QuickLinks 220 - 19 January 2002

Home page| Printable version

  I would like a new window to open when I click a link

Legal and regulatory issues


   Computer crime

  • Italy Investigates, Does Not Indict Infiltrators  Expand
  • UK - England & Wales - Tougher sentences for child porn  Expand
  • USA - Criminal Charges Settled In Distributed-Computing Case  Expand
  • USA - Stalking the Web Predator  Expand

   Content regulation

  • China orders Net providers to screen e-mail  Expand
  • China - Internet dissidents jailed  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • USA - Senate Panels To Review Govt. Antitrust Reform Plan  Expand
  • USA - Supreme Court Rules FCC Can Set Pole Rates  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Kazaa Suspends Downloads - Court Verdict Due  Expand
  • Ukraine Ramrods Piracy Bill  Expand
  • USA - 2600 Magazine Seeks Another Opinion In N.Y. DeCSS Case  Expand
  • USA - Piracy raids turn up suspects, more sites  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • EU - Commission recognises adequacy of Canadian regime  Expand
  • UK Government To Check On Web Privacy Compliance  Expand
  • Windows Media Player 'Super Cookies' Could Help Track Users  Expand
  • USA - EPIC Sues For Govt. Data Collection Info  Expand
  • USA - FTC settles e-mail privacy probe  Expand
  • USA - Qwest To Send Second Opt-Out Notice To Customers  Expand

   Domain names

  • British Internet Users Get '.me' Domain  Expand
  • Net's servers under scrutiny  Expand
  • USA - ICANN and Antitrust  Expand
  • Deutschland - Internet-Hausbesetzer müssen polizeibrandenburg.de räumen  Expand Translate


  • Schweiz will Vorreiter beim E-Voting werden  Expand Translate

   Electronic commerce

  • Europe takes a front seat in Net rulemaking  Expand
  • EU - Move on European sales promotions faces delay  Expand


  • USA - Online Cipro Crackdown Won't Be The Last - Washington AG  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

  • UK government scoops 'Internet Villain' nominations  Expand

   Internet access and use

  • UK - BT warned to play fair over broadband advert blitz  Expand
  • USA - Tech lobby pushes to make broadband a national priority  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • Deutschland - Sendezeitbegrenzung fürs Internet vorläufig auf Eis gelegt  Expand Translate
  • EU - A programme for child protection on the Internet  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • Deutschland - Links nach rechts doch nicht strafbar  Expand Translate
  • Deutschland - Rechte eBay-Angebote in der Behördendiskussion  Expand Translate
  • Germany presses eBay to stop neo-Nazi trading  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Details On Severe IE Hole Posted Online  Expand
  • Deutschland - Innenministerium kooperiert mit Telekom bei Schutz von Datennetzen  Expand Translate
  • Experts: 'About time' on Microsoft security plan  Expand
  • InstaKiss Password-Stealing Scam Sites Proliferate  Expand
  • USA - ACLU Skewers DMV Proposal As 'De Facto' National ID  Expand
  • USA - FBI Advises Security Review Of Web Content  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • USA - ISPs form lobbying group  Expand


Market & Technology

   Employment and social issues

  • Television Addiction  Expand


  • Europeans Will Pay For Mobile Phone-Based Content - Study  Expand
  • IAB Sets Online Ad Measurement Standards  Expand
  • Subscription Service Heads Find Lots Of Common Ground  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Developers Will Be Saviors Of 3G - Report  Expand


  • Are we moving back to dial-up?  Expand
  • Deutschland - Zwei Fünftel der Bundesbürger sind online  Expand
  • EU - Broadband Connects 6% Of W. Europe's Homes - Liikanen  Expand
  • Interactive TV Finally Ready To Take Off - Study  Expand
  • Report Blames Retailers For U.K.'s Digital TV Woes  Expand
  • USA - National Survey Finds Web Becoming Key Tool For Government  Expand


  • A Cop in Every Computer  Expand
  • Philips blasts labels over protected discs  Expand

Who's who

  • Telecom's Man of the Moment: February 2002  Expand

Useful addresses

  • Cybertelecom-L-Announce  Expand
  • Democracies Online  Expand


Links to news items about legal and regulatory aspects of Internet and the information society, particularly those relating to information content, and market and technology.

QuickLinks consists of

  • a free newsletter appearing approximately once a week. The newsletter is distributed by electronic mail through an "announcement only" mailing list. To be included on the mailing list, either fill out the form at http://www.qlinks.net or send an email to quicklinkshtml-subscribe@eGroups.com (HTML) or quicklinks-subscribe@eGroups.com (Text)

  • a Web site with frequent updates, an events page, news items organised by category as well as chronologically by issue and full text search.

QuickLinks is edited by Richard Swetenham richard.swetenham@cec.eu.int - Main Sources and Contributors: ichael Geist BNA - ILN, David Goldstein, Gerhard Heine