QuickLinks 227 - 10 March 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Competition

   Computer crime

  • China - Crackdown on Pirated, Porn Products A Long-term Task  Expand
  • USA - Army duped into paying for porn site  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • USA - Microsoft To Refund MSN Fees In Credit Card Mix-Up  Expand

   Content regulation

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • UK - BT gets its broadcasting licence  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • UE / France - La brevetabilité des logiciels  Expand
  • USA - News Corp president signals war on film pirates  Expand

   Digital divide

  • UK - Digital divisions split town and country  Expand

   Domain names

  • Expired domain names point to porn  Expand
  • ICANN - Net law expert slams domain dispute process  Expand
  • ICANN - The big roll-back  Expand
  • ICANN 2.0  Expand
  • RIPE an ICANN: Selbstverwaltung ist machbar  Expand
  • USA - Court Hands Barcelona.com To Spanish City  Expand
  • USA - House Panel Approves 'Dot-Kids' Legislation  Expand

   e-Government

  • Australia - Launch of australia.gov.au  Expand
  • Deutschland - Informationsfreiheitsgesetz lässt auf sich warten  Expand
  • EU - Commission launches secure pan-European platform for eGovernment services  Expand
  • EU - Second meeting of national experts on public eProcurement  Expand
  • USA - Information Access in an Electronic World  Expand

   e-Learning

  • Deutschland - Lernen im Netz: Die Universitäten und die Online-Studiengänge  Expand

   Employment and social issues

  • UK - Ford offers amnesty on Internet porn  Expand

   Health

  • Deutschland - Gesundheitsministerin wirbt für elektronischen Gesundheitspass  Expand
  • Health fears about mobile phone masts allayed by report  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

  • Forum sur les compétences au 21ème siècle  Expand
  • Medien-Stiftungen rufen nach Medienkompetenz  Expand

   Interception

   Internet access and use

  • EU - The Broadband Challenge  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

   Mobile and wireless

  • Deutschland - Bundesverwaltungsgericht lässt Bürgerentscheid gegen Mobilfunk zu  Expand

   Multimedia content and tools

  • UK - Urgent need to save digital heritage, say campaigners  Expand

   Protection of minors

   Rating and filtering

  • BESS vs Image Search Engines  Expand
  • Report cites possible religious bias in school web filters  Expand

   Telecommunications

  • USA- Supreme Court To Review FCC-NextWave Case  Expand

Market & Technology

   Internet access and use

  • Bloggers are the minutemen of the digital revolution  Expand

   Market

   Mobile and wireless

  • Allemagne - Premier defilé de l'i-mode  Expand
  • Waiting for Wi-Fi  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Browser Makers Hid Java Proxy Flaw For A Year - Researcher  Expand

   Statistics

  • Fewer B2B Hubs To Share Growing Online Trade - Study  Expand
  • Online Fraud Loss 19 Times Offline's - Gartner  Expand
  • USA - Broadband Net Use Exceeds 50% For First Time  Expand
  • USA - Trends Show Internet's Appeal Not Fading - Pew Survey  Expand

   Technology

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