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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”
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What is BBC?

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, provided by BBC Global News Ltd.

Source: Wikipedia

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What does ACTA mean?

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:

  1. International cooperation for enforcement
  2. Exchanging a good working approach
  3. 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