Letter from the Editor

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Article from Issue 123/2011
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The Internet was invented for effortless sharing of information. Creators and purveyors of information, however, do not always intend for it to be effortlessly and freely shared. Ever since the Internet emerged from its academic/military roots to become a massive presence in everyday life, a showdown has been in the making.

A company called Righthaven was big in the news this past month. Righthaven has been described many ways over the past year, but according to most news sources, it is a company that makes its money suing websites for copyright infringement.

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