QuickLinks - Useful addresses
Issue no. 128 - 28 September 1999
Issue no. 126 - 8 September 1999
Issue no. 122 - 7 July 1999
Issue no. 116 - 1 May 1999
- Measuring the Information Society
(European Commission DG XIII)
The Information Society Activity Center - ISAC organises an annual survey on the use and awareness of information society technologies and services. This study, called "Measuring the Information Society" is a customized research tool created on the basis of Eurobarometer for the measurement of Public Opinion and for behavioral research managed by DGX.
- EU - Entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty on 1 May
The Amsterdam Treaty will enter into force on 1 May, the 15 EU Member States having completed their ratification procedures on 30 March. see also Consolidated versions of the EU Treaty and the EC Treaty incorporating the changes made by the Treaty of Amsterdam.
- EU - Internet Action Plan - work programme, calls, Information Day, expert meetings
New documents on the Internet Action Plan Web site include the Work Programme 1999-2002, the full documentation of the two calls for proposals published on 1 April (deadline 2 July) covering European network of hotlines, filtering / rating and awareness actions. The presentations made at the Information Day on 19 April and the list of participants have also been posted. A link has been included to information about the first expert conference on a European system for content rating Brussels on 18/19 May.
Issue no. 115 - 24 April 1999
- EU - Accelerating Electronic Commerce in Europe Technology
Development and Business Pilot Projects 2nd edition, March 1999. The book contains about 350 descriptions of projects in the field of electronic commerce with EU support and funding. Text can be browsed online or downloaded.
Issue no. 114 - 26 March 1999
- New European news report
europemedia.com is a free weekly news report covering the main developments in the European online markets. From this week's edition - Russia: About 1.5 million Russians have Internet access; Norway: Finally digital TV in Norway, Germany: Price war in the access sector reaches a climax; Europe falls behind: The latest data from European IT Observatory (EITO); Belgium: The Belgian Internet industry has been in a state of confusion this past week. The long expected new regulation is a bizarre one could say typically Belgian compromise.
Issue no. 112 - 12 March 1999
- E-Law Updates
(Blake A. Bell / David J. Loundy)
E-Law Updates cover Internet Law developments and are sponsored by The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.
Issue no. 111 - 8 March 1999
LABnews January-February 1999 is online in HTML format. It can also be downloaded in Word, Postscript, RTF and .pdf formats
- Sign up to this service
(Network Abuse Clearinghouse)
A service intended to help the Internet community to report and control network abuse and abusive users. The service forwards reports of abusive behavior to system administrators.
- Genealogy bounty coming to Web
Much to the delight of genealogists, the Mormons are preparing to make some of their vast holdings of family records available on the World Wide Web. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the world’s largest collection of such data. The new web site won’t officially launch until mid-April.
Issue no. 105 - 22 January 1999
Issue no. 104 - 17 January 1999
- Domain Name Handbook
More than four dozen name disputes are chronicled in The Domain Name Handbook. As we learn of new name battles and collisions, we will post links to the articles, parties involved, and legal proceedings.
Issue no. 103 - 8 January 1999
- OECD - Information and Communications Policy
Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) Division's front page with links to douments about:
- Ottawa Ministerial Conference
- Information on the Communications Outlook 1999
- Regulatory Overview of Telecommunications and Broadcasting
- The Year 2000 Problem
- Electronic Commerce
- Internet (Self-Regulation, Infrastructure Indicators)
Issue no. 99 - 5 December 1998
Issue no. 94 - 7 November 1998
- New Mailing list launched
Today Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) launched a new mailing list called cyber-rights-UK. The new list will be a public list open to anyone interested. This list is devoted to discussions of cyber-speech, censorship, government policy and politics, cyber-privacy issues including the encryption policy and interception of communications.
- The Law Professors' Network
JURIST: The Law Professors' Network. The Home Page of Legal Education. see also JURIST Radio UK Legal News - JURIST UK
- Much Ado About Nothing?
Public Access to Documents after the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty
Issue no. 91 - 16 October 1998
Catalog of catalogs of law on the Internet. It helps speed research by arranging all legal and government indexes into a unique, uniform and universal metaindex. There are now over 7000 links.
- Telecom Information Resources
(Prof. Jeffrey MacKie-Mason)
References to information sources relating to the technical, economic, public policy, and social aspects of telecommunications. All forms of telecommunication, including, voice, data, video, wired, wireless, cable TV, and satellite, are included.
Issue no. 90 - 13 October 1998
- Internet Case Digest
(Perkins Coie law firm)
Compilation and brief synopsis of U.S. court cases and international cases of especially high interest that address specific issues of Internet-related law, or that reach decisions that, although not directly related to the Internet, have significant implications for Internet legal issues.
- Internet Law Resources
Links compiled by the Internet Law and Policy Forum
- The Link Controversy Page
Comprehensive list of links to cases and articles about whether there is liability for links.
Issue no. 83 - 16 September 1998
- Droits des nouvelles technologies - nouveau site
(E-mail from gefib@FranceNet.fr)
Il a été créé par Lionel THOUMYRE, doctorant en droit, et regroupe différents juristes, dans différentes domaines, droit des NTC, Propriété industrielle .... Ce site n'a aucun objectif commercial. Il permet juste à des jeunes juristes de s'exprimer sur ce sujet.
Issue no. 82 - 11 September 1998
- Online reference libraries are making searches easier
In the days before the Internet, if you wanted to learn more about a subject, a good place to start was the reference section of your school or local public library. If the librarians at the desk didn't know the answer off the top of their head, they always knew where to look. With the Web evolving into the world's largest repository of information, companies such as Ask Jeeves (http://www.askjeeves.com), InfoPlease
(http://www.infoplease.com), Answers.com (http://www.answers.com) and Electric Library (http://elibrary.com) are attempting to duplicate online the services of flesh-and-blood reference librarians.
- EU - Commission simplifies e-mail addresses
If you wanted to send an e-mail to a Commission official over the Internet, until now you had to know what DG they belonged to, and in DG XIII, whether they were in Brussels or Luxembourg (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). Now you can write to a simplified address (e.g. email@example.com). The old addresses still work.
Issue no. 81 - 9 September 1998
- More Internet Safety Resources
Parents, teachers, librarians, and government officials have given a lot of thought to keeping children safe on the Internet. And you can benefit from their collected wisdom. The following sites will provide you with any additional information you may want to have at your fingertips.
- New York Times drops payment requirement
The New York Times Cybertimes section contains well-written and well-researched articles, and is likely to feature regularly in QuickLinks now that the paper has discreetly ended its previous discriminatory practice of requiring paid subscriptions from users outside the US. Registration is now free to all Netizens!
Issue no. 78 - 5 August 1998
- Welcome to the IJCLP
The International Journal of Communications Law and Policy is a new electronic law magazine. It covers a wide range of topics relating to structural and behavioural regulation and policy in the converging sectors of computing, telecommunications and broadcasting. The IJCLP will include peer reviewed articles, work in progress, book and conference reviews published by prestigious international authors. IJCLP is created by an international editorial team from Oxford, Münster and Warwick.
Issue no. 77 - 31 July 1998
- GATEWAY erweitert News-Dienst im Internet
Mit einem neu entwickelten News-Dienst auf http://www.gateway.de startet das Magazin für Telekommunikation und Netzwerke GATEWAY eine täglich aktualisierte Info-Quelle für den deutschsprachigen IT-Professional. Mittels einer eigens installierten Suchfunktion läßt sich zudem das News-Archiv nach gewünschten Informationen durchsuchen.
- EU - Accelerating Electronic Commerce in Europe
(European Commission DG III - Industry, ESPRIT prog)
This guide describes projects in the field of electronic commerce that took place with EU support and funding in the 4th Framework Programme of Research and Technological Development (1994-1998). The projects fall into groups, which vary from industry sectors (retail, tourism), through business process management, to components and issues for ecom (trust and confidence, IPR) and a group of projects dealing with quality, awareness, and techo-legal issues.
- EU - Business Transformation through Technology
(European Commission DG III - Industry, ESPRIT prog)
"21 Striking Cases from Technologies for Business Processes". To encourage European organizations and enterprises in adopting new ways of doing business, this book describes cases and issues in the area of transforming business processes. The 21 striking cases will show you how this was, and can be done. The technical issues described illustrate a number of crucial aspects of enabling technologies.
Issue no. 75 - 12 June 1998
- EU - EUR-Lex
The Official Journal is now available free online in all 11 official languages, for 20 days from publication. EUR-Lex also contains the Treaties, consolidated texts of legislation, and recent case-law of the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance. The existing subscription services, CELEX and EUDOR, will continue.
- EU - I*M Europe presents Newsdesk
(European Commission DG XIII)
A gateway to IM (Information Market), ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and IS (Information Society) related news originating from the European institutions.
- France - Internet.gouv.fr
Le site du programme d'action gouvernemental pour la société d'information
Issue no. 53 - 5 March 1998
- Virus Hoax pages
(Data Fellows Anti-Virus HOAX warnings page)
Hoax warnings are typically scare alerts started by malicious people - and passed on by innocent users who think they are helping the community by spreading the warning. The hoax "WIN A HOLIDAY - virus warning" is the most recent example, although there is very little that is original in this hoax. see also http://stiller.com/hoaxes.htm.
Issue no. 50 - 24 February 1998
- New documents on ISPO site
- Adapting the EU Telecommunications regulatory Framework to developing multimedia environment - Squire Sanders & Dempsey/Analysis
- Satellites - Market Access - Problems & solutions. Report of the satellite Action Plan Regulatory Working Group
- Number Portability : Common position with regard to operator number portability and carrier pre-selection
- Onp Voice Telephony : Directive on the application of ONP to Voice Telephony and Universal Service for telecommunications in a competitive environment.
- Third report on the implementation of the telecommunications regulatory package
Issue no. 41 - 28 January 1998
- Letter From America
The full texts of the weekly broadcasts by Alastair Cooke.
c'est quoi ? 1- Avant tout l'actualité française multimédia; Audio, Vidéo et Ecrite disponible sur une page et des 4 coins du monde. 2- Ensuite, l'essentiel de l'actualité française 3- Une sélection des sites web francophones incontournables 4- Une recherche organisée sur une page 5- Un guide du shopping
Issue no. 39 - 23 January 1998
- Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) Newsletter, No: 5, January 1998
The ten page newsletter includes the following news items in this fifth issue:
(1) News Related to CR&CL (UK) (2) Kirkham student in court in Internet trial (3) Demon Internet fights child pornography (4) EPIC Releases New Report on Faulty Filters (5) ACLU's Barry Steinhardt Appointed EFF President (6) Internet Free Expression Alliance established (7) New EU Action Plan released (8) EU Green Paper on Convergence (9) Europe Still Leaves Bars on Windows to the Internet, by Andrew Oram (10) G8 wages war on cyber-crime (11) The Global Internet Liberty Campaign criticises the PICSRules 1.1 (12) Democracy and Cyberspace by Richard Moore (last part).
Issue no. 38 - 22 January 1998
Issue no. 34 - 8 January 1998
- Data protection
Die Zeitschrift "Datenschutz und Datensicherheit" hat sich seit ihrer Gründung 1977 zu einem anerkannten interdisziplinären Forum für alle rechtlichen und technischen Fragen des Datenschutzes und der Datensicherheit in Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation entwickelt
Issue no. 33 - 6 January 1998
InfoBeads are small, specific, fact-based reports of market research information about the computer and communications industries.. "THE site for facts on the IT industry".
Issue no. 28 - 15 December 1997
- Audiovisual news
(Communications Media Center at New York Law School)
Bulletins on recent developments with selected press clippings
Issue no. 25 - 5 December 1997
- QuickLinks Index
The archive has a new address with its own domain name. The presentation of the front page has been reorganised into three columns: sources, categories and issues. There is a QuickLinks bulletin board for comments.
Issue no. 23 - 3 December 1997
Issue no. 20 - 27 November 1997
- International Computer Law Observer
(William S. Galkin, Esq., Editor-in-Chief.)
The International Computer Law Observer (ICLO) is an e-mail report providing monthly coverage of significant legal developments from around the world relating to computers, technology and the Internet. Back issues, a listing of the Editorial Board, and instructions for subscribing can be found at the Computer Law Observer homepage.
Links to news items about legal and regulatory aspects of Internet and the information society, particularly those relating to information content, and market and technology.
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