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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.
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.
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
WSIS: policy implications Premium
Trying to close the digital divide has opened a familiar international rift. There are also worrying signals for the big software companies.
Google has asked a US court to decide whether keyword advertising breaches trademark law.
Puzzling ruling on P2P downloads Premium
Canadian copyright regulators have ruled that downloading copyrighted music from peer-to-peer networks is legal but uploading files is illegal.
BskyB football deal attacked Premium
A UK consumer group has condemned BSkyB’s ‘virtual monopoly’ on screening Premiership football games as anti-fan, anti-competitive.
The chief US regulator has warned against regulating VoIP, the technology which enables users to make cheap calls over the internet.
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
The EC will continue to lobby for changes to Japan’s press club system despite accusations of cultural bias.
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.
EC seeks regulatory clarity Premium
Future of PLC-based Internet appears 'blinking'
A dramatic change in attitudes towards digital radio in France has been set out in a consultation initiated by the government.