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  • Government plans could block release of controversial information

    20 Oct 2006

    Changes planned to the rules surrounding Freedom of Information legislation will prevent the most controversial information from being made public, according to legal and political experts. The media is likely to be hardest hit by proposed changes, they...

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  • UK police share data to foil child abuse

    20 Oct 2006

    UK police have begun trials of a system that makes it easier for investigators to share information on online child abuse cases.

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  • Swedish file sharers fined

    20 Oct 2006

    Two men who made music and films available for download over the internet have been fined by courts in two separate cases in Sweden on Wednesday, according to Swedish site The Local .

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  • Copiepresse will target Yahoo!

    19 Oct 2006

    The organisation that won a Belgian ruling against Google and is negotiating with Microsoft's MSN will take action against Yahoo! as soon as it has the time, its head has said. Margaret Boribon told OUT-LAW Radio that she intends to open talks with Yahoo!...

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  • Hitachi pays out in patent dispute with employee

    19 Oct 2006

    A Japanese inventor has won a patent dispute with his employer which will net him 163 million yen (£733,000) in compensation for his research on optical disks.

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  • Spamhaus decides to fight first US court action

    18 Oct 2006

    Anti spam organisation Spamhaus will recognise an Illinois court's authority when it fights a $11.7 million order against it. Previously the London based not-for-profit had argued that the court has no jurisdiction over it.

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  • Universal sues video sharing sites but not YouTube

    18 Oct 2006

    Universal Music Group said that it has filed law suits against two online video sharing websites, Grouper and Bolt, alleging copyright infringement. The biggest sharing site, YouTube, escaped the writ because of a recent deal agreed with Universal.

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  • US security chief says internet is a radicalising tool

    18 Oct 2006

    The internet is a dangerous tool of radical ideologies, according to the US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. He said that last summer's attacks on London was an example of a domestic terrorist threat in action.

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  • Ofcom changes premium rate rules

    18 Oct 2006

    Telecoms and media regulator Ofcom will change the rules governing premium rate phone services to include mobile based services next month, it has said. It is making the change to clear up what it calls ambiguity in the current rules.

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  • EU mulls RFID privacy laws

    17 Oct 2006

    Concern about the privacy implications of using RFID tags need to be overcome if the technology is to gain public acceptance, according to a new EU study.

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