Facilities-based competition is often used in the telecommunications industry to describe competition between providers of the same or similar services, but where the service is delivered by different or proprietary means or networks. For example a BPL provider competing with a cable TV network to provide broadband Internet service is considered to be facilities-based competition. Also called infrastructure-based competition.
- fade out
In graphics and video editing, fade out is a term used to describe a transition effect where the image slowly disappears into a black. This usually indicated the end of a scene or the video. Fade out is a type of dissolve effect.
- fail soft
(adj.) Used to describe systems that are designed to terminate any nonessential processing when there are hardware or software failures. Systems in fail soft mode are still able to provide partial operational capability. Compare with deadlock.
A backup operation that automatically switches to a standby database, server or network if the primary system fails or is temporarily shut down for servicing. Failover is an important fault tolerance function of mission-critical systems that rely on constant accessibility. Failover automatically and transparently to the user redirects requests from the failed or down system […]
- fair dealing
The U.K. and Canadian legal term for uses of content that are considered valid defenses to copyright infringement, such as for criticism and review, reporting of news or educational purposes; similar to fair use in U.S. but based more on legislation than on case law.
- fair use
A U.S. legal term for uses of content that are considered valid defenses to copyright infringement, such as for criticism or educational purposes. Fair use is based on case-law precedents derived from general principles. The term is often misapplied to refer to the reasonable expectations of consumers to be able to use purchased content on […]