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Esports: an overview of a new(ish) frontier in digital entertainment

© Riot Games
photo: © Riot Games

Pardon me: an e-…what?

According to the definition in the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, an esport is “a video game played as a competition for people to watch as entertainment”. Albeit with some approximation, this definition captures the essence of the phenomenon and helps us introduce this first very important point: any videogame (whether it’s a virtual simulation of a traditional sporting activity or not) can be an esport.

2023 Women's Day statement

Computer woman
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This year's theme for the International Women’s Day is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” Intellectual Property (IP) offices and organizations around the globe are coming together to support diversity within our offices and organizations and across the IP system.

Intellectual Property in ChatGPT

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You might have heard of ChatGPT in recent weeks – in fact, you may even be among the 1 million people who started experimenting with it soon after its launch. ChatGPT is a chatbot launched by artificial intelligence company OpenAI. The system was originally created to provide support for online customer service, but the Artificial Intelligence (AI) behind this program has exceeded all expectations, becoming highly popular.

What is ChatGPT? Well, we decided to ask it directly!

DesignEuropa 2023 call still open

2023 DesignEuropa Ad
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DesignEuropa 2023 call is open till 10 March 2023.

The DesignEuropa Awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among holders of Registered Community Designs (RCDs). Organised every two years by the EUIPO, the awards are divided into three categories:

  • The Industry Award
  • The Small and Emerging Companies Award
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award

Applications for the Industry Award and the Small and Emerging Company Award

Reliable environmental labelling

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To avoid unfair and misleading labels, IFOAM Organics Europe and the French Association of IFOAM Members have brought legal action before the Paris Court of Justice. The organic movements request the termination of the use of environmental labelling of food products that is considered unfair to organic production and deceptive for consumers.

Does the law protect cultural heritage

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By Eleonora Rosati

When you travel to France, the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be one of the key sites to visit; when you think of Italy, one of that country’s symbols is Michelangelo’s David; as you enjoy the sun setting down in the Spanish city of Logroño, you may well order some Chorizo Riojano to go with your glass of Rioja wine; when you stroll down the streets of Copenhagen, you will admire the beautiful furniture and the distinctive Scandinavian design style on display in local stores.

You Can Download Over 10,000 Vintage Recipes and Cookbooks for Free

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Why not indulge your inner chef and check out some dishes from the past? It's easier now than ever thanks to the Internet Archive, which has been digitizing vintage recipes from American history. From the late 1700s to the early 1900s, the ongoing collection now includes over 10,000 cookbooks. Best of all, they are free to view and download.