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Publication date: 1 March 1992

Henry H. Perritt

America's movement to a digital network infrastructure may be threatened by the unavailability of high‐speed network channels to some sources of information. One reason…

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America's movement to a digital network infrastructure may be threatened by the unavailability of high‐speed network channels to some sources of information. One reason for unavailability is fear by network intermediaries that they face legal liability for carrying harmful messages. Yet changing the law to require network intermediaries to provide equal access to their services raises First Amendment questions.

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Internet Research, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 January 1991

Henry H. Perritt

Digital electronic network and optical storage technologies are revolutionizing publishing. The new technology enables a disaggregation of value and an associated…

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Digital electronic network and optical storage technologies are revolutionizing publishing. The new technology enables a disaggregation of value and an associated dis‐integration of production. The dimensions of new information technologies can be explored more carefully by thinking about ten discrete characteristics or attributes of information products, or “types of value.” A modern print publisher is a broker or assembler of all the types of value. Mechanical print formats will continue to offer better utility to consumers than digital electronic formats as long as they have more of these types of value than digital electronic formats. Lightweight “notebook” portable microcomputers, having most of the power of desktop computers, and pen‐operating systems at least partially satisfy the first need, the need for book‐size flat panel displays. Three inter‐related software requirements remain to be satisfied: improved browsability, zooming capability, and improved annotation capability. Network and CD‐ROM technologies make it possible for a larger number of competing suppliers of specific types of added value to offer diverse products, with some of the features likely to cause consumers to shift their preferences from paper to electronic formats.

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Internet Research, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 April 2003

Georgios I. Zekos

Aim of the present monograph is the economic analysis of the role of MNEs regarding globalisation and digital economy and in parallel there is a reference and examination…

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Aim of the present monograph is the economic analysis of the role of MNEs regarding globalisation and digital economy and in parallel there is a reference and examination of some legal aspects concerning MNEs, cyberspace and e‐commerce as the means of expression of the digital economy. The whole effort of the author is focused on the examination of various aspects of MNEs and their impact upon globalisation and vice versa and how and if we are moving towards a global digital economy.

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Managerial Law, vol. 45 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 17 August 2010

Henry H. Perritt

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the USA's movement to a digital network infrastructure which may be threatened by the unavailability of high‐speed network channels…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the USA's movement to a digital network infrastructure which may be threatened by the unavailability of high‐speed network channels to some sources of information.

Design/methodology/approach

One reason for unavailability is fear by network intermediaries that they face legal liability for carrying harmful messages. Yet changing the law to require network intermediaries to provide equal access to their services raises First Amendment questions.

Findings

A mechanism should be established for providers of network services to inform potential customers of the terms on which they handle traffic. An electronic forum for notices of access policy would be one way to implement this recommendation.

Originality/value

Uncertainty about equal access, tort liability and First Amendment privileges adversely affects commercialization of the Internet. Commercialization must begin with acceptance of three goals for digital electronic network policy: encouraging a diversity of information products, preventing suppliers of information content from being foreclosed from access to markets, and allowing persons suffering legal injury, because of information content, to obtain compensation based on fault.

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Internet Research, vol. 20 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 17 August 2010

David G. Schwartz

This paper seeks to present six key articles from the archives of Internet Research within a research framework, covering infrastructure, organization, commerce…

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Purpose

This paper seeks to present six key articles from the archives of Internet Research within a research framework, covering infrastructure, organization, commerce, governance, linking, and interface.

Design/methodology/approach

The six articles are introduced, summarized, and used to focus attention on each of the core areas of research that impacted the growth of the Internet.

Findings

The prism of time is one of the most powerful tools of observation available to scientists and researchers. Palaeontologists think in terms of aeons, archaeologists consider millennia a mere starting‐point, even the biologists, chemists, and physicists have centuries of prior research to consider. Internet Research, the Journal, is only 20 years old – and the field only slightly older than that. Yet what decades those have been. Six articles from the early years of Internet Research epitomize much of the innovation, excitement, challenges and vision that would reshape the world. While tremendous advances in technology have been made in the past 20 years, a number of the original issues and challenges remain unresolved.

Practical implications

The paper serves to frame the historic articles within a broader research context.

Originality/value

The paper provides a conceptual framework for researchers seeking insights into some of the early formative research on the Internet and web.

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Internet Research, vol. 20 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Publication date: 1 June 1999

Klaus W. Grewlich

Argues a common framework is needed to help e‐commerce stakeholders implement high quality governance in the emerging global information society. Considers essentials for…

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Argues a common framework is needed to help e‐commerce stakeholders implement high quality governance in the emerging global information society. Considers essentials for good governance that revolve around sovereignty, regulation of markets, safeguarding access and competition and various other related areas.

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info, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Publication date: 1 January 1997

RICHARD J COX

In the 1990s, North American archivists and records managers shifted some of their concern with electronic records and record keeping systems to conducting research about…

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In the 1990s, North American archivists and records managers shifted some of their concern with electronic records and record keeping systems to conducting research about the nature of these records and systems. This essay describes one of the major research projects at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences, supported with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Specifically, the essay focuses on the project's four main products: recordkeeping functional requirements, production rules to support the requirements, metadata specifications for record keeping, and the warrant reflecting the professional and societal endorsement of the concept of the recordkeeping functional requirements.

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Records Management Journal, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1970

M.R. Denning, L.J. Sachs and L.J. Karminski

March 5, 1970 Insurance — Employers' liability — Cover for injury to person employed “arising out of and in the course of” employment by the insured — Meaning — Employee…

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March 5, 1970 Insurance — Employers' liability — Cover for injury to person employed “arising out of and in the course of” employment by the insured — Meaning — Employee travelling to work as passenger in car provided by employers under arrangement for transport of employees to and from work — Passenger injured on public road by fellow employee's negligent driving — No obligation to travel in car — Accident not arising out of and in the course of employment — No indemnity under policy — Accident arising in circumstances requiring compulsory insurance “in the case of a vehicle in which passengers are carried … by reason of … a contract of employment” — National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act, 1946 (9 & 10 Geo. VI, c. 62), s. 9(1) — Road Traffic Act, 1960 (8 & 9 Eliz. II, c 16), s. 203(4X6), proviso,

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Managerial Law, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 20 March 2018

Brian Parsons

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The Evolution of the British Funeral Industry in the 20th Century: From Undertaker to Funeral Director
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-630-5

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Publication date: 1 October 1969

J. Paull

May 19, 1969 Insurance — Employers' liability — Accident arising “out of and in the course of employment — Employee travelling to work in car lent by employers to…

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May 19, 1969 Insurance — Employers' liability — Accident arising “out of and in the course of employment — Employee travelling to work in car lent by employers to fellow‐employee — Car lent on condition that if used it would take named employees to work — Whether accident “arising out of and in the course of” employee's employment — Whether indemnity under policy — National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act, 1946 (9 & 10 Geo. VI, c.62), s. 9(1) — National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act, 1965 (c.52), ss. 8(1), 6.

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Managerial Law, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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