Pour être un tant soit peu audibles lors du combat contre Hadopi. les opposants à la loi se sont retrouvés presque contraints de faire, à leur tour, des propositions pour « sauver » des artistes soi-disant spoliés par le « piratage » et les échanges pair-à-pair (P2P). Le risque, quand on fait de telles propositions (licence globale, « contribution créative »), c’est de justifier les mensonges des majors : si l’on cherche des solutions pour rémunérer les musiciens, c’est bien que le P2P leur fait perdre de l’argent... Le bourrage de crâne des tenants de la répression (quels que soient leurs buts réels) a si bien fonctionné qu’il a définitivement ancré dans l’imaginaire collectif l’idée que l’échange d’œuvres numériques impliquait un manque à gagner pour les artistes, qu’il faudrait combler d’une manière ou d’une autre.
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Updated April 23, 2011 12:01 a.m. ET Gray's Papaya, which has long lured New Yorkers with cheap hot dogs, recently ventured into a new arena: $1 slices of pizza. "If you're hungry or broke or just in a hurry," proclaims the banners outside its downtown store, one of two Gray's location but the only one selling pizza. Biting Into Pizza That Costs Just Eight Bits
Want to attract top tech talent? Offer telecommuting IT professionals love to work from home, so much so that some are willing to take a pay cut in exchange for this particular perk, according to a recent study. By Anne Fisher, contributor As competition for highly skilled and creative tech employees heats up, many companies are overlooking a perk that could help them snag top hires: The chance to work away from the office. That's the conclusion of a new analysis by tech career site Dice.com of the thousands of job listings employers have posted in recent weeks. Only about 500 of the help-wanted ads, or fewer than 1%, mention telecommuting as an option.
Tax Day 2011: The Double Irish and the Dutch Sandwich: A field guide to exotic tax dodges. - By J. Bryan Lowder Bloomberg reported last October that Google Inc. used two colorfully named (but completely legal) tax avoidance schemes— the Double Irish and the Dutch Sandwich —to cut their taxes by $3.1 billion over the last three years. What the heck are those, and are there any other crazy-sounding schemes we should know about? J.
India is now one of the top 10 industrial nations of the world and has also withstood the financial recession with a growing trend of productivity in its manufacturing industries, according to a report by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido). It is, however, far below China, which has secured the second position after the US, says the report, titled ‘International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics - 2011’, released on Tuesday. During the global economic downturn, the share of industrialised nations such as the US, Japan, Germany and the UK fell sharply, while that of developing countries such as China, India and Brazil has increased, said the report. India among top 10 industrial nations, but behind China