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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A legal perspective on rated website content

So you want to set up a website which includes rated video blogs; live camera footage; and photographs. Here are some of the important issues to consider to keep your website on the right side of the law.

1. First and foremost in relation to children: it is of the highest importance that you actively protect children. It is recommended that you work with the police to help to prosecute any users that might be involved in harming children. The Protection of Children Act 1978 sets out the UK law. Other countries have their own stringent laws with regards to the exploitation of children.

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Sponsorship Agreements

Sponsorship Agreements

Sponsorship Agreements – basic guide to sponsorship agreements

Sponsorship is an associative marketing tool. It is defined by the International Chamber of Commerce as:

“Any commercial agreement by which a sponsor, for the mutual benefit of the sponsor and sponsored party, contractually provides financing or other support in order to establish an association between the sponsor’s image, brands or products and a sponsorship property in return for rights to promote this association and/or for the granting of certain agreed direct or indirect benefits.”

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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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Online Piracy

Copyright is very basically the right to stop somebody else copying another person`s creative work. It is an exclusive right which belongs only to the owner of the creative work. The term `piracy`, as it applies to copyright infringement, is a colloquialism that was used historically to describe copyright infringement. The person stealing the creative work belonging to another was termed a `pirate`. Therefore the stealing on the internet of copyright work that belongs to another is colloquially known as `Online Piracy`. Copyright infringement is the same thing as `Online Piracy`; it’s just the formal way to describe the theft of another person`s creative work.

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