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  • Mobile phone virus spreads by MMS

    10 Mar 2005

    A mobile phone virus with the potential of spreading globally through MMS has been identified. According to security firm F-Secure, CommWarrior can spread by sending messages to contacts listed in the infected phone's address book.

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  • MP pitches Denial of Service law to Parliament

    10 Mar 2005

    Derek Wyatt MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Internet Group (APIG), will try to persuade Parliament next month that the country's 15-year-old Computer Misuse Act needs updating, to increase penalties for hackers and to criminalise denial of...

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  • Three software pirates plead guilty

    10 Mar 2005

    Three software pirates, arrested in an international piracy investigation called Operation Higher Education, have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, according to the US Justice Department.

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  • Competitiveness and enterprise: DTI consults

    10 Mar 2005

    The UK's Department of Trade and Industry today published a consultation on EU proposals to promote competitiveness and enterprise, part of the Commission's Action Plan to modernise company law and enhance corporate governance in the EU.

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  • LexisNexis targeted by identity thieves

    10 Mar 2005

    LexisNexis, the legal and business information firm, said yesterday that information held by a subsidiary on around 32,000 US citizens may have been fraudulently accessed by criminals.

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  • Sarbanes-Oxley breathing space welcomed by CBI

    09 Mar 2005

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission last week extended the deadline for overseas companies to comply with a vital provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act until July 2006. The 12 month delay was welcomed by the Confederation of British Industry.

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  • Russian MP3 site escapes through copyright loophole

    09 Mar 2005

    A Russian MP3 web site that had been accused of selling unauthorised digital copies of recorded music will not be prosecuted for copyright infringement because Russian copyright laws do not cover digital files, according to the Tass news agency.

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  • Fred Durst sues over sex video hack

    09 Mar 2005

    The lead singer of nu-metal band Limp Bizkit has filed a copyright infringement suit against the operators of 10 web sites that posted clips of a raunchy home video that was allegedly hacked from his home computer, according to reports.

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  • Apple faces patent lawsuits over its iPod

    09 Mar 2005

    Apple is facing two separate patent infringement suits over the iPod, according to reports. One suit relates to a patent for the protection of software against unauthorised use, while the other relates to a patent for a type of musical jukebox.

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  • Japanese competition watchdog warns Intel

    09 Mar 2005

    Japan's Fair Trade Commission on Tuesday issued a Recommendation to the Japanese subsidiary of chipmaker Intel, warning that certain of its business practices were anti-competitive. Intel has 10 days in which to respond.

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