QuickLinks 225 - 24 February 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues



   Computer crime

  • Australia - Another public servant walks free after child porn plea  Expand
  • China - Web Sentencing Delayed  Expand
  • Ireland - Student ordered child porn video from internet  Expand
  • South Africa - Hunting Criminals in Cyberspace  Expand
  • UK - Child porn seized in raid  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • Nigeria - Money Scams Thrive On The Internet  Expand
  • UK - Firm closed for Net fraud  Expand
  • USA - Judge Orders Injunction Against Psychic Hotline  Expand

   Content regulation

  • Deutschland - Bundesrichter schließen Pornographie im Pay-TV nicht aus  Expand Translate

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • EU - Patents: Commission proposes rules for inventions using software  Expand
  • Taiwan - Video on demand site shut down  Expand
  • USA - Copyright Panel Splits Differences On Fees For Internet Radio  Expand
  • USA - Justices to Review Copyright Extension  Expand
  • USA - Napster Wins One Round in Music Case  Expand
  • WIPO - Music Copyright Treaty To Kick Into Gear  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • USA - Court to Consider Internet Sex Lists  Expand
  • USA - Net Users Distrust Corporate Privacy Policies - Study  Expand
  • Watching you watching DVD  Expand


  • France - Une protestation par courrier électronique jugée recevable  Expand Translate
  • UK - Challenges ahead for e-government  Expand
  • USA - Researcher Has No Confidence In Online Voting  Expand


  • Russia - Nation's Schools to Get PCs, Internet  Expand

   Electronic commerce

  • EU - Commission launches consultation on benchmarking e-Business policies for SMEs  Expand
  • UNCITRAL - ICC seeks amendments to digital contracts draft law  Expand

   Employment and social issues

  • New Zealand - Net porn judge fights to save job  Expand


  • USA - Cell Phone 'Radiation Shield' Products Are Bogus - FTC  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy


  • Deutschland - NRW: Rasterfahndung nur gegen Ausländer  Expand Translate
  • EU - Kommission beschwert sich bei der Türkei über E-Mail-Spionage  Expand Translate
  • Österreich - Überwachung: Mobilfunker fordern Verbesserung der Rechtssituation  Expand Translate
  • USA / Russia - Lawmakers Urge Russians To Drop E-Surveillance Plans  Expand

   Junk mail (spam)

  • France - Spamming - ordonnance du TGI de Paris  Expand Translate

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • Bosnia wants to make Internet firms monitor, police their users  Expand
  • Deutschland - Provider kritisieren Sperrungsverfügung  Expand Translate
  • USA - Ebay To Remove Some Sept. 11 Auction Items  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • Australia - Paedophile photo site shut down  Expand
  • India - Pornography Web sites cannot be blocked  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

   Security and encryption

  • Tipping the balance on net security  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • Singapore - model data protection code for the private sector  Expand


  • EU - Commission welcomes falling telephone prices  Expand


  • Terrorism And The Global Digital Divide  Expand
  • Thwarting cyberterrorism  Expand

Market & Technology


  • Microsoft and the Great Game  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Gator Digital Wallet Allows Hacker Back Doors  Expand
  • VeriSign places trust in Web services  Expand



  • Worldwide Internet Growth Is Slowing - Study  Expand

Useful addresses

  • EU - Council Register  Expand
  • GILC Alert  Expand
  • Global E-Law Alert  Expand

Editorial information

  • QuickLinks Weblog  Expand


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