QuickLinks 235 - 20 May 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues


   Computer crime

  • US - Teen In Deep Trouble Over Graphic IM Threats  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • EU - Commission adopts new Consumer Policy Strategy  Expand
  • EU - MEPs adopt rules for selling financial services through phone and Internet  Expand
  • US - Judge Orders VeriSign To Stop Marketing Campaign  Expand

   Content regulation

  • Council of Europe - Country information  Expand
  • DE - Gewaltspiele im Kanzleramt  Expand Translate
  • Jordan Punishes Net Critic  Expand
  • Turkey Mulls Strict Net Bill  Expand
  • US - Abortion Site Liable for Threats  Expand
  • US - Ashcroft, Attorney General v. American Civil Liberties Union Et Al.  Expand

   Convergence of telecommunications, media and information technology

  • EU / Latin America - Convergence and the Information Society  Expand
  • UK - Joint Committee on the Draft Communications Bill  Expand
  • UK - speeches by Gavyn Davies and Tessa Jowell  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • US - A Bad, Sad Hollywood Ending?  Expand
  • US - Creative Commons To Make Works Available For Sharing  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • US - The Yahoo Privacy Storm That Wasn't  Expand

   Domain names

  • DE - Denic darf ENUM-Versuch starten  Expand Translate
  • INTA releases responses to studies critical of ICANN’S UDRP  Expand
  • UK - ICANN and the management of the Internet domain name system  Expand
  • US - Congress May Criminalize Provision of False Web Information  Expand
  • US - If they build domain, will kids come?  Expand


  • UK - Changes to access and sale of the electoral register  Expand
  • UK - Government goes mobile  Expand
  • UK - Sky's the limit for e-government  Expand

   Junk mail (spam)

  • EU - Spam legislation stalls again  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

   Protection of minors

  • CN - Age law curbs youth Internet use  Expand
  • DE - HAM fordert Entscheidung über Pornografie im Pay TV  Expand Translate
  • DE - Jugendschützer nehmen TV-Sender aufs Korn  Expand Translate
  • DE - Killer-Spiel Counterstrike wird nicht indiziert  Expand Translate

Market & Technology

   Internet access and use

  • UK - Freeserve deal sees NTL open broadband network  Expand


  • Bertelsmann buys Napster's assets for $8m  Expand
  • RealNames Going Under, Keywords And All  Expand

   Security and encryption

  • JN - Fun with Fingerprint Readers  Expand


Useful addresses

  • CA - Canadian law resource  Expand


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