Finland has become the first country in the world to guarantee broadband Internet access to each of its citizens. In an announcement last month, the government said that beginning next July, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection. The government intends to increase that access to 100 Mb by 2015. Other European countries are reportedly considering similar measures.
RIPP is a student-run club at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. We seek to foster a community in which students can freely challenge the assumptions presently underlying intellectual property law. Students have the opportunity to discuss alternatives to the present IP structure such as the Creative Commons and open source movement. Planned activities include lectures and panel discussions featuring musicians, scholars and practitioners. We also intend to provide a space for collaborative and mixed-media projects such as podcasts and performance nights. Finally, fun and mild debauchery shall, of course, form an integral part of the club¹s mandate.
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The Inuit of northern Quebec have historically been free of hypertension. Recent studies have shown that the incidence of hypertension and high-blood pressure have increased dramatically as the Inuit traditional diet has given way to consumption of salt- laden pre-packaged and processed foods.
Vaccines such as Merck Frosst's Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix target human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted virus linked to cervical cancer. Promoted as cancer prevention treatments, these vaccines have generated considerable social and political controversy in North America.
During the International Development Research Centre's second Harvard Forum, Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen and Michael Spence joined leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts Yochai Benkler and Clotilde Fonseca in a public discussion of the role of communication and ICTs in human development, growth and poverty reduction. Professor Michael Best moderated the panel, which was hosted by the Berkman Center on the evening of September 23, 2009, in the Ames Courtroom of Harvard Law School and online via live webcast.