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  • Telcos face EU competition probe

    26 Jun 2006

    The European Union's Competition Commissioner wants to investigate the European telecommunications business in an antitrust probe early next year. Neelie Kroes said that she wants to investigate telcos once her energy and banking probes are finished....

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  • Publisher in £80,000 font raid

    26 Jun 2006

    A publishing firm fell foul of the law by using unlicensed typefaces worth £80,000, according to licensing lobby group the Business Software Alliance (BSA). The publishing firm had claimed to be using just one font but in fact was found using 11,000....

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  • France dilutes plans for iTunes law

    23 Jun 2006

    France has pulled back from an all out attack on Apple's iTunes Music Store, watering down the law which nearly forced Apple to allow non iPod users to listen to music from iTunes.

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  • Cybersquatters can get rich if they're quick, says .eu registry

    23 Jun 2006

    Cybersquatters who broke the rules when registering .eu domains can be stripped of them at any time, says .eu registry EURid. But if they manage to sell their domains before being caught, they can keep the proceeds, according to the registry.

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  • 14 fired as porn goes viral at DVLA

    23 Jun 2006

    Up to 115 employees at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency have been disciplined over the sending of pornographic emails. The Government body has dismissed 14 of those people.

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  • Identity guardians lose personal data

    23 Jun 2006

    The Federal Trade Commission, the US body responsible for protecting citizens from identity theft and fraud, has had two laptops stolen which contain the personal details of 110 people.

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  • Channel 4 pioneers internet television

    22 Jun 2006

    Channel 4 will simultaneously broadcast its UK shows on the internet, but has not yet agreed rights with international and film producers to show their programmes. It is the first UK broadcaster to simultaneously webcast close to its whole output.

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  • Film censor wants internet power

    22 Jun 2006

    The UK film censor wants to control and classify films on the internet. The British Board of Film Classification has said that it would like to give web-delivered films certificates in the same manner as it does for cinema and DVD releases.

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  • US Government claims to be above the law, say activists

    22 Jun 2006

    The US Government has claimed that it is above the law in a wire-tapping case, privacy activists have said. The claim came in relation to the government intervention in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's case against AT&T.

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  • Tech giants demand US-wide privacy law

    22 Jun 2006

    The world's biggest technology companies have kick-started a campaign for a US-wide privacy law. However, privacy advocates fear that the proposal is too weak when compared to some of the state laws it would overrule.

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