QuickLinks 234 - 11 May 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues

   Audiovisual

  • EU - Brussels moves on advertising rules in France  Expand

   Competition

  • EU / Germany - Commission suspects Deutsche Telekom of overcharging for access to its local network  Expand

   Computer crime

   Consumer protection

  • USA - Juno Settles With NY Over Online Supercomputer Project  Expand

   Content regulation

  • China - Shanghai cybercafes shut down  Expand
  • USA - Furor Over Internet Game  Expand
  • USA - Move to outlaw sales of NC-17 games to minors  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • Deutschland - Justizministerium fordert neue Verhandlungsrunde zu Urheberabgaben  Expand Translate
  • France - Microsoft winds up on both ends of software piracy stick  Expand
  • Thank Philips for Standing Up to Hollywood  Expand
  • USA - Judge Says Russian Firm To Be Charged In E-Book Case  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

   Domain names

  • EU - .eu Regulation published  Expand
  • ICANN - Net Governance Body Eases Off Government Involvement  Expand
  • USA - False Web Registration Ban Targets Scam Artists  Expand
  • USA - Welcome to Our Law School, Young Man. We'll See You in Court  Expand

   e-Government

  • USA - Web site to put gov't rules under one roof  Expand

   Hotlines

  • Internet Hotlines as Evaluation Institutions  Expand

   Junk mail (spam)

  • USA - The Constitution And Spam  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • Deutschland - Abmahnungen gegen Online-Archive  Expand Translate
  • España - La LSSI ha sido aprobada por el Congreso  Expand Translate
  • USA - Dirty Sites Jittery After Ruling  Expand

   Protection of minors

   Racism and xenophobia

  • USA - CDT, Public Interest Groups File Brief in Yahoo! Case  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • Australia - Web filtering orders for ISPs  Expand
  • UK - BBC debuts family friendly search engine  Expand

   Safer Internet awareness

  • Council of Europe - Education and Awareness in order to Increase Internet Literacy  Expand
  • Germany - Internet Responsibility at Schools  Expand
  • USA - Media Literacy: An Alternative to Censorship  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • OECD will "Kultur der Netzwerk-Sicherheit" begründen  Expand
  • USA - Playing the ID Card  Expand

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • EU - Consumer Protection - soft law  Expand
  • GBDe - Statement of principles on cyber ethics  Expand
  • Internet Codes of Conduct and Model Code  Expand

   Taxation and tariffs

  • EU - Council applies VAT to electronically delivered services  Expand

Market & Technology

   Market

  • Deutschland - KirchPayTV beantragt Insolvenz  Expand
  • USA - Jupiter Analyst, RIAA Trade Barbs Over P2P Findings  Expand

   Statistics

  • Baltic States - Internet usage rises  Expand
  • EU - Europeans and culture: main findings of a Eurobarometer survey  Expand
  • More Asians Surfing for Internet Porn  Expand
  • USA - Net Traffic Doubles, But Growth's Pace Is Slowing  Expand

   Technology

  • A cookieless Web monitor?  Expand
  • File sharing pirates go underground  Expand
  • Grid to Revolutionize Video Gaming Industry?  Expand

Useful addresses

  • Intellectual Property - Video - HDTV/BPDG/Digital Television/Digital Cable  Expand
  • Journal of Information, Law and Technology  Expand
  • SmartID  Expand

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