QuickLinks 231 - 14 April 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues



   Computer crime

   Consumer protection

  • Nigeria - E-Mail Suckers Exist  Expand
  • USA - Court Rules in Favor of Microsoft  Expand
  • USA - E-Mail Messages Open Window on Wall Street  Expand

   Content regulation

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • UK - Monitoring of e-mails in offices to be banned  Expand
  • Nominet UK to change WHOIS details  Expand
  • Seeking Profits, Internet Companies Alter Privacy Policy  Expand
  • USA - IM monitoring grows in popularity  Expand
  • USA - Mugshots online: Take a peek at the perps  Expand

   Domain names

  • Cybersquatting: The OECD's Experience  Expand
  • Did ICANN Take Sides in Dispute?  Expand
  • Gouvernance de l'internet : quelle légitimité pour l'ICANN ?  Expand Translate
  • USA - House Panel Approves 'Dot-Kids' Bill  Expand



  • UK - Policing the net  Expand

   Information society and Internet policy

   Internet access and use

  • France Télécom baisse les tarifs de l'accès rapide à Internet  Expand Translate

   Junk mail (spam)

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

   Mobile and wireless

  • USA - Verizon Wireless Sues FCC Over Auction Deposits  Expand
  • USA - Will Wi-Fi overwhelm satellite radio?  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • EU - Commercial practices aimed at children  Expand
  • EU - Daphne programme against violence towards women and children  Expand
  • USA - FTC Asks Gaming Group For More Data On Media Violence  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • Singapore - ISP To Block Sites On Broadband Service  Expand
  • Un filtre contre l'Internet intolérant  Expand Translate

   Safer Internet awareness

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • Australia - ACCC looks outside e-commerce courtroom  Expand
  • USA - Addressing Disputes In Electronic Commerce  Expand


  • Bosnia & Herzegovina - ISP and network operators get licences  Expand
  • Germany - Deutsche Telekom forced to lower 'last mile' fee  Expand
  • USA - Phone Rivals Petition FCC On Sharing Rules  Expand


  • USA - Ashcroft Calls For Web-Based Terrorist Data System  Expand
  • USA - Clinton backs tech war on terror  Expand

Market & Technology

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • Economist Survey on digital television.  Expand
  • Sweden - TV4 set to launch iTV service  Expand
  • USA - Local TV Station Tackles On-Demand Web Video  Expand

   Employment and social issues

  • When games stop being fun  Expand

   Junk mail (spam)

  • New breed spam filter slashes junk email  Expand


  • Luxembourg - Cegecom launches voice and ADSL services  Expand
  • Microsoft abandons Hailstorm platform  Expand
  • Penthouse bankruptcy looms  Expand
  • Rising Costs of Free Web E-Mail  Expand
  • USA - Authors Guild Urges Members To Drop Amazon Links  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

   Portals, browsers and search engines

  • Google tests search tools for developers  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • Experts: Chat rooms a haven for hackers  Expand
  • Security for all  Expand


  • Consumer Interest Fuels Wireless Services Market - Study  Expand
  • Deutschland - Zentrale anlassunabhängige Recherche in Datennetzen  Expand Translate
  • EU - Consumer Day 2002: Most consumers not yet confident enough to shop cross-border  Expand
  • Japan - DSL Drives Net Growth  Expand
  • Snapshot shows net under attack  Expand
  • USA - Computer crime 'soaring'  Expand
  • USA - Internet Auction Fraud Is Top Consumer Complaint - FBI  Expand
  • USA - Online Advertising Expected To Bounce Back - Study  Expand
  • USA - Online Sales Accelerating, Not 'Maturing' - BizRate  Expand


  • Web surfers brace for pop-up downloads  Expand

Useful addresses

  • USA - Communications Law and Regulation  Expand


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