Internet regulation - law and I Guide - Resources and Review

Set of reports, policies and recommendations for action pertaining to the global information infrastructure and society, telecommunications regulation and economic and social approaches to international communication.
Annotated index to twelve recent cases involving legal issues of Internet use in the US, including spamming, defamation, trademark violation and domain name registration, with links to the court ruling (when available) and other information about the case.
UKERNA manages the operation and development of the JANET networks, on behalf of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the UK higher education funding councils. Includes information on JANET services, naming domain administration, JANET connections policy, fault reporting, directory services, Usenet News, JANET National Dial
up Service, and a collection of computer security documents and tools.
Pressure group fighting for the future of freedom of expression in the information age. Offers news, Supreme Court appeal documents and background information.
The Harvard Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) provides an insight into the legal implications of emerging technologies. JOLT has published articles on varied topics, including biotechnology, computers, international technology transfer, intellectual property, medical technologies, and telecommunications.
Aims to alert Internet users to fraudulent schemes and sites, including pyramid marketing and sweepstakes, to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent promotions, and to route reports of suspected fraud to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
First Monday is a monthly peer
reviewed academic journal about the Internet. It aims to follow the political and regulatory regimes affecting the Internet, examine the use of the Internet on a global scale, analyse research and development of Internet software and hardware, study the use of Internet in specific communities and report on standards.
Article offering an introduction to the basic copyright issues surrounding the technical characteristics of the Internet.
Offers original articles and features about the Internet industry, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources, compiled by a subject specialist, a subject
specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events. Topics include associations, business issues, broadcasting, domain registration, electronic commerce, history of the Internet, innovations, legal resources, news resources, online journals, reference services and trading, trade fairs and statistics.
Refereed article highlighting the problems of legislating electronic commerce. Discusses the role of the US, European Union and Organisation for Economic Co
operation and Development in formulating legal policy, and the legal position regarding digital signatures, certificate authorities and trusted third parties, and the issue of data protection.
Extensive directory of computing and Internet resources, including computer publications, companies, Internet and computer law, and an electronic commerce resource centre.
ILPF supports the development of an international network of reporters to provide timely and accurate information on legal and policy developments that affect the Internet around the globe. It aims to provide a neutral venue in which to develop solutions to the legal and policy questions of the Internet. Includes press releases, interviews and news of working groups on Certificate Authorities, Content Blocking and Digital Signatures.
Information about the campaign to protect and promote fundamental human rights such as freedom of speech and the right of privacy on the Internet. Offers news, resources and articles on issues such as free speech, privacy, cryptography and access to information.
Designed to be an evolving resource for those interested in legal issues concerning cyberspace. Sections include: cybercrimes, commerce, privacy, intellectual property, commerce etc. US based.
Discussion of copyright and trademark law highlighting issues associated with hyperlinking and framing.
Project targeting the FE and HE sectors, aiming to raise awareness of the law in relation to the use of new technologies in the academic environment. Resources include project publications, details of forthcoming events, an annotated listing of useful material, and an overview of legal issues which affect information technology.
News, records, and analysis of legislation and regulation affecting the computer and Internet industry. Includes items on education, employment, encryption, politics, privacy and the Year 2000 bug.
Article discussing recent claims that unauthorised hypertext linkages infringe the intellectual property rights of the owner of the target material. Argues that there are insufficient grounds for excluding such links on the basis of copyright, trademark or false designation of origin.
Set of links to news items about legal and regulatory aspects of Internet and the information society, particularly those relating to information content, market and technology. Covers topics such as computer crime, consumer protection, Internet access and use, and protection of minors.
Source of legal information for intellectual property law and technology law. Includes general information and details of cases involving patents, trademarks, copyright and federal bills. Also offers access to legal resources such as associations, commercial services, journals and magazines.
Partnership between the FBI and National White Collar Crime Center, providing a reporting mechanism for Internet users in the USA to alert authorities of suspected fraud committed over the Internet. Once submited, reports are then directed to appropriate local agencies for further action.
Offers summaries of Internet related court decisions. Brief synopses, organised alphabetically by topic, including copyright, email, domain name, first amendment and spamming, are available for each decision, with links to further analysis, quotations, and the full text, where available.
Examines the process of developing an acceptable Internet use policy within a library environment. Addresses the need for such a policy, covers the principles of policy development, identifies the elements of an AUP, and looks at how library staff put the policy into practice.
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