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In your departmental meeting this week, you are leading discussion on the following:

Consider this: Intellectual property rights have been a concern for academic and research organizations for a while; why has it become an issue for more and more organizations? Does AllTechComm have any intellectual property to protect? What do you suggest to keep our work safe?

Analyze privacy issues, computer-based crime, and the legal and ethical implications of intellectual property protection.
Research and propose alternative methods of assimilating emerging technologies.
Critically examine the role of information management in corporate strategy.
Identify and analyze current trends, opportunities, and challenges in information management.
Use effective communication techniques.

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The increasing globalization, increased licensing and technology transfer situations, advent of electronic/ ebusiness and internet,etc. have significantly boosted the chances of theft and misuse of intellectual property in today's world, thereby necessitating the development of applicable laws and regulations to protect the intellectual property of today's businesses.

In today's information age, ...

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Analyze privacy issues, computer-based crime, and the legal and ethical implications of intellectual property protection.

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I am looking for help with the questions. I want as much information as possible on each case e.g, articles, newspaper clips, etc.

Thank you for this assistance.

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