“For there are only two worlds – your world, which is the real world, and the other worlds, the fantasy…their reality, or lack of reality, is not important. What is important is that they are there. These worlds provide an alternative. Provide escape. Provide a dream, and power, provide refuge, and pain. They give your world meaning. They do not exist; and thus they are all that matters.”-Queen Titania, “The Books of Magic”
It’s quite common these days to see students of different nationalities taking their studies in a certain country. In the U.S. alone, there are over one million international students in higher educational institutions, which placed the country as having the largest number of international students.Read More
BBC is the British Broadcasting Corporation
The BBC is a British public service broadcaster. It is headquartered at Broadcasting House in London, and is the worlds oldest national broadcasting organisation. The BBC is also the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with over 20,950 staff in total.
The BBC is established under a Royal Charter and operates under its Agreement with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee which is charged to all British households, companies, and organisations using any type of equipment to receive or record live television broadcasts. The fee is set by the British Government, agreed by Parliament, and used to fund the BBCs extensive radio, TV, and online services covering the nations and regions of the UK. Since 1 April 2014, it has also funded the BBC World Service (launched in 1932 as the BBC Empire Service), which broadcasts in 28 languages and provides comprehensive TV, radio, and online services in Arabic, and Persian.
Around a quarter of BBC revenues come from its commercial arm BBC Worldwide Ltd, which sells BBC programmes and services internationally and also distributes the BBCs international 24-hour English-language news services BBC World News, and from BBC.com, provided by BBC Global News Ltd.
Wi-fi means Wireless Fidelity
Wi-Fi is a certification label for products that operate according to the International Standard (IEEE 802.11). A product may use the Wi-Fi logo as an independent certification agency can demonstrate that the Fuctionaliteiten and performance meet the right requirements. Read More
ACTA means Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
The ACTA is an initiative from Japan and the United States, where the idea is to achieve a global standard of enforcement of intellectual property rights. This would make it easier to deal with the production of illegal, copied goods internationally. Countries can participate voluntarily, at present there are several countries involved (O. M: Japan, United States, Singapore, Canada and the European Union. The ACTA will focus on three key areas:
- International cooperation for enforcement
- Exchanging a good working approach
- Legally working together to combat piracy
From a European point of view, in Brussels there is an increasing commotion about ACTA because it also involves far-off measures to combat digital piracy. The so-called ' three strikes policy ' encounters resistance (three times being caught on illegal downloading resulting in closure of the Internet). In addition, there is greater responsibility for Internet providers and content should be actively filtered. More information and starting points on the website of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Google D.C. Talk: ACTA-The Global Treaty That Could reshape The Internet