free riding


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free riding

or free·rid·ing  (frē′rī′dĭng)
n.
1. The act of taking credit or deriving other benefit from the efforts or contributions of others.
2. The sport of mountain biking, snowboarding, or skiing that combines multiple styles and terrains.

free′-ride′ adj. & v.
free rider n.
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Gains from free riding for the remaining non participating countries are 9% of total costs to achieve the Package's goals.
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Expanding copyright law to bar online access to copyrighted materials without the copyright holder's consent, or to bar linking to or paraphrasing copyrighted materials without the copyright holder's consent, might be necessary to keep free riding on content financed by online newspapers from so impairing the incentive to create costly news-gathering operations that news services like Reuters and the Associated Press would become the only professional, nongovernmental sources of news and opinion," Posner wrote.
The issue always is open space doesn't equate to free riding.
The tragic aspect is, rather, linked to an attitude of free riding which was threatening the private system of ownership in the 1980s, and which forced Penan owners to lease their caves to the former "free riders" (thereby diluting management responsibility), and to harvest nests as soon as possible (before the birds can lay eggs and reproduce).
They suggest that RPM cannot prevent free riding when there are alternative margins on which to compete.
The effect of such free riding is to increase the price impact of the manager's trades and therefore to reduce the return from portfolio research.
Whether in a half-pipe, big air competition, or simply free riding down the mountain, boarders make their mark in new and imaginative ways.