QuickLinks 221 - 26 January 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues


  • France - Messier and messier  Expand
  • France seeks ruling on Vivendi ownership  Expand
  • UK - Government approves BBC's new commercial unit  Expand


  • USA - Senate Inquiry Into Antitrust Reform Raises More Questions  Expand
  • España - La Agencia de Protección de Datos multa con 140 millones a Telefónica  Expand Translate
  • UK - New travel site sparks competition fears  Expand
  • USA - Freeserve Complains To SEC Over AOL UK Claims  Expand
  • USA - Suit may be Netscape’s biggest asset  Expand
  • USA - Netscape sues Microsoft for antitrust violations  Expand

   Computer crime

  • Canada - 5 Charged in Child Porn Case  Expand
  • Canada - Man launches child porn challenge  Expand
  • Denmark - New child porn arrests  Expand
  • España - Detienen a dos personas por vender películas 'porno' en el web infantil de Terra  Expand Translate
  • España - Dos detenidos en Barcelona por corrupción de menores a través de Internet  Expand Translate
  • France - Un directeur de Cora peu délicat  Expand Translate
  • UK - Jailed paedophile banned from Web  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • USA - Identity Theft Heads FTC Consumer Complaints  Expand
  • UK - Mobile users conned in sex text messages scam  Expand

   Content regulation

  • Deutschland - Strafanzeige wegen Website-Sperrungen in Nordrhein-Westfalen  Expand Translate
  • La France classée 4e du top 15 des pays liberticides  Expand Translate
  • Singapore Tightens Grip on Vocal Muslim Web Site  Expand
  • Deutschland - Brandenburger Bildungsministerium geht gegen Porno-Seite vor  Expand Translate
  • Vatican City - Pope: Internet 'wonderful' but needs regulating  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • U.S. Punishes Ukraine for Piracy  Expand
  • USA - Judge Asked To Rule That Morpheus Cannot Be Banned  Expand
  • USA - Judge Grants a Suspension of Lawsuit on Napster  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

   Digital divide

   Digital signatures

   Domain names

  • Denmark - BG Bank website 'linked' to net-porn  Expand
  • Domain name growth slowed in ’01  Expand
  • Nazi muss Domains an Deutschland abtreten  Expand
  • Net name registrars contest ICANN fees  Expand
  • USA - EFF Wants VeriSign Held Responsible In Sex.com Case  Expand


   Electronic commerce


  • UK - Government e-health plans set back as leading venture falters  Expand


  • LSQ : IRIS porte plainte contre la France  Expand Translate
  • Deutschland - Berliner Landgericht stoppt Rasterfahndung  Expand Translate

   Internet access and use

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • France - Liens hypertextes : définitions  Expand Translate

   Mobile and wireless

   Protection of minors

   Racism and xenophobia

   Safer Internet awareness

  • Australia - Keeping children safe on the Internet  Expand
  • Toys, Games and Media, London, 19-22 August 2002  Expand
  • UK - Cyberangels preach online safety to East London teens  Expand
  • UK - Welcome to KidSmart!  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Dutch Probe Hack-Attack on Royal Wedding Web Chat  Expand
  • Internet still a dangerous place  Expand
  • Real To Close Security Hole in RealPlayer  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • France - Un rapport dénonce les pseudo-labels de confiance  Expand Translate
  • USA - Marketing group scrapes off spam label  Expand


  • Deutschland - Regulierungsbehörde stellt Verfahren wegen T-DSL-Preisen ein  Expand Translate


Market & Technology

   Junk mail (spam)

  • Résumé Spamming Brings An Online Backlash  Expand


  • Music industry chiefs seek to call the tune  Expand
  • Online game makers seek key to profits  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Message in a Bottleneck  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Serious Security Hole In AOL's ICQ Chat Software - CERT  Expand


  • UK - Kids wise up to cyberspace dangers  Expand
  • Workers using email for sex talk  Expand


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