QuickLinks 202 - 5 July 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Audiovisual

  • BBC executive warns of radical funding shake-up  Expand

   Competition

   Computer crime

  • Germany - Härtere Strafen für Handel mit Kinderpornografie im Netz  Expand
  • Russia - Cyber-Verbrechen in Russland auf Rekordhoch  Expand

   Content regulation

  • Jeboycottedanone condamné  Expand
  • La fondatrice d'un magazine internet emprisonnée en Tunisie  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Napster to dump old software  Expand
  • Video store in Sweden raided  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • Casinos hit jackpot with customer data  Expand

   Digital divide

  • Report backs voice portals to boost African Internet use  Expand

   Domain names

  • EU - .eu top level domain  Expand
  • Bill Would Require ICANN To Create '.Kids' Domain  Expand
  • EADS wegen Sperrung durch NSI offline  Expand
  • Germany - Urteil: Namensrecht gilt nicht für ähnliche Schreibweisen  Expand

   Electronic commerce

   Information society and Internet policy

   Internet access and use

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • Europe Panel Is Rethinking How It Views E-Commerce  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • USA - FCC hit by second setback on mobile licences  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • Avoiding unwanted solicitations  Expand
  • Dossier: protection of minors  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • EU - Fight against racism and xenophobia on the internet  Expand
  • Germany - Haftstrafe für volksverhetzenden Internet-Forumsbeitrag  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • L'Amérique fait la guerre aux lenteurs publicitaires  Expand
  • Porn sneaks past search filters  Expand
  • Yahoo trace ses visiteurs pour les besoins de la pub  Expand
  • Germany - Internet-Filter für bayerische Schulen  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • AOL’s ICQ servers cracked  Expand
  • Britney's Guide to Hacking NT in 5 Easy Steps  Expand
  • Burger King site grilled for third time  Expand
  • Cisco router bug puts Net at risk  Expand
  • Defacement Worm Strikes Quote.com Site  Expand
  • Hackers pounce on Web site flaw  Expand
  • www.schmidt.ohweh  Expand

   Telecommunications

  • France - L'ART valide les tarifs de France Télécom et mécontente les FAI  Expand

   Universal service

  • EU mandates Internet in every home  Expand

Market & Technology

   Employment and social issues

   Market

  • Games Watch: Publishers embrace Microsoft Xbox  Expand
  • Le ralentissement publicitaire mondial se transforme en récession  Expand
  • Older, wiser, webbier  Expand
  • Playboy enters hardcore market with Vivid TV buy  Expand
  • Russia's musical treasures for sale on the net  Expand
  • Schluss mit kostenlos  Expand
  • The Media Borg wants you  Expand
  • Yahoo looks to challenge Napster with music deal  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Simple messages are key to unlocking wireless Web  Expand

   Standards

  • Phone makers align on games standards  Expand

   Statistics

  • 90% des internautes exigent l'indépendance des moteurs de recherche à l'égard de la publicité  Expand
  • Online fraud still deters Web shoppers  Expand
  • UK - 9 in 10 children have a mobile phone  Expand

   Technology

  • Bluetooth Will Take Off - Eventually  Expand
  • Microsoft clips Windows XP Smart Tags  Expand
  • Peekabooty goes into hiding  Expand

Useful addresses

  • Status of EU initiatives updated  Expand
  • The EUR-Lex portal, a 'one-stop shop' for EU law, is open  Expand
  • Vaut le voyage ou, au moins, mérite le détour  Expand

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