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May 2000 Articles

  • World’s first cybercrime treaty proposed

    09 May 2000

    Police agencies will receive new powers to investigate and prosecute computer crimes, according to a draft treaty being prepared by the Council of Europe. If adopted, it would become the first international treaty on cybercrime.

  • Love Bug suspect released

    09 May 2000

    The Manila bank employee, Reonel Ramones, arrested yesterday over the Love Bug virus, has been released due to a lack of evidence against him. His girlfriend, with whom he shares an apartment, is still being sought for questioning. The computer disks...

  • ASPs to get dispute settlement guidelines

    08 May 2000

    A dispute settlement mechanism is being set up specifically tailored to the needs of the application service provider (ASP) industry. The announcement came from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and ASPIC, the ASP industry consortium....

  • decision was simple

    08 May 2000

    The judge behind the decision of a US court that, the internet music service, violated the copyrights of five major music labels, has made it clear that his decision was a simple one.

  • Love Bug arrest

    08 May 2000

    A 27 year old bank worker, Reomel Ramones, has today been arrested by the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in connection with the Love Bug computer virus. His 23 year old girlfriend, Irene de Guzman, is expected to turn herself in later...

  • New Regulations to give part-time workers equal rights

    08 May 2000

    The UK Government is introducing measures to give part-time employees the right not to be treated less favourably than full-timers. The regulations, subject to Parliamentary approval, will come into force on 1st July 2000 and cover pay, pensions, training...

  • DoubleClick sued for patent infringement

    08 May 2000

    24/7 Media, the internet advertising network, is suing DoubleClick, its rival on-line advertiser, for patent infringement. The action, brought in a New York District Court, seeks damages and an order against further infringement.

  • E-Commerce Directive approved

    08 May 2000

    The E-commerce Directive has been approved and passed by the European Parliament in record time, making way for it to become law throughout the EU within an 18 month period expiring on 17th January 2002.

  • Police suspect female student of Love Bug virus

    08 May 2000

    Police in Manila believe they have identified the author of the Love Bug virus which is claimed to have reached 45 million users and corrupted over 3 million files worldwide to date. The author used the name "Spyder" in the code of the virus.

  • Love Letter Virus Hits Systems Worldwide

    05 May 2000

    Electronic links to thousands of companies across the world were closed yesterday due to a new virus, described as the most ferocious witnessed to date and much worse than the Melissa virus which hit companies last year.