QuickLinks 200 - 14 June 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues


  • EC Launches Probe Into MusicNet, Duet Ventures  Expand
  • EU - T-Online, TUI and Neckermann withdraw online project  Expand

   Computer crime

  • Democratic Control of Europol  Expand
  • Endgame for Cybercrime treaty  Expand
  • Ex-Student Indicted in E-Blackmail  Expand
  • Justices Say Warrant Is Required in High-Tech Searches of Homes  Expand
  • Kinderpornos auf Behördencomputer  Expand
  • Police probe 1,800-strong Internet paedophile ring  Expand
  • Un cyberflic français d'Europol inculpé aux Pays-Bas  Expand
  • USA - Top DOJ Official Outlines Priority List to Combat Cybercrime  Expand

   Content regulation

  • Turkey adopts law to restrict Web content  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • Copyright Officials Keep Date With JumpTV  Expand
  • L'offerta televisiva in un sistema multi-piattaforma  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Attorney Dan Ravicher on Open Source Legal Issues  Expand
  • Could ISPs end up paying for Gnutella's sins?  Expand
  • Felten v. RIAA  Expand
  • Online search tool finds copyright owners  Expand
  • Record industry sues MTVi  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • Advocacy group protests Macy's privacy policy  Expand
  • Australian Net Group Takes European Route On Privacy  Expand
  • Privacy group pushes Web bug finder  Expand
  • Say Ahh, Then Remain Silent  Expand

   Digital divide

  • Report Urges World Leaders Not To Ignore 'Digital Divide'  Expand

   Domain names

  • EU-Kommission warnt vor Alleingang bei .eu-Domains  Expand
  • Nuke Agency Evicts Greenpeace From Web Site  Expand

   Electronic commerce

   Employment and social issues

  • Former dot-com workers find homes at porn sites  Expand
  • Vatican to rule out online confessions  Expand


  • European aspects of eHealth  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

  • France : le gouvernement approuve la loi sur la société de l'information  Expand


   Internet access and use

  • UK - Competition suffers as BT drags its heels  Expand

   Junk mail (spam)

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • Emmaüs en procès sur le Net  Expand
  • Judge to Hear Yahoo Case of French Nazi Ban  Expand
  • The Internet’s legal conundrum  Expand
  • Australia - Case tests internet freedom  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • German regulator to allow 3G mobile cost sharing  Expand
  • Get ready for "mobile" porn  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • German Group Finds Neo-Nazism Alive Among AOL Users  Expand
  • Xénophobes sur Internet : Raus !  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • Filtering intro  Expand
  • Internet Filtering Company Says Mandatory Filtering Laws Aren't Needed  Expand
  • South Dakota: Fire, Don't Filter  Expand

   Safer Internet awareness

  • AOL et la sécurité des enfants sur le Web  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Commission boosts security on the Internet  Expand
  • Always-on GPRS a hacker's dream  Expand
  • DoS worm invades Microsoft servers  Expand
  • Hacker-tracking site throws in the towel  Expand
  • Hackers deface EC Web site in 2nd incident  Expand
  • Hackers hit computers running California power grid  Expand
  • Microsoft: We messed up  Expand
  • MS: Security hole in SQL Server lets attackers take over  Expand
  • Panel: Computer export rules useless  Expand
  • Security sites hit by graffiti gang  Expand
  • Teen hacker accused at sentencing hearing  Expand
  • TiVo users told to stop swapping hack info  Expand
  • Virginia Government Data Web Site Hacked  Expand


  • EU telecoms regulators unite for tougher line  Expand

Market & Technology

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • AT&T Quits Microsoft Venture  Expand
  • Cable Giants Refuse to Sell Ads to Internet Competitors  Expand
  • Microsoft launches TV deal  Expand
  • Sega and Sony to Link Game Consoles Via Internet  Expand
  • The ultimate couch-potato machine  Expand

   Electronic commerce

  • MSN U.K. partners with gambling site  Expand


  • EMI first in downloads  Expand
  • AOL gets last laugh on free Net access  Expand
  • N.Y. Times works to keep Web presence  Expand
  • Napster signs MusicNet deal  Expand
  • The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World  Expand
  • Welcome to the gated Web  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Communication, Not Commerce, Rules the Mobile Internet  Expand
  • Hanging up on mobiles  Expand
  • Think thin and crispy  Expand
  • Wireless e-mail wars heat up  Expand
  • Wireless guidelines aim to boost mobile internet  Expand


  • Big four dominate web  Expand
  • Napster file sharing down 90 percent  Expand
  • One in 12 have hi-speed in North America  Expand
  • Wireless market to explode in North America  Expand


  • IM rivals can't connect on messaging plans  Expand
  • New Windows XP Feature Can Re-Edit Others' Sites  Expand


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