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The Sky Is Rising | Techdirt.

The Sky Is Rising | Techdirt. | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it

For years now, the legacy entertainment industry has been predicting its own demise, claiming that the rise of technology, by enabling easy duplication and sharing -- and thus copyright infringement -- is destroying their bottom line. If left unchecked, they say, it is not only they that will suffer, but also the content creators, who will be deprived of a means to make a living. And, with artists lacking an incentive to create, no more art will be produced, starving our culture. While it seems obvious to many that this could not possibly be true, since creators and performers of artistic content existed long before the gatekeepers ever did, we've looked into the numbers to get an honest picture of the state of things. What we found is that not only is the sky not falling, as some would have us believe, but it appears that we're living through an incredible period of abundance and opportunity, with more people producing more content and more money being made than ever before. As it turns out... The Sky Is Rising!

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Tech companies warn privacy rules will kill innovation - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

Tech companies warn privacy rules will kill innovation - The Hill's Hillicon Valley | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
A host of companies and trade associations are warning the Federal Trade Commission that its proposed revision to children's privacy rules will burden tech startups and stifle innovation.
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Rep. Lofgren Introduces Global Free Internet Act | Techdirt

Rep. Lofgren Introduces Global Free Internet Act | Techdirt | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
Rep. Zoe Lofgren has recently announced two brand new, but important bills (pdf): there's HR 6529, which is an ECPA reform act and HR 6530, the Global Internet Freedom Act. The ECPA reform effort is one we've discussed a few times recently...
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CEPAL - El crecimiento de América Latina y el Caribe bajará a 3,2% en 2012 por debilidad de economía mundial

CEPAL - El crecimiento de América Latina y el Caribe bajará a 3,2% en 2012 por debilidad de economía mundial | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
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Why are so few women working in technology?

Why are so few women working in technology? | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
The number of women recruited to the industry has been falling over the past 10 years.
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What to Say About the Treaty on the ITRs: Crib Notes

What to Say About the Treaty on the ITRs: Crib Notes | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
Look past the panic over December's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT); it's unlikely to be a catastrophe for several practical reasons: (1) the negotiation lasts ten days, so there is not enough time for 193 countries to...
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ICANN & Internet Governance: Security & Freedom in a Connected World

ICANN & Internet Governance: Security & Freedom in a Connected World | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
The Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) is holding a policy conference on 12 October 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada to explore ICANN and Internet governance. Please join the discussion on the eve of ICANN #45.
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Latin America has room to grow on Internet, experts say

Latin America has room to grow on Internet, experts say | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
Google's managing director for Spanish-speaking Latin America says the Internet has become the 'focus group for the world' and the smart advertiser uses it to anticipate consumer behavior rather than just to tout products.
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Can 'The Internet Vote' Be The Next Important Voting Bloc? | Techdirt

Can 'The Internet Vote' Be The Next Important Voting Bloc? | Techdirt | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
I recently talked about how the cynicism of the "internet generation" is only helping to keep broken systems in place. I recognize that many people feel that their vote is useless, and think that voting for "the lesser of two...
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IPv6: What You Need to Know About the Move From IPv4 - Enterprise Networking - News & Reviews

IPv6: What You Need to Know About the Move From IPv4 - Enterprise Networking - News & Reviews | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
The Number Resource Organization said the world officially ran out of IPv4 addresses in February 2011, and according to the Internet Society, the reasons for moving to IPv6 vary from community to community.
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Chile lidera América Latina como el país con mayor proporción de internautas

Chile lidera América Latina como el país con mayor proporción de internautas | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
Informe de la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT) presentado en la ONU revela que el uso individual de internet alcanza al 32,5 % de la población mundial. En Chile llega al 53,9 %.
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Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner - The Becker-Posner Blog

Do patent and copyright law restrict competition and creativity excessively? Posner - The Becker-Posner Blog | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
I am concerned that both patent and copyright protection, though particularly the former, may be excessive.
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IPv6 use still small, but showing signs of life -- Government Computer News

IPv6 use still small, but showing signs of life -- Government Computer News | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
A survey by the five Regional Internet Registries shows there still isn't a lot of IPv6 traffic, but the trend is upward.
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Call for quick adoption of Internet law amid continuing harassment of technical intermediaries - Reporters Without Borders

Call for quick adoption of Internet law amid continuing harassment of technical intermediaries - Reporters Without Borders | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
On the evening of 27 September, Google Brazil finally yielded to pressure from the Brazilian courts and blocked access to a YouTube video that was deemed to defame one of the many candidates in the two-round municipal elections due to be held on 7...
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10 Inspiring Quotes from Women Tech Leaders | Slideshow

10 Inspiring Quotes from Women Tech Leaders | Slideshow | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
From newbies to serial entrepreneurs, these women are making their mark in successful
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México desciende en libertad en Internet

México desciende en libertad en Internet | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
México se encuentra entre los países con libertad parcial en el uso de internet, de acuerdo con el reporte 2012 de libertad en la red de la organización Freedom House, según el cual blogueros, tuiteros y usuarios comunes de la red en el país corren...
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América Latina: ¿cómo está impulsando la economía Internet? - Análisis, Internet - CIO América Latina

América Latina: ¿cómo está impulsando la economía Internet? - Análisis, Internet - CIO América Latina | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
América Latina: ¿cómo está impulsando la economía Internet?
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IPv6: Readdressing the Internet | Blog | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

IPv6: Readdressing the Internet | Blog | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
FutureGov – Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare...
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Why Activism Is Necessary, But Isn’t Enough To Save Net Liberty | TorrentFreak

Why Activism Is Necessary, But Isn’t Enough To Save Net Liberty | TorrentFreak | LACNIC news selection | Scoop.it
When the first Pirate Party was founded, it was with the realization that activism alone had come to the end of the road.
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