QuickLinks 224 - 16 February 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues


  • Deutschland - Kartellamt stellt sich auch gegen Libertys Kauf von Telecolumbus  Expand
  • EU - Commission adopts new leniency policy for companies which give information on cartels  Expand
  • EU - L'efficacité de la politique de la Concurrence  Expand

   Computer crime

  • Australia - ISPs lead fraud crackdown  Expand
  • Australia - Senior justice dept official guilty on child porn charges  Expand
  • Canada - Porn Hunters Unwelcome?  Expand
  • Japan - Illegal online sales more than double in 2001  Expand
  • USA - Backing for Guidelines on Fighting Cybercrime  Expand
  • USA - Ex-Yale Prof. Jailed on Child Porn  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • USA - NY State Sues Network Associates Over Review Ban  Expand

   Content regulation

  • USA - Texas GOP Threatens Enron Parody Site With Lawsuit  Expand
  • USA / France - Decision Prompts Questions About Free Speech and Cyberspace  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • Bosnia & Herzegovina - Communications agency won't look after internet content  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • USA - EFF Looks To Grassroots In CD Copy-Protection Fight  Expand
  • USA - Lessig plans digital rights organization  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • EU / Canada - Commission recognises adequacy of Canadian Data protection regime  Expand
  • EU / US - Application of safe harbour agreement  Expand
  • France - Cybersurveillance : la Cnil revoit sa copie  Expand
  • USA - Bill Would Limit Telecom Providers Sharing Of Customer Data  Expand
  • USA - Comcast's Proxy Servers Boot Up Privacy Uproar  Expand
  • USA - Privacy And Data Protection: Protecting Personal Information through Commercial Best Practices  Expand
  • USA - State AGs Urge FTC To Require Stronger Privacy Notices  Expand

   Domain names

  • Deutschland - Tauziehen um Telefon-Domains  Expand
  • ICANN Appoints Security Chief  Expand
  • ICANN Proposes 'Grace Period' For Deleted Addresses  Expand
  • ICANN Warns Firms Of Domain-Registration Back Doors  Expand


  • Experts Veto ‘Net Elections  Expand

   Electronic commerce

  • EU - E-commerce and car distribution  Expand


   Information society and Internet policy

   Junk mail (spam)

  • France - Un internaute condamné pour publicité sauvage  Expand
  • USA - FTC Launches Crackdown on Deceptive Junk E-mail  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • USA - Shielding ISPs from criminal liability  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

   Racism and xenophobia

   Rating and filtering

  • UK - Tumbleweed rolls in to remove NTL's porn  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • Australia - Grey-Letter Law  Expand

   Taxation and tariffs

  • EU - Council Approves Online Sales Tax Plan  Expand


  • EU - Telecoms package adopted  Expand
  • Europe fails to open up local telephone networks  Expand

   Universal service

Market & Technology

   Cable and satellite

  • Europe - Microsoft the loser in cable sector shake-up  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

   Electronic commerce

   Internet access and use

  • Games consoles to plug into broadband  Expand


  • France - Fournisseurs d´accès: à vos poches!  Expand


  • Critics clamor for Web services standards  Expand
  • Search engines losing popularity  Expand


  • Microsoft unveils internet software  Expand
  • The future of computing  Expand

Useful addresses

  • Crypto-Gram  Expand


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