Intellectual Property rights and their discontents
‘Piracy’ is a negative term describing the worldwide popular practice of sharing, distributing and
consuming cultural and intellectual goods without authorisation. The ‘affordances’ (Jenkins, 2006) of new
digital information and communication (ICT) technologies offer users many possibilities to develop a ‘free
culture’ (Lessig, 2004) surpassing ‘free’ market laws, contrary to ICT industries’ planning. ICT industries
largely perceive piracy as a major problem with many dimensions: economic, social, cultural, moral,
political. Intellectual property rights’ (IPR) policies attempt to counter piracy on a worldwide scale.
The article describes formation and realization of the Japanese state scientific policy as the national program of development of the Japanese society. This process is considered throughout 30 years - 1970 to 2000, with a periodization of stages - decades. The analysis of the given experience has concrete practical value for our country which at all levels of the power has proclaimed the direction on development of a scientific and information society. This process is of main value from the point of view of planning, strategy, and also practice and technologies of realization.
Articles published in the colection were presented at an international scientific conference (name and specified on the cover). The texts contain the results of scientific work of autors in the field of science which is indicated on the cover/
This article is dedicated to the analysis of effectiveness of special economic zones (SEZ), a rather new, but promising phenomenon in Russian Federation economy. It includes general analysis of SEZ, its reaction to the world financial crisis, analysis of innovation implementation SEZ (II SEZ), and, in particular, its IT-potential. At the end, the cases related to IT products realized in these zones are described and some economic and financial indicators suitable to describe the dynamics of development of these agglomerations of IT enterprises are given.
This paper reports of strong and weak points of the IT process in education from the position of the learners psychology and the psychology of the educational experience. The potential for realization of the main principles of didactics are unveiled considering the new information technologies. The negative consequences of the impact of information and communication technologies in education are brought to light. The necessity of careful examination of the IT process is underlined taking into account its imminence.
At the present level of development the information and knowledge become important engines of global economic growth and key elements of national strate-gy for increasing country’s competitiveness in the international market. The article is aimed to analyze two monitoring systems of innovation capacity (ICT Development Index and Networked Readiness Index) as the indicators of development of knowledge economy and information society.
The materials of The Second International Scientific - Practical Conference is presented below. The Conference reflects the modern state of innovation in education, science, industry and social-economic sphere, from the standpoint of introducing new information technologies.
Digest of Conference materials is presented in 4 parts. It is interesting for a wide range of researchers, teachers, graduate students and professionals in the field of innovation and information technologies.