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    Secondary Liability for Copyright Infringement

    Can an educational institution be held liable for rampant acts of indiscriminate photocopying of copyrighted materials within its campus? What if the machines used for the infringing acts are owned by an entity that merely rents campus space? Can an educational institution be held liable for allowing students to use infringing copies within the classroom?…
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    Why Make or Read Books?

    "Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body." (Ecclesiastes 12:12). Low-quality books tire the eyes and bore the mind. High-quality books stimulate creative and critical thinking. Low-quality books breed mere words, and in this case Ecclesiastes rightly says, "the more the words, the less the meaning, and how does…
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    Filipina Achievers and Book Lovers

    Groucho Marx might have been joking when he quipped: "behind every great man is a woman." A better quip goes: "behind every great man is an astonished mother-in-law (who is sure he would not have amounted to anything without her daughter)." Fortunately, we live in an age when more and more women are admired not…
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    The VAT Exemption and its Challenge

    The Expanded Value Added Tax Law has been enacted, and it has retained the VAT exemption of books. When the public hearings on the E-VAT bill began, the National Book Development Board (NBDB ) passed a resolution appealing to our legislators to retain the VAT exemption of books in order to prevent an aggravation of…
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