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  • VeriSign likely to keep control of .net

    13 Apr 2005

    The independent auditor assessing applications by organisations keen to take over as operator of the .net top-level domain has recommended that current operator VeriSign retain control of the domain.

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  • Global alliance to 'fingerprint' net attacks

    13 Apr 2005

    Eighteen leading ISP s and telecoms companies have created a global alliance with the intention of sharing real-time information on internet attacks, enabling them to be blocked closer to the source, it was announced on Monday.

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  • OFT tackles misleading prize competitions

    13 Apr 2005

    A company that sent misleading messages to consumers, trying to persuade them to call a premium rate number to collect a prize, has agreed not to use misleading advertising in future, following action by the UK's Office of Fair Trading ( OFT ).

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  • Supreme Court hears P2P copyright case

    13 Apr 2005

    The US Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in an appeal by the entertainment industry against a ruling that companies providing peer-to-peer ( P2P ) file-sharing software are not liable for copyright infringement by users of the software.

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  • Microsoft renames Media Player-free Windows

    13 Apr 2005

    Microsoft yesterday reached agreement with the European Commission on the name of a new European version of Windows that does not include Media Player after initial suggestions were rejected by the regulator as being likely to deter buyers.

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  • Select Committee criticises ID Cards Bill

    13 Apr 2005

    Government plans for a national identity cards scheme will change the fundamental relationship between the State and the individual, according to a report published last week by the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution.

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  • PlayStation ban in US, Sony fined $90 million

    13 Apr 2005

    Sony Computer Entertainment has been fined $90 million by a US district court in a patent case over a vibrating PlayStation controller. The ruling also prohibits the sale of the PlayStation and PS2 in the US , but the ban has been stayed pending an appeal....

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  • People give away their identity for theatre tickets

    13 Apr 2005

    Ninety-two percent of London pedestrians were willing to divulge all the personal information needed to steal their identities just for the chance to win theatre tickets, according to a survey carried out for Infosecurity Europe.

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  • Nissan sues Audi over the letter Q

    13 Apr 2005

    The Nissan Motor Co. has sued Audi, alleging that its German rival's use of the letter Q as an identifier for its new sports utility vehicles is infringing Nissan's trade marks in the letter, according to the Detroit News.

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  • Ericsson sues Sendo for patent infringement

    13 Apr 2005

    Telecoms supplier Ericsson has sued mobile phone maker Sendo in the UK , Germany and the Netherlands, alleging patent infringement. The suits seek damages and to stop Sendo making further sales of its mobile phones.

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