QuickLinks 223 - 10 February 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Audiovisual

  • EU - L'Europe et la diversité culturelle  Expand Translate

   Computer crime

  • USA - Child Advocate Faces Porn Charges  Expand
  • USA - Kentucky Teen Charged With Web Porn  Expand
  • USA - NASA hacker gets 21 months in jail  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • USA - FTC Launches Program To Ease ID Theft Reporting  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • Deustchland - Staatsminister: Internet-Angebot von ARD und ZDF begrenzen  Expand Translate
  • UK - BT's Bland cans TV plans  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • DE - Bundestag verabschiedet Anti-Cracker-Gesetz  Expand Translate
  • EU - Commission pursues infringement proceedings against Belgium and Denmark  Expand
  • USA - British firm sues to protect hyperlink patent  Expand
  • USA - Court Rules 'Thumbnail' Images OK, Full-Sized Copies Not  Expand
  • USA - Scientist Ends Crusade Against Copyright Law  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • Deutschland - Schleswig-Holstein vergibt Datenschutz-Gütesiegel  Expand
  • Deutschland - Speicherung der IP-Adressen von P2P-Nutzern umstritten  Expand Translate
  • France - Projet de réforme de la loi "informatique et libertés"  Expand Translate

   Digital divide

  • Global Public-Private Partnership Launches to Deliver Digital Opportunity for All  Expand

   Domain names

  • DE - Streit um "Superregistry"  Expand Translate

   e-Government

  • UK - Justice at the click of a mouse  Expand
  • UK - Online voting fraud warning  Expand

   e-Learning

  • UK - Ex-Blue Peter editor slams BBC's digital learning plans  Expand

   Electronic commerce

   Employment and social issues

  • The World, The Workplace and We the Workers (WWWe)  Expand

   Health

  • UK - Health warnings on computer games?  Expand

   Hotlines

  • Ireland - One child porn complaint every day  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

   Interception

  • Österreich - Polizei fordert 200.000 Verbindungsdaten  Expand Translate

   Internet access and use

   Junk mail (spam)

  • USA - Canning the spam  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

   Mobile and wireless

   Protection of minors

  • USA - The Lolita Problem  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • Etats-Unis, havre négationniste?  Expand Translate
  • EU - Racism and xenophobia  Expand
  • USA / Council of Europe - Global Net Crime Treaty Hurts Free Speech  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Identity In Search Of Security  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

   Telecommunications

  • Deutschland - Diskriminierungsverfahren gegen die Telekom eröffnet  Expand Translate

Market & Technology

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • Taiwan - $1 films spook Hollywood  Expand
  • USA - Vivendi to launch online video service  Expand

   Internet access and use

  • European broadband stifled  Expand
  • UK - Why broadband is not wired up and ready to go  Expand

   Portals, browsers and search engines

  • Google Gets Bigger, Fresher, Offers Better News  Expand

   Statistics

Useful addresses

  • Italy - Newsletter  Expand

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