QuickLinks - Editorial information
QuickLinks - Editorial information
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Issue no. 404 - 21 December 2009
QuickLinks on Twitter
You can now follow QuickLinks updates on Twitter. Labels:
Issue no. 403 - 24 November 2009
Issue no. 393 - 9 November 2008
EU - The Dorie database provides access to the Commission's archive on institutional issues
Over the years the Secretariat-General, which is concerned to preserve the institutional memory of the Commission, has built up a collection of documents on horizontal institutional issues and on the intergovernmental conferences at which the founding Treaties have been revised. Some of these documents go back to the Communities' beginnings. Hitherto this collection has only existed on paper. Until now only a handful of privileged users, mostly within the Commission, have had access to the collection. These documents have been digitised in order to move from paper to electronic storage.
means that we can open up access to our collection to external users interested in institutional issues, in particular students and academic researchers, journalists, pressure groups and think tanks.
Issue no. 362 - 11 June 2006
QuickLinks Daily Update
The QuickLinks Daily Update is now sent out using FeedBlitz. All updates will come from FeedBlitz@mail.feedblitz.com and will be easily recognizable because subject lines always start with [FeedBlitz]. Existing subscribers who received the update from email@example.com should update their filters.
Issue no. 348 - 13 November 2005
QuickLinks tops quarter of a million page views
(Usage Statistics for qlinks.net)
In October 2005, the number of page views recorded for the QuickLinks Web site exceeded 250,000 in a month for the first time.
Issue no. 332 - 22 February 2005
QuickLinks enabled for Live Bookmarks in Firefox
Users of the Firefox browser can add QuickLinks to their Live Bookmarks. Go to the QuickLinks
and click on the
at the lower right-hand coner of your browser. If you cannot see the icon, click on Status Bar in the View menu so that a tick mark appears. Clicking on the icon and selecting an RSS feed will bring up the Add Bookmark dialog. Select 'OK' and you will see Live Bookmarks with the rest of your bookmarks.
Issue no. 326 - 5 December 2004
QuickLinks - Status of EU initiatives
An unofficial compilation from publicly available sources - updated.
QuickLinks a new spam victim
The majority of recent e-mail messages asking to subscribe to QuickLinks seem not to be genuine - they are sent by someone other than the owner of the e-mail address, or "spoofed". All membership requests now therefore need to be approved by the moderator. New subscribers will receive a confirmation email when their membership has been approved. The preferred method of signing up is Web-based. To be included on the mailing list, click on
and fill in your email address.
Issue no. 325 - 28 November 2004
QuickLinks adopts Creative Commons Licence
QuickLinks is now published under a
Licence. You are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work; to make derivative works; to make commercial use of the work; under the following conditions: by Attribution. You must give the original author credit. For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the licence terms of this work. Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. This is a human-readable summary of the
(the full licence).
Issue no. 283 - 14 September 2003
After a long hiatus,
is back in operation. This allows you to receive an e-mail with a daily digest of new items posted to QuickLinks. There is a link to the subscription form on the
QuickLinks home page
. To subscribe, enter your e-mail address and submit the form. This is in addition to the possibility of receiving
using your news aggregator, mentioned in
Issue no. 278 - 10 August 2003
QuickLinks RSS feed now available
QuickLinks is now available as an RSS feed.
. see also
a free Windows news-reader recommended by
(Google Directory) and list of
aggregators and newsreaders
(Harvard Law School). Using these is quite straightforward. Available documentation tends to be written for publishers or programmers rather than the non-technical user and so makes it sound much more difficult than it is. For the technically minded, see
What is RSS?
RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters
Issue no. 259 - 9 February 2003
New QuickLinks service - daily digest
News items are posted to the QuickLinks web site as soon as they have been identified by the eagle-eyed QuickLinks team. Thanks to
, you can now receive these as a daily digest. Just enter your e-mail address in the form on the home page. The existing Yahoo! QuickLinks Update service continues, which sends an e-mail as soon as each individual item is posted, as well as the classic weekly-ish QuickLinks newsletter in text and HTML flavours.
Issue no. 250 - 17 November 2002
Status of EU initiatives
Further updated. Links checked.
Issue no. 249 - 10 November 2002
Status of EU initiatives
Issue no. 225 - 24 February 2002
In between issues of the newsletter, items selected for publication are posted on the QuickLinks Web site using
. The 15 most recent items can be seen on the front page, and other items can be found by clicking on the link to the archive.
Issue no. 212 - 27 October 2001
Owing to pressure of work, the QuickLinks newsletter will be appearing irregularly, if at all, until Christmas. I recommend the
BNA's Internet Law News
compiled by Michael Geist , the
UNESCO Observatory of the Information Society
and the other
Issue no. 208 - 24 September 2001
English translation of items
As an experiment, startin g with the present issue, readers can call up a SYSTRAN machine translation of items written in languages other than English. In the HTML version, click on the check box. Readers of the text version can go to the item in question (e.g.
) and click on the "Translate" link.
Issue no. 205 - 3 August 2001
Next issue around 1 September.
Issue no. 150 - 2 April 2000
QuickLinks 150th issue retrospective
NSI - ICANN Deal
Judge declares Microsoft a monopoly that stifles industry
Prodi launches "eEurope"
AOL and Time Warner to merge
First issue: 14 Oct 1997 Issue 100: 11 Dec 1998
Number of items published sinced issue 100: 3239 Total number of items: 6032
Contributors: Gerhard Heine, David Goldstein, Ola-Kristian Hoff, Alan Reekie, Rupert Selzer, John Rabun, Patrizio Menchetti, Stephen Balkam, David Hughes, Gordon Lennox, Meryem Marzouki, Angela Mills, Günter Wilms, Yaman Akdeniz, Alan Reekie, Stefaan Verhulst, Patricia Benda
Aggregators: NewsNow UK, MediaGrok, EPIC, TKRnews, EPIC, Slashdot, ACM, Europemedia, CPSR Cyber Rights
Most cited news sources: New York Times, Reuters, ZDNet, CNET News.com, FT, BBC, Newsbytes, Wired, RAPID
Most obscure news source: Louisville Courier-Journal
Issue no. 135 - 5 December 1999
Full text search for QuickLinks items
All items are indexed except those on the current QuickLinks Update - for the latter, use your browser's menu Find option.
QuickLinks now available in text and HTML versions
To be included on the mailing list, either fill out the form at
or send a blank e-mail to
Items selected for possible inclusion in the next QuickLinks are now put online immediately.
Issue no. 112 - 12 March 1999
QuickLinks search facility now available
A full-text search of the news items is now available. Keywords can be entered into a form on the QuickLinks home page, with options to match all words or match any words.
Issue no. 108 - 16 February 1999
New events page
A new page lists major seminars and conferences dealing with legal and policy issues covered by QuickLinks. Past events (such as the Bonn and Ottawa Conferences) are also listed.
Issue no. 100 - 11 December 1998
QuickLinks 100th issue retrospective
IANA chief Jon Postel dies
DOJ, States File Suit Against Microsoft
AOL buys Netscape for $4.2 billion
Private Sector Group Submits Internet Name Plan
European Commission highlights
Commission proposes e-commerce Directive
Europe Launches Plan To Clean Up Net
Recommendation on the protection of minors and human dignity in the audiovisual and information services
: 14 Oct 1997
Number of items published
: Gerhard Heine, Alan Reekie, Pierre Bischoff, Ola-Kristian Hoff, Gunnar Bender, Andreas Grünwald, Yaman Akdeniz, Stephen Balkam, Christa Bernert, Dimitri Corpakis, Yann Dietrich, Daniel Duthil, David Herson, Nathalie Labourdette, Gerhard Laga, Caroline Leboucher, Pedro Marin, Erich Moechel, Angela Mills, Ian Pigott, Rudi Roth, Peter Sandler, Theodor Schlickmann, Jerome Thorel, Günter Wilms, Christopher Wilkinson
Most quoted news source
Most obscure news source
: The Hartford Courant - Connecticut News
Links to news items about legal and regulatory aspects of Internet and the information society, particularly those relating to information content, and market and technology.
QuickLinks consists of
a free newsletter appearing approximately every two to three weeks. The newsletter is distributed by electronic mail through an "announcement only" mailing list.
a Web site with frequent updates, an events page, news items organised by category as well as chronologically by issue and full text search.
QuickLinks is edited by Richard Swetenham
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Licence