: the Information Age and its wider implications

What is the Information Age?

Internet Business: Profit from the Web
Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

  • Traditionally protected by copyright laws.
  • Illicit copying of analogue material results in quality loss.
  • Digital material (movies, music, software, literature...) can be copied perfectly, easily, an infinite number of times, and can be transmitted globally at the click of a mouse.
  • How can digital content creators ensure they receive their due rewards?
  • In the extreme will we simply stop producing intellectual property due to lack of incentive?
  • New models, eg open source software?

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