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May 14, 1998
Child pornography trafficking on the Internet has not been a difficult matter to address for prosecutors, but two recent issues raise some interesting questions....
April 9, 1998
New legislation (Washington State), new court cases, and new technology for addressing junk e-mail.
March 12, 1998
A discussion of filtering software in light of newly proposed legislation and the Mainstream Loudoun v. Board of Trustees of the Loudoun County Public Library.
February 12, 1998
An article about the the Navy's attempts to sink the career of a sailor, whose private information the Navy managed to get from America Online, after some anonymous comments were made online by the sailor.
January 8, 1998
An analysis of several recent pieces of copyright legislation intended to update the copyright law for Internet technology.
December 11, 1997
A discussion of the Marobie-FL v. National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors case. The case involved liability for distributing copyright works via a web page, and the liability of the system operator which hosted the web page.
November 13, 1997
The Federal Trade Commission and other organizations have been working to crack down on fraud schemes on t Internet. This article discusses their efforts as well as the People v. Lipsitz Internet fraud case from New York.
October 9, 1997
An examinaion of he Tasini v. New York Times case, and the Playboy Entreprises v. Webbworld cases-- both of which address questions of distributor liability for electronic works.
September 11, 1997
An examination of the lawsuit filed over "Meta Tags" on a web page that refer to someone else's web page.
August 14 10, 1997
Information Warfare is a growth industry. This article examines the AlterNIC's "hijacking" of the InterNIC web site.
July 10, 1997
An analysis of the recent decisions in Reno v. ACLU and ALA v. Pataki.
June 12, 1997
This article discusses some of the recent legislation and lawsuits intended to control unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE) often referred to as "spam.".
May 8, 1997
A discussion of the Internet Ad-Hoc Committee's proposal for revising the domain name system, and some of the international controversy surround the proposal and its implementation.
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