TAA History

The American Assembly's projects bring together leading authorities representing a broad spectrum of views and interests. American Assembly reports and other publications are used by government, community, civic leaders and public officials. American Assembly topics concern not only domestic and foreign policy, but also issues that range from arts and culture, philanthropy, and health, to business, economy, education, law, race, religion and security. Founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1950, The American Assembly is affiliated with Columbia University.

 

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Copy Culture in the US and Germany

Copy Culture in the US and Germany garnered wide international media coverage in 2012, becoming a common reference point in discussions about the role of Internet filtering.  The comparative study of U.S. and German media consumption, acquisition, and copyright enforcement revealed that half of the adults in the U.S. and Germany copy, share, and download music, movies, and TV shows and 70% of young adults do the same.