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  • Bogdan Manolea
    WIPO CONTINUES EFFORTS TO CURB CYBERSQUATTING: The number of cases received by WIPO increased by 100% in the last quarter of the year with the roll out of
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 7, 2002
      WIPO CONTINUES EFFORTS TO CURB CYBERSQUATTING: The number of cases received
      by WIPO increased by 100% in the last quarter of the year with the roll out
      of generic top level domains and the internationalization of domain names
      http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/releases/2002/p303.htm

      ICANN REPORTS: ICANN’s At-Large Study Committee has issued a draft
      implementation report and draft guidelines for an At-Large Election, both of
      which outline a possible mechanism for creating an At Large Support
      Organization.
      http://www.lextext.com/icann/2002/02/22.html

      YAHOO! FACES CRIMINAL CHARGES IN FRANCE: The Paris Criminal Court has
      decided that Yahoo.com and its former chief executive must stand trial for
      war crimes and crimes against humanity for the sale of nazi memorabilia.
      Since the web site was accessible from France, the Judge refused Yahoo.com’s
      arguments based on the incapacity of the French Judges to hear the case.
      Offenders face a five-year jail sentence and a € 39 800 fine. The hearing is
      scheduled on May 7.
      http://news.com.com/2100-1023-845698.html

      Groups Urge Council of Europe to Reveal Info on Cybercrime Treaty
      More than 30 privacy and civil liberties groups are urging the
      Council of Europe to turn over information about a new protocol to the
      global cybercrime treaty on terrorist e-mail messages. In a letter to
      Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer, members of the
      Global Internet Liberty Campaign demanded the release of documents related
      to the insertion of a new protocol on the decoding of terrorist messages”
      to the cybercrime treaty signed by more than 30 nations last November
      http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/174911.html

      UE- Commission welcomes European Parliament's endorsement of
      '.eu' Internet domain name
      The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the European
      Parliament, in its second reading, of its Recommendation on the draft
      Regulation to implement the '.eu' Internet top-level domain, allowing
      European citizens, organisations and businesses to have '.eu' web-
      site and e-mail addresses. The '.eu' Regulation is expected to be
      adopted very soon at a forthcoming Council of Ministers meeting. see
      also Mr Liikanen's Comments on .eu.
      http://www.qlinks.net/items/qlitem13182.htm


      Franta – PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WEB SITES: The French Protection Data
      Authority
      (CNIL), has published a recommendation addressed to candidates for
      presidency in relation to the collection of personal data via their web
      sites. It notably recommends to clearly name the persons responsible for the
      web site, to give Internet user the possibility to ask for suppression of
      their data, and that the collected data be kept only until the election’s
      official results.
      http://www.transfert.net/fr/cyber_societe/article.cfm?idx_rub=87&idx_art=818
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      Germania . - Germany Finally Wins Rights to "deutschland.de"
      After a two-year fight with a German Internet consulting company, the
      German government announced it had won the right to the web address
      www.deutschland.de. The government said in a statement it had reached a
      compromise with Medianet GmbH to use the deutschland.de address and would
      make the site its main portal for information about the country.
      http://zdnet.com.com/2110-1105-848603.html

      SUA - U.S. Doesn't Have Jurisdiction Over Net, Lawyer Says in DMCA Case
      The defense lawyer for a Moscow company accused of violating U.S.
      copyright law asked a judge to dismiss charges against the company,
      arguing that the borderless Internet is outside the jurisdiction of United
      States law. "It is a novel argument," said Joseph Burton, of the San
      Francisco firm of Duane Morris, who is representing ElcomSoft.
      http://news.com.com/2100-1001-851418.html

      SUA - Judge Orders File-Swapping Services to Stand Trial
      A federal judge ordered a trio of popular file-swapping services to
      stand trial on copyright infringement charges, ending a bid to bring a
      quick end to their legal troubles with the entertainment industry.
      Attorneys for defendants Kazaa, StreamCast Networks and Grokster had hoped
      to convince the judge that their products demonstrated sufficient
      legitimate uses to qualify for the "Betamax defense" -- a copyright safe
      harbor set by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1980s that cleared the way for
      home videotape recorders.
      http://news.com.com/2100-1023-851332.html

      SUA - MINNESOTA SPAM BILL PROVIDES FOR DAMAGES: The Minnesota legislature
      has
      proposed a bill that will allow consumers and ISPs to collect damages from
      parties who send unsolicited e-mails after being told to stop. Under the
      proposed bill, spam recipients would be able to recover US$500 or actual
      damages.
      http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/2751877.htm

      SUA - CYBERSECURITY BILL PROVIDES SENTENCING GUIDELINES: The House Judiciary
      Subcommittee On Crime has approved the Cyber Security Enhancement Act. The
      Act would change sentencing for individuals convicted of online crimes. The
      US Sentencing Commission will have to consider factors such as the level of
      sophistication of the attack, the purpose of the criminal act (i.e.,
      commercial or private financial gain) and whether the offense involved
      government networks.
      http://www.newsbytes.com/news/02/174791.html

      SUA - Internet Piracy Leader Pleads Guilty
      A leader of an Internet piracy group that authorities say was
      responsible for billions of dollars in lost sales pleaded guilty to
      conspiring to commit copyright infringement. see the Plea Agreement
      US v. Sankus (PDF).
      http://www.qlinks.net/items/qlitem13166.htm

      SUA - Online Group to Give Advice Regarding Copyrights
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation and several law schools have
      created a searchable cease-and-desist database chillingeffects.org to
      inform Web publishers of their rights.
      http://www.qlinks.net/items/qlitem13207.htm


      Bogdan Manolea
      bgm@...
      Legile Internetului - http://internetlegi.hypermart.net
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