Download E-books Digital Rights Management: The Problem of Expanding Ownership Rights (Chandos Information Professional Series) PDF

By Christopher May

Electronic Rights administration examines the social context of latest electronic rights administration (DRM) applied sciences in a full of life and available type. It units out the scope of DRMs in non-technical phrases after which explores the shifts that DRM has produced in the regime of security of highbrow estate rights (IPRs). concentrating on the social norms round the security of IPRs, it examines the song and software program improvement area to invite no matter if the protections proven by way of DRM are valid and socially precious. utilizing those key examples to set up a extra common argument, the books principal end is that instead of only re-establishing threatened rights, the improvement of DRM has prolonged the rights of highbrow homeowners, and that such an extension violates prior rigorously balanced political compromises as regards the upkeep of the general public domain.

  • Places DRM in its political context
  • Sets out the social effect of a brand new and significant technology
  • Accessible and obviously written for a non-technical audience

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Download E-books Knowledge Representation: Logical, Philosophical, and Computational Foundations PDF

By John F. Sowa

John Sowa integrates common sense, philosophy, linguistics, and machine technological know-how into this research of data and its a number of types and implementations. His definitive new ebook indicates how thoughts of synthetic intelligence, database layout, and object-oriented programming help in making wisdom specific in a sort that computers can use. the 1st 3 chapters are dedicated to good judgment, ontology, and computable types of truth. ultimate chapters practice theories to the research of difficulties acknowledged in traditional language, and their translation to computable shape. The textual content is self-contained, with each one new proposal outlined whilst first pointed out; all formalism is built within the physique of the textual content or summarized in an appendix. wisdom illustration is suitable for complex undergraduate and graduate scholars in desktop technology, in addition to philosophy and linguistics scholars with a few history in man made intelligence or programming.

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Download E-books Historische Notizen zur Informatik (German Edition) PDF

Die Informatik selbst ist eine junge Wissenschaft, ihre Wurzeln aber reichen weit in die Vergangenheit zurück. Der Autor zeigt dies auf unterhaltsame Weise und gleichzeitig mit mathematischer Strenge anhand zahlreicher Facetten aus der Geschichte der Informatik. Die Beiträge sind über viele Jahre in der Zeitschrift Informatik Spektrum erschienen und erscheinen nun erstmals gesammelt als Buch.

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Download E-books Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon PDF

By Kim Zetter

Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the tale in the back of the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and exhibits how its life has ushered in a brand new age of warfare—one within which a electronic assault may have a similar harmful potential as a megaton bomb.
 
In January 2010, inspectors with the foreign Atomic power organisation spotted that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant have been failing at an exceptional fee. The reason was once a whole mystery—apparently as a lot to the technicians changing the centrifuges as to the inspectors watching them.
 
Then, 5 months later, a doubtless unrelated occasion happened: a working laptop or computer safety company in Belarus was once referred to as in to troubleshoot a few pcs in Iran that have been crashing and rebooting repeatedly.
 
 At first, the firm’s programmers believed the malicious code at the machines was once an easy, regimen piece of malware. yet as they and different specialists around the globe investigated, they found a mysterious virus of unprecedented complexity.
 
they'd, they quickly discovered, stumbled upon the world’s first electronic weapon. For Stuxnet, because it got here to be recognized, used to be not like the other virus or computer virus equipped prior to: instead of easily hijacking designated desktops or stealing info from them, it escaped the electronic realm to wreak genuine, physical destruction on a nuclear facility. 
 
In those pages, Wired journalist Kim Zetter attracts on her huge resources and services to inform the tale in the back of Stuxnet’s making plans, execution, and discovery, masking its genesis within the corridors of Bush’s White apartment and its unleashing on platforms in Iran—and telling the dazzling, not likely story of the safety geeks who controlled to solve a sabotage crusade years within the making.
 
yet Countdown to 0 Day ranges a long way past Stuxnet itself. the following, Zetter exhibits us how electronic struggle constructed within the US. She takes us inside of today’s flourishing zero-day “grey markets,” during which intelligence firms and militaries pay large sums for the malicious code they should perform infiltrations and assaults. She unearths simply how weak lots of our personal serious structures are to Stuxnet-like moves, from countryside adversaries and nameless hackers alike—and indicates us simply what may perhaps ensue should still our infrastructure be particular through such an assault.
 
Propelled through Zetter’s exact wisdom and entry, and jam-packed with eye-opening factors of the applied sciences concerned, Countdown to 0 Day is a entire and prescient portrait of an international on the fringe of a brand new form of conflict.

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Download E-books Privacy in the Information Age (Library in a Book) PDF

By Harry Henderson

Offers readers with details had to outline, comprehend, and study the problem of privateness. This booklet serves as a reference source and necessary examine consultant to assist these attracted to matters concerning privateness within the info age, together with policymakers, directors, and lawyers, in addition to academics, scholars, and fogeys.

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Download E-books Los manuscritos del mar muerto PDF

El descubrimiento de los primeros siete rollos de «Manuscritos del Mar Muerto» o «Rollos de Qumram» hecho por Jum'a y su primo Mohammed ed-Dhib, dos pastores beduinos de los angeles tribu Ta'amireh, en una cueva a orillas del Mar Muerto en 1947, pusieron en marcha una revolución en l. a. investigación del texto bíblico y en nuestra comprensión de los orígenes del cristianismo, que hoy en día, a comienzos del Siglo XXI, ningún teólogo serio se atreve a cuestionar. Este conjunto de manuscritos judíos, escritos en hebreo y arameo entre los años one hundred fifty a.C al 70 d.C., y descubiertos progresivamente a lo largo de los últimos cincuenta años en as soon as cuevas, alcanza ya l. a. cifra de 900. Incluyen los libros del “Tanaj” o A.T. excepto el libro de Ester; los llamados “Deuterocanónicos”; comentarios a cada uno de los libros del A.T.; las reglas, manuales y oraciones de l. a. Comunidad; y otros textos diversos del período intertestamentario, como el “Libro de Enoc”, “El Testamento de los Doce Patriarcas”, “El Libro de los Jubileos”, and so forth. Los interrogantes que este descubrimiento plantea, en lo que hace referencia al A.T. como al N.T. son tan fascinantes como importantes: Respecto al Antiguo Testamento: ¿Cómo encajan estos antiguos manuscritos bíblicos con los que ya conocíamos y en los que se basa el texto de nuestras versiones de los angeles Biblia? ¿Nos permiten introducir correcciones a gran escala en los manuscritos masoréticos? ¿Por qué no se ha encontrado entre ellos el libro de Ester? Respecto el Nuevo Testamento: ¿Hasta donde llegan los antecedentes teológicos y los paralelismos entre algunas enseñanzas de esos Manuscritos y las del Nuevo Testamento? ¿Hubo realmente una colaboración entre cristianos y esenios durante un período determinado y luego se separaron? ¿Estuvo Pablo con los esenios de Damasco cuando escribe “fui a los angeles región de Arabia (o Desierto), de donde luego regresé a Damasco” (Ga. 1:17)? Esta obra da respuesta a estas y otras muchas incógnitas son las que tratan de aclarar F.F. Bruce y Florentino García en este libro reflexivo, divulgativo y real, sobre los Manuscritos del Mar Muerto y Qumrán, estructurado en as soon as capítulos y un apéndice de actualización.

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Download E-books Daily Life in the New Testament PDF

Explore the social and fabric tradition of historic Palestine throughout the period of the biblical New testomony. Who used to be the messiah prophesied by way of the Jews? What have been the rites of passage in pre-messianic Judiasm? How did the rituals, parables, vacations, and exertions practices pointed out within the New testomony relate to the everyday life of the common citizen of the day? This energetic quantity explores the social heritage of historic Palestine on the crossroads of the jap Mediterranean international, and the emergence of significant monotheistic faiths in the course of the time of Christ and the early centuries of the typical era.

Narrative bankruptcy subject matters comprise pre-Messianic Judaism; political and spiritual teams ; peasant existence and agriculture; Roman career; paintings and exertions; and Greek, Latin, and Persian influences.

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Download E-books The Bitcoin Big Bang: How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World PDF

By Brian Kelly

Get a deal with at the electronic foreign money revolution, and the right way to get on board

The Bitcoin gigantic Bang is a consultant to navigating the uncharted territory of electronic foreign money. Written through CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this e-book is going past Bitcoin a hundred and one to provide an explanation for how this transformative expertise is ready to alter the realm. electronic foreign money is thrown into standpoint opposed to the heritage of check structures and its personal evolution, as readers are invited to discover the ways that this know-how is already altering the way in which enterprise will get performed. Readers achieve perception into the mechanisms in the back of Bitcoin, and knowledgeable viewpoint on electronic currency's influence at the way forward for cash and the commercial implications of the Bitcoin revolution.

In an identical means that email replaced the way in which we move info, the decentralized Bitcoin community is ready to revolutionize the enterprise global, the criminal career, or even the position of the govt. The Bitcoin tremendous Bang dives head first into this paradigm shift, permitting readers to:

  • Explore the origins of electronic currency
  • Learn the heritage and evolution of check systems
  • Discover how the Bitcoin community is facilitating unfastened and rapid move of value
  • Understand the mining of Bitcoin, and the way to invest

The electronic forex revolution has implications that unfold a long way past the finance undefined. an individual who exchanges check for items and prone is at the cusp of the subsequent gigantic push in societal evolution, and simply an knowing of the know-how and a transparent wisdom of the platforms and behaviors at play can absolutely arrange us for the adjustments to come back. The Bitcoin tremendous Bang is the go-to consultant, assisting those that use cash use it better.

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Download E-books The Silicon Boys: And Their Valley of Dreams PDF

By David A. Kaplan

In "the most sensible e-book thus far at the topic" (San Francisco Chronicle), prize-winning journalist David A. Kaplan brings to existence the tradition and background of Silicon Valley. the emblem of high-tech genius and ineffable wealth, a spot that competes with Hollywood and Washington within the zeitgeist of luck and extra, the Valley is the epicenter of the hot economic system. counting on yesterday's inventory marketplace shut, approximately a quartermillion Siliconillionaires dwell within the Valley. and they are construction megalo-mansions and purchasing Lamborghinis as quick as they could. Combining reportorial perception and biting wit, The Silicon Boys tells the unforgettable tale of desires and greed, ambition and success, that has turn into the Valley of the Dollars.

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Download E-books Jurisdiction and the Internet: Regulatory Competence over Online Activity PDF

Which nation has and may have the perfect and tool to control websites and on-line occasions? Who can practice their defamation or agreement legislation, obscenity criteria, playing or banking law, pharmaceutical licensing necessities or hate speech prohibitions to any specific web job? ordinarily, transnational task has been 'shared out' among nationwide sovereigns simply by location-centric ideas that are adjusted to the transnational web. yet can those allocation principles be stretched indefinitely, and what are the prices for on-line actors and for states themselves of compressing worldwide on-line task into geographical region legislation? Does the way forward for on-line rules lie in international criminal harmonisation or is it a our on-line world that more and more mirrors the nationwide borders of the offline international? This 2007 publication deals a few uncomfortable insights into essentially the most vital debates on web governance.

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