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  • Analysis of Trademarks Act of Thailand and a Case Study: Conflict of Domain Name and Trademarks

    Malisuwan, Settapong (AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2004-12-05)
    In the era of Information Technology, Internet plays an important role and becomes worldwide infrastructure of global communication. Domain Name is the key to reach the purpose derivable Website on the WWW. Confusion and conflict arise when words and names of Domain Name become low in resource and somehow have the same or similar identification among two or more parties. This paper provides a brief background on the interface between domain names and trademark. The paper presents examples of domain name disputes and analyzes some important aspects of legal principles of the Trademarks Act (No.2) of B.E. 2543 (2000). The paper also explains how the Act can protect the trademark and domain name rights. Finally, the roles of the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court in enforcing the Intellectual Property Rights in trademark and domain name protections are discussed including a case study. This paper will be a valuable contribution towards IT society and e-business sector.
  • Wybrane adresy dotyczące własności intelektualnej w Internecie

    Jewuła, Beata; Korpała, Anna (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 1997)
  • How are smart city concepts and technologies perceived and utilized? A systematic geo-Twitter analysis of smart cities in Australia

    Yigitcanlar, Tan; Hewa Heliyagoda Kankanamge, Ruth Nayomi Elizabeth; Vella, Karen (Routledge, 2020-05-20)
    “Smart cities” is a hot topic in debates about urban policy and practice across the globe. There is, however, limited knowledge and understanding about trending smart city concepts and technologies; relationships between popular smart city concepts and technologies; policies that influence the perception and utilization of smart city concepts and technologies. The aim of this study is to evaluate how smart city concepts and technologies are perceived and utilized in cities. The methodology involves a social media analysis approach—i.e., systematic geo-Twitter analysis—that contains descriptive, content, policy, and spatial analyses. For the empirical investigation, the Australian context is selected as the testbed. The results reveal that: (a) innovation, sustainability, and governance are the most popular smart city concepts; (b) internet-of-things, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicle technology are the most popular technologies; (c) a balanced view exists on the importance of both smart city concepts and technologies; (d) Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are the leading Australian smart cities; (e) systematic geo-Twitter analysis is a useful methodological approach for investigating perceptions and utilization of smart city concepts and technologies. The findings provide a clear snapshot of community perceptions on smart city concepts and technologies, and can inform smart city policymaking.
  • The GDPR beyond Privacy: Data-Driven Challenges for Social Scientists, Legislators and Policy-Makers

    Margherita Vestoso (MDPI AG, 2018-07-01)
    While securing personal data from privacy violations, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) explicitly challenges policymakers to exploit evidence from social data-mining in order to build better policies. Against this backdrop, two issues become relevant: the impact of Big Data on social research, and the potential intersection between social data mining, rulemaking and policy modelling. The work aims at contributing to the reflection on some of the implications of the ‘knowledge-based’ policy recommended by the GDPR. The paper is thus split into two parts: the first describes the data-driven evolution of social sciences, raising methodological and epistemological issues; the second focuses on the interplay between data-driven social research, rule-making and policy modelling, in the light of the policy model fostered by GDPR. Some theoretical reflections about the role of evidence in rule-making will be considered to introduce a discussion on the intersection between data-driven social research and policy modelling and to sketch hypotheses on its future evolutions.
  • Prospects for the digital economy in South Africa: Technology, policy, people, and strategies

    Cogburn, Derrick L.; Nyaki Adeya, Catherine (Helsinki: The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), 2001)
    This study explores the on-going development of a global digital economy through a case-study analysis of its impact on and prospects in South Africa. It argues that four factors are key to understanding the impact of the digital economy on a developing country: (i) the level of technology, including its information and communications infrastructure and system of production and distribution; (ii) the policy and regulatory framework and initiatives; (iii) the human capacity and income distribution; and (iv) the strategic approach of the state in response to dramatic global and domestic processes. The paper explores these four factors in the Republic of South Africa, with a focus on the period 1995-2000. Data for the study are drawn from survey research, published reports from national and international bodies, scholarly journals, structured interviews, and participant observation. Key findings of the study are as follows: an insufficient information and communications infrastructure remains a barrier to growth of the information economy in South Africa, especially in peri-urban and rural areas; awareness of the importance of the information economy is growing, but current human resources and development strategies are insufficient to meet human capital requirements; significant efforts have been made in order to re-orient the South African policy environment into one supportive of growth in a global digital economy; and South Africa’s role as a leading African and developing world economy places additional burdens on its need to engage in regional, and global policy formulation activities in support of the emergence of a new regime for global e-commerce that is supportive of the strategic goals of the developing world.

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