QuickLinks 204 - 27 July 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Audiovisual

  • Austria - L'Autriche réforme son paysage audiovisuel  Expand
  • Germany - Berliner Kammergericht: "Fernsehfee" ist zulässig  Expand

   Competition

   Computer crime

   Consumer protection

  • Stiftung Warentest: Schlechte Noten für Freemailer  Expand

   Content regulation

  • China's net generation  Expand
  • Singapore Web Site Forced To Register With Govt  Expand
  • Thailand Moves To Crack Down On Web Content  Expand
  • Israel - Parliament bans porno channels on cable TV  Expand
  • USA - Net porn law challenge heads to court  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Denmark Enacts Anti-Piracy Search and Seizure Law  Expand
  • Digital copyright tug o' war  Expand
  • File-trading pressure mounts on ISPs  Expand
  • MP3 v. the Law  Expand
  • Germany - Virtuelles Gasgeben als Markenverletzung  Expand
  • USA - Coming to a court near you: Movie previews  Expand
  • USA - EFF: Free the Russian Hacker!  Expand
  • USA - FBI conducts anti-piracy sweep  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • Huge identity theft uncovered  Expand
  • Privacy group details complaints against XP  Expand
  • UK - Gateway raises privacy fears  Expand
  • USA - Top companies press internet privacy concerns  Expand

   Digital divide

  • ASEAN in push to reduce digital divide  Expand
  • G8 aims to bridge 'digital divide'  Expand

   Domain names

  • .Biz, .Web and ICANN's 'Open' Process  Expand
  • ICANN Brought '.Kids' Legislation On Itself - Lawmakers  Expand
  • ICANN directors irate over .name email "monopoly"  Expand
  • Registrars Refute 'Domain Slamming' Charges  Expand
  • Germany - Alternativer Domain-Anbieter New.net kollidiert mit T-Online  Expand
  • USA - New ".biz" Internet domain faces legal challenge  Expand

   e-Government

   Electronic commerce

  • EU - Commercial Communications - Commission decides to refer France to the Court of Justice  Expand
  • USA - New push to ban online gambling  Expand

   Employment and social issues

  • Manila government targets lewd e-mail  Expand

   Interception

  • FBI required to report on Net wiretaps  Expand
  • New Zealand Crimes Bill Raises Cybersnooping Concerns  Expand

   Internet access and use

  • Taming the Wild, Wild Web  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

   Mobile and wireless

  • EU - Brussels warms to European 3G network sharing  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • AOL weiß: Internet ist gut für Kinder  Expand
  • Cyber-games make children brighter  Expand
  • Girl Model Sites Crossing Line?  Expand
  • Kids access porn sites  Expand
  • Phil Collins considers legal action over TV hoax  Expand
  • Pornographer Gathers Support  Expand
  • Violence is all in the game, say makers  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • Germany - Klage gegen URL-Redirects auf Neonazi-Sites  Expand
  • Germany - Nazi-Sites auf 1000 verdoppelt  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • TV Web Parental Control  Expand
  • USA - Parents make scant use of TV V-chip  Expand

   Safer Internet awareness

  • Commission moves to protect the young online  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Cable internet security blown wide open  Expand
  • Hackers Pounce On New Telnet Hole  Expand
  • Nailing shut the cyber back door  Expand
  • Nine out of ten web users prefer porn  Expand
  • Porn site hacked by rabbit  Expand
  • Sicherheitsloch bei Schweizer E-Mail-Anbieter  Expand
  • SirCam clogs mailboxes, spreads secrets  Expand
  • Swiss Hackers Grab 250,000 E-mail Addresses, Passwords  Expand
  • The enemies of access  Expand
  • World Virus Tracking Center  Expand
  • Austria - Hackers Hit Again With Hitler Mustache, Music  Expand
  • USA - Adobe Opposes Prosecution in Hacking Case  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • France - L'industrie adopte un code pour renforcer la confiance du consommateur dans le paiement en ligne  Expand

   Telecommunications

  • France - Les communications téléphoniques locales s'ouvriront à la concurrence le 1er janvier 2002  Expand
  • Germany - Neuer Streit um Fortschritte im Ortsnetzwettbewerb  Expand

Market & Technology

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • The Webification of TV is happening  Expand

   Employment and social issues

  • EBay France Bends to Strikers  Expand
  • Swiss Microsoft site pulls racy ad  Expand
  • T'es connectée chez tes parents?  Expand

   Internet access and use

  • McDonald's: Burgers, fries and mice  Expand

   Market

  • A mission to free scientific ideas  Expand
  • AOL to Offer Bounty for Space on New PCs  Expand
  • Microsoft's stake in the AOL-Amazon deal  Expand
  • Net music in a post-Napster world  Expand
  • Personal computer shipments suffer first fall in 15 years  Expand
  • Pigalle peine à jouir de la Toile  Expand
  • Pressplay to launch in September  Expand
  • Private Screening in Public Places  Expand
  • Revenge of the file-sharing masses!  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Handset shortages may delay Vodafone's 3G launch  Expand

   Standards

  • AOL files "open" messaging plans with FCC  Expand

   Statistics

  • Hackers: Know Your Enemy  Expand
  • Napster users disperse, keep trading  Expand
  • Study: Web travel takes off  Expand
  • Teens Turn On, Tune In, Log Off  Expand

   Technology

  • Airport check-ins based on your iris  Expand
  • Plug.In: Peer-To-Peer Shows Mainstream Potential  Expand

Useful addresses

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