QuickLinks 207 - 18 September 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Audiovisual

  • UK blocks BBC digital entertainment channel  Expand
  • EU - La circulation des oeuvres cinématographiques européennes  Expand

   Competition

   Computer crime

  • UK consider change in law to tackle "grooming" activity  Expand
  • Indonesia - Lack of expertise delays cyberlaws  Expand
  • NASA hacker sentenced to prison  Expand
  • Suisse - Contre les sites Internet à caractère pédophile  Expand
  • UK - Army policeman jailed over child porn  Expand
  • Canada - 'Mafiaboy' hacker jailed  Expand
  • EU - Les eurodéputés contre la conservation des logs  Expand
  • Netherlands - Anna virus writer goes on trial  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • Commerce électronique : la France transpose la directive sur les contrats à distance !  Expand
  • Germany - LG Hannover: "WebRobin"-Gütesiegel rechtswidrig  Expand

   Content regulation

  • I.S.P.'s Curb Terrorist Postings and an Anti-Islamic Backlash  Expand
  • The Media Borg's man in Washington  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

   Domain names

  • Germany's DeNIC Ordered To Remove 'Non-Profit' Description  Expand
  • ICANN ends battle over .au domain name  Expand
  • Meeting of the ICANN Board in Montevideo  Expand
  • Net body faces conflicting power plays  Expand
  • Rocky Start to Debate Over Public Role in Internet  Expand
  • Second Internet Domain Name Process  Expand

   e-Government

   e-Learning

  • British schools flocking to Net  Expand
  • Elearning to thrive in Europe  Expand

   Employment and social issues

  • Internet becomes global forum for soul-searching and support  Expand
  • France - «Un e-mail, c'est privé»  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

  • "Moins parler de technologie et se consacrer au contenu"  Expand
  • CFP2002 Call for proposals  Expand
  • Realising our vision of a global information society: from revolution to evolution  Expand

   Interception

  • USA - Senate Expands Surveillance Powers Following Attacks  Expand
  • Echelon Spying Network Exists, EU Committee Says  Expand
  • British cyberpolice ask providers to retain all data  Expand
  • Schweiz auf dem Weg zu neuer Abhörgesetzgebung  Expand
  • USA - Anti-Attack Feds Push Carnivore  Expand
  • USA - FBI Denies Bias in U.S. Raid That Shut Qatar Web Site  Expand

   Internet access and use

  • Les ratés du réseau suédois  Expand
  • USA - Attacks slowed phones, Internet  Expand

   Junk mail (spam)

  • EU Parliament to re-examine e-mail spam plans  Expand
  • USA - Bush Administration To Target Privacy, Spam & 3G  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Mobile phone companies slammed for targeting children  Expand
  • USA - Bush to Propose Delaying Spectrum Sale  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • UK - Lycos happy to peddle porn to kids  Expand
  • USA - Study: 300,000 U.S. kids in sex trade  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

   Rating and filtering

   Safer Internet awareness

  • Assurer la protection de l’enfant sur l’internet  Expand
  • UK - Internet Proficiency Scheme  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Don't pay TV?  Expand
  • IT disaster declarations continue to grow in number  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • Council of Europe adopts recommendation on self-regulation  Expand

   Telecommunications

  • Australia - Alston the weakest link  Expand

   Terrorism

  • Hackers split over vigilante strikes  Expand
  • Thousands Respond to German's Attack Reward Offer  Expand

Market & Technology

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Do Search Engines Expedite the Theft of Digital Images?  Expand

   Internet access and use

   Market

  • China offers access deal to News Corp and AOL  Expand
  • Amateur Newsies Top the Pros  Expand
  • Disney and News Corp in internet film plan  Expand
  • Glorious hopes on a trillion-dollar scrapheap  Expand
  • ISPs get an eyeful of porn bonanza  Expand
  • See no evil  Expand
  • Germany - Deutsche Telekom sells cable TV assets to Liberty  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Vodafone issues 3G services statement  Expand

   Portals, browsers and search engines

  • Search for the invisible web  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Bertelsmann steps up CD security efforts  Expand

   Statistics

  • Chinese websites mushrooming  Expand
  • Four in five US kids online  Expand
  • Study: Music downloading rises in August  Expand
  • Survey: Wired seniors few but fervent  Expand

   Technology

  • From paper to the internet  Expand

Useful addresses

  • Fact Squad  Expand

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