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Another US Internet company pulls back in China

WASHINGTON - (AP) Two U.S. companies that sell Internet addresses to Web sites said Wednesday they had stopped registering new domain names in China because the Chinese government has begun demanding pictures and other identification documents from their customers. One of the domain name companies...

UK's Times newspapers to charge for Web access

LONDON - (APINTL) The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers will begin charging for Internet access to content in June, offering subscriptions at 1 pound ($1.48) a day or 2 pounds a week, News International announced Friday. Access to the digital services will be included in the seven-day subscriptions...

EU unveils "digital agenda" to increase use of Web

BRUSSELS - (AP) The European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to greatly increase the number of Europeans using public and commercial services online over the next decade. Neelie Kroes, the EU commissioner for digital affairs, said 30 percent of Europeans have never used the Internet. Beyond...

Germany to Google: Respect data privacy

BERLIN - (AP) Germany's Foreign Minister has warned Google co-founder Larry Page to respect the nation's data protection laws in an escalating dispute over the U.S. Internet giant's "Street View" mapping program. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle spoke with Page on Thursday...

Defamation in the Cyber Age: The Emerging Trends

by Dr. Mohd Altaf Hussein Ahangar Excerpt: The cyber age signifies the age of high technology. Its evolution at the global level has affected every aspect of our lives. In relation to the law of defamation, the new trends of anonymous defamer, restricted meaning of defamer, liberalized meaning...

Hans-Josef Vogel on Social Media Plug-Ins: Recent Court Decisions in Germany

By Hans-Josef Vogel Social media plug-ins, such as the Facebook "Like" button, have become ubiquitous on the internet. Their legal implications are yet not fully determined. Issues of both data protection law and fair trade matters are commonly disputed. Two recent German court decisions...