QuickLinks 199 - 4 June 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Computer crime

  • EU - Fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment  Expand
  • «Code as code»?  Expand
  • Cyberspace evidence seizure upheld  Expand
  • G8 concludes Tokyo high-tech crime meeting  Expand
  • Internet founder worried over EU cybercrime plans  Expand
  • Police to flood stolen mobiles with messages  Expand
  • Time to crack down on child porn  Expand
  • UK - Boss 'found internet ace's child porn pictures'  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • USA - Net porn firm, FTC settle complaint  Expand

   Content regulation

  • Danone demande 4 millions de francs aux créateurs des sites de boycottage  Expand
  • Free-speech group returns to its roots  Expand
  • Malaysia considers panel to monitor the Internet  Expand
  • Vietnam- Net links cut as socialist firewall repaired  Expand
  • France - Jack Lang attaque le CSA sur Skyrock  Expand
  • France - Le CSA veut contrôler les images et les sons du Net  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Ebay Sued in Germany Over Sale of Fake Rolexes  Expand
  • Launch Media, Webcasters Sue Recording Industry  Expand
  • The Recording Industry vs. Aimster  Expand
  • France - Leonardo's Day in Court  Expand
  • Germany - Der Streit um die Autorenrechte verschärft sich  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • E-monitoring of workers sparks concerns  Expand

   Digital divide

   Domain names


  • MS Monopolizes U.K. Gov't Site  Expand
  • Vote électronique: le doute belge  Expand
  • UK - Net users 'switched off'  Expand

   Electronic commerce

  • EU - Commission proposes to prohibit tobacco advertising  Expand
  • EU: Internet-Banking bleibt ohne einheitliche Regeln  Expand
  • Online Gaming Dealt Setback in Nevada, California  Expand
  • Germany - Oberlandesgericht bestätigt Urteil gegen Powershopping  Expand
  • Germany - Weitere Schlappe für Internet-Apotheke  Expand


  • Canada - New Cyber Tip Line To Protect Children On The Internet  Expand
  • Hotlines unite for a EC crackdown on cybercrime  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

  • France - un Forum des droits sur l'Internet ambitieux  Expand
  • One Internet Is Not Enough  Expand
  • Spain - Fears of a Website Inquisition  Expand
  • UK - Culture, media and sport ministry to be broken up  Expand
  • UK - Government's internet project 'doomed'  Expand


  • EU warns on e-mail spy threat  Expand

   Internet access and use

  • Missing the high speed revolution  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Germany set to allow 3G co-operation  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • EU-Minister fordern Schwarze Liste gegen Rassismus  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • Controversial Ruling on Library Filters  Expand
  • Wiesbadener Kriminologe für Kinderschutzsicherung bei Computern  Expand

   Safer Internet awareness

  • Newsletter  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Thousands spammed by Seti@home hackers  Expand
  • Worm tracks down child porn  Expand


  • Norway relaxes Telenor stance  Expand

Market & Technology

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • From goggle box to chatterbox  Expand


  • Microsoft and AOL Discuss Linking Products  Expand
  • The music revolution will not be digitized  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • NTT DoCoMo - Exporting i-Mode  Expand

   Portals, browsers and search engines

  • Paid Placement Is Catching On in Web Searches  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Expert Says Windows XP Aids Vandals  Expand
  • Handy verschlüsselt Gespräche auf Knopfdruck  Expand


  • Interactive gets the thumbs up  Expand


  • The beast of complexity  Expand

Useful addresses

  • Legislation Affecting the Internet  Expand


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