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Participants in the "Tort Law and the Public Interest" Assembly found that tort adjudication can be unpredictable, protracted, and costly with uneven compensation. They supported voluntary alternatives to tort litigation, including mediation and arbitration but were sharply divided over caps o...
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Thanks to personal computers and the Internet, the potential to copy and circulate works of art--from music and journalism to rock videos and feature films--is a given.  In 2002 The American Assembly sought to engage in the discussion about this unprecedented situation and the arguments for a...
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The participants in this Assembly, drawn from government, law, and academic backgrounds, convened to discuss the health of the American constitutional structure.  Participants found the structure to be sound, but were mindful of the fact that the United States faced increasingly compex probl...
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This 1972 Assembly examined challenges and new approaches to the criminal justice system in America.  The resulting report focused on the need to address the wider social and economic inequalities that contribute to crime, the divisiveness of racial and ethnic conflict in America, and the ...
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This 1972 Assembly examined challenges and new approaches to the criminal justice system in America.  The resulting report focused on the need to address the wider social and economic inequalities that contribute to crime, the divisiveness of racial and ethnic conflict in America, and the ...
Participants in the "Tort Law and the Public Interest" Assembly found that tort adjudication can be unpredictable, protracted, and costly with uneven compensation. They supported voluntary alternatives to tort litigation, including mediation and arbitration but were sharply divided over caps ...
Is it possible for the United States to sell innovative, competitive products, services, and technologies in the domestic and global markets wihtout sacrificing consumer safety? Is tort law--expecially product liability, medical malpractice, and corporate officer liability--performing its p...
The participants in this Assembly, drawn from government, law, and academic backgrounds, gathered to discuss the health of the American constitutional structure.  Participants found the structure to be sound, but were mindful of the fact that the United States faced increasingly compex probl...
Since the 1987 inception of the Constitution, the social and economic fabric of the United States has been vastly transformed, as has the role of the United States in global affairs. Is the government created centuries ago in Philadelphia still workable today? Is the separation of powers bet...
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Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

Based on three years of work by some thirty-five researchers, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia.