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Piracy

Submission + - Report Finds Most Piracy Driven by High Prices (ssrc.org) 1

langelgjm writes: The Social Science Research Council, an independent, non-profit organization, today released a major report on music, film and software piracy in developing economies. The product of three years of work, the authors conclude that piracy is primarily driven by excessively high prices and that anti-piracy education and enforcement efforts have failed. Still, chief editor Joe Karaganis believes that businesses can survive in these high piracy environments.

The report is free to readers in low-income countries, but behind a paywall for certain high-income countries, although the SSRC notes that "For those who must have it for free anyway, you probably know where to look."

The Internet

Submission + - Internet Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (boston.com) 1

JoonasD6 writes: "For the first time, an unanimate and abstract object could be winning a Nobel Prize. The Internet was proposed by the Italian version of the Wired magazine, and lately the Internet has indeed provided people around the world the tools to fight for freedom of speech, for democracy and against corruption."

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