QuickLinks 214 - 23 November 2001

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Cable and satellite

  • European Space Agency backing GPS system  Expand


  • EU sets Microsoft talks for December  Expand
  • Deutschland - Liberty meldet Premiere-Einstieg beim Kartellamt an  Expand Translate
  • Italy - Antitrust authorities to block pay-TV merger  Expand
  • USA - Microsoft to settle private antitrust suits  Expand

   Computer crime

  • Child porn raids in 14 countries  Expand
  • Bekämpfung gefährlicher Angriffe auf Informationssysteme  Expand Translate
  • Child Pornography - Theme paper for Yokohama  Expand
  • Cybercrime Treaty Finally Ready  Expand
  • EU Forum on Cybercrime  Expand
  • EU Moves To Ratify Cybercrime Terms, Penalties  Expand
  • Brazil - Doctor caught publishing child porn  Expand
  • South Africa - Biggest child porn bust in SA  Expand
  • UK - Child porn suspect freed on technicality  Expand
  • USA - Calif. Judge Arrested for Child Porn  Expand
  • USA - Doctor pleads innocent to pornography charge  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • Australia - Porn sites dump on unwitting visitors  Expand
  • Deutschland - BGH: Telefonsex-Gespräche müssen bezahlt werden  Expand Translate
  • Deutschland - Euro-Sünder am "virtuellen Pranger"  Expand Translate

   Content regulation

  • Libertés immuables  Expand Translate
  • Report: China shuts down over 17,000 Internet bars  Expand
  • Australia - Oz Proposes Tough New Filter Law  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • Analogue TV given the last rites  Expand
  • UK to abolish 'personal' curbs on media ambition  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Deutschland - Lex Bertelsmann vor der zweiten Hürde  Expand Translate
  • USA - Conference on the Public Domain  Expand
  • USA - Music publishers file new copyright suit  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • EU expected to reject longer data retention  Expand
  • John Doe don't surf--anonymity offer cut  Expand
  • Menaces convergentes contre la protection des données personnelles en Europe  Expand
  • Deutschland - Datenschutz-Gutachten an Innenministerium übergeben  Expand Translate
  • EU - Europe tackles internet privacy  Expand
  • USA - Privacy Act Doesn't Apply To Most Health Sites  Expand

   Digital divide

   Domain names

  • ICANN's Lynn: No new domains anytime soon  Expand
  • The internet root's alright, says Icann  Expand
  • Deutschland - Bundesgerichtshof schickt Shell-Domain zurück an DENIC  Expand Translate


  • French bureaucracy takes online leap  Expand
  • Deutschland - Bürger können sich einfacher über Gesetze informieren  Expand Translate


  • EU - eSchola 2002 Launch  Expand

   Employment and social issues

   Information society and Internet policy

  • New Economy's Not Ancient History Yet - Liikanen  Expand


  • USA - FBI asks telecoms for surveillance help  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • Antiterror law gives U.S. sweeping Net power  Expand
  • Internet (toujours) casse-tête juridique  Expand Translate
  • Judge & Jury? Notice and Take Down  Expand
  • Top 10 tips for keeping your website legal  Expand
  • UK anti-terror bill alarms ISPs  Expand
  • Deutschland - Bundesweit einheitliche Kontrolle des Internet gefordert  Expand Translate
  • UK - Comedy site has plug pulled  Expand
  • UK - FriendsReunited shuts down message board  Expand
  • USA - Online Companies Draw Fire For Removing 'Offensive' Postings  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • Les imbroglios du portail de la haine  Expand Translate

   Rating and filtering

  • Companies Compete to Provide Saudi Internet Veil  Expand
  • Deutschland - Sicherheitssystem filtert Internet-Inhalte für bayrische Schul-PCs  Expand Translate

   Safer Internet awareness

  • Kids' Net safety in Europe  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • IBM increases focus on privacy and security  Expand
  • USA - Govt. Tech Security Officials Visit Key Net Facility  Expand
  • USA - House OKs Bill With Cyber-Security Funding  Expand


  • EU telecoms entrants protest on access  Expand
  • UK - BT faces unbundling fines  Expand
  • USA - FCC reaches settlement over NextWave wireless licences  Expand


  • UK - Anti-terror laws unveiled  Expand

   Universal service

Market & Technology

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • BBC calls digital TV summit  Expand
  • Is broadband working?  Expand
  • Sony and AOL strike broadband deal  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • NTT to launch new 3G service  Expand
  • War Boosts Popularity Of Satellite Phone  Expand

   Portals, browsers and search engines

  • Fast Search Engine Says It Now Offers Quick News Updates  Expand
  • Yahoo To Place Paid Ads In Search Results  Expand

   Quality of service

  • U.K. Internet Users Hit By Three-Hour Outage  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • A Tell-All ZD Would Rather Ignore  Expand
  • Biometrics and the new security age  Expand
  • Consumer Group Reports Hacker Break-Ins  Expand
  • FBI software cracks encryption wall  Expand
  • ICANN: To Serve and Protect  Expand
  • Pirate-proof pop goes public  Expand
  • Playboy Web site hit by hacker  Expand
  • UK - Students hack for PIN money  Expand


  • 15 Million Brits Now Online - NetValue  Expand
  • 40% Of Brits Hit Porn Sites When Surfing  Expand
  • English No Longer Rules The Web  Expand
  • European 3G Operators Face Adoption Hurdles - Study  Expand
  • Executives unaware of cyber attack risk  Expand
  • ICT Survey 2001  Expand
  • Internet Population Growth Rate Stabilizes - Harris Poll  Expand
  • Mobile Phone Shipments Flat, Gartner Says  Expand
  • UK - Long lost school friends reunite over the web  Expand


  • Mirror Software Makes It Easier To Spoof Famous Sites  Expand

Who's who

  • France - Réseau pointé  Expand Translate


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