QuickLinks 205 - 3 August 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Competition

  • EU - Commission clears global network for the authentication of electronic signatures  Expand
  • EU - Commission clears the creation of the Covisint Automotive Internet Marketplace  Expand
  • USA - FTC Charges Warner Music and Universal Music  Expand
  • USA - New Software, New Scrutiny for Microsoft  Expand

   Computer crime

  • Offshore Internet Sports Gambling Conviction Upheld  Expand
  • USA - Congress Covets Copyright Cops  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • France - Tiscali Liberty Surf épinglé pour pub mensongère  Expand

   Content regulation

  • China Allows Sina.com To Open Net Bulletin Board  Expand
  • Singapore plans purge of net politics  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • OLG München: "FTP-Explorer"-Link verletzt Markenrecht  Expand
  • Pirates jump gun on Windows XP  Expand
  • The New York Times and Napster  Expand
  • USA - Putting a price on Net music  Expand
  • USA - Studios Fight Pirated Movies on Web  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • Reconsidering the Privacy of Office Computers  Expand
  • Germany - Datenschützer fahnden nach Mängeln auf Webseiten  Expand
  • USA - Organized Crime Case Raises Privacy Issues  Expand

   Digital divide

  • Casting a Wider Net in Brazil  Expand

   Domain names

   e-Government

  • EU - Providing better public service and wider participation for citizens  Expand
  • e-government International Comparisons  Expand
  • Switzerland E-Government  Expand
  • Germany - e-Demokratie mit Anlaufschwierigkeiten  Expand
  • USA - Inventory of Electronic Government Initiatives  Expand
  • USA - E-Government Act of 2001  Expand
  • USA - eGov Home Page  Expand

   Electronic commerce

  • Gaming regulators discuss Net gambling security  Expand

   Employment and social issues

  • Internetsucht: Die digitale Droge  Expand
  • Professor Who Once Found Isolation Online Has a Change of Heart  Expand
  • Spain unleashes the Mobile Muncher  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

  • Guéguerre au pays des internautes mécontents  Expand
  • Oxford Internet Institute  Expand

   Interception

  • Net activists launch campaign to jam 'Echelon'  Expand

   Internet access and use

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • USA - Mom: ISP Should Pay for Kid Porn  Expand
  • USA - RIAA Seeks Reversal Of Judge's Aimster Rulings  Expand

   Protection of minors

   Racism and xenophobia

  • Germany - Initiative lässt 118 Nazi-Webseiten abschalten  Expand
  • Germany - ISPs Must Help Stop Hate Web Content  Expand
  • USA - ACLU Says Hate Crimes Legislation Must Be Amended  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • USA - Net file-sharing exposes kids to porn  Expand
  • ACLU Says "Rating Entertainment Ratings" Issue for Concern  Expand
  • Group calls for voluntary return to TV 'family hour'  Expand
  • Jugendschutz-Filter im ISDN-Proxy  Expand

   Security and encryption

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • Germany - eco mit Richtlinien für E-Mail-Marketing  Expand

   Taxation and tariffs

  • UK - Freeserve slams US rival's £30m-a-year VAT advantage  Expand
  • USA - House panel passes Web-tax ban  Expand

   Telecommunications

Market & Technology

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • CD-Kopierschutz von Macrovision ausgetrickst  Expand
  • Tweaking Technology to Stay Ahead of the Film Pirates  Expand

   Internet access and use

  • BT to launch high-speed satellite web service  Expand
  • L'accès aux e-mails gratuit touche à sa fin en Chine  Expand
  • UK dial-up market gets official seal of approval  Expand

   Junk mail (spam)

  • The great CNET spam-off  Expand

   Market

  • First, Eat Your Rivals  Expand
  • Gloves off as Microsoft and AOL web war hots up  Expand
  • Yahoo testing pop-under advertising  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • T-Motion to charge mobile internet users  Expand

   Portals, browsers and search engines

   Standards

  • Pushing the envelope on IM  Expand

   Statistics

  • European Teens Flock To The Net  Expand

   Technology

  • Distributed computing gets a corporate twist  Expand
  • New software pinpoints location of web users  Expand

Useful addresses

  • France - Portail Bison Futé  Expand

Editorial information

  • Summer break  Expand

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