QuickLinks 209 - 1 October 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues



  • UK - British Firms Press For New Microsoft Antitrust Probe  Expand
  • USA - Judge Orders Talks to Settle Microsoft Case  Expand

   Computer crime

  • 'Kournikova' virus creator gets community sentence  Expand
  • Earthlink Suing Over Spam-Filled ISP Arteries  Expand
  • France - La lutte contre la pédophilie sur le Net s'organise  Expand Translate
  • Italia - Pedofilia on line, chieste misure urgenti  Expand Translate
  • USA - EFF - Hackers, Spammers Could Face Life Under Terrorism Law  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • UK - BT internet claims banned by watchdog  Expand
  • USA - FTC Cracks Down On Porn, Gambling Site 'Mousetrapping'  Expand

   Content regulation

  • USA - Civil Libertarians Seek To Weaken 'Anti-Terrorism' Bill  Expand
  • China Re-Blocks News Sites  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Report Piracy and earn a reward  Expand
  • France - Le Parlement relance le débat sur la copie privée digitale  Expand Translate
  • USA - Universal Loses Round To Songwriters Over Music Streaming  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • Internet Privacy and Self-Regulation - Lessons from the Porn Wars  Expand

   Domain names

  • Cybersquatting among the ruins  Expand
  • In Response To Attacks ICANN Eyes Security Matters  Expand


  • USA - E-Government legislation stalls  Expand
  • USA - Federal Agencies Unprepared For New E-Govt. Law  Expand


  • France - Internet va-t-il démanteler l'école?  Expand Translate

   Electronic commerce

  • EU - Distance selling of financial services directive agreed in Council  Expand
  • Germany - Verbot von Internet-Apotheken soll fallen  Expand Translate

   Employment and social issues

  • Relief Agencies Retool to Handle Online Flood  Expand


   Information society and Internet policy

  • EU - eEurope: An inclusive information society  Expand


   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • Yahoo, French Groups Face Off in California Court  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • French group SFR withholds part of 3G payment  Expand
  • UK - New mobile price cuts to save consumers £800m  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • 2morrow's txt 2day  Expand
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children  Expand
  • Keeping tabs on kids with technology  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • UK - New law to curb Muslim fanatics and white racists  Expand

   Rating and filtering

   Safer Internet awareness

  • Context magazine publsihes special issue  Expand
  • Responsible Netizen  Expand
  • Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse  Expand
  • Workshop final report now out  Expand
  • EU - Tackling harmful content on the Internet  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • No Regrets About Developing PGP  Expand
  • Opening Encryption 'Back Door' Problematic - Experts  Expand
  • U.K. E-Commerce Minister Calls For Tighter Internet Security  Expand
  • USA - Hackers urged not to deface sites  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • Business proposes privacy safeguards for data flows to and from EU  Expand
  • ICC launches interpretation service for its advertising codes  Expand


  • USA - Slew of Supreme Court Cases to Focus on '96 Telecom Law  Expand


Market & Technology

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • Germany - Deutsche Fernsehanbieter einigen sich auf MHP  Expand Translate
  • UK - Blank screens as BSkyB turns off analogue signal  Expand


  • At Home Says It Will Seek Chapter 11 Protection  Expand
  • EasyJet head's £15m lifeline for café chain  Expand
  • Napster Strikes 'Landmark' Deal With Music Publishers  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Free wireless Net for the masses  Expand


  • New Standards for Cooperation  Expand


  • Australian Internet subscribers up, ISPs down  Expand
  • MSN Adds 1 Million  Expand


  • CD copy compromise in the works  Expand
  • Universal plans protection for all CDs  Expand


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