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Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was signed into law by President Clinton on October 28, 1998. The legislation implements two 1996 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties: the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. The DMCA also addresses a number of other significant copyright-related issues.

Impact of Social Networking on Political Events in Iran

Wired Magazine and the New York Times are reporting on the impact which social networking tools have been having on the current tumultuous political events in Iran. Among the latest developments; Facebook has added Persian language tools to its site. Read more to find out about this latest development.

Journalist Internship Open for New Media News

The New York-based New Media Institute is now accepting applications for those interested in writing for the New Media Institutes New Media News, located at www.newmedia.org. This would be a part time non-paid contributor position. Writer may work from home with monthly meeting with Senior Editor.

Where Can I Find Swine Flu Information Online?

So where can you go for reliable updates on the Swine Flu? With rumors and fiction spreading rapidly throughout the Internet, you can not believe everything you read online. NMI announces 3 sites to go to for information.

Dot(.) NYC Introduced as the Future Power Domain Name for New Yorkophiles

Last month, the New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn introduced Dot(.) NYC as the native son power domain name to be. She indicated that it would probably be available in the next few months (whenever that is).

2009 Blog Awards -- Winners Announced

The New Media Institutes 2009 Blog Competition has concluded its judging process and announced the list of the top three award winners.

Free Home Inventory Software Released -- What You Own Home Inventory Software

What You Own -- Home Inventory Software has released its latest version. Software allows users to setup rooms of their home, add items, values, receipts and pictures in case the inventory ever needs to be used for an insurance claim. The software is also an excellent way to make sure you have enough insurance.... and it is just cool to see What You Own in one place!

CNN Uses Human Hologram in Election Night Coverage

Star Trek technology is becoming a reality. CNNs Wolf Blitzer talked to reporter Jessica Yellen at the CNN New York Newsroom Election night...or was he? Actually, Yellen was at the Obama rally in Chicago hundreds of miles away. CNN had just introduced holograms as the latest technological tool in news broadcasting.

Are Printed Newspapers a Thing of the Past?

The internet has had a tremendous impact on the newspaper industry. Burdened with economic woes, ranging from a dive in advertising revenue to labor difficulties and rising costs, newspapers are faced with difficult business realities.
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