QuickLinks 228 - 17 March 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues


  • UK - BBC's Davies has a bad week at the office  Expand


  • EU - Microsoft makes moves to avoid Brussels fine  Expand

   Computer crime

  • La construcción de un Espacio de Libertad, de Seguridad y de Justicia  Expand Translate
  • Nordic countries - Child pornography on the Internet  Expand
  • UK - Priest admits child porn charge  Expand
  • USA - Microsoft-DOJ: A crime-fighting team?  Expand
  • Visa strikes deal to tackle e-porn  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • France - Un site marchand français sur trois est en infraction  Expand Translate
  • USA - Court Shuts Down Website Selling Bogus Domain Names  Expand

   Content regulation

  • Australia - Public eyes censorship plans  Expand
  • UK - Pupil loses porn expulsion appeal  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • USA - Cable ISPs Not Required To Share Network - FCC  Expand
  • UK - Communications bill to relax cross-media ownership  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Canada Eyes New Tariffs On Digital Recording Media  Expand
  • Deutschland - Bitkom bekräftigt Forderung nach individuellen Vergütungsverfahren für digitale Medien  Expand Translate
  • USA - Defining Ruling Issued in Hyperlink Patent Case  Expand
  • USA - The Mouse That Ate The Public Domain  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • UK - Sainsbury's sexy SMS job ad causes complaints  Expand

   Digital divide

   Domain names


  • Call for Papers - Information Technology and Public Administration  Expand
  • Deutschland - Schily eröffnet Formularserver der Bundesverwaltung  Expand Translate
  • Deutschland - Verwaltung "rund um die Uhr" erreichbar  Expand Translate
  • UK - Bobbies on the byte  Expand

   Electronic commerce

  • Japan - Gov't to regulate online auction sites  Expand
  • South Africa - E-bill goes to parliament  Expand
  • USA - House panel approves Net gambling ban  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

  • Deutschland - Medienkompetenz mit Madeleine  Expand Translate
  • EU - Publishing in the Digital Age  Expand

   Junk mail (spam)

  • Netherlands - Abfab can no longer spam XS4ALL subscribers  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • Deutschland - Wird NRW bald zur Internet-Service-Provider freien Zone?  Expand Translate
  • Sweden - Court holds forum owner responsible  Expand
  • USA - Group backs ISP in online gaming dispute  Expand
  • USA - Pennsylvania Law Requires ISPs To Remove Child Porn  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

   Multimedia content and tools

  • EU - Commissioner stresses importance of content  Expand
  • UK - Electronic trail goes cold  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • Deutschland - Der Jugendschutz in den Medien wird neu gestaltet  Expand Translate
  • USA - Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

   Rating and filtering

  • Thailand - Authorities urged to blacklist pornographic sites in system  Expand
  • The Pre-Slipped Slope - censorware vs the Wayback Machine web archive  Expand

   Security and encryption

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • Deutschland - Adult-Content: Selbstregulierung  Expand Translate


  • USA - Probe Spawns Unparelled Intelligence Sharing  Expand

Market & Technology


  • Korea - Internet companies accelerate real-name subscriptions to introduce paid services  Expand
  • Morpheus auditions for new music role  Expand
  • UK - BBC digital stars 'paid too much'  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

  • Siemens connects new phone to the Net  Expand
  • The Net Effect  Expand



  • Hong Kongers to get 'smart' ID cards  Expand

Who's who

  • Lawrence Lessig, pourfendeur des nouveaux monopoles du Net  Expand Translate


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