QuickLinks 210 - 14 October 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Competition

  • Brüssel will der Gema auf den Zahn fühlen  Expand Translate
  • Microsoft to confront EU on antitrust question  Expand
  • EU - Market definition as a cornerstone of Competition Policy  Expand
  • USA - Microsoft, government fail to settle  Expand
  • USA - Napster Claims Antitrust Violations By Record Companies  Expand

   Computer crime

  • Court: German TV Must Return Hacked Bank Account Info  Expand
  • Web site stands up to extortion  Expand
  • France - Inauguration de l'office de lutte contre "la criminalité sur la toile"  Expand Translate
  • France - Les mesures de Jospin contre le cybercrime  Expand Translate
  • UK - Internet 'grooming' legislation faces delays  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • EU - E.C. Mulls New Consumer Protection Rules  Expand
  • Customers derail MS double-dipping  Expand
  • Internet: un site dénonce les "eurotricheurs" en Autriche  Expand Translate
  • Pop Singer's Death Hoax A Top Story At CNN.com  Expand
  • UK - Jamjar told to change ads after complaint  Expand
  • USA - FTC Shuts Thousands of Deceptive Web Sites  Expand

   Content regulation

  • Le jihad et Ben Laden n'ont plus droit de site sur le Net  Expand Translate
  • USA - En Banc 9th Circuit to Review Abortion Speech Case  Expand
  • USA - Gameswatch: Content reviewed after terrorist attacks  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • JumpTV May Try New Angle On TV Retransmission  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • USA - Suit targets biggest post-Napster network  Expand
  • Napster wins reprieve  Expand
  • USA - Congress Likely To Defer Database Protection To 2002  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • France - E-mail: respect du secret, même au travail  Expand Translate
  • AOL is keeping an eye on you  Expand
  • Des garde-fous contre la cybersurveillance  Expand Translate
  • Online anonymity tool to shut down  Expand
  • France - Le secret médical, premier droit du patient  Expand Translate
  • USA - California Creates Identity Theft Law  Expand
  • USA - FTC Refocuses Privacy Agenda  Expand
  • USA - School Supply Co. Runs Afoul Of FTC Privacy Rule  Expand
  • USA - Securing patient privacy  Expand

   Domain names

  • .info registry stuck in traffic  Expand
  • VeriSign, RealNames push keyword browsing  Expand
  • USA - .biz injunction halts 53,000 domain names  Expand

   e-Government

  • Irish government websites rated best in the EU  Expand
  • France - Marchés publics et enchères électroniques  Expand Translate

   e-Learning

   Electronic commerce

   Health

  • German Health Ministry Stumps For Online Medicine Sales  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

  • EC's Liikanen Unveils eEurope 2002 Plans  Expand

   Interception

   Internet access and use

  • British broadband suppliers to receive E48m incentive  Expand
  • France - Forfaits illimités : l'AFA repart en guerre  Expand Translate
  • Germany - AOL wins size spat with rival ISP  Expand
  • UK - BT's Bonfield rejects calls for lower ADSL prices  Expand
  • UK - Energis withdraws from local loop unbundling  Expand
  • USA - AOL Time Warner asks FTC to approve 3rd unaffiliated ISP  Expand
  • USA - Government mulls Internet of its own  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • France - Pere-Noel.fr ne fait pas de cadeau  Expand Translate
  • France - Quel droit pour les liens hypertextes ?  Expand Translate

   Mobile and wireless

  • France - Vivendi Universal s'acquitte de sa licence de téléphonie mobile  Expand Translate
  • USA - Government OKs New Wireless 911 Plan  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • Internet makes children lazy, says academic  Expand
  • UK - BBC introduces further initiatives to protect children online  Expand
  • UK - Parents 'lose control' of children's viewing  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • Le parquet envoie J´accuse ! au tapis  Expand Translate
  • France - Judge Now Mulling U.S. Hate Site Block  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • Xbox to Offer Parental Controls  Expand
  • France - Front14 inaccessible depuis la fac  Expand Translate
  • USA - San Francisco bans filters in libraries  Expand

   Safer Internet awareness

  • Ireland launches Internet Safety Initiatives  Expand
  • USA - SurfWatch Safety Partnership  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Airport to install face-scan system  Expand
  • Anti-Nimda Technology Saved Billions - Report  Expand
  • Code Red II Is Dead - Experts  Expand
  • FBI, SANS Institute: Internet 'not ready' for attack  Expand
  • High-Tech Leaders Slam Encryption Back Door Bill  Expand
  • Microsoft Closes Door To Its Online Customer Database  Expand
  • Microsoft Steps Up Software Security  Expand
  • USA - Feds Offer $5 Mil In Grants For Security Research  Expand
  • USA - Taking Out the Net  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

   Technology

   Telecommunications

  • USA - Weathering the telecom storm  Expand

   Terrorism

  • Onion's Bitter Tears of Irony  Expand
  • U.S. pulls sensitive details on chemical plants, pipelines from Web  Expand
  • UK - Alleged Jihad Internet Terrorist Pleads Not Guilty  Expand

Market & Technology

   Market

  • 160,000 artists make web music available  Expand
  • Creating multi-platform killer content  Expand
  • EMI to license songs to Vivendi/Sony web service  Expand
  • New Service May Open Net As Promotional Avenue For Music  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Survey: The Mobile Internet  Expand

   Multilingual content and software

   Rating and filtering

   Standards

   Statistics

  • Porn-on-demand  Expand
  • Wireless Booming In Africa, Middle East  Expand
  • World Becoming More Connected  Expand

Useful addresses

  • The Filter  Expand

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