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A Contribution To Simple Recursive Forecasting Model, Kyayima Muteba Nov 2010

A Contribution To Simple Recursive Forecasting Model, Kyayima Muteba

Kyayima Muteba

We forecast inflation as a learning (linear) process with optimal learning gain (best forecast) obtained by minimizing the Mean Square Error (MSE) as a function of the constant gain. Our results show that the forecast fits well the true observations and captures well theirs fluctuations


Social Semiotics In The Fair Use Analysis, H Brian Holland Oct 2010

Social Semiotics In The Fair Use Analysis, H Brian Holland

H Brian Holland

Social Semiotics in the Fair Use Analysis

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This article presents an alternate theory of fair use, employing social semiotics as a process theory of meaning-making to frame the transformativeness inquiry. It is an argument for an expansion of fair use based not on theories of authorship or rights of autonomy, but rather a theory of the audience linked to social practice. The article asks, in essence, whether audiences determine the meaning, purpose, function, or social benefit of an allegedly infringing work, often regardless of what the work’s creator did or intended ...