By Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine

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"Intellectual property"—patents and copyrights—have turn into arguable.

We witness childrens being sued for "pirating" song, and we detect AIDS sufferers in Africa demise as a result of inability to pay for medications which are costly to fulfill patent holders. Are patents and copyrights necessary to thriving production and innovation—do we'd like them in order that all of us might take pleasure in tremendous tune and stable healthiness?

Across time and house the resounding solution is: No. So-called highbrow estate is actually an "intellectual monopoly" that hinders instead of is helping the aggressive loose industry regime that has introduced wealth and innovation to our doorsteps.

This e-book has wide insurance of either copyrights and patents and is designed for a normal viewers, concentrating on easy examples. The authors finish that the one good coverage to stick with is to do away with the patents and copyright platforms as they at the moment exist.

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The United States was divided into 150 geographic zones based on population demographics. By April of 1996, 110 units were sold in the USA. The international territory was divided into 220 zones, and 13 have been sold since March of 1993. Since December of 1994, visibility on the Internet has increased sales to potential buyers in foreign countries by 40%. In December of 1994, MatchMate launched an Internet Web site with several pages of information and an on-line application for local and national bases.

They feel like they've met everyone and renewal is pointless. With the MatchMate system, volume registration is the key. Each member meets so many new matches each month that renewal is a favored option. MatchMate has also determined that these social functions, if presented properly, are expensive affairs that cut into profits. Our theory is to do one thing and to do it the best. Leave the social gatherings to other types of singles businesses. It has been our experience that social functions do not make for 50 Business Plans Handbook COMPUTER MATCHMAKING SERVICE high profits, take considerable time to develop, cost many dollars in organizational manpower, and lead to going out of business faster than other services do.

Cheryl Smith is Executive Administrative Assistant. She is in charge of data processing, employees, outside sales representatives, and client support. MatchMate's primary goals are two-fold. First, to continue the growth of local, national, and international memberships on and off the Internet and to experience no less than the current annual 30%-40% growth rate. Second, to continue to sell licensed business opportunities to entrepreneurs around the globe. We fully expect to hold and continue our growth as the world's largest matchmaking service.

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