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File Sharing: Selected Universities Report Taking Action to Reduce Copyright Infringement
GAO-04-503: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2004.
The emergence of peer-to-peer file-sharing applications that allow networks to share computer files among millions of users has changed the way copyrighted materials, including digital music, videos, software, and images can be distributed and has led to a dramatic increase in the incidence of copyright infringement (piracy) of these digital materials. These applications enable direct communicatio...
Border Security: Implications of Eliminating the Visa Waiver Program
GAO-03-38: Published: Nov 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 2002.
Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Congress, the administration, law enforcement officials, and the public have questioned the effectiveness of U.S. visa programs in protecting national security. Some have voiced concern that terrorists or other criminals may exploit one of these programs--the Visa Waiver Program--to enter the United States. The program enables citizens of...
Olympic Games: Costs to Plan and Stage the Games in the United States
GAO-02-140: Published: Nov 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2001.
Since 1980, the Winter and Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games hosted in the United States have increased in size and magnitude, as have the total direct costs to plan and stage them. The reported direct costs to plan and stage the games discussed in this report ranged from $363 million to more than $2.4 billion. Although the total dollar amount of federal funding and support has increased, the to...
Olympic Games: Preliminary Information on Federal Funding and Support
GGD-00-44: Published: Dec 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) amount of federal funding and support provided to the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California, and the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia, and the planned amount for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah; (2) types of Olympic-related projects and activities receiving federal funding and su...
Drug Control: Information on High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program
GGD-98-188: Published: Sep 3, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program, focusing on: (1) how ONDCP is implementing the HIDTA program; (2) how the expansion of the number of HIDTAs has affected the administration of the program; (3) what ONDCP is doing to measure how HIDTA programs are meeting the objectives estab...