Chapter 19

The International View: It's a Small World After All

 

Creative works and the content rights associated with them do not rest at a nation's geographic borders. The power of thought expressed in books, film, music, graphics, paintings, sculpture, and photographs transcends space and boundaries. As a result, works are exchanged throughout the world in both the original format and language and in translated versions and revised formats.

In the digital era, where …

  • A student in Athens, Greece, can enroll in a distance education course from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia;
  • An author in London, England, can e-mail the draft of her book to an editor in New London, Connecticut;
  • An Internet groupie from the Philippines can post ...

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