[DNS] domain name news - 26 May

[DNS] domain name news - 26 May

From: David Goldstein <david§goldsteinreport.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 17:15:27 +1000
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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G8 Governments Urged to Embrace Multi-stakeholder Approach to Internet Issues
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-23may11-en.pdf
http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=3791
http://www.nro.net/news/g8-governments-urged-to-embrace-multistakeholder-approach-to-internet-issues

G-8 Leaders to Call for Tighter Internet Regulation
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/technology/25tech.html

Sarkozy Seeks Global Net Rules
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304520804576343023926886188.html

Zuckerberg and Schmidt warn on over-regulation of web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13553943

US government blocks progress on IGF
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/05/24/usg-blocks-cstd-movement

Munich Registry/Registrar Event
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-25may11-en.htm

INTERPOL and ICANN Advance Cooperation on Internet Security after Historic First Meeting
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-2-23may11-en.pdf

INTERPOL Wants to Observe GAC And Cooperate With ICANN
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14762

au: Law firm proposes piracy dispute resolution process: an independent, low-cost system is under discussion
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/law-firm-proposes-piracy-dispute-resolution-process-an-independent-low-cost-system-is-under-discussion/story-e6frgakx-1226061446192

Poor nation support crucial to new TLD talks
http://domainincite.com/poor-nation-support-crucial-to-new-tld-talks/

Dot.anything to take over internet: expert [AAP]
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-predicts-domain-name-expert-adrian-kinderis/story-e6frfku0-1226061557172
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-expert-20110524-1f1c2.html

Internet name game heats up
http://www.theage.com.au/business/internet-name-game-heats-up-20110523-1f0ot.html
http://www.businessday.com.au/business/internet-name-game-heats-up-20110523-1f0ot.html

Melbourne faces internet challenge
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/melbourne-faces-internet-challenge-20110524-1f2fy.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/melbourne-faces-internet-challenge-20110524-1f2fy.html

Domain wars: a tale of two Sydneys
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/domain-wars-a-tale-of-two-sydneys-20110525-1f3nu.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5055296/Domain-wars-A-tale-of-two-Sydneys

The User Experience with New TLDs: How to Avoid the Junk Mail File or 'User Unknown' by Alexa Raad
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110525_user_experience_with_new_tlds_how_to_avoid_junk_mail_file/

au: Giorgio Armani S.p.A. v. ESSENTIAL MALL PTY LTD - Case No. DAU2011-0011
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2011-0011

au: Harness Racing Australia v. Acronym Wiki Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2011-0007
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2011-0007

Lack of IPv6 traffic stats makes judging progress difficult
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/052411-ipv6-traffic.html

4.5 Million Domains Added in Q1, 2011, Takes Global Domain Total To 210 Million
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14780

Melbourne IT warns of high AUD impact
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/387669/melbourne_it_warns_high_aud_impact/

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G8 Governments Urged to Embrace Multi-stakeholder Approach to Internet Issues
In advance of the upcoming meeting of the G8 governments in Paris, a worldwide coalition of Internet organizations, including the Number Resource Organization, the Internet Society, the Internet Society France Chapter, ICANN, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), today stated that they would welcome the opportunity to provide input to discussions on Internet-related issues. The perspectives of organizations at the heart of the development, management and operation of the global Internet are essential for informed policy making.
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-23may11-en.pdf
http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=3791
http://www.nro.net/news/g8-governments-urged-to-embrace-multistakeholder-approach-to-internet-issues

NRO issues press release on upcoming G8 Meeting
On 23 May 2011, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), comprised of the world's five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), issued a press release in advance of the upcoming meeting of the G8 governments in Paris, stating that it welcomes the opportunity to provide input to discussions on Internet-related issues.
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2011/20110523.html

G-8 Leaders to Call for Tighter Internet Regulation
Leaders of the Group of 8 industrialized countries are set to issue a provocative call for stronger Internet regulation, a cause championed by the host of the meeting, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, but fiercely opposed by some Internet companies and free-speech groups.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/technology/25tech.html

Sarkozy Seeks Global Net Rules
French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday called for tighter regulation of the Internet, as policy makers and the private sector clashed over the role of governance online at the e-G8 summit in Paris.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304520804576343023926886188.html

Zuckerberg and Schmidt warn on over-regulation of web
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google boss Eric Schmidt have warned governments worldwide not to over-regulate the internet.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13553943

France attempts to "civilize" the Internet; Internet fights back
For some time, French Pres. Nicolas Sarkozy has talked about his dream of a ?civilized? Internet, but this dream has long been a nightmare for those who worry that ?civilization? is really a code for ?regulations favorable to big business and the national security state.? To make his vision a reality, Sarkozy helped to create this week's e-G8 meeting currently underway in the Tuileries Gardens next door to the Louvre?and the critics are fuming.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/france-attempts-to-civilize-the-internet-internet-fights-back.ars

David Cameron to resist French plan for internet regulation
David Cameron is to resist calls for international regulation of the web by Nicolas Sarkozy at the G8 summit. The French president will table proposals for controls on the internet on the first day of the conference of world leaders in Deauville, Normandy.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/24/david-cameron-resist-internet-regulation

Activists Fear Sarkozy's Efforts to Tame Web
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is holding a summit in Paris this week with some of the world's most powerful online luminaries. Netizens worry that Sarkozy's motives might be suspect -- and that he could leave a legislative mess like the one in Germany.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,764305,00.html

French President Calls for More Regulated ?Net
Nicolas Sarkozy, President of FranceFrench president Nicolas Sarkozy told attendees of the first-ever e-G8 forum in Paris Tuesday that the Internet needs more regulation. All but saying the "anything goes" character of the Internet as its today is unsustainable, he called for governments to regulate the virtual world much like they do the real one.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/228576/.html

Rupert Murdoch uses eG8 to talk up net's power to transform education
Rupert Murdoch, the News Corporation founder and chairman, used his address to the eG8 Forum in Paris on Tuesday to call for more investment in education and "unlocking the potential" of the world's children.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/24/murdoch-eg8-invest-education-technology

US government blocks progress on IGF
A meeting of the UN?s technology commission earlier today descended into confusion when the United States blocked efforts to renew a working group set up to review changes to the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/05/24/usg-blocks-cstd-movement

IGF improvements debate set for tomorrow
A debate into changes to the Internet Governance Forum and, crucially, the future of a working group set up to recommend those changes will be decided tomorrow.
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/05/23/cstdwg-future-decided-tomorrow

Internet Needs Government Role to Avoid ?Anarchy,? France?s Sarkozy Says
The Internet needs government involvement to reach its full potential of linking people and boosting economic growth, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-24/internet-needs-government-role-to-avoid-anarchy-france-s-sarkozy-says.html

Internet rights are human rights, claims APC before the Human Rights Council by Association for Progressive Communications
This statement was submitted to the Human Rights Council in preparation for its seventeenth regular session: APC welcomes the annual report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion and its focus on the internet. Access to the internet facilitates freedom of expression and freedom of association, enables knowledge sharing, learning and collaboration, and is a driver for social and economic development. Yet, as the report details, access to the internet is increasingly at risk. Recent internet shutdowns have limited freedom of expression, freedom of association and political free speech.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12371

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Munich Registry/Registrar Event
On 12-13 May 2011, ICANN hosted its Europe Regional Registry/Registrar Event in Munich, Germany. ICANN shared news of this event with the community in its 28 March 2011 blog post.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-25may11-en.htm

Report on the Assessment of Security and Stability Implications of the Use of DNAME Resource Records in the Root Zone of the DNS
ICANN commissioned a technical study into the security and stability implications of using the Domain Name System (DNS) DNAME Resource Record [RFC2672] in the root zone of the DNS. Testing was specified to be carried out in a captive lab environment which provided a functional replica of certain components of the public DNS. The results of that testing are presented in this report for the information of the wider DNS technical community.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-24may11-en.htm

Update from the Nominating Committee by Jacqueline Morris
In keeping with our commitment to transparency with regard to the Nominating Committee process, as we prepare to head to Singapore for our selection meeting we want to update the ICANN community as to where we are.
http://blog.icann.org/2011/05/update-from-the-nominating-committee/

Public Comment: The FY12 Travel Support Guidelines DRAFT
The FY12 Travel Support Guidelines DRAFT has been posted for public comment; a copy of the FY12 Travel Support Guidelines DRAFT can be found here.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-25may11-en.htm

INTERPOL and ICANN Advance Cooperation on Internet Security after Historic First Meeting
A landmark visit today to INTERPOL?s General Secretariat headquarters by top officials from ICANN has provided both international bodies with an opportunity to explore avenues for closer collaboration on Internet security. With cyber-security, financial & high tech crime high on the agenda, talks between ICANN President and CEO Rod Beckstrom and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble focused on Internet security governance and enhancing common means for preventing and addressing Internet crime. Mr. Beckstrom?s delegation also included ICANN?s Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Jeff Moss, Vice President of Government Affairs Jamie Hedlund, and Alice Jansen of its Organizational Reviews unit. "We seek the active engagement of law enforcement in our multi-stakeholder community where all parties are welcome. We recognize Interpol as an important international leader in this field,? said Mr. Beckstrom. ?We are very pleased by its expression of interest in joining the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee as an observer.?
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-2-23may11-en.pdf

INTERPOL Wants to Observe GAC And Cooperate With ICANN
Following a visit to INTERPOL's General Secretariat headquarters by some of ICANN's bosses, INTERPOL has expressed a desire for closer collaboration with ICANN and to be an observer on their Governmental Advisory Committee.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14762
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/05/24/interpol-wants-to-join-gac-and-cooperate-with-icann/

Interpol wants to join the GAC
Interpol plans to apply to join ICANN?s Governmental Advisory Committee as an observer, according to ICANN.
http://domainincite.com/interpol-wants-to-join-the-gac/

Interpol flags interest in internet regulation
Interpol has applied to join internet authority ICANN's public policy advice engine as an "international observer" after high-level talks in France overnight.
http://www.crn.com.au/News/258390,interpol-flags-interest-in-internet-regulation.aspx

ICANN Downgrades Outlook for New gTLD Approval in Singapore to ?Possible?
Last Friday, May 20, the ICANN Board and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), held a joint teleconference to discuss remaining differences on the proposed final Applicant Guidebook AG) for the new gTLD program. Two days later they issued a Joint Statement regarding what transpired and how the process will go forward.
http://www.internetcommerce.org/New_gTLD_Approval_in_Singapore_is_Possible

Can ICANN make a trademark deal with the GAC?
The ICANN board and its Governmental Advisory Committee have yet to reach agreement on how to protect trademarks in new TLDs, following their Friday teleconference.
http://domainincite.com/can-icann-make-a-trademark-deal-with-the-gac/

INTERPOL and ICANN to Work Together on Internet Security
Top ICANN and INTERPOL officials have started exploring ways they can collaborate on enhancing Internet security.
http://www.csoonline.com/article/682848/interpol-and-icann-to-work-together-on-internet-security
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=58E33896-1A64-67EA-E4F30F3DBB97F2A6

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au: Law firm proposes piracy dispute resolution process: an independent, low-cost system is under discussion
TELCOS and copyright holders have shown strong interest in a low-cost extrajudicial online piracy dispute resolution scheme devised by a prominent intellectual property law firm. ... The scheme is modelled on the trademark and domain name dispute resolution system used by .au country code regulator, auDA.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/law-firm-proposes-piracy-dispute-resolution-process-an-independent-low-cost-system-is-under-discussion/story-e6frgakx-1226061446192

Domain name registration scares Nigerian firms
Several months after the commencement of the auction process for Nigeria?s Second Level Domain (SLD), only 10 companies have so far registered.
http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Money/5704441-147/story.csp

Landrush phase for .uk short domains now open
The Landrush phase for the 2,640 remaining .uk short domains is now open.
http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/?contentId=8401

Nominet Opens Landrush For Remaining .UK Short Domains
Nominet commenced the Landrush phase for the 2640 remaining .UK short domain names at midday on 23 May.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/05/24/nominet-opens-landrush-for-remaining-uk-short-domains/

Short .uk domain landrush opens
Nominet opened the landrush phase of its one and two-character .uk domain names within the last hour.
http://domainincite.com/short-uk-domain-landrush-opens/

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Poor nation support crucial to new TLD talks
Whether to provide discounts for new TLD applicants from poor countries has become a critical obstacle in the process of getting ICANN?s new gTLD program approved.
http://domainincite.com/poor-nation-support-crucial-to-new-tld-talks/

African Union Wants Open Selection For .AFRICA Registry
The African Union Commission has stated categorically it is not supporting any application for the gTLD .AFRICA despite claims from a potential applicant it has their support.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/05/23/african-union-wants-open-selection-for-africa-registry/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/african-union-wants-open-selection-for-africa-registry.html

African Union requests proposals for .africa domain registry
The African Union Commission has sent out an expression of interest (EOI) for companies interested in managing the .africa domain, raising questions over its previous endorsement of Dot Connect Africa (DCA), one of the bidding companies.
http://www.cio.de/news/cio_worldnews/2011/2276649/

Dot.anything to take over internet: expert [AAP]
So long dot.com. The easy way to consult the internet will soon be via "dot.anything". In a worldwide internet revolution to be announced next month, web addresses will expand beyond dot.com, with governments, businesses and entrepreneurs expected to rush to apply for signature domain names.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/google-to-lose-out-in-domain-name-change-339315570.htm
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/387651/dot_anything_take_over_internet_expert/
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/387651/dot_anything_take_over_internet_expert/
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/a/-/tech/9503624/domain-name-revamp-to-end-dot-com-dominance/
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/national/9501927/dot-anything-to-take-over-internet-expert/
http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbusiness/aap/8252830/dot-anything-the-face-of-new-internet-expert
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/8252747/dot-anything-to-take-over-internet-expert
http://www.cio.com.au/article/387651/dot_anything_take_over_internet_expert/
http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Technology/2011/05/24/Dotanything_to_take_over_internet_616741.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-expert-20110524-1f1c2.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-expert-20110524-1f1c2.html
http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/dot-anything-take-over-internet-expert-4185747
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5045907/But-how-shall-I-address-you
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/breaking-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-predicts-domain-name-expert-adrian-kinderis/story-e6freuyi-1226061557172
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-predicts-domain-name-expert-adrian-kinderis/story-e6frfku0-1226061557172
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-predicts-domain-name-expert-adrian-kinderis/story-e6frg12u-1226061557172
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-predicts-domain-name-expert-adrian-kinderis/story-e6freonf-1226061557172
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-predicts-domain-name-expert-adrian-kinderis/story-e6frf7jx-1226061557172
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/breaking-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-predicts-domain-name-expert-adrian-kinderis/story-e6frea73-1226061557172
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1543976/latest-from-wire/
http://www.skynews.com.au/tech/article.aspx?id=616741&vId=
http://www.news.com.au/technology/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-predicts-domain-name-expert-adrian-kinderis/story-e6frfro0-1226061610498
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-expert-20110524-1f1c2.html
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/dotanything-to-take-over-internet-expert-20110524-1f1c2.html

Internet name game heats up
THE Melbourne University spinoff company that managed Australia's entry on to the internet in the 1990s is scouting for business amid a potential new domain name rush.
http://www.theage.com.au/business/internet-name-game-heats-up-20110523-1f0ot.html
http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/internet-name-game-heats-up-20110524-1f1pe.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/business/internet-name-game-heats-up-20110523-1f0ot.html
http://www.businessday.com.au/business/internet-name-game-heats-up-20110523-1f0ot.html

Melbourne faces internet challenge
THE Melbourne City Council may soon be bidding against the City of Melbourne, Florida, for online rights to the name in a wholesale overhaul of the internet naming system.
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/melbourne-faces-internet-challenge-20110524-1f2fy.html
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/melbourne-faces-internet-challenge-20110524-1f2fy.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/melbourne-faces-internet-challenge-20110524-1f2fy.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/melbourne-faces-internet-challenge-20110524-1f2fy.html

Domain wars: a tale of two Sydneys
Sydney, Australia and Sydney, Nova Scotia don't butt heads too often but upcoming changes to the internet domain name system could force the cities into mediation.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/domain-wars-a-tale-of-two-sydneys-20110525-1f3nu.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/domain-wars-a-tale-of-two-sydneys-20110525-1f3nu.html
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/domain-wars-a-tale-of-two-sydneys-20110525-1f3nu.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/domain-wars-a-tale-of-two-sydneys-20110525-1f3nu.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5055296/Domain-wars-A-tale-of-two-Sydneys

The User Experience with New TLDs: How to Avoid the Junk Mail File or 'User Unknown' by Alexa Raad
As new TLDs are launched, the industry mustn't overlook the customer experience. A key question is this: Will the software applications we all use, recognize the new TLDs and know what to do with them in a timely fashion? Think email and even form-fill applications. I speak from experience here. In 2006 when we launched the .MOBI TLD, there were arguably only a handful of .MOBI email addresses in existence. To my dismay, I found that often emails sent only from my .MOBI account were not being received at the other end.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110525_user_experience_with_new_tlds_how_to_avoid_junk_mail_file/

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New report on National Risk Management preparedness: a guideline for Critical Information Infrastructure governance [news release]
ENISA has launched a new publication on National Risk Management (NRM) preparedness. The report sets out the essential elements of three key processes and twelve related activities as a guideline for the governance of NRM in relation to a country?s Critical Information Infrastructure (CII).
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/new-report-on-national-risk-management-preparedness-a-guideline-for-critical-information-infrastructure-governance

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A UDRP decision to scare the pants off domainers
A company has won a generic domain name using a trademark it has had registered for less than a year, despite the fact that the current registrant has owned it for well over a decade.
http://domainincite.com/a-udrp-decision-to-scare-the-pants-off-domainers/

au: Giorgio Armani S.p.A. v. ESSENTIAL MALL PTY LTD - Case No. DAU2011-0011
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Giorgio Armani S.p.A. of Mendrisio, Switzerland, represented by Studio Rapisardi S.A., Switzerland. The Respondent is ESSENTIAL MALL PTY LTD of Sydney, Australia, represented by himself. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names <armaniwatches.com.au> and <emporioarmaniwatches.com.au> are registered with Aust Domains International Pty Ltd dba Aust Domains, Inc. ... 7. Decision: For all the foregoing reasons, in accordance with paragraphs 4(i) of the Policy and 15 of the Rules, the Panel orders that the disputed domain names <armaniwatches.com.au> and <emporioarmaniwatches.com.au> be transferred to the Complainant.
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2011-0011

au: Harness Racing Australia v. Acronym Wiki Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2011-0007
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Harness Racing Australia of Victoria, Australia represented by Pointon Partners, Australia. The Respondent is Acronym Wiki Pty Ltd of Sydney, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <hra.com.au> is registered with DOMAIN8 PTY LTD. ... 7. Decision: For all the foregoing reasons, in accordance with paragraphs 4(i) of the Policy and 15 of the Rules, the Panel orders that the disputed domain name <hra.com.au> be transferred to the Complainant.
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2011-0007

Cialis maker files UDRP on over 200 domains
Eli Lilly seems to have filed a single UDRP complaint covering 209 domain names that all contain its Cialis trademark.
http://domainincite.com/cialis-maker-files-udrp-on-over-200-domains/

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Lack of IPv6 traffic stats makes judging progress difficult
The Internet is poised to undergo the biggest upgrade in its 40-year history: from the current version of the Internet Protocol known as IPv4 to a new version dubbed IPv6, which offers an expanded addressing scheme for supporting new users and devices.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/052411-ipv6-traffic.html

What if IPv6 simply fails to catch on?
During the past six months, the Internet engineering community has undertaken an unprecedented effort to promote IPv6 as an urgent and necessary upgrade for network and website operators to allow for the continued, rapid growth of the Internet.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/052311-ipv6-fail.html
http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/what-if-ipv6-simply-fails-catch-853
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228410/.html
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/telecommunications/what-if-ipv6-simply-fails-to-catch-on

No IPocalypse, but the IPv6 Transition Still Presents Risks by Ram Mohan
In February 2011, the clock finally ran out on IPv4, the trusty Internet Protocol that has been used to connect networked computers for the last 30 years. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which manages the master pool of IP addresses, assigned its last five blocks of IPv4 space to the world's five Regional Internet Registries. From that moment, another clock started ticking the countdown to the moment.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/no_ipocalypse_but_the_ipv6_transition_still_presents_risks/

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4.5 Million Domains Added in Q1, 2011, Takes Global Domain Total To 210 Million
4.5 million domain names were added to the global total of domain names registered across all TLDs in quarter one 2011, an increase of 2.2 per cent on the previous quarter, Verisign announced in their latest Domain Name Industry Brief.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14780
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/05/26/45-million-domains-added-in-q1-2011-takes-global-domain-total-to-210-million/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/45-million-domains-added-in-q1-2011-takes-global-domain-total-to-210-million.html

Internet Adds 4.5 Million Domain Names in First Quarter of 2011
Four and a half million domain names were added to the Internet in the first three months of 2011, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief published by VeriSign, Inc.
http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/news-events/press-room/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly9wcmVzcy52ZXJpc2lnbi5jb20vZWFzeWlyL2N1c3RvbXJlbC5kbz9lYXN5aXJpZD1BRkMwRkYwREI1QzU2MEQzJnZlcnNpb249bGl2ZSZwcmlkPTc2MDE1NSZyZWxlYXNlanNwPWN1c3RvbV85Nw==

209.8 Million Domain Names As of April
April started with approximately 209.8 million domain names registered according to VeriSign?s latest Domain Name Industry Brief (pdf). That means the base of registered domain names grew by 4.5 million in the first quarter.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/05/25/209-8-million-domain-names-as-of-april/

Melbourne IT warns of high AUD impact
Melbourne IT managing director, Theo Hnarakis, has warned that the rising Australian dollar and the 20 June ICANN decision on domain liberalisation may affect the hosting company?s full year results.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/387669/melbourne_it_warns_high_aud_impact/
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/387669/melbourne_it_warns_high_aud_impact/
http://www.cio.com.au/article/387669/melbourne_it_warns_high_aud_impact/

VeriSign and Go Daddy Increase Government Lobbying
Both VeriSign and Go Daddy substantially increased their spending on U.S. government lobbying over the past year, data collected by Domain Name Wire show.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/05/25/verisign-and-go-daddy-increase-government-lobbying/

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 - DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET
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I Have Conflicts, Just Like Almost Everyone Else
Although I am a blogger that covers the domain business, I am first and foremost a domain investor. The proceeds from my domain investments are what drives the majority of my income, and it is because of my domain investments and involvements in the domain industry that I am able to write a blog that has unique insight and information on a daily basis.
http://www.elliotsblog.com/just-about-everyone-in-this-business-has-conflicts-0775

Hey Elliot Here Is Why We Should Be Critical of Parking Companies
Yesterday Elliotsblog.com had a post entitled ?not overly critical of parking companies?. In his post Elliot says in part: ?Yes, there is a BIG issue of them working within a ?black box,? not sharing how they calculate revenue share and other information with domain owners. Most are anything but transparent when it comes to their operations, and they likely take a very large cut of revenue from our domain assets.?
http://www.thedomains.com/2011/05/23/hey-elliot-here-is-why-we-should-be-critical-of-parking-companies/

Hey Michael, There Are a Number of Variables at Play in Domain Parking Revenue
Alright, it?s time for me to jump in. Yesterday Elliot Silver wrote about parking companies and what they bring to the industry. Then today Michael Berkens wrote a post (rebuttal?) as well. The discussion is stoked by Frank Schilling?s new parking company.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/05/23/hey-michael-there-are-a-number-of-variables-at-play-in-domain-parking-revenue/

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INTERNET USE
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Google predicts surge in online display advertising
The head of Google?s display advertising business has predicted that spending on graphical online adverts, digital video, mobile and other non-search formats will increase almost tenfold in the next few years, as the internet sucks up yet more marketing dollars from other media.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/31bb9ae4-849b-11e0-afcb-00144feabdc0.html

Opinion: When the Internet Thinks It Knows You by Eli Pariser, president of the board of MoveOn.org and author of ?The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You?
Once upon a time, the story goes, we lived in a broadcast society. In that dusty pre-Internet age, the tools for sharing information weren?t widely available. If you wanted to share your thoughts with the masses, you had to own a printing press or a chunk of the airwaves, or have access to someone who did. Controlling the flow of information was an elite class of editors, producers and media moguls who decided what people would see and hear about the world. They were the Gatekeepers.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/opinion/23pariser.html

Labour camp detainees endure hard labour by day, online 'gold farming' by night
As a prisoner at the Jixi labour camp, Liu Dali would slog through tough days breaking rocks and digging trenches in the open cast coalmines of north-east China. By night, he would slay demons, battle goblins and cast spells.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/25/china-prisoners-internet-gaming-scam

Yahoo's Emphasis Is 'Better,' Not 'New'
In listing his biggest accomplishments as Yahoo?s product chief, Blake Irving gave an answer that speaks to the company?s painful legacy of layoffs, aimlessness and stalled growth.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/technology/23yahoo.html

Twitter traffic sees 22% spike in rush to find identity of injunction footballer
UK traffic to Twitter's website spiked by 22% on Saturday as people flocked to the social messaging site to find out about the footballer who had taken out an injunction against the site, according to research from the measurement company Experian Hitwise.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/23/twitter-traffic-injunction-footballer

Google Expected to Introduce a Wireless Payment System
Google is expected to introduce on Thursday a mobile payment system that will let shoppers wave their phones to pay instead of pulling out a credit card, according to people briefed on the announcement. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/technology/25mobile.html

Google to Unveil Mobile Payments Platform
Google is expected to disclose details about how consumers will be able to make store purchases, redeem coupons, and get loyalty points by waving smartphones in front of a small reader at the checkout counter, said people familiar with the matter.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304066504576343613260587314.html
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/google-to-unveil-wallet-smartphone/story-e6frg90x-1226062450117

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SOCIAL NETWORKING
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Social media helping in hunt for missing kids
Police say there is some hope of finding the 17,500 children reported missing in Australia each year quicker, thanks to social media.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/25/3226809.htm

Facebook pre-teen move gets 'like' tick
Parenting and internet safety groups have welcomed Facebook's move to alter the site's regulations to permit children under 13 to join.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/connect/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501833&objectid=10727850

Zuckerberg denies opening Facebook to under-13s
Facebook is not working on opening up the world's biggest social network to children under the age of 13 in the short term, founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said, contradicting some media reports.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/26/3227301.htm

English detective warns over Twitter rumours [PA]
A detective has warned that social networking sites are increasingly hampering major police investigations.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/detective-warns-over-twitter-rumours-2288690.html

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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Laser puts record data rate through fibre
Researchers have set a new record for the rate of data transfer using a single laser: 26 terabits per second. At those speeds, the entire Library of Congress collections could be sent down an optical fibre in 10 seconds.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13469924

Laser beam transfers 700 DVDs in one second [AFP]
Computer users who despair over slow internet connections should take heart - German scientists have broken a speed record, sending data contained on 700 DVDs over a single laser beam, in one second.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/laser-beam-transfers-700-dvds-in-one-second-20110524-1f1b5.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/laser-beam-transfers-700-dvds-in-one-second-20110524-1f1b5.html

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CHILD PROTECTION, FILTERING & CONTENT REGULATION
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An EU firewall won't protect kids, says top legislator [IDG]
The European Union's top legislator on digital issues has said that education and awareness are the best way to protect children online, dealing a blow to plans for a so-called European Union firewall.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/387899/an_eu_firewall_won_t_protect_kids_says_top_legislator/
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/052511-an-eu-firewall-wont-protect.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228636/.html

au: Worries aired over youth online gambling
Community service workers in Gippsland are alarmed at the popularity of online gambling with young people.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/25/3226237.htm

au: Draft guidelines move a step closer to R18+ rating for games
AUSTRALIA is one step closer to introducing R18+ ratings for games following the release of much-anticipated draft guidelines into computer games classification.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/draft-guidelines-move-a-step-closer-to-r18-rating-for-games/story-fn4htb9o-1226062867899

nz: Planking pupil disciplined
A teenage student in Auckland has been disciplined after posting pictures of herself online dangerously balanced on top of school buildings as part of the global planking craze. ... NetSafe chief executive Martin Cocker said planking had taken off in New Zealand since the death in Australia.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10727835
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/connect/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501833&objectid=10727835

nz: Sexual material left on child's cellphone
An 11-year-old Christchurch girl whose cellphone was stolen from her classroom had it returned full of explicit sexual material.
http://www.starcanterbury.co.nz/local/news/sexual-material-left-on-childs-cellphone/3953139/

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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EU counter attacks entertainment piracy [AFP]
The European Union mounted on Tuesday an offensive against online music and film piracy, with plans to rewrite intellectual property law across the EU market of half a billion consumers.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/eu-counter-attacks-entertainment-piracy-2288687.html

YouTube moves past 3 billion views a day
YouTube may have initially gone viral thanks to the proliferation of cute cat videos uploaded by users attracted to the novelty of self-broadcasting. But the technology has since moved on to become a central tool used by protesters across North Africa and the Middle East.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20066171-93.html

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Google Seeks Compromise With Phone Companies as Sarkozy Considers Rules
Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and mobile-phone operators are seeking to ease tensions over who will pay for wireless networks as data use surges and leaders including France?s Nicholas Sarkozy consider more regulation.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-24/google-seeks-compromise-with-phone-companies-as-sarkozy-considers-rules.html

us: Senator wants privacy policies for mobile apps [IDG]
A U.S. senator wants Apple and Google to require some applications in their mobile app stores to have privacy policies as a way to protect users against location tracking.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217066/Senator_wants_privacy_policies_for_mobile_apps
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/052511-senator-wants-privacy-policies-for.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228681/.html

Why Windows Phone will be a success, and Ballmer was smart to kill the Kin
Is it the new 'Mango' interface that will do it? Or something else? And why was killing a phone that cost $1.5bn to get to market wise?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2011/may/25/windows-phone-future-bright-smartphones

Telstra forecasts mobile broadband spectrum needs
Telstra has forecast that mobile broadband will need a massive 5GHz of spectrum allocation by 2030.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/telecommunications/telstra-forecasts-mobile-broadband-spectrum-needs/story-fn4iyzsr-1226063451605

au: Telstra turns on 4G service in four cities
Telstra has switched on 4G mobile service across four major metropolitan markets as it chases an ambitious deadline to have the service in full commercial operation by year's end.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/telstra-turns-on-4g-service-in-four-cities/story-e6frgakx-1226061445037

Telstra on track for 4G LTE in 2011
Telstra has confirmed plans to leapfrog its competition are on track, with the commercial deployment of Long Term Evolutionary (LTE) technology into its wireless network by the year?s end.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/387620/telstra_track_4g_lte_2011_/

T-Mobile doubles 4G speeds in 50 markets, intros first 42Mbps product
Back at CES 2011, T-Mobile outlined its plans to double the speed of its 4G HSPA+ network and said it expected to roll out its upgraded network to 25 metro markets by mid-year. However, it looks like the carrier is actually ahead of schedule.
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20065505-85.html

uk: Volunteers sought for 4G LTE trial in Cornwall
Volunteers in an area of Cornwall are being sought to trial new high-speed 4G broadband as part of a joint project by Everything Everywhere and BT.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13525296

BT to begin 4G LTE trials in UK
Two hundred computer users in rural Cornwall will be the guinea pigs for trials of a new superfast wireless broadband system being tested by BT and the mobile carrier Everything Everywhere, which could solve the problem of "notspots" that cannot get high-speed connections via telephone wires.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/25/bt-trial-4g-broadband-in-uk

Telstra 'throttle' to curb 3G mobile bill shock
Telstra will chop connection speeds on customers' mobile phones once they reach their monthly data allowance in order to curb bill shock.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/telecommunications/telstra-throttle-to-curb-mobiles/story-fn4iyzsr-1226062259897

Cost of mobile broadband up to 1333 times fixed services
The growing price gap between fixed and mobile broadband is emerging as a major telecommunications issue according to Market Clarity, which claims that mobile broadband can now be as much as 1333 times more expensive than fixed broadband on a per GB basis.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/387652/cost_mobile_broadband_up_1333_times_fixed_services/

France Telecom bullish after 4G auction cap
France?s leading telecoms group has avowed its determination to remain the top operator after the government capped the amount of 4G wireless frequencies a single company can buy when they are auctioned at the end of the month.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b42eabb8-8600-11e0-be9b-00144feabdc0.html

China reaches 900 million mobile phone users [IDG]
China has become the first country to reach 900 million cell phone users, according to government statistics.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/052511-china-reaches-900-million-mobile.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228611/.html

us: Study: 60% of Viewers Can't Watch TV Unless Toying with Their Phones
A new study conducted by IPG Media Lab and ad platform YuMe takes a look at the media consumption habits of 48 TV watchers from the Los Angeles area ? a small sample, for sure ? but it could give us a glimpse of our potential futures.
http://techland.time.com/2011/05/25/study-60-of-viewers-cant-watch-tv-unless-toying-with-their-phones/

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SPAM
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Spammers create short URL systems to beat security
Spammers have started setting up bogus URL shortening services to act as relay points for traffic generated by their emails, Symantec's MessageLabs division has reported in its May 2011 Intelligence Report.
http://news.techworld.com/security/3281931/spammers-create-short-url-systems-to-beat-security/
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/387759/spammers_create_short_url_systems_beat_security/
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228568/.html

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Lawmakers express optimism, concerns over White House cybersecurity plan
Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee praised the Obama administration's recently released cybersecurity proposal during a Monday hearing, but expressed concern about some remaining differences between the approaches of the White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110523_5316.php

Obama cybersecurity enforcement plan could backfire, senator warns
A key lawmaker assessing a White House bill to strengthen cybersecurity warned that the proposal's plan for policing critical commercial networks -- by disclosing audits of their security practices -- could inadvertently steer U.S. adversaries to vulnerable targets.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110523_3112.php

Obama's Cybersecurity Plan Would Burden Industry, Lawmaker Says
An Obama administration proposal for bolstering the nation?s defenses against a cyber attack would give the Homeland Security Department too much power over private industry, a U.S. lawmaker said today.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-25/obama-s-cybersecurity-plan-would-burden-industry-lawmaker-says.html

Lawmakers question Obama cybersecurity proposal [IDG]
A proposal for new cybersecurity legislation by U.S. President Barack Obama's administration could give the government unprecedented access to private data, critics said Wednesday.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217060/Lawmakers_question_Obama_cybersecurity_proposal

House panel worries that Obama cybersecurity plan could open door to abuse
Federal cybersecurity officials got a cold reception on Wednesday from House lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who questioned whether White House cyber proposals could result in abuse and government intrusion.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110525_7378.php

European Neo-Nazi Websites Find Home in US [AP]
The website is awash with neo-Nazi symbolism and even sarcastically refers to the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp as Austria's largest open-air museum.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/05/24/world/europe/AP-EU-Austria-Nazis-on-the-Net.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/european-neonazi-websites-find-home-in-us-20110524-1f2ew.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/european-neonazi-websites-find-home-in-us-20110524-1f2ew.html

New report on National Risk Management preparedness: a guideline for Critical Information Infrastructure governance
ENISA has launched a new publication on National Risk Management (NRM) preparedness. The report sets out the essential elements of three key processes and twelve related activities as a guideline for the governance of NRM in relation to a country?s Critical Information Infrastructure (CII).
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/new-report-on-national-risk-management-preparedness-a-guideline-for-critical-information-infrastructure-governance

United world effort 'needed on cybercrime'
IT experts, lawyers and police should be more involved in developing international agreements on cybercrime to make them workable, security expert Eugene Kaspersky says.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/it-business/united-world-effort-needed-on-cybercrime/story-e6frganx-1226061449663

Twitter's European boss warns users may face court
Twitter's new European boss has suggested that users who break privacy injunctions by posting on the site could face the UK courts.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13546847

Twitter will notify users accused of gagging order breaches
Twitter will notify its users before handing their personal information to UK authorities seeking to prosecute them over alleged breaches of privacy injunctions, a senior executive at the company said on Thursday.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/25/twitter-privacy-injunction-battle

Ryan Giggs named by MP as injunction footballer
A married footballer named on Twitter as having an injunction over an alleged affair with a reality TV star has been identified in Parliament as Ryan Giggs.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13503847

Twitter revelations prompt MPs and peers to examine privacy rules
A cross-party committee of senior MPs and peers is to examine the law surrounding privacy and the rules for reporting parliament after David Cameron said it was "unsustainable" to prevent the press from reporting information posted on Twitter.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/23/twitter-revelations-mps-privacy-rules

Ryan Giggs named by MP over injunction
A complete recasting of social media and internet regulation was signalled by the government as an MP used parliamentary privilege to name Ryan Giggs as the footballer identified on Twitter as having brought an injunction to prevent publication of allegations he had an affair with a former reality TV star.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/23/ryan-giggs-mp-injunction

MP names Ryan Giggs as footballer in privacy row [PA]
The footballer at the centre of a gagging order over a relationship with reality TV star Imogen Thomas was named by an MP in the Commons today as Ryan Giggs.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/mp-names-ryan-giggs-as-footballer-in-privacy-row-2288063.html

British Lawmakers Join Fray as Twitter Tests Law
After he cleverly obtained a court ruling forbidding the news media from reporting on his possible affair with a ?Big Brother? contestant, the Manchester United soccer player Ryan Giggs must have thought he had avoided a whole lot of trouble.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/world/europe/24london.html

30,000 Twitter users could face legal action over gag breaches
The attempt to use super-injunctions to gag the media in the internet age reached new levels of absurdity yesterday.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/30000-twitter-users-could-face-legal-action-over-gag-breaches-2287787.html

Scottish newspaper identifies injunction row footballer
An escalating privacy battle between celebrities and users of social media websites took an unexpected turn on Sunday when a Scottish newspaper printed a front-page photograph of a footballer who is alleged to have had an affair with a model.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/22/scottish-newspaper-indentifies-footballer

A legal manouevre that backfired spectacularly
Law firm Schillings has long styled itself as a fearsome attack dog used by the moneyed to bring the media to heel, but its tactics in dealing with super-injunctions are now being questioned within the industry, following its advice to the "family footballer" alleged to have had sex with a former Big Brother star. Since Schillings partner Gideon Benaim, on the instructions of the player who can be identified only as "CTB" in the English press, launched proceedings against Twitter Inc, the injunction has been breached tens of thousands of times and in increasingly imaginative ways, online and in the "real" world. One wit wrote full details in sand, adding that the footballer "can't sue the beach".
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/a-legal-manouevre-that-backfired-spectacularly-2287786.html

Journalist could be jailed over Twitter comments about injunctions
A journalist at The Times newspaper is facing a possible prison sentence after using Twitter to name a footballer granted an injunction.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8530076/Journalist-could-be-jailed-over-Twitter-comments-about-injunctions.html

Making English injunctions apply in Scotland will be easy, says expert
Extending English injunctions to Scotland would be a "small step" that could result in Scottish publishers facing contempt of court charges, according to one legal expert.
http://out-law.com/page-11946

Courts 'could target' Twitter UK
Twitter's decision to open a UK office could leave it more vulnerable to prosecution over what its users write.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13502854

Wikipedia founder opens new front in privacy battle
Lawyers and celebrities seeking to prevent the world knowing their indiscretions have another hurdle in their path ? Wikipedia ? after its founder, Jimmy Wales, pledged to resist pressure to censor entries.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/wikipedia-founder-opens-new-front-in-privacy-battle-2287788.html

First guilty plea in US online poker case [AFP]
The American president of a Costa Rica-based company is facing up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally processing payments for Internet poker firms.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/first-guilty-plea-in-us-online-poker-case-20110524-1f1ux.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/first-guilty-plea-in-us-online-poker-case-20110524-1f1ux.html

Web publishers could work out location of home computer users with pings, say researchers
The approximate location of a fixed computer that is connected to the internet can be established by anyone using calculations derived from the machine's IP address, US researchers claim.
http://out-law.com/page-11947

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Kiwis want privacy regulation [NZPA]
While most New Zealanders feel positively towards Google, more than half think the search engine should be regulated to protect personal privacy, a poll indicates.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5053764/Kiwis-want-privacy-regulation

How new EU rules improve privacy protection for internet users
Clearer rules on customers' rights to privacy are laid down in new EU telecoms rules, which are due to be implemented in national law in all Member States by 25 May 2011. The rules require operators to secure personal data properly and to inform their customers and data protection authorities promptly when personal data is lost. The rules also require Internet users to be better informed about data other parties store or access on their devices and improve the tools for fighting spam. This MEMO gives further details about these new privacy rules.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/320

EU Web Privacy Law on 'Cookies' May Trigger Confusion For Google, Yahoo
European Union data privacy rules forcing companies such as Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. to seek consent before targeting users with online advertising may sow confusion because of national differences in the way they are applied.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-23/eu-s-web-privacy-law-on-cookies-may-trigger-legal-uncertainty.html

European cookie law deferred for UK websites for one year
UK websites are being given one year to comply with EU cookie laws, the Information Commissioner's Office has said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13541250

Ed Vaizey and ICO come to truce over EU directive on 'cookies'
The communications minister Ed Vaizey and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) have come to an uneasy truce over a new European directive affecting web browsers which comes into force at midnight on Thursday.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/25/ed-vaizey-ico-cookies

ICO gives site operators a year to comply with new cookie law
Website operators have a year to change the way they use cookies to comply with new laws, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said. Those that make no effort to change could still face sanctions, though, the ICO said.
http://out-law.com/page-11954

EU Countries Ignore New Law on Internet Privacy [IDG]
New European Union rules to ensure privacy have been ignored by the vast majority of E.U. member countries, according to Jonathan Todd, European Commission spokesman for Digital Agenda.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228627/.html

Privacy: Users aren't turning on Do Not Track browser features
Last year, the Federal Trade Commission suggested that consumers needed a way to tell online advertisers to bug off and not to follow their every online move. And Microsoft and Mozilla built Do Not Track tools into Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4, respectively. The problem? Very few online surfers are using those privacy features.
http://news.consumerreports.org/electronics/2011/05/privacy-users-arent-turning-on-do-not-track-browser-features.html

US to store passenger data for 15 years
The personal data of millions of passengers who fly between the US and Europe, including credit card details, phone numbers and home addresses, may be stored by the US department of homeland security for 15 years, according to a draft agreement between Washington and Brussels leaked to the Guardian.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/25/us-to-store-passenger-data

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CENSORSHIP
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Seeking to Disrupt Protesters, Syria Cracks Down on Social Media
The Syrian government is cracking down on protesters? use of social media and the Internet to promote their rebellion just three months after allowing citizens to have open access to Facebook and YouTube, according to Syrian activists and digital privacy experts.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/world/middleeast/23facebook.html

Autocratic regimes fight Web-savvy opponents with their own tools
For weeks, Syrian democracy activists have used Facebook and Twitter to promote a wave of bold demonstrations. Now, the Syrian government and its supporters are striking back ? not just with bullets, but with their own social-media offensive.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/autocratic-regimes-fight-web-savvy-opponents-with-their-own-tools/2011/04/19/AFTfEN9G_story.html

EU IP Plans Tantamount to Censorship, Say Critics [IDG]
The European Commission has presented a controversial proposal for a European intellectual property rights strategy that it said will strengthen the knowledge-based economy and critics charge will lead to a censorship regime.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228530/.html

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Sarkozy to host key internet forum ahead of G8 summit
The world's most powerful internet and media bosses are gathering in Paris for a two-day meeting hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13513958

G8 Governments Urged to Embrace Multi-stakeholder Approach to Internet Issues
In advance of the upcoming meeting of the G8 governments in Paris, a worldwide coalition of Internet organizations, including the Number Resource Organization, the Internet Society, the Internet Society France Chapter, ICANN, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), today stated that they would welcome the opportunity to provide input to discussions on Internet-related issues. The perspectives of organizations at the heart of the development, management and operation of the global Internet are essential for informed policy making.
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-23may11-en.pdf
http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=3791
http://www.nro.net/news/g8-governments-urged-to-embrace-multistakeholder-approach-to-internet-issues

NRO issues press release on upcoming G8 Meeting
On 23 May 2011, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), comprised of the world's five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), issued a press release in advance of the upcoming meeting of the G8 governments in Paris, stating that it welcomes the opportunity to provide input to discussions on Internet-related issues.
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2011/20110523.html

G-8 Leaders to Call for Tighter Internet Regulation
Leaders of the Group of 8 industrialized countries are set to issue a provocative call for stronger Internet regulation, a cause championed by the host of the meeting, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, but fiercely opposed by some Internet companies and free-speech groups.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/technology/25tech.html

Sarkozy Seeks Global Net Rules
French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday called for tighter regulation of the Internet, as policy makers and the private sector clashed over the role of governance online at the e-G8 summit in Paris.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304520804576343023926886188.html

Zuckerberg and Schmidt warn on over-regulation of web
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google boss Eric Schmidt have warned governments worldwide not to over-regulate the internet.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13553943

France attempts to "civilize" the Internet; Internet fights back
For some time, French Pres. Nicolas Sarkozy has talked about his dream of a ?civilized? Internet, but this dream has long been a nightmare for those who worry that ?civilization? is really a code for ?regulations favorable to big business and the national security state.? To make his vision a reality, Sarkozy helped to create this week's e-G8 meeting currently underway in the Tuileries Gardens next door to the Louvre?and the critics are fuming.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/france-attempts-to-civilize-the-internet-internet-fights-back.ars

David Cameron to resist French plan for internet regulation
David Cameron is to resist calls for international regulation of the web by Nicolas Sarkozy at the G8 summit. The French president will table proposals for controls on the internet on the first day of the conference of world leaders in Deauville, Normandy.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/24/david-cameron-resist-internet-regulation

Activists Fear Sarkozy's Efforts to Tame Web
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is holding a summit in Paris this week with some of the world's most powerful online luminaries. Netizens worry that Sarkozy's motives might be suspect -- and that he could leave a legislative mess like the one in Germany.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,764305,00.html

French President Calls for More Regulated ?Net
Nicolas Sarkozy, President of FranceFrench president Nicolas Sarkozy told attendees of the first-ever e-G8 forum in Paris Tuesday that the Internet needs more regulation. All but saying the "anything goes" character of the Internet as its today is unsustainable, he called for governments to regulate the virtual world much like they do the real one.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/228576/.html

Rupert Murdoch uses eG8 to talk up net's power to transform education
Rupert Murdoch, the News Corporation founder and chairman, used his address to the eG8 Forum in Paris on Tuesday to call for more investment in education and "unlocking the potential" of the world's children.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/24/murdoch-eg8-invest-education-technology

US government blocks progress on IGF
A meeting of the UN?s technology commission earlier today descended into confusion when the United States blocked efforts to renew a working group set up to review changes to the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/05/24/usg-blocks-cstd-movement

IGF improvements debate set for tomorrow
A debate into changes to the Internet Governance Forum and, crucially, the future of a working group set up to recommend those changes will be decided tomorrow.
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/05/23/cstdwg-future-decided-tomorrow

Internet Needs Government Role to Avoid ?Anarchy,? France?s Sarkozy Says
The Internet needs government involvement to reach its full potential of linking people and boosting economic growth, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-24/internet-needs-government-role-to-avoid-anarchy-france-s-sarkozy-says.html

Internet rights are human rights, claims APC before the Human Rights Council by Association for Progressive Communications
This statement was submitted to the Human Rights Council in preparation for its seventeenth regular session: APC welcomes the annual report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion and its focus on the internet. Access to the internet facilitates freedom of expression and freedom of association, enables knowledge sharing, learning and collaboration, and is a driver for social and economic development. Yet, as the report details, access to the internet is increasingly at risk. Recent internet shutdowns have limited freedom of expression, freedom of association and political free speech.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12371

Comment: A blueprint for a modern intellectual property policy
There is a world of people who, for varying reasons, obsess about intellectual property. Last Wednesday morning we were all holding our breath. The previous six months had seen an intense debate about IP in the digital age. Is it too restrictive, for example in allowing economic rights to prevent useful activities such as medical research, which relies on searching through data and text? Do we need to do more to make sure people can't just take work without creators being adequately compensated? Is policy adapting to the digital age?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/23/professor-hargreaves-intellectual-property-report

EU wants ISPs to police copyright breach - document
The European Commission wants internet service providers to help fight online copyright theft "at source," according to a Commission document seen by Reuters, though it does not say what it would expect of them.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/23/oukin-uk-eu-copyright-idUKTRE74M2QO20110523

Commission sets out "blueprint" for Intellectual Property Rights to boost creativity and innovation
Intellectual property rights (IPR), which comprise patents, trademarks, designs and geographical indications, as well as copyright (authors' rights) and rights related to copyright (for performers, producers and broadcasters), have been around for centuries. Often, without our even realising, they affect our daily lives: they protect the technology we use (cars, mobile phones, trains), the food we eat and the music we listen to or the films we watch. But in the last few years, technological change and, in particular, the growing importance of online activities, have completely changed the world in which IPR operate.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/630

India data privacy rules may be too strict for some U.S. companies
Data privacy rules enacted last month in India are now alarming some U.S. companies, which worry that they may be too restrictive.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/india-data-privacy-rules-may-be-too-strict-for-some-us-companies/2011/05/18/AF9QJc8G_story.html

au: Convergence committee goes social for media discussion
The Australian Government?s Convergence Review Committee has enlisted the help of social media to facilitate public discussion around its recently released framing paper.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/387862/convergence_committee_goes_social_media_discussion/

au: When is an ISP liable for its users' copyright infringements?
If the customers of an internet service provider (ISP) infringe copyright and the ISP does not take steps to stop it occurring, is it liable for copyright infringement? The Full Federal Court has found that iiNet Limited (iiNet) was not liable, but gave some guidance on how copyright owners can establish liability, in the eagerly-awaited appeal decision of Roadshow Films Pty Limited v iiNet Limited [2011] FCAFC 23.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=4150ddf6-367e-4afd-a0e0-993cbb41814e
http://www.mondaq.com/australia/article.asp?articleid=133032

nz: Identity Information Confirmation Bill
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=082b4c6e-4ff6-4c93-a61f-c1d28b8187cc

nz: Law Commission ministerial briefing on information sharing
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=7463b521-ed4a-4a8b-a952-468a531d78ab

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New telecoms rules benefit citizens and businesses across Europe
By 25th May 2011, Europeans will enjoy new rights and services regarding phones, mobile and Internet. New EU telecoms rules to ensure a more competitive telecoms sector and better services for customers are due to be implemented in national law by this date. They include the right for customers to switch telecoms operators in just one day without changing their phone number, the right to more clarity about the services customers are offered and better protection of personal data online.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/622

How new EU telecoms rules would ensure easier and fairer access to telecoms services for customers
Telephone and internet customers enjoy significant new rights including more transparency, guaranteed quality of service and the right to switch operator within one working day under new EU telecoms rules due be implemented in national law in all Member States by 25th May 2011. This MEMO explains the details of these new rights for customers.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/319

How new EU rules foster more competition in telecoms markets
New EU telecoms rules to promote a more competitive telecoms sector and better services for customers are due to be implemented in national law by 25th May 2011. This MEMO explains how the new rules will ensure more consistent and effective regulation of competition in EU telecoms markets.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/321

France Telecom's CEO on Internet Infrastructure
Stephane Richard, chief executive officer of France Telecom SA, discusses the importance of investment in Internet infrastructure. Richard speaks with Nicole Itano from the e-G8 Forum in Paris on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse."
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/70094732/

Egypt May Put Off Fourth Mobile Phone License, Reviews Law Intervention
Egypt?s government may put off a fourth mobile-phone license following the ousting of the former regime, potentially prompting Telecom Egypt to consider a new bid for the rest of Vodafone Group Plc?s local unit.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-23/egypt-may-put-off-fourth-mobile-license-reviews-intervention.html

C&W Worldwide defends strategy
Jim Marsh, the chief executive of Cable and Wireless Worldwide, has refused to apologise to shareholders after the troubled telecoms group issued two profit warnings since becoming an independent company.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d5083a0a-85d0-11e0-be9b-00144feabdc0.html

Telecom NZ finally scores piece of UFB project
Telecom NZ has finally secured a piece of the ultra fast broadband (UFB) initiative with the telco?s Chorus business chosen to deploy fibre in the remaining 24 of the 33 candidate areas.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/387655/telecom_nz_finally_scores_piece_ufb_project/

Enable plans fibre to home trial by Christmas
Enable Networks chair Bill Luff says it plans to trial a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) roll out in Christchurch by the end of the year.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/enable-plans-fibre-to-home-trial-by-christmas

Telecom and Enable announced as partners in UFB
Telecom and Enable Networks in Christchurch will partner with the government in the Ultra Fast Broadband network.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/telecom-and-enable-announced-as-partners-in-ufb

Telecom to split for UFB
Telecom's successful bid for the bulk of the government's UFB contract came coupled with the announcement that its network arm, Chorus, would be spun off into a separate company under the terms of the agreement.
http://www.techday.co.nz/telecommunicationsreview/news/telecom-to-split-for-ufb/20196/6/

nz: Decisions imminent on CFH's LFC partners for remaining candidate areas under UFB initiative
As detailed in our February 2011 update, Telecom and other parties associated with the NZ Regional Fibre Group (Alpine Energy, Enable Networks, Flute Joint Venture and Vector) had been prioritised by CFH for negotiation as potential LFC partners.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=71bf0863-e9d5-4505-863b-124aafcfcaa1

nz: Telecom and Vodafone joint bid awarded rural broadband funding
On 20 April 2011, Hon Steven Joyce announced that the government had accepted a final agreement with Telecom and Vodafone to deliver the RBI.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=21dcdf86-8199-4587-9c29-2ce1cf1239e7

nz: Government decision pending on Telecom's consequential request to further vary its Operational Separation Undertakings
On 15 March 2011 Telecom requested a variation to its existing Operational Separation Undertakings, in anticipation of reaching agreement with the government on its joint RBI bid because of its concern that the non-discrimination rules in the Undertakings would apply to the RBI. 
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e2b077f3-2e69-4a97-83db-8519b47f6dfe

nz: Government takes the risk on regulation of crown funded fibre network prices
The Minister while backing the "low capped" wholesale prices negotiated by CFH now proposes an "alternative solution" to regulatory forbearance by way of contractual mechanisms in government contracts with LFCs.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f75a2917-9f4e-479e-9546-8743a31ac29f

nz: Hon Steven Joyce says he will drop regulatory forbearance
The announcement on 18 May 2011, two days after the Bill's report back, to drop the regulatory forbearance provisions and replace them with contractual assurances to Local Fibre Company (LFC) co-investment partners is significant. 
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=cad234ad-88d5-42eb-a5fc-dded1cc60199

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se: 23 women charged after child porn sting
A Swedish prosecutor filed charges Friday against 24 people for possessing and distributing child pornography, in a case that has drawn widespread attention as all but one of the defendants are women.
http://www.thelocal.se/33896/20110520/

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