QuickLinks 211 - 20 October 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues


  • EU - Commission clarifies application of State aid rules to Public Service Broadcasting  Expand
  • The Gatekeeper: Microsoft's ultimate weapon  Expand
  • EU - 'Threat' over download sites  Expand
  • EU - No probe of Windows XP  Expand
  • USA - Antitrust Probe of Music Firms Intensifies  Expand

   Computer crime

  • UK - Scotland - Judges restrict child porn sentences  Expand
  • Spain - 6000 pédophiles piégés par un faux site internet  Expand Translate
  • UK - Catholic Dean held over child porn  Expand
  • UK - Secrecy surrounds £25m Barclaycard blackmail case  Expand
  • USA - Supreme Court Set to Consider 'Virtual' Child Porn  Expand
  • USA - Tech-Savvy Texas Judge Cracks Down on Sex Offenders  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • USA - Red Cross Warns Of Fraudulent Trojan Program  Expand

   Content regulation

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • UK - ITC urges change to UK media ownership laws  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Software group boards up pirate site  Expand
  • USA - Suntrust v. Houghton Mifflin  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • USA - FTC Refocuses Privacy Agenda  Expand
  • Luxembourg guilty of failure to implement the Data Protection Directive  Expand
  • The U.S. meets offshore privacy laws  Expand
  • USA - Electronic Surveillance in the Workplace  Expand

   Domain names

  • Verisign makes RealNames keywords available  Expand
  • New .info net domain 'fiasco'  Expand
  • WIPO Arbitrators Stern In Domain 'Hijacking' Rulings  Expand
  • Ireland - Former diocesan site now carries porn  Expand


  • EU promotes eGovernment projects  Expand
  • EU - Court gives access to regulatory committee minutes  Expand
  • EU - Your voice in Europe  Expand
  • Schweiz - E-Government zum Mitreden  Expand Translate
  • Singapore - Rules on e-campaigning unveiled  Expand
  • UK - More IT woes for the Home Office  Expand

   Electronic commerce

  • Australia - Red Tape Hurdles In Net Gambling Ban  Expand


   Information society and Internet policy

  • EU - eEurope: Challenges and Opportunities  Expand


  • France - La faute à l´internet  Expand Translate
  • UK - Blunkett readies 'Big Brother' law  Expand
  • USA - Governor Calls for 'Cyber Court'  Expand
  • USA - Lawmakers break logjam on new anti-terrorism laws  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • Panel Ponders: To Link, Or Not To Link?  Expand
  • Germany - Provider-Haftung für rechtswidrige Inhalte fraglich  Expand Translate
  • USA - New York Appellate Panel Upholds Dismissal of Web Defamation Claim  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • France cuts upfront cost of 3G mobile licences  Expand
  • UK - British Telecom and One2One lose 3G appeal  Expand

   Protection of minors

   Racism and xenophobia

  • France - Case analysis of the Yahoo case  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • USA - Web Site Ratings Push Due From AOL, Microsoft, Others  Expand
  • USA - News rating proposal rejected  Expand

   Safer Internet awareness

  • Calling all parents!  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Hacker cracks Microsoft anti-piracy software  Expand
  • Microsoft to hackers: Don't publish code  Expand
  • Security Attacks Set To Double In 2001 - CERT  Expand
  • Spain - La AI inicia una campaña para promover una Internet más segura  Expand Translate
  • USA - Bush Lays Out Cyber-Protection Plan  Expand
  • USA - RIAA Wants to Hack Your PC  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

   Taxation and tariffs

  • Germany - Rundfunkgebühr ab 2005 auch für Computer  Expand Translate


  • Canada Works on Terror Bill, Too  Expand

Market & Technology

   Internet access and use

  • Le chat, dernier salon où l'on cause  Expand Translate


  • Audiogalaxy filters music files  Expand
  • Webseiten für Kinder - Wer soll das bezahlen?  Expand Translate

   Multilingual content and software

  • Taking the lead with European digital content  Expand


  • Euro DSL Hook-ups To Outnumber U.S.'s By '05  Expand
  • i-Mode to take off in Europe  Expand


  • Information und Spektakel  Expand Translate
  • RIAA: We'll smother song swappers  Expand


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