyright laws have to be brought in line with the consumer`s change in perception of choice and access to recorded music. Adapting copyright law to meet the perception of choice and access to recorded music is proving controversial.

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