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Issue no. 318 - 5 September 2004
Issue no. 317 - 22 August 2004
- EuroISPA Newsletter - Safer Internet
The current newsletter - Issue 5 - deals with Safer Internet. With special articles from Stephen Balkam, CEO of ICRA, and Cormac Callanan, Secretary-General for INHOPE. Our EuroISPA member article, The three pillars of child protection on the 'Net', comes from ISPA UK. (Registration required to receive the current newsletter). See also Issue 4 - eCommerce Contribution by Meelis Atonen, Minister for Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia, and articles from NLIP and Amazon.com. Issue 3 - Trust & Security contribution by Herwig Schlögl, Deputy Secretary General of the OECD and articles from ISPA UK and eBay. Issue 2 - Spam. contribution from Erkki Liikanen, European Commissioner for Enterprise and the Information Society and articles from ISPA Austria and Microsoft. Issue 1 - eEurope. Including an exclusive interview with Ján Figel', Slovakian European Commissioner designate twinned with the Information Society and Enterprise Commissioner, and articles from ECO and Cable & Wireless.
Issue no. 312 - 6 June 2004
- Reuters RSS
Reuters news and television is now available through the Reuters RSS service. With Reuters RSS you can take Reuters world class news and television headlines, free of charge, and incorporate them into your preferred newsreaders and web logs. We hope you enjoy this new service from Reuters.com.
Issue no. 310 - 16 May 2004
- EU - EG-Rechtsrahmen als Hypertext
Deutsches und europäisches Telekommunikations- und Medienrecht. Zugangsrichtlinie 2002/19/EG, Genehmigungsrichtlinie 2002/20/EG, Rahmenrichtlinie 2002/21/EG, Universaldienstrichtlinie 2002/22/EG, Datenschutzrichtlinie 2002/58/EG, Frequenzentscheidung 2002/676/EG, Wettbewerbsrichtlinie 2002/77/EG, TAL-VO Nr. 2000/2887.
- EU - Portal on legal aspects of e-business
This portal has been created by 20 partners in co-operation with the European Commission - DG Enterprise. The portal aims to provide European small and medium enterprises with extensive, clear and practical information on all legal aspects of e-business. The objective is to facilitate on-line activities of SMEs by making them aware of the legislation in force. Ebusinesslex.net does not provide legal advice.
Issue no. 309 - 9 May 2004
- New issue of EDRI-gram
Bi-weekly newsletter about digital civil rights in Europe. Number 2.9, 5 May 2004. Conntents: 1. New EU proposal to store telecom data 450 million citizens 2. EU parliament ditches PNR transfer for the third time 3. Ireland cancels e-voting 4. Privacy International report on ID-cards and terrorism 5. Romania implements Cybercrime Convention 6. Business interest first served at .EU domain 7. Update on EU Copyright Directive 8. Council accepts Spanish PNR-proposal 9. Final French vote about digital economy law 10. Survey about WIPO broadcasting treaty 11. Collecting societies warned about breaking competition rules 12. Recommended reading: regulating spam.
Issue no. 307 - 25 April 2004
- Collection of National Copyright Laws
This site endeavours to provide access to national copyright and related rights legislation of UNESCO Member States. The collection currently comprises about 100 laws and is constantly being updated and completed. To access the law, you need first to click on the geographical zone you are interested in, then click on the country name. Please be advised that most Member States have provided us with official translations of their copyright and related rights legislation in only one of the official languages of UNESCO.
Issue no. 302 - 15 February 2004
- Cheapskate's Guide to a Safe PC
If you're wondering what lunacy your computer might contain but aren't in the mood to fork over a few hundred bucks for software that can examine and secure your system, fret not. There are plenty of free tools available for download that do a good basic job of purging and protecting computer systems. And some of these tools, such as SpamBayes, Spybot and the Mozilla Web browser, work better than similar commercial products. [Ed: SpamBayes works - if your network administrator will let it ...]
- EDRI-gram newsletter
EDRI-gram is a bi-weekly newsletter about digital rights in Europe. Currently EDRI has 14 members from 11 European countries. EDRI takes an active interest in developments in the EU accession countries and wants to share knowledge and awareness through the EDRI-grams. All contributions, suggestions for content or agenda-tips are most welcome. Newsletter editor: Sjoera Nas . EDRI-gram subscription: web interface e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: subscribe.
- Queryster All-In-One
(Web Search Guide)
Queryster is a new search tool that gives quick access to individual search engines through a "map" of search engine logos. Click on the logo for the engine you wish to search and enter the search terms. You can customize the "map" to have the search engines you want from a list of 25. Under Tools, Queryster has options for people search, business search and many other tools. This makes it a better-than-average All-In-One tool.
- Visualizing Paris, Barcelona and other Cities
(Search Engine Watch)
Wanadoo Maps has added a new twist to online yellow pages in Europe: photos of thousands of buildings in France and Spain. In France, the photos are available via France Telecom's Yellow Pages site, Pages Jaunes. The directory features pictures of building facades for all listed street addresses in France's nine largest cities, including Paris, Lille, Marseille, Bordeaux and Nice. Photos of four cities in Spain are available at the QDQ Media Callejero Fotografico web site: Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Valencia.
Issue no. 295 - 21 December 2003
- EU - IDA Open Source Observatory
This section of the IDA website is dedicated to Open Source Software and is intended to encourage the spread and use of Best Practices in Europe. The chapters are being developed in an ongoing manner. They will introduce new users to the concept of Open Source and present interesting facts and references for experts.
- ITU - Mobile blog
Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU) newslog on mobile communications.
- News Brief from the European Media Monitor
EMM's News Brief is generated automatically by software algorithms without any human intervention. The front page consists of the latest top stories as detected by EMM in the chosen language. EMM alerts detect and sort articles as they appear in Europe's on-line media. Each alert definition consists of a list of multilingual keywords (the bait) designed to catch future articles (the fish).
Issue no. 293 - 7 December 2003
- ITU - The Future Ubiquitous or Pervasive Mobile Information Society
A link to ITU SPU pages on the Future Ubiquitous or Pervasive Mobile Information Society has been added to our Ubiquitous Networks Resources page. The site provides links to resources related to 'ubiquitous' or 'pervasive' mobile, developments in the miniaturization of mobile wireless devices, and the proliferation of always-on, everywhere communications. This phenomenon is referred to by a number of different terms, including pervasive communications, invisible mobile (Forrester), silent commerce (Accenture), ambient computing, ubiquitous computing (USA) and/or ubiquitous networking (Japan).
- US - The Blogbook: Open Source Lawyering
Open Source lawyering has taken another step into the established order with the launch of The Blogbook, a guide to legal blogging. The Blogbook is an "Open Source" project started by three legal professionals who saw the need to address and establish agreed upon standards within the world of legal blogs.
Issue no. 285 - 28 September 2003
- Wayback Machine now searchable
Anna Patterson built a search engine for the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine! She has indexed a portion of the full archive, 11 billion pages. Browse through 30 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. the Internet archive at the New Library of Alexandria, Egypt, mirrors the Wayback Machine. Try your search there when you have trouble connecting to the Wayback servers. QuickLinks home page 11 November 1998, 19 June 2000 and 23 September 201.
Issue no. 283 - 14 September 2003
- Democracies Online Newswire Information
by Steven Clift. I spread e-democracy joy (and pain) to the 2600 members of my Democracies Online Newswire e-mail announcement list each week. Learn more about DoWire and its related communities of practice and country-specific e-mail lists. My goal is organize everyone who is interested using the Internet to make their community and our world a better place. Using democratic internet to improve the outcomes of governance and citizen participation through the intelligent use of information and communication technologies is my strategy.
- US - Papers from TPRC Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
Papers are online covering a wide variety of issues likely to be of to QuickLinks readers, for example: The Internet: Still Wide Open and Competitive? by Eli Noam. This paper aims to measure market concentration in the Internet sector, to trace it over time, and to compare it with trends in other information industries. The findings are interesting: the newer the medium, the more concentrated it is, and often the more its concentration is rising in recent years. Thus, print media are relatively unconcentrated, and rising only slowly. Film, Broadcasting, and New Media, the next entrants, are more concentrated in the order of chronology. Most concentrated are the Internet media, especially Broadband, the newest of media. see also The Post-.COM Internet: Toward Regular and Objective Procedures for Internet Governance (Milton Mueller, Lee McKnight). Makes the case for using regular and objective procedures to assign new Internet top-level domain names (TLDs) instead of the unscheduled, discretionary and ad hoc processes and criteria currently used by ICANN. The paper proposes a procedure for adding 40 top-level domains to the Internet domain name system on an annual basis.
Issue no. 278 - 10 August 2003
- Google's new News Alerts
Google has invented another great tool: Google News Alerts, which are e-mailed to you when news articles appear online that match the topics you specify. What makes Google's so powerful is that Google News trolls 4,500 news sources continuously throughout the day.
- Web Sites That Shorten Long URLs
The following free web sites can take a long URL and give you back a shorter URL without requiring registration. Any of these services will do a good job, but if you want to study them before you pick one, here is an informal survey of the competitive landscape.
Issue no. 277 - 30 July 2003
- ITU - Strategy and Policy Unit Newslog
This newslog has a broad range of categorization. RSS feeds on individual topics can be subscribed to based on the reader's particular interests. The current categories include Everything, Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Broadband, Competition Policy, Country Case Studies, Grid Networks, ICT Policy and Development, Indicators and Statistics, ITU News, Internet Names and Addresses (ENUM , IPv6 , Internationalized Domain Names), Mesh Networks, Mobile, Open Source, Presentations and Speeches, Publications and Reports, SPAM, Ubiquitous Networks, VOIP, Wireless Networks, Workshops and Symposia and World Summit on the Information Society.
Issue no. 272 - 24 May 2003
Issue no. 271 - 18 May 2003
- Survey: The IT Industry
So far, information technology has thrived on exponentials. Now it has to get back to earth. Given the current recession in IT, the idea of a parallel digital universe where the laws of economic gravity do not apply has been quietly abandoned. The sector is going through deep structural changes which suggest that it is growing up or even, horrors, maturing. see Paradise lost, Modifying Moore's law, Moving up the stack, Techniques, not technology, At your service The fortune of the commons, Cold killer application, Regulating rebels, Déjà vu all over again.
Issue no. 267 - 21 April 2003
- AlltheWeb URL Investigator
This tool enables users to obtain detailed information about a specific website or web page after entering its URL into the search box. Investigate - you'll see who owns the domain, what language the site is written in, its subdomains and size, the date it was last updated, and a link to see how the site looked in the past. Try out for QuickLinks. Sign up for David Goldstein's newsletter.
Issue no. 265 - 29 March 2003
- Deutsches und Europäisches Telekommunikations- und Medienrecht
Informationen zum deutschen und europäischen Telekommunikations- und Medienrecht. Dies umfasst u. a.: eine "Virtuelle Bibliothek" mit Verweisen auf im Volltext abrufbare juristische Publikationen, eine Übersicht über die wichtigsten deutschen und europäischen Rechtsnormen, Zugang zu einer speziell (tele-)kommunikations-rechtlichen Mailingliste, eine Sonderseite zur Novellierung des Telekommunikations-gesetzes, kommunikationspolitische Positions-papiere sowie ein Archiv mit Vortragsunterlagen.
Issue no. 264 - 23 March 2003
Issue no. 261 - 2 March 2003
- UK - Intellectual Property
Welcome to the Government-backed home of UK Intellectual Property on the Internet. We hope to bring you all the answers to your questions and all the resources you need to find your way through the IP jungle of Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks.
Issue no. 257 - 26 January 2003
- Law Gateway
The SOSIG Law Gateway provides guidance and access to global legal information resources on the Internet.The service aims to identify and evaluate legal resource sites offering primary and secondary materials and other items of legal interest. Descriptive records and links are created for legal service sites and specific documents. see also European Union Law.
Issue no. 255 - 6 January 2003
- EU - Public Opinion analysis - Home Page
This is the website for the Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission. Since 1973, the European Commission has been monitoring the evolution of public opinion in the Member States, thus helping the preparation of texts, decision-making and the evaluation of its work.
- EU - Your voice in Europe
Play an active role in the European Union's policy-making process. The European Commission wants to listen to your ideas, face up to your criticism and learn from your experience. "Your voice in Europe" is part of the European Commission's Interactive Policy-Making initiative.
- Europa - Internet Chats
Join Europa Chats, the internet facility for off the cuff cyber talk! The European Commission leaders are keen to discuss and learn your views on European current affairs. Transcripts of chats . Recent chats: Enlargement and the Future of the Union: the New Frontier, Romano Prodi, 27/11/2002. New WTO Trade Round: Talking Trade - What's going on? Pascal Lamy, 21/11/2002 .The European Convention: time to take stock, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, 28/10/2002
- Europe Direct
Europe Direct is a service to help you find answers to your questions about the European Union. New Freephone Number: 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11. You may use the single Freephone Number from anywhere in the 15 Member States and you will reach an operator who speaks your own language. It can provide direct responses to general enquiries and, if you have more detailed questions, signpost you to the best source of information and advice.
- Ius Mentis
Information regarding patents and copyrights. The site offers over 150 unique in-depth articles in English and Dutch on intellectual property law, including crash courses, FAQs and articles on specific topics, as well as explanations of technology from the law's perspective. Arnoud Engelfriet is a Dutch patent attorney.
Issue no. 254 - 15 December 2002
Issue no. 250 - 17 November 2002
Issue no. 249 - 10 November 2002
- Identity Theft
Identity theft occurs when someone appropriates your personal information without your knowledge to commit fraud, theft or other crimes. An identity-thief may for example obtain someone's name, address, credit card number, calling card number or social security number, and then uses this data to make purchases, open new charge, phone and credit card accounts, or even borrow money unbeknownst to the victim.
Issue no. 247 - 19 October 2002
Issue no. 243 - 31 August 2002
Issue no. 242 - 30 July 2002
Issue no. 236 - 8 June 2002
Published and run by Harvard Law School students and alumni, Greplaw is a new community forum for news, commentary, and discussion about developments and trends in Internet law and policy.
Issue no. 235 - 20 May 2002
- CA - Canadian law resource
CanLII, now a permanent resource in Canadian Law, was initially built as a prototype site in the field of public and free distribution of Canadian primary legal material.
Issue no. 234 - 11 May 2002
- Intellectual Property - Video - HDTV/BPDG/Digital Television/Digital Cable
- Journal of Information, Law and Technology
Issue 2002 (1) This latest offering has something for legal practitioners and academics alike. Topics include: the use of IT by law firms; the use of computers in the police and the courts; e-commerce; digital signatures; privacy; intellectual property; databases, UCITA and legal IT software. This issue includes six refereed articles, five commentaries, a work in progress piece, and two book reviews. We welcome authors from Australia, Austria, Hong Kong, Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK and US.
Issue no. 231 - 14 April 2002
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