[DNS] domain name news - 22 November

[DNS] domain name news - 22 November

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:06:33 -0800 (PST)
Don't forget to check out http://www.auda.org.au/domain-news/ for the archive of 
the last 3 months of the news.


And see my website - http://GoldsteinReport.com/ - for daily updates in between 
postings.


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ICANN Community Declares Success of AGP Limits Consensus Policy
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-19nov10-en.htm

Outsourcing censorship: ICANN, Inc. insists on it! by Milton Mueller
http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2010/11/14/4679990.html

au: Domain Drops and the Process
http://blog.auda.org.au/2010/11/08/domain-drops-and-the-process/

Russia?s Cyrillic cybernauts: Groups close to the Kremlin have come to dominate 
Russia?s internet
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/dc12822c-f351-11df-a4fa-00144feab49a.html

NATO "Cyber Coalition 2010" to exercise collaboration in cyber defence [news 
release]
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_68205.htm

Code clues point to Stuxnet maker
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11795076

Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/world/middleeast/19stuxnet.html

WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Update on Practices 
and Precedents [news release]
http://wipo.int/amc/en/events/workshops/2011/domainname/

Online Seizure and Counterfeit Bill: Burning the House to Roast the Pig
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-gagnier/online-seizure-and-counte_b_785819.html


The Case Against COICA: Legislative Analysis by Peter Eckersley
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/11/case-against-coica

us: Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/coica-web-censorship-bill/2/

au: Turnbull holds $10m network conflict
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/turnbull-holds-10m-network-conflict-20101121-182mp.html

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/turnbull-holds-10m-network-conflict-20101121-182mp.html



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ICANN Community Declares Success of AGP Limits Consensus Policy
The Add Grace Period (AGP) Limits Policy, implemented on 1 April 2009, resulted 
in a 99.7% decrease in AGP deletes and illustrates the success of ICANN?s 
consensus-driven, bottom-up policy development process. Community members 
identified a problem, initiated policy discussions, and generated a solution 
that has produced effective and sustained results.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-19nov10-en.htm

Outsourcing censorship: ICANN, Inc. insists on it! by Milton Mueller
ICANN?s staff is trying to reject key consensus recommendations regarding the 
censorship of new top level domains. The staff's "explanatory memo," which tells 
us why it is trying to discard the decisions of a Cross-community Working Group, 
show a complete lack of interest in the freedom of expression implications of 
the new gTLD objection process. It focuses instead on how to lower legal and 
financial risks to the corporation. Outsourcing the decision to censor new top 
level domains to a "dispute resolution service provider" is considered by 
ICANN's staff to be a very important part of a ?risk mitigation strategy." 
?Without outside dispute resolution,? the staff wrote, ?ICANN would have to 
re-evaluate risks and program costs overall.? What a startling admission!
http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2010/11/14/4679990.html

How ?final? is the new TLD guidebook?
Many would-be new top-level domain registries were pleasantly surprised a week 
ago when ICANN published the latest Applicant Guidebook and referred to it as 
the ?proposed final? version.
http://domainincite.com/how-final-is-the-new-tld-guidebook/

ICANN told to ban .bank or get sued
A major financial services lobby group has threatened to sue ICANN unless it 
puts strict limitations on ?.bank? top-level domains.
http://domainincite.com/icann-told-to-ban-bank-or-get-sued/

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au: Domain Drops and the Process
Some questions we are often asked at auDA include, ?My domain name has expired 
what do I do?? or, ?A domain name is due to expire soon and I want to register 
it, how can I do this?? As part of our new ?FAQ? series on the auDA blog, the 
following piece aims to answer these questions by providing information on: the 
domain name expiry process, how and why domain names are deleted, The Official 
Domain Drop List and what you need to know about domain drop catchers.
http://blog.auda.org.au/2010/11/08/domain-drops-and-the-process/

Use of diacritics in Czech domains again refused [news release]
For the fourth time in a row, the Czech Internet public refused the introduction 
of diacritics in the .CZ domain system. This ensues from a public opinion survey 
carried out by Markent for the CZ.NIC association, the administrator of the 
Czech domain registry.
http://www.nic.cz/page/819/use-of-diacritics-in-czech-domains-again-refused/

Roundtable discussion on .??? domain at "Telefor" [news release]
RNIDS would like to invite you to join the roundtable discussion ".??? ? the 
Cyrillic Internet domain of Serbia", organised within the 18th 
telecommunications convention TELFOR 2010.
http://rnids.rs/en/node/67?lang=en

Eurid boss cautious on generic domain names and DNSSec
Marc Van Wesemael is a refreshing rarity in a domain name industry hidebound by 
political machinations and the promotion of vested interests; a senior figure 
unafraid to speak candidly about the industry and his somewhat controversial 
registry, Eurid.
http://www.pcw.co.uk/v3/analysis/2273240/dot-eu-domain-name-van-wesemael

HKIRC?s Top 10 ?.hk? Website Competition 2010 [news release]
The Top 10 ?.hk? Website Competition 2010 organised by Hong Kong Internet 
Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) closed for entries on 12 November 2010. 
To promote community involvement and make the competition even more 
representative, public voting for the favourite .hk websites from the 
shortlisted entries starts from today and runs through 28 November 2010. Anyone 
who votes will also take part in a lucky draw to win an Apple iPAD!
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=208

is: Quality Laws for quality domains [news release]
The Icelandic ministry of Communications has published a proposed a new law 
concerning the country code top level domain .is. The proposed new law also 
covers any future top level domains that in some way reference or are related to 
Iceland.
http://www.isnic.is/news/index.php

nl: SIDN launches Friends and Fans programme for DNSSEC [news release]
SIDN ... is today launching a Friends and Fans programme for DNSSEC. The 
programme offers registrants who already have experience with DNSSEC (DNS 
Security Extensions) the option of publishing the ?public keys? for a small 
number of domain names.
https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/sidn-lanceert-friends-fans-programma-voor-dnssec-1/


Increased demand for .PRO names prompts price reduction [news release]
RegistryPro, the exclusive operator of the .PRO TLD, announced it will be 
decreasing wholesale pricing to accredited registrars by over 25% for 2011. The 
decision stems from a historic growth in the number of registered .PRO names in 
2010, which were up 125% from the previous year.
http://registry.pro/press-releases/2010/1118.shtml

Russia?s Cyrillic cybernauts: Groups close to the Kremlin have come to dominate 
Russia?s internet
For once, a Russian company was being floated whose success was not based on 
privatised Soviet assets and the export of raw materials. This month?s initial 
public offering in London by Mail.ru instead reflects the values of a 
?modernised? and ?innovative? Russia, two buzzwords much favoured by President 
Dmitry Medvedev.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/dc12822c-f351-11df-a4fa-00144feab49a.html

Russia?s new Cyrillic domain names surging
Almost half a million Russian websites now use the Cyrillic domain name .??, 
despite it only having been opened up for registration a week ago, on 11 
November.
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-11/18/cyrillic-domain-names

New Auction Terms for .?? Domains [news release]
New terms for .?? preorder domains placed in private auctions will take effect 
on November 22, 2010.
http://www.nic.ru/news/en/2010/rf_case_changes.html

.se domains least risky on the Swedish market [news release]
In security company McAfee?s yearly weighted ranking of how risky it is to visit 
websites under different top-level domains (TLD?s), .se is far down the list, in 
the 80th place. .com, on the other hand, is at the very top of the list of risky 
TLD?s, while .nu is in 24th place and .eu in 44th.
http://www.iis.se/en/pressmeddelanden/se-domaner-minst-riskfyllda-pa-svenska-marknaden


Go Daddy objects to numeric .tel domains
Go Daddy has objected to Telnic?s plan to start selling numeric .tel domain 
names, saying that it, among other things, ?smells a lot like gaming?.
http://domainincite.com/go-daddy-objects-to-numeric-tel-domains/

uk: Nominet News - November issue
We are pleased to announce that we have published the latest issue of our 
Nominet News electronic newsletter. This is an interesting and useful source of 
information about the .uk domain name industry for all Nominet members, 
registrars and other stakeholders.
http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/?contentId=8019

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NATO "Cyber Coalition 2010" to exercise collaboration in cyber defence [news 
release]
Between 16-18 November, NATO will conduct Cyber Coalition 2010, a cyber defence 
exercise that will test cyber incident response, inter-agency collaboration, and 
the strategic decision making processes of NATO and its member states.
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_68205.htm

NATO adopts new Strategic Concept
At their Summit meeting in Lisbon, NATO leaders adopted a new Strategic Concept 
that will serve as the Alliance's roadmap for the next ten years and that 
reconfirms the commitment to defend one another against attack as the bedrock of 
Euro-Atlantic security.
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-91B635AF-D15A0B56/natolive/news_68172.htm

NATO Secretary General and young professionals discuss new security challenges
On 19 November, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addressed Young Leaders 
at the 2010 Young Atlanticist Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, which is being run 
concurrently with the NATO Summit. In his keynote address, the Secretary General 
highlighted the complex security challenges of the 21st century, including weak 
states, terrorism, missile proliferation and cyber attacks.
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-91B635AF-D15A0B56/natolive/news_68432.htm

Code clues point to Stuxnet maker
Detailed analysis of the code in the Stuxnet worm has narrowed the list of 
suspects who could have created it.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11795076

Stuxnet may be part of Iran atom woes - ex-IAEA aide
Iran has been experiencing years of problems with equipment used in its uranium 
enrichment programme and the Stuxnet computer virus may be one of the factors, a 
former top U.N. nuclear inspections official said.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6AJ0OR20101120

Worm Can Deal Double Blow to Nuclear Program
The German software engineer who in September was the first to report that a 
computer worm was apparently designed to sabotage targets in Iran said Friday 
that the program contained two separate ?digital warheads.?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/world/middleeast/20stuxnet.html

Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges
Experts dissecting the computer worm suspected of being aimed at Iran?s nuclear 
program have determined that it was precisely calibrated in a way that could 
send nuclear centrifuges wildly out of control.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/world/middleeast/19stuxnet.html

us: Prospects For Cybersecurity Bill Dim
National Journal Daily reported Thursday that Senate Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., says that the 
Senate will not act on cybersecurity legislation during the lame-duck session, 
punting the issue of how to improve the government's response to cyber threats 
to the next Congress.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/prospects-for-cybersecurity-bi.php


Dan Kaminsky Releases Phreebird for Easy DNSSEC
Today marks another key step in DNSSEC deployment. Congrats to Dan Kaminsky, 
chief scientist at Doxpara and one of our partners on the Practice Safe DNS 
campaign, on the release of his new code Phreebird.
http://pir.org/blog/2010/phreebird

Afilias offers domain name registrars integrated registry and DNS solutions for 
new TLDs [news release]
Afilias ... announced that it is now offering domain name registrars a full 
suite of registry and DNS services to ensure that both their proposed new 
top-level domain (new TLD) applications and registries are successful.
http://www.afilias.info/news/2010/11/15/afilias-offers-domain-name-registrars-integrated-registry-and-dns-solutions-new-tlds


Afilias Secures .GI, .MN, and .SC Domains with DNSSEC [news release]
Afilias ... today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security 
Extensions (DNSSEC) for .GI, the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) for 
Gibraltar, .MN for Mongolia, and .SC for the Seychelles.
http://www.afilias.info/news/2010/11/18/afilias-secures-gi-mn-and-sc-domains-dnssec


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ee: First determination of Domain Disputes Committee falls in favour of Bang & 
Olufsen
The Domain Disputes Committee, which forms part of the Estonian Internet 
Foundation, has issued its first determination, granting the use of the domain 
bang-olufsen.ee to Bang & Olufsen A/S.
http://www.eestiinternet.ee/eng/news/first-determination-of-domain-disputes-committee-falls-in-favour-of-bang-olufsen


WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Update on Practices 
and Precedents [news release]
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center plans to hold its annual Advanced 
Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution in Geneva (Switzerland) Tuesday, 
October 11 and Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Further information on the program 
and registration modalities will be posted in the near future.
http://wipo.int/amc/en/events/workshops/2011/domainname/

WIPO Arbitration Workshop
Each year, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center organizes in Geneva 
(Switzerland) a WIPO Arbitration Workshop. In 2011, the Center plans to hold 
this Workshop on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14. Further 
information on the program and registration modalities will be posted in the 
near future.
http://wipo.int/amc/en/events/workshops/2011/arbitration/

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New ARIN Education Multimedia ? Deploying IPv6 [news release]
ARIN is proud to announce a new Flash-based primer titled: Deploying IPv6. This 
presentation describes the impending depletion of the IPv4 resource and the need 
to adopt IPv6.
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2010/20101116.html

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Porn site confusion sees online tourism campaign pulled [AFP]
The Philippines says it pulled its latest online tourism campaign after critics 
panned the rebrand and warned that unwary surfers could easily end up at a porn 
site instead.
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/porn-site-confusion-sees-online-tourism-campaign-pulled-20101118-17ycd.html


Online Seizure and Counterfeit Bill: Burning the House to Roast the Pig
Worldwide intellectual property infringement will not be crippled by legislation 
like the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, (COICA) which 
sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week. While this bill 
has been touted as a way to combat counterfeiting online worldwide, its overly 
excessive means will surely cause harm beyond posing a threat to free speech.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-gagnier/online-seizure-and-counte_b_785819.html


The Case Against COICA: Legislative Analysis by Peter Eckersley
EFF is deeply disappointed to report that the Senate Judiciary Committee 
approved the COICA Internet censorship bill this morning, despite bipartisan 
opposition, and countless experts pointing out how it would be ineffective, 
unconstitutional, bad for innovation and the tech economy, and would break the 
Internet.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/11/case-against-coica

Congress should heed U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's 
observations on DNS censorship by Brenden Kuerbis
Early yesterday the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released 
its 324 page annual report to Congress. The lead story in the press has been an 
April 2010 BGP incident. While the underlying technical problems of BGP are well 
known and similar situations occur frequently, the incident is being painted 
ominously as a routing "hijack" that affected traffic to U.S. government 
websites - something which China Telecom is denying and which Renesys and Arbor 
Networks have done a good job of refuting. Another incident in the report, not 
mentioned in the press, was the March 2010 tampering of DNS responses from an 
i-root instance located in Beijing, which resulted in some Internet users from 
outside of China being blocked from reaching certain websites that are censored 
inside of China. Congress, which is now considering the Combatting Online 
Infringements and Counterfeits Act (COICA), would be well served to read how 
using the DNS to implement a domestic policy agenda is a bad idea.
http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2010/11/19/4683849.html

us: Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee
The mechanism by which the government would do this, according to the bill, is 
the internet?s Domain Name System (DNS), which translates web addresses into IP 
addresses. The bill would give the Attorney General the power to simply obtain a 
court order requiring internet service providers to pull the plug on suspected 
websites.
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/coica-web-censorship-bill/2/

Contentious IP protection bill heads for Senate debate
A controversial IP protection bill that would require domain registrars, 
Internet Service Providers and others to block access to Web sites the U.S. says 
contribute to copyright infringement, was unanimously approved by the Senate 
Judiciary Committee Thursday morning.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9197188/Contentious_IP_protection_bill_heads_for_Senate_debate

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/111810-contentious-ip-protection-bill-heads.html


us: Senate panel passes bill against piracy websites
U.S. agencies and officials would get new powers to go after foreign websites 
that sell counterfeit goods and pirated music, movies and books under a bill 
passed on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AH3RF20101118
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6AH3RF20101118

Wyden Threatens To Block Online IP Bill
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Thursday threatened to block legislation aimed at 
curbing piracy and counterfeiting on foreign Web sites, saying the bill is a 
heavy-handed solution to the problem.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/wyden-threatens-to-block-onlin.php


Senate Judiciary Backs Online Piracy Bill
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday aimed at cracking 
down on online piracy and counterfeiting with a particular emphasis on rogue 
foreign websites.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/senate-judiciary-backs-online.php


US Senate panel ticks domain-seizure bill
A controversial proposal allowing the US government to pull the plug on websites 
accused of aiding piracy is closer to becoming a federal law.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20023238-38.html
http://www.zdnet.com.au/us-senate-panel-ticks-domain-seizure-bill-339307380.htm

US Senate panel approves website shut-down bill [IDG]
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a controversial bill that would 
allow the government to seek court orders to shut down websites offering 
materials believed to infringe copyright.
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/368621/us_senate_panel_approves_website_shut-down_bill/

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/368621/us_senate_panel_approves_website_shut-down_bill/

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/211093/.html

Senator: Web censorship bill a "bunker-busting cluster bomb"
The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA, S.3804) sets up a 
system through which the US government can blacklist a pirate website from the 
Domain Name System, ban credit card companies from processing US payments to the 
site, and forbid online ad networks from working with the site. It passed the 
Senate Judiciary Committee 19-0 this week, but it's never going to pass the 
Senate before the end of the current Congress.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/11/senator-web-censorship-bill-a-bunker-busting-cluster-bomb.ars


Domain Dialing by Ricardo Vaz Monteiro
The emergence of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) and country code Top-Level 
Domains (ccTLDs) allowed the internet browsing to become much easier and 
intuitive. After all, from the user's perspective, it is so much easier to 
remember a domain instead of an IP address... The IP addresses replacement by 
domain names helps the Internet to become this global phenomenon that we know. 
Unfortunately, this revolution that had occurred in the domain market was not 
followed by other markets.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/domain_dialing/

au: Turnbull holds $10m network conflict
THE opposition communications spokesman, Malcolm Turnbull, has a $10 million 
investment in an information technology company which, its managing director 
says, stands to reap ''new wealth'' from the Labor government's $43 billion 
national broadband network. Mr Turnbull, who has been charged by Tony Abbott 
with demolishing Labor over the network, owns through two of his companies 5.4 
million shares in Melbourne IT. Mr Turnbull's wife, Lucy, is a director.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/turnbull-holds-10m-network-conflict-20101121-182mp.html

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/turnbull-holds-10m-network-conflict-20101121-182mp.html


.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Hosts ".ORG in Real Time With David Meerman 
Scott: Web Strategy, Domain Names, and Building Your Brand" [news release]
What's in a domain name? With over 8.5 million registrants, .ORG, The Public 
Interest Registry (PIR), manager of the world's third largest generic top-level 
domain, held an intimate breakfast and discussion today with acclaimed marketing 
specialist David Meerman Scott to impart answers to this fundamental question. 
The 90-minute session titled, ".ORG in Real Time with David Meerman Scott: Web 
Strategy, Domain Names, and Building Your Brand," is part of a series of 
informative events hosted by .ORG's WhyIChose.ORG campaign -- a newly launched 
initiative that aims to educate marketing and communications executives about 
the positive impacts various domain names can have on online branding and 
marketing.
http://pir.org/news/pr/2010/dmseventnyc

Oversee Hack Day 2010
It is amazing what can be done by engineers in twenty-four hours when they are 
fed, highly motivated, and full of caffeine. Last week, Oversee hosted a hack 
day for its development team. What is a Hack Day? It is a very intensive 
programming challenge where employees come up with ideas and have one day to 
make it happen. It actually may involve people outside of the normal engineering 
teams (we actually had a very nice cross-section of Oversee departments) but the 
goal is to build something cool.
http://regularlyexpressed.com/oversee-hack-day-2010/

What I learned at Oversee Hack Day
Hey everyone. I am Nate Hashem, lead engineer at Domain Sponsor. Oversee held an 
event called ?Hack Day? this past Thursday/Friday. The premise was simple: 
anyone could form a team, work on any project they wanted, and they had 24 hours 
to implement it. The experience was a total blast and after having some time to 
reflect on the event (and catch up on some much-needed sleep), here?s what I 
learned:
http://regularlyexpressed.com/what-i-learned-at-oversee-hack-day/

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Pair of 6-Figure Sales Totaling $420,000 Gives Domain Aftermarket a Boost 
Two solid six-figure sales set the pace for the domain aftermarket this week. 
Evan Horowitz's HuntingMoon.com led the charge with their $270,000 sale of 
Celebs.com. MediaOptions.com also rang the six-figure bell by brokering Aron 
Meystedt's $150,000 sale of Copies.com. Meystedt was on the other end of a major 
transaction as the buyer of Tablets.com however he was unable to release the 
sales price for that domain due to a non-disclosure agreement.
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2010/20101117.htm

.CO Registry Announces Upcoming Private Auction for Coveted "i.CO" Domain at Web 
2.0 Summit [news release]
.CO Internet S.A.S. ... announced today from Web 2.0 Summit that the highly 
coveted single-letter domain name, i.CO, will soon be put on the auction block. 
The auction will be privately held and only qualified bidders will be eligible 
to participate. Bidder qualification will commence today live from Web 2.0 
Summit and will end on January 21st, 2011.
http://www.cointernet.co/media/press-releases/co-registry-announces-upcoming-private-auction-coveted-ico-domain-web-20-summit


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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS
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Vertical Separation of Telecommunications Networks: Evidence from Five Countries 
by Robert W. Crandall, Jeffrey A. Eisenach, and Robert E. Litan
The widespread adoption of mandatory unbundling in telecommunications markets 
has led to growing interest in mandatory ?functional separation,? i.e., 
separation of upstream network operations from downstream retail operations. 
Since 2002, vertical separation has been implemented in five OECD countries: 
Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. In 2008, the 
International Telecommunications Union noted ?a tremendous amount of interest? 
in functional separation around the world; and, in April 2009, the European 
Parliament held its second reading on a new regulatory framework that embraces 
functional separation as an ?exceptional measure.?
http://www.law.indiana.edu/fclj/pubs/v62/no3/7- CRANDALL_FINAL.pdf

The Sound of Money: Copyright, Royalties, and Creative "Progress" in the Digital 
Music Revolution by Armen Boyajian
Academics and popular critics alike want to distill, reform, or altogether 
destroy U.S. copyright law as we know it. Much of this stems from animosity 
toward the old-guard record industry?s alleged practices of overcharging 
consumers, underpaying royalties to artists, and suing teenagers and grandmas. 
But what those calling for reform all seem to neglect is a tiny but inevitable 
fact: for the first time in history, composers and recording artists can keep 
their copyrights.
http://www.law.indiana.edu/fclj/pubs/v62/no3/10- BOYAJIAN_FINAL.pdf

The Effect of Content on Global Internet Adoption by V. Brian Viard & Nicholas 
Economides [NET Institute Working Paper]
Abstract: We test the effect of content availability on Internet adoption across 
countries. Controlling for the endogeneity of content with respect to the 
installed base of Internet users and a host of demographic, economic and 
infrastructure factors, content has a statistically and economically significant 
effect. Since content is more easily and quickly altered than these other 
factors, our results suggest that policies promoting content creation will 
positively affect Internet diffusion even in the short run. Our results also 
suggest that, given its ubiquity, Internet content is a useful tool to affect 
social change across countries. Content has a greater effect on adoption in 
countries with more disparate languages, consistent with its use to overcome 
linguistic isolation, and in countries with international Internet gateways, 
suggesting the importance of infrastructure to deliver content.
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1709806

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INTERNET USE
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Icon Aims To Make Net Advertising More Transparent
The future of industry efforts to make online behavioral advertising more 
transparent for the consumer may be linked to a blue triangle.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/icon-aims-to-make-net-advertis.php


Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction
On the eve of a pivotal academic year in Vishal Singh?s life, he faces a stark 
choice on his bedroom desk: book or computer? By all rights, Vishal, a bright 
17-year-old, should already have finished the book, Kurt Vonnegut?s ?Cat?s 
Cradle,? his summer reading assignment. But he has managed 43 pages in two 
months.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/technology/21brain.html

uk: Government services to be online-only; people without internet access could 
suffer in coalition cost-cutting
Britons will be forced to apply online for government services such as student 
loans, driving licences, passports and benefits under cost-cutting plans to be 
unveiled this week.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/nov/20/government-services-online-only

German Internet Users Received 188 Billion Display Ads in Q3 2010 [news release]
comScore ... released an overview of the German online display advertising 
market for Q3 2010, using the comScore Ad Metrix service. The data revealed that 
German internet users received more than 188 billion display ads during the 
quarter.
http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2010/11/German_Internet_Users_Received_188_Billion_Display_Ads_in_Q3_2010


Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United 
States [news release]
The Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) and 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today released 
a new report, ?Digital Nation II,? that analyzes broadband Internet access and 
adoption across the United States.
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press/2010/DNII_Release_11082010.html

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SOCIAL NETWORKING
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Alan Rusbridger: Why Twitter matters for media organisations
I've lost count of the times people ? including a surprising number of 
colleagues in media companies ? roll their eyes at the mention of Twitter. "No 
time for it," they say. "Inane stuff about what twits are having for breakfast. 
Nothing to do with the news business."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/nov/19/alan-rusbridger-twitter

The Trouble with Facebook's New 'See Friends' Feature
Facebook normally catches flack for making private information available to 
advertisers. But last month, the social networking site with half a billion 
users quietly added a feature that makes your private information available to 
the friends of your friends, which may be a much more nefarious group. A button 
called "See Friendship" aggregates onto a single page all of the information 
that two friends share: photos both people have been tagged in, events they have 
attended or are planning to attend, comments they have exchanged, etc. To see 
this stuff, you need only be "friends" with one of the people. So let's say I've 
turned down an ex-boyfriend's request for friendship; he can still peruse my 
pictures or trace my whereabouts by viewing my interactions with our mutual 
pals.
http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,2032030,00.html

MySpace deal looks to Facebook to gain and retain users
The once dominant MySpace has turned to the company that stole its crown, 
Facebook for help to drive users to its ailing site. The two launched Mashup 
with Facebook, to let MySpace users log into their Facebook accounts through 
their MySpace page.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11792927

Foursquare Doesn't Fly with the Air Force
Checking in to Foursquare from outer space? Awesome. Checking in from a war 
zone? Impressive, but not a good idea, according to the U.S. Air Force.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/211035/.html

NZ ignores risks of faceless Facebook
Businesses are scrambling to build their Facebook profiles as the number of 
registered users spins past 500 million worldwide, but are they considering the 
risks?
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10688550

Facebook shows its ugly side
Just a week ago, in Wellington, Joshua Simon Ashby, 20, was jailed for, among 
other vengeful behaviours, posting a naked picture of his ex-girlfriend on her 
Facebook. ... The dark side - whether Facebook, the internet, human nature or a 
toxic mixture of all three - is something Netsafe development manager Sean Lyons 
deals with all the time.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10688845

Facebook.com generates nearly 1 in 4 page views in the US
In March, we reported an important milestone when the market share of visits to 
Facebook.com* surpassed Google.com*. Since then, we have continued to watch the 
growth of Facebook.com, which increased 60% from the same week last year and 
represented 1 in 10 US Internet visits last week.
http://weblogs.hitwise.com/heather-dougherty/2010/11/facebookcom_generates_nearly_1_1.html


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NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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Gartner Identifies Four Converging Trends That Will Change the Face of IT and 
Business [news release]
From social media to intelligent devices to cloud computing, evaluating how 
these technologies fit into an organization and their impact on the bottom line 
will become a critical function of the C-level executive, according to Gartner, 
Inc. In future, the impact of IT on revenue will be directly related to the 
financial compensation of CIOs.
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1470115

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CHILD PROTECTION, FILTERING & CONTENT REGULATION
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Child Online Protection taken to new level: President of Costa Rica and ITU 
Secretary-General announce action phase for initiative [news release]
A new phase of concrete activities for ITU?s Child Online Protection (COP) 
initiative will encourage the development of national COP centres, awareness 
campaigns and community forums to create a safe environment for young users of 
the Internet. The COP Global Initiative was announced today by the Patron of 
COP, HE Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica and ITU Secretary- General, 
Hamadoun Tour? at a ceremony in San Jose, Costa Rica. It will provide a 
framework for coordinating existing global efforts and implementing a series of 
safety training and prevention activities.
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2010/46.aspx

au: Cyber bullying short films topic
NEXT Thursday cannot come soon enough for Peregian Beach filmmaker Evette 
Henderson, as she counts down to the world premiere of her short film Cyber Sin 
at the J Theatre.
http://www.coolum-news.com.au/story/2010/11/19/cyber-bullying-short-films-topic/

nz: How to stay safe online
Netsafe's Sean Lyons' advice:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10688852

uk: Coventry school tackles Facebook bullying
Three students at a Coventry school have been excluded over "cyber bullying".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-11789164

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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Google TV, Usability Not Included
Google Mail. Google Phone. Google Voice. Google News. Holy cow. Is there any 
corner of our lives where Google doesn?t want a toehold? Not anymore. It?s here, 
just in time for the holidays: Google TV!
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/technology/personaltech/18pogue.html

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Secret Life of the Mobile User: the truth about mobile use trends is that habits 
have been changing for some time
The stereotype is that the Millennial generation has pushed the use of mobile 
tech in business, creating the "bring your own device" phenomenon that has very 
quickly forced enterprises to let go of the corporate-issued-BlackBerry approach 
to controlling user technology. As it turns out, Baby Boomers -- today's 
executives and managers -- have led the charge. The median age of mobile workers 
is in fact 46, or eight years older than the average Facebook and Twitter user.
http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobilize/the-truth-about-todays-mobile-user-499
http://www.pcworld.com/article/211288/.html

US mobile users wary of usage-based pricing: survey
Consumer users of mobile devices in the United States prefer unlimited data 
plans over usage-based pricing plans even if it means paying more, according to 
a Bernstein survey.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-53016020101119

SIM cards to grow beyond mobile phones
The world's largest mobile phone network operators revealed on Thursday an 
effort to expand the GSM wireless communications technology to navigation 
devices, cameras, handheld gaming systems, music players, and more starting in 
2012.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20023197-264.html
http://www.zdnetasia.com/sim-cards-to-grow-beyond-mobile-phones-62204516.htm
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/tech-tech-boom-10017860/gsma-investigating-integrated-sim-options-10021092/


Apple warned over built-in Sim cards
Some of Europe?s leading mobile operators are warning that they could take 
punitive action against Apple if it introduces a technological innovation on its 
iPhone.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/db917464-f344-11df-a4fa-00144feab49a.html

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SPAM
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The changing landscape of online fraud: As spammers find their emails blocked, 
they are trying other tactics. Expect no respite
When Mark Zuckerberg, the boss of Facebook, presented its new messaging service 
on November 15th, he praised one feature in particular: the ?social inbox?, 
which would catch spam or other unwanted messages. ?Because we know who your 
friends are, we can put in really good filters to make sure you only see things 
you care about,? he said, with unwarranted confidence.
http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=17519964

Dealing with spam: Vigilance, not technology, can best counter spam and the 
criminals who send it
Bill Gates, then still Microsoft?s boss, was nearly right in 2004 when he 
predicted the end of spam in two years. Thanks to clever filters unsolicited 
e-mail has largely disappeared as a daily nuisance for most on the internet (see 
article). But spam is still a menace: blocked at the e-mail inbox, spammers post 
messages as comments on websites (including economist.com) and increasingly on 
social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The criminal businesses behind spam 
are competitive and creative. They vault over technical fixes as fast as the 
hurdles are erected.
http://www.economist.com/node/17522616?story_id=17522616

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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NATO "Cyber Coalition 2010" to exercise collaboration in cyber defence [news 
release]
Between 16-18 November, NATO will conduct Cyber Coalition 2010, a cyber defence 
exercise that will test cyber incident response, inter-agency collaboration, and 
the strategic decision making processes of NATO and its member states.
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_68205.htm

NATO adopts new Strategic Concept
At their Summit meeting in Lisbon, NATO leaders adopted a new Strategic Concept 
that will serve as the Alliance's roadmap for the next ten years and that 
reconfirms the commitment to defend one another against attack as the bedrock of 
Euro-Atlantic security.
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-91B635AF-D15A0B56/natolive/news_68172.htm

NATO Secretary General and young professionals discuss new security challenges
On 19 November, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addressed Young Leaders 
at the 2010 Young Atlanticist Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, which is being run 
concurrently with the NATO Summit. In his keynote address, the Secretary General 
highlighted the complex security challenges of the 21st century, including weak 
states, terrorism, missile proliferation and cyber attacks.
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-91B635AF-D15A0B56/natolive/news_68432.htm

Code clues point to Stuxnet maker
Detailed analysis of the code in the Stuxnet worm has narrowed the list of 
suspects who could have created it.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11795076

Stuxnet may be part of Iran atom woes - ex-IAEA aide
Iran has been experiencing years of problems with equipment used in its uranium 
enrichment programme and the Stuxnet computer virus may be one of the factors, a 
former top U.N. nuclear inspections official said.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6AJ0OR20101120

Worm Can Deal Double Blow to Nuclear Program
The German software engineer who in September was the first to report that a 
computer worm was apparently designed to sabotage targets in Iran said Friday 
that the program contained two separate ?digital warheads.?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/world/middleeast/20stuxnet.html

Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges
Experts dissecting the computer worm suspected of being aimed at Iran?s nuclear 
program have determined that it was precisely calibrated in a way that could 
send nuclear centrifuges wildly out of control.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/world/middleeast/19stuxnet.html

us: Prospects For Cybersecurity Bill Dim
National Journal Daily reported Thursday that Senate Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., says that the 
Senate will not act on cybersecurity legislation during the lame-duck session, 
punting the issue of how to improve the government's response to cyber threats 
to the next Congress.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/prospects-for-cybersecurity-bi.php


China net hijacking may be random mistake
The US Defence Department said it had no evidence that a large internet access 
provider backed by the Chinese government deliberately hijacked traffic for an 
18-minute period on April 8.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3f5cc4ba-f437-11df-89a6-00144feab49a.html

uk: Top judge says internet 'could kill jury system'
The jury system may not survive if it is undermined by social networking sites, 
England's top judge has said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11796648

Tweeting and Googling threaten trial by jury, says judge
Court-based tweeting and internet research by jurors are threatening trial by 
jury, Lord Judge, the lord chief justice, has warned.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/nov/19/tweeting-googling-threaten-trial-jury


au: Court suppression stymied by Facebook
The identity of a man accused of killing three members of a family at Kapunda 
was suppressed when he appeared in an emotional court appearance this week, but 
many already knew his name from Facebook.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/court-suppression-stymied-by-facebook-339307381.htm

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PRIVACY
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uk: Google agrees to delete private data gathered by Street View cars
Google has agreed to delete all the personal data its Street View cars collected 
from unsecured wireless networks and will introduce new training and guidance 
for its staff, the Information Commissioner said yesterday.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/google-agrees-to-delete-private-data-gathered-by-street-view-cars-2139196.html


uk: Google's wi-fi data to be deleted
The UK's information commissioner has said that wi-fi data accidentally 
collected by Google's Street View cars will be deleted "as soon as possible".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11797907

Google to delete Street View data
Google is to delete the sensitive information ? including full emails and 
passwords ? it illegally captured from Wi-Fi networks when its Street View cars 
mapped the UK's towns and cities.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/nov/19/google-street-view-data

Google signs commitment to improve data handling [news release]
Google Inc. has signed a commitment to improve data handling to ensure breaches 
like the collection of WiFi payload data by Google Street View vehicles do not 
occur again, the Information Commissioner said today.
http://www.ico.gov.uk/~/media/documents/pressreleases/2010/google_undertaking_press_release_19112010.ashx


Google Launches Street View Germany
For months, a debate has stewed in Germany about whether Google's Street View 
service violates privacy by providing images of homes and front yards across the 
country. More than 244,000 residents requested that their homes be blurred out 
of the service, which launched on Thursday.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,729793,00.html

EU Chews Over Web Cookies [sub req'd]
The EU last year passed a law requiring companies to obtain consent when 
tracking files such as cookies are placed on users' computers. But agreeing on 
the law's meaning is proving difficult.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704444304575628610624607130.html

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CENSORSHIP
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Chinese Internet firms innovate behind Great Firewall
Long derided as little more than copycats, Chinese Internet firms are coming of 
age with innovative business models, showcasing how companies need to have 
different strategies in emerging Internet markets.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52943820101120

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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Online Seizure and Counterfeit Bill: Burning the House to Roast the Pig
Worldwide intellectual property infringement will not be crippled by legislation 
like the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, (COICA) which 
sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week. While this bill 
has been touted as a way to combat counterfeiting online worldwide, its overly 
excessive means will surely cause harm beyond posing a threat to free speech.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-gagnier/online-seizure-and-counte_b_785819.html


The Case Against COICA: Legislative Analysis by Peter Eckersley
EFF is deeply disappointed to report that the Senate Judiciary Committee 
approved the COICA Internet censorship bill this morning, despite bipartisan 
opposition, and countless experts pointing out how it would be ineffective, 
unconstitutional, bad for innovation and the tech economy, and would break the 
Internet.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/11/case-against-coica

Congress should heed U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's 
observations on DNS censorship by Brenden Kuerbis
Early yesterday the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released 
its 324 page annual report to Congress. The lead story in the press has been an 
April 2010 BGP incident. While the underlying technical problems of BGP are well 
known and similar situations occur frequently, the incident is being painted 
ominously as a routing "hijack" that affected traffic to U.S. government 
websites - something which China Telecom is denying and which Renesys and Arbor 
Networks have done a good job of refuting. Another incident in the report, not 
mentioned in the press, was the March 2010 tampering of DNS responses from an 
i-root instance located in Beijing, which resulted in some Internet users from 
outside of China being blocked from reaching certain websites that are censored 
inside of China. Congress, which is now considering the Combatting Online 
Infringements and Counterfeits Act (COICA), would be well served to read how 
using the DNS to implement a domestic policy agenda is a bad idea.
http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2010/11/19/4683849.html

us: Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee
The mechanism by which the government would do this, according to the bill, is 
the internet?s Domain Name System (DNS), which translates web addresses into IP 
addresses. The bill would give the Attorney General the power to simply obtain a 
court order requiring internet service providers to pull the plug on suspected 
websites.
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/11/coica-web-censorship-bill/2/

Contentious IP protection bill heads for Senate debate
A controversial IP protection bill that would require domain registrars, 
Internet Service Providers and others to block access to Web sites the U.S. says 
contribute to copyright infringement, was unanimously approved by the Senate 
Judiciary Committee Thursday morning.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9197188/Contentious_IP_protection_bill_heads_for_Senate_debate

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/111810-contentious-ip-protection-bill-heads.html


us: Senate panel passes bill against piracy websites
U.S. agencies and officials would get new powers to go after foreign websites 
that sell counterfeit goods and pirated music, movies and books under a bill 
passed on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AH3RF20101118
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6AH3RF20101118

Wyden Threatens To Block Online IP Bill
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Thursday threatened to block legislation aimed at 
curbing piracy and counterfeiting on foreign Web sites, saying the bill is a 
heavy-handed solution to the problem.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/wyden-threatens-to-block-onlin.php


Senate Judiciary Backs Online Piracy Bill
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday aimed at cracking 
down on online piracy and counterfeiting with a particular emphasis on rogue 
foreign websites.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/senate-judiciary-backs-online.php


US Senate panel ticks domain-seizure bill
A controversial proposal allowing the US government to pull the plug on websites 
accused of aiding piracy is closer to becoming a federal law.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20023238-38.html
http://www.zdnet.com.au/us-senate-panel-ticks-domain-seizure-bill-339307380.htm

US Senate panel approves website shut-down bill [IDG]
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a controversial bill that would 
allow the government to seek court orders to shut down websites offering 
materials believed to infringe copyright.
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/368621/us_senate_panel_approves_website_shut-down_bill/

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/368621/us_senate_panel_approves_website_shut-down_bill/

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/211093/.html

Senator: Web censorship bill a "bunker-busting cluster bomb"
The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA, S.3804) sets up a 
system through which the US government can blacklist a pirate website from the 
Domain Name System, ban credit card companies from processing US payments to the 
site, and forbid online ad networks from working with the site. It passed the 
Senate Judiciary Committee 19-0 this week, but it's never going to pass the 
Senate before the end of the current Congress.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/11/senator-web-censorship-bill-a-bunker-busting-cluster-bomb.ars


us: FCC moves to ensure ?net neutrality?
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce plans next week 
for regulations that would forbid internet service providers from blocking or 
favouring content online.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4ab0de46-f437-11df-89a6-00144feab49a.html

Peter Gabriel joins voices backing net neutrality in UK
The UK government's plans to abandon net neutrality threaten British business 
startups and if taken up elsewhere could undermine democracy, says Peter 
Gabriel, the influential musician and technology entrepreneur who has backed a 
number of successful internet companies.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/nov/18/peter-gabriel-net-neutrality-backing


uk: Labour MP counters Vaizey with net neutrality motion
Tom Watson, a longstanding parliamentary proponent of digital rights, has put 
forward an early day motion against communications minister Ed Vaizey's 
anti-net-neutrality stance.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/communication-breakdown-10000030/labour-mp-counters-vaizey-with-net-neutrality-motion-10021093/


us: Pirate-slaying censorship bill gets unanimous support
The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) sets up a system 
through which the US government can blacklist a pirate website from the Domain 
Name System, ban credit card companies from processing US payments to the site, 
and forbid online ad networks from working with the site. This morning, COICA 
unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/11/pirate-slaying-censorship-bill-gets-unanimous-support.ars


us: Cybersecurity bill gives DHS power to punish tech firms
Democratic politicians are proposing a novel approach to cybersecurity: fine 
technology companies $100,000 a day unless they comply with directives imposed 
by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20023464-38.html

America's Broadband Opportunity: Today the Administration is Freeing Up a Chunk 
of New Wireless Spectrum
This morning an opinion editorial co-written by Secretary Locke and Larry 
Summers ran in the Wall Street Journal. It explains the value of opening up 
additional wireless spectrum for innovation and economic growth.
http://www.commerce.gov/blog/2010/11/15/americas-broadband-opportunity-today-administration-freeing-chunk-new-wireless-spect


au: ACTA? Big deal. We're fine.
commentary Australia has dodged the bullet that is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade 
Agreement (ACTA), but then we always would have. The treaty was whipped-up by 
copyright harpies as a shadowy destabilising force that would undermine the way 
we play online.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/acta-big-deal-we-re-fine-339307401.htm

ACTA to bypass unfinished EU copyright row
European negotiators of an international anti-piracy treaty are rewriting EU 
laws on copyright infringement, bypassing an unfinished row in the EU over 
Internet providers' role in piracy cases, according to industry lobbyists in 
Brussels.
http://euractiv.com/en/infosociety/acta-bypass-unfinished-eu-copyright-row-news-499765


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MISCELLANEOUS
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Web Start-Ups Search History: New Firms Look at Successes, Failures of Net 
Pioneers When Looking Abroad
In looking abroad for new users, the latest batch of Internet start-ups is 
taking some ideas from Yahoo Inc. and other first-generation Web companies?and 
discarding many others.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703374304575622831929061668.html

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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France Telecom says online firms should pay for network [AFP]
Telephone and Internet provider France Telecom on Thursday said Google and 
others should be billed according to how much traffic they generate on French 
networks.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/france-telecom-says-online-firms-should-pay-for-network-20101119-17zjy.html

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/france-telecom-says-online-firms-should-pay-for-network-20101119-17zjy.html


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ARRESTS/COURT CASES FOR ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION
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uk: Priest's blackmailer jailed over pornography claims
A blackmailer who drove a Roman Catholic cleric to quit the priesthood in a 
bogus child pornography photo scam was jailed for five years yesterday.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/19/priest-blackmailer-jailed

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