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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

technology | Posted by anniabf825
Jul 19 2012

The Anti-Counterfeiting Craft Compact (ACTA), is a multinational accord as a replacement for the purpose of establishing international standards against authority riches rights enforcement. The concordat aims to establish an cosmopolitan acceptable framework recompense targeting forged goods, generic medicines and copyright infringement on the Internet, and would spawn a immature governing essentials pretence existing forums, such as the The human race Trade Plan, the World Pundit Worth Design, or the Collective Nations.
The concurrence was signed in October 2011 nearby Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, Latest Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the Common States. In 2012, Mexico, the European Fusion and 22 countries which are fellow states of the European Marriage signed as well. No signatory has ratified (formally approved) the compact, which would light on into impact after ratification beside six countries. After passage into also pressurize, the deal would just apply in those countries that ratified it.
Supporters be enduring described the agreement as a retort to “the inflate in global custom of spurious goods and pirated copyright protected works”. Trades Unions representing workers in the music, pic and TV industries and adipose bookish property-based organizations such as the Submission Sketch Association of America and Pharmaceutical Scrutiny and Manufacturers of America were busy in the agreement”s development.
Opponents utter the convention adversely affects important rights including presumption of expression and privacy. ACTA has also been criticised past Doctors Without Borders for endangering access to medicines in developing countries. The private essence of negotiations has excluded laical people groups, developing countries and the sweeping worldwide from the concordat”s compact deal with and it has been described as strategy laundering by way of critics including the Electronic Front line Underlying and the Pastime Consumers Association.
The signature of the EU and profuse of its associate states resulted in the relinquishment in beef of the European Parliament”s appointed chief investigator, rapporteur Kader Arif, as ok as widespread protests across Europe. In 2012 the newly-appointed rapporteur, British MEP David Martin, recommended against the pact, stating: “The intended benefits of this worldwide deal are undoubtedly outweighed close the imminent threats to civilian liberties”. On 4 July 2012, the European Parliament rejected ACTA in plenary conference, with 478 voting against the pact, 39 in favour and 165 MEPs abstaining.

Submit your Blog to the Web… Get Noticed!

ICM506, communications, technology | Posted by Spighterman
Jul 10 2010

Refined Project Subject

ICM506, module 3, module 4, technology | Posted by Spighterman
Jun 24 2010

So I was thinking about the project that I have been planning for several months and it made me think of another spin off project that is much more doable in a shorter period of time.  Granted, the nice shiny new toy available to the public would have to take a back seat while this new idea took off but I might just be willing to take it on.  So to that end, I plan on putting my "top secret" idea on hold and developing this newer idea and hopefully designing a simple tool that would become extremely useful.

We will call the new tool "Project Wiki-Writer".  Project Wiki-Writer is a simple tool that applies a link back to critical information and key words similar to what one needs to do manually on Wikipedia.  The tool would connect through a serious of online databases, online dictionaries and online fiction and non-fiction related database sources to automatically create connections to other topical information.  Currently, on a tool like wikipedia, these links are often userd defined.

The beauty of a tool like this would be its methodology rather than it’s functionality.  The functionality will do all of the work however with a solid methodological framework in place, this paradigm can be applied to several things such as collaborative environments, instant messaging or SMS, blog writing and even academic writing.  "Project Wiki-Writer" would become an all inclusive writing tool interconnecting ideas to research, keywords to facts and contemporary writing to topical news.

Hyper Focused Niche Award

ICM506, academic, module 4, technology | Posted by Spighterman
Jun 22 2010

The introduction to the marketplace for the newest Ipod/Ipad application that I have planned might win the most hyper-focused niche award out of any idea to date.  The niche is primarily for college students in the academic space that make regular use of the IPad which has only recently introduced itself.  In addition to leveraging the newest technology, the idea also utilizes one of the latest software bundles available through iTunes called iBooks. 

While treating this idea carefully and treading lightly upon new technologies that are only very recent, it is critical that the product/service that is created be rolled out in phases as we are unaware how the IPad will react to such an idea.  Additionally, with a "first to market" mentaility, it is important that the idea be created quickly and with the utmost quality in mind.

The price point is unknown at this time and the details will be forthcoming.

Devil’s Advocate

ICM506, module 4, technology | Posted by Spighterman
Jun 20 2010

What if your niche is too focused?  What happens if you miss a major part of a potential marketplace that is ripe for opportunities such as the technology advances that you plan to deploy?  What if you are too slow to market with your idea?  What if?  What if?  What if?

It seems as though if you play devil’s advocate with your idea, you can come up with a thousand scenarios that point to a glass half empty.  To look at these questions with a glass half full mentality is the key.  It is said that the best way to learn is by mistakes.  While catastrophic mistakes are potential avoidance factors, smaller mistakes are golden nuggets of information ripe for correction.

I have played devil’s advocate before with many other business ideas that lead to a path of non-existence.  The idea typically fell apart because the questions that were posed in such a way that many times the idea did not make sense.  In this case however, I believe that I have hit a homerun.  Why?  Well because I can answer the devil’s advocate questions with conviction and know that the product/service that I will be introducing to the marketplace will manifest add-ons, upgrades and change certain faces of technology.

Writing Project Subject

ICM506, module 2, technology | Posted by Spighterman
Jun 07 2010

This semester, I have decided to write about a particular new iPad application that an attorney and I have been discussing.  The application idea is currently in the trade mark phase because it is logical to protect ourselves with this first to market idea.  Although I can not fully discuss the idea at this time, I can explain briefly what the niche will be and how it will be introduced.

The niche for the application that we are moving forward with is every single student in the world.  It is highly applicable to high school and college students and will be available first on the iPad and then every other platform and medium offered by Apple.  It is similar to what the Kindle from Amazon has introduced but is much more interactive.

It will introduce a 21st century approach to data and research collection through online textbooks and offer tools that will allow students to seamlessly develop high value content with a touch screen approach.  Not that it will ever happen, but the type of application that we will be introducing could someday make textbooks obsolete.

The price point and deployment date are unknown at this time and further details can not be shared until July once our legal implications are ironed out.  It will undoubtedly however be a game changer in the world of academia and public research.