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May 2000 Articles

  • Novelist retrieves her domain name

    29 May 2000

    The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has ruled in an arbitration case that a novelist has the right to retrieve her domain name from a cybersquatter.

  • OFTEL rules on internet access

    29 May 2000

    OFTEL, the telephone company watchdog, ruled on Friday that BT must provide the necessary services to enable other operators to supply unmetered internet access over BT’s local network.

  • Meta tag abuse punished by UK court

    26 May 2000

    Road Tech Computer Systems has won a UK High Court ruling against a competitor, Mandata, in a case that now serves as a warning to anyone against using the brand name or trade mark of another company in its web site meta tags without permission.

  • Judge indicates he will split Microsoft

    25 May 2000

    Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson yesterday caused Microsoft a serious setback in its efforts against the government’s proposal to break up the company. Jackson gave a strong indication of his willingness to split the company and rejected Microsoft’s...

  • Commission proposes eEurope Action Plan

    25 May 2000

    The European Commission has presented its contribution to the eEurope Action Plan, due to be agreed by EU leaders at a summit next month. It sets out a strategy to address key barriers to the uptake of the internet in Europe and ensure that the conditions...

  • How to dodge a US court in a web site dispute

    25 May 2000

    A Texas district court judge dealing with a domain name dispute has made suggestions which could help shape the jurisdiction laws in the US.

  • Electronic Communications Act 2000

    25 May 2000

    The Electronic Communications Bill is due to receive Royal Assent today which means that it will become the Electronic Communications Act 2000 and the Secretary of State can now fix the date on which it will come into force.

  • New French law could lead to emigration by net users

    24 May 2000

    Proposed legislation in France will, if passed in its present form, require that all who publish material on the internet must register their names with authorities.

  • Technology shares volatile in US and UK

    24 May 2000

    America’s Nasdaq market, comprising technology, internet and telecom companies, has plunged to its lowest level since November 1999. Its current level is 36% below its level in early March.

  • Nintendo delays Game Boy Advance

    24 May 2000

    Nintendo said today that there could be a delay in the launch of its more powerful version of the Game Boy handheld game console. The Game Boy Advance, which will feature e-mail and other new functions, was scheduled for an August release. However, due...