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EC spam directive: A long hard road Premium

Apr 08, 2004 by Martin Sims

Having set out tough measures to tackle spam the European Commission is beginning the most difficult part of the project – forging an international alliance against this modern menace.

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EC Safer Internet Initiative: Harmonisation headaches Premium

Apr 08, 2004 by Martin Sims

Spring-cleaning is always a dirty business, but the European Commission’s (EC) most recent plan to sanitise the Internet is a tougher cleaning task than most.

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Shot across the bows for software giants Premium

Apr 08, 2004 by Martin Sims

When an agreement is designed to achieve international consensus any controversy is all the more important for having cleared this huge hurdle. It’s significant therefore that the World Summit on the Information Society agreements contain a large plug for

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WSIS: policy implications Premium

Apr 08, 2004 by Martin Sims

Trying to close the digital divide has opened a familiar international rift. There are also worrying signals for the big software companies.

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Google seeks to avoid trademark suits Premium

Apr 07, 2004 by Martin Sims

Google has asked a US court to decide whether keyword advertising breaches trademark law.

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Puzzling ruling on P2P downloads Premium

Apr 07, 2004 by Martin Sims

Canadian copyright regulators have ruled that downloading copyrighted music from peer-to-peer networks is legal but uploading files is illegal.

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BskyB football deal attacked Premium

Apr 07, 2004 by Martin Sims

A UK consumer group has condemned BSkyB’s ‘virtual monopoly’ on screening Premiership football games as anti-fan, anti-competitive.

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US: no regulation for internet telephony Premium

Apr 07, 2004 by Martin Sims

The chief US regulator has warned against regulating VoIP, the technology which enables users to make cheap calls over the internet.

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Ofcom treads carefully on spectrum trading Premium

Mar 27, 2004 by Martin Sims

Ofcom, the UK’s newly converged communications regulator, will have its mettle tested in the coming year as it considers what are expected to be a number of disparate submissions from the industry, government and the public on a proposed new system for tr

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EC calls for press reform in Japan Premium

Mar 24, 2004 by Martin Sims

The EC will continue to lobby for changes to Japan’s press club system despite accusations of cultural bias.

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ICANN rejects third world criticism Premium

Mar 19, 2004 by Martin Sims

The head of the body which manages internet addresses has defended ICANN after criticism from developing countries who want the organisation’s functions transferred to the UN.

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EC seeks regulatory clarity Premium

Apr 08, 2004 by Martin Sims

Future of PLC-based Internet appears 'blinking'

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Pioneer puts its creation on a firm footing at last! Premium

Jan 17, 2004 by Martin Sims

A dramatic change in attitudes towards digital radio in France has been set out in a consultation initiated by the government.

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