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European Protection of Copyrights and Relate Rights in the Information Society

(ibls.com): The EU Copyright Directive mandates member states to provide adequate sanctions and remedies for the infringement of rights and obligations set out in this Directive. The sanctions must be effective, proportionate, and persuasive. Also, member states must make sure that such sanctions and remedies are applied. The Directive requires Member states to make available actions for damages and the mechanisms of injunction and, when appropriate, seizure of infringing material and devices, products or components. Injunctions against intermediaries should also be available in each member state.
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Will the iPad Save the Publishing Industry?

(spiegel.de): Many in the publishing industry hope that the new iPad from Apple will save newspapers and magazines. But the sense of euphoria is far from universal. Many question what the tablet means for the future of journalism. The industry has enormous expectations for the device. Most of all, it hopes that readers will be willing to pay a suitable price for journalism read on the iPad, in contrast to online sites. But readers are unlikely to notice much of the new media revolution at first. The publishing industry is being exceedingly cautious and is taking a wait-and-see approach.
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Apple Passes Microsoft: A Geek is Vindicated

(thetakeaway.org): Apple's recent Midas-touch for products has provided years of glowing headlines and a tech journalism industry that breathlessly chases the smallest clues about what the company will do next. But back in 1997, Microsoft was worth $147 billion to Apple's $2.3 billion, and speculation had run rampant for years that Apple would be snapped up by some bigger company... or simply fold.
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Fraud claim leads Mayo Clinic to retract cancer research

(postbulletin.com): Accusations of scientific fraud by a researcher is driving Mayo Clinic to retract findings from almost eight years of research on an antibody after firing the scientist at the heart of the controversy. Mayo launched an investigation of research by Suresh Radhakrishnan of an antibody molecule with possible cancer-fighting properties after other researchers in his lab were unable to duplicate his results. The research, much of which was funded by National Institutes of Health grants, was conducted in the Rochester lab of Larry Pease.
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How Blogs and Social Media Agendas Relate and Differ from the Traditional Press

(journalism.org): News today is increasingly a shared, social experience. Half of Americans say they rely on the people around them to find out at least some of the news they need to know. Some 44% of online news users get news at least a few times a week through emails, automatic updates or posts from social networking sites. In 2009, Twitter's monthly audience increased by 200%. While most original reporting still comes from traditional journalists, technology makes it increasingly possible for the actions of citizens to influence a story's total impact.
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