QuickLinks 240 - 14 July 2002

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Legal and regulatory issues


  • UK - BBC/BSkyB scoop digital licences  Expand

   Cable and satellite

  • Europe's New Air War  Expand


  • EU - Getting competition in local access  Expand
  • EU - Commission clears merger between Telia and Sonera subject to conditions  Expand
  • EU - Commission issues market power assessment guidelines for electronic communications  Expand

   Computer crime

  • NL - Dutch ban virtual kinderporno  Expand
  • UK - Child porn doctor jailed  Expand
  • UK - Scotland - Porn case ruling prompts law call  Expand
  • US - 10 Arrested in Federal Investigation of Internet Child Pornography  Expand
  • Web child porn raids across Europe  Expand

   Consumer protection

  • UK - Getting tough with online fraudsters  Expand
  • USA - Your PC's enemy within  Expand

   Content regulation

  • DE - Provider kritisieren geänderten Mediendienste-Staatsvertrag  Expand Translate
  • FR - Govt Considers More Limits on X-Rated Films  Expand
  • India - Censors submit to porn  Expand
  • Israel bans porn on TV  Expand
  • IT - Police block porn Web sites with Catholic imagery  Expand
  • IT - RSF proteste contre la fermeture de sites internet jugés blasphématoires  Expand

   Copyright, trademarks and patents

  • DE - BGH: Pressespiegel dürfen elektronisch verbreitet werden  Expand Translate
  • EU - European administrations should share open source software resources  Expand
  • Tax authority to take over pirate tracing from copyright association  Expand
  • US - Judge clamps down on Gator  Expand
  • US - Studios sue defunct $1 movie site  Expand

   Data Protection (privacy)

  • BE - Arrêté royal rendant obligatoire la CCT sur la cybersurveillance des travailleurs  Expand
  • EU: Microsoft Passport Raises Privacy Issues  Expand

   Domain names

  • It's time for ICANN to go  Expand
  • S - Stockholm fears Web porn label  Expand


  • EU - eGovernment Observatory  Expand
  • FR - e-Gouvernement : l'administration entre le chaud et le froid  Expand

   Electronic commerce

  • DE - Stoiber will Medikamentenhandel im Internet verhindern  Expand Translate
  • US - EBay Says No to PayPal Gambling  Expand

   Employment and social issues

  • UK - Web abuse: porn surfing heads list of sackable offences  Expand


  • BE - Une @rme contre l'e-pédophilie  Expand Translate

   Information society and Internet policy

  • 'Father of Internet' wants interplanetary Internet  Expand
  • Cyberlaw: Cybersmart or cybersilly?  Expand
  • Eavesblogging the Internet Law Program  Expand
  • EU wants focussed agenda at World Summit on Information Society  Expand
  • FR - Le Forum des droits sur l'Internet fête sa première année  Expand


  • UK - ISPs face data interception deadline  Expand
  • UK - Privacy debacle set to be repeated  Expand

   Internet access and use

  • US - ACLU says cable could close Internet  Expand
  • US - Cable companies cracking down on Wi-Fi  Expand
  • US - Consumer plea: Don't bind broadband  Expand

   Junk mail (spam)

  • Spam blocks eat up real mail  Expand

   Liability, jurisdiction and applicable law

  • DK - Deep Link Foes Get Another Win  Expand
  • Internet 'choke points' put the squeeze on content  Expand
  • DE - Gericht bestätigt Haftung für Gästebucheinträge  Expand
  • DE - Linkhaftung: Gesetzgeberische Untätigkeit schafft endlich Klarheit  Expand Translate
  • DK - la société Newsbooster ne pourra plus tisser de liens profonds  Expand Translate
  • US - Groups Defend Anonymous Online Critics  Expand
  • US - NPR Retreats, Link Stink Lingers  Expand

   Mobile and wireless

   Portals, browsers and search engines

  • US - Search engines dropping pay-per-views?  Expand

   Protection of minors

  • AU - Child abuse and the Internet  Expand
  • FR - MSN : des chats à consommer avec modération  Expand Translate
  • UK - Police probe paedophile links to teen 'camgirl' sites  Expand

   Racism and xenophobia

  • DE - Gegen Rechtsextremismus im Internet: BKA und "jugendschutz.net" organisieren Zusammenarbeit  Expand Translate
  • Hate flourishes on the net  Expand

   Rating and filtering

  • DE - Software filtert Schimpfwörter aus Chats  Expand Translate
  • DE - Suchmaschinen sollen gemeinsame Filterliste erstellen  Expand Translate
  • Filter firm’s Web site bares all  Expand

   Safer Internet awareness

  • BE - Pour nos enfants, surfez prudemment  Expand Translate

   Self-regulation / codes of conduct

  • China announces 'self-discipline' scheme for Internet providers  Expand
  • DE - Streit um Jugendmedienschutz-Staatsvertrag  Expand Translate
  • FR - Internet et les modes alternatifs de règlement des différends  Expand Translate


  • Royalties may force standards stalemate  Expand

Market & Technology


  • Multiplayer Game Servers Provide Worlds of Fun  Expand
  • The trees fight back - Should old media embrace blogging?  Expand


  • FR - Pour 48% des Français, l'internet doit être une priorité gouvernementale  Expand


  • Writing file sharing's final chapter  Expand

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