QuickLinks 219 - 13 January 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues


  • Consumer, Citizen Groups Ask FCC To Reimpose Federal Ownership Limits On Cable TV Ownership  Expand
  • France - Création d'un comité d'étude des monopoles informatiques  Expand Translate
  • EU - Commission opens debate on block exemption for licensing agreements  Expand
  • EU - New de minimis Notice  Expand
  • USA - Judge Rejects MS Settlement  Expand

   Computer crime

   Consumer protection

  • USA - FTC Sues Firm For Moving Illegal TV Ads Online  Expand

   Content regulation

  • Korea - Gay Activists Challenge Web Site Ban  Expand
  • USA - FCC Cancels Fine for Radio Play of 'Slim Shady'  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • A "Speed Bump" vs. Music Copying  Expand
  • Who's Holding Back Broadband?  Expand

   Digital divide

   Domain names

  • Cybersquatters are going fast  Expand
  • Domain Dispute Mechanism Works Well - Study  Expand
  • VeriSign adds .tv to its top-level domain holdings  Expand


  • EU - EUR-LEX free of charge  Expand
  • Deutschland - Komplettes BGB auch online veröffentlicht  Expand Translate
  • UK - Historic census Web site closes  Expand
  • UK - Reformers sceptical of online voting  Expand
  • USA - Cybercourts Set for Tech Trials  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

  • The Internet is for Everyone  Expand
  • USA - Divining the Future of Law and Technology  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • USA - Net filter use jumps in libraries  Expand

   Security and encryption

Market & Technology

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • Swiss TV to pioneer live Olympic Internet broadcasts  Expand
  • The Battle of the Boxes: PC vs. TV  Expand
  • World Cup will miss the Net  Expand


  • Technology switches sides  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • 3G by any other name  Expand
  • France - Le Wifi bouleverse la donne de l'internet haut débit  Expand Translate

   Quality of service

  • Brits' Net Service Twice As Clunky As Germans' - Report  Expand


  • UK users go online to play games  Expand
  • USA - Government Sites Draw Web Traffic  Expand


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