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domain name, WSIS & governance news - 24 October

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au: Domain name registrations under the "close and
substantial connection" rule
The "close and substantial connection" rule was
introduced in 2002. It was intended to provide a
limited degree of flexibility for registrants to
register domain names that are not derived from their
own company or business name, but are nevertheless
connected to them in some way. Refer to section 10 of
the Guidelines for Accredited Registrars on the
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internet | 26 Oct 14:17 2005
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general internet news - 27 October

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Cyberweek: ODR, eLawyering and ethics
A free weeklong cyberconference on various legal
issues, providing registrants with opportunities to
explore ODR, eLawyering, and ethics in the Internet
law age. 
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us: Conference to focus on child safety on-line
Given all the other ways people have found to abuse
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internet | 23 Oct 13:56 2005
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domain name, WSIS & governance news - 20 October

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au: Domain registration rules face change amid
protests
Australia's Internet domain name regulator is
considering changing the rules governing how certain
domain names are allocated after reports some
companies and individuals may be exploiting the
current system.

http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/communications/soa/Domain_registration_rules_face_change_amid_protests/0,2000061791,39209460,00.htm
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internet | 23 Oct 14:04 2005
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general internet news - 24 October

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uk: CONFERENCE: Teen Works 2005: Young People and the
Internet - Nov 2005
WISE KIDS and IT Wales are co-organising a one day
conference entitled, “Teen Works 2005: Young People
and the Internet”, on the 15th of November 2005. The
conference will be held at the Dylan Thomas Centre in
Swansea, and is one of the events held as part of ict
forum wales 2005.
 http://www.wisekids.org.uk/conferenceregistration.htm
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internet | 19 Oct 17:27 2005
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general internet news - 20 October

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au: THE ANDREW OLLE MEDIA LECTURE 2005
For anyone interested in the media in Australia, and
from an Australian perspective, this Andrew Olle
Memorial Lecture is well worth a listen (41 minutes),
or even a read of the transcript. On the internet, the
presenter, John Doyle (aka Rampaging Roy slaven),
notes:
"Welcome to the age of infinite Information. Small
cataclysmic events are happening all the time at the
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internet | 19 Oct 17:20 2005
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domain name, WSIS & governance news - 17 October

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au: Telcos ignore ENUM trials
Australia's heavyweight telecommunications companies
are largely ignoring a technology that maps telephone
numbers to Internet services, with only relative
minnows in the Internet arena demonstrating any
enthusiasm.

http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/communications/soa/Telcos_ignore_ENUM_trials/0,2000061791,39216506,00.htm

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internet | 16 Oct 12:22 2005
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general internet news - 17 October

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Irish internet advisory board urges parents to 'Get
with IT'
The Irish Internet Advisory Board (IAB) has called on
parents to get involved in the new media world of
their children, to share it and enjoy it.

http://www.saferinternet.org/ww/en/pub/insafe/news/articles/1005/ie.htm

us: Sexual Predators Lose an Outlet
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internet | 16 Oct 12:12 2005
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domain name, WSIS & governance news - 13 October

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au: Watchdog warns on domain name scams
SMALL-BUSINESS operators can be easy prey for
fraudsters trying to winkle out money for unsolicited
and unneeded "services", says the Australian
Competition and Consumer Commission. ACCC chairman
Graeme Samuel said domain name solicitations, in
particular, were a frequent source of complaints to
the ACCC and fair trading agencies.

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internet | 12 Oct 15:39 2005
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general internet news - 13 October

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au: Porn filtering back on agenda
INTERNET content regulation has dropped off the radar
for the moment in a world now more concerned with
terrorist attacks than pop-up pornography.

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uk: Clampdown on chatrooms
Home Office urges action after two strangers forge
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internet | 12 Oct 15:31 2005
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domain name, WSIS & governance news - 10 October

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RESEARCH PAPERS
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The “Robust Yet Fragile” Nature of the Internet
One purpose of this paper is to explore how this SF
depiction compares with the real Internet, and explain
the nature and origin of some important discrepancies.
Another purpose is to suggest that a more coherent
perspective on the Internet as a complex network, and
in particular its RYF nature, is possible in a way
that is fully consistent with Internet technology,
economics, and engineering. A complete exposition
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internet | 29 Sep 13:58 2005
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general internet news - 30 September

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Jurisdiction and the Internet after Gutnick and Yahoo!
by Michael Saadat, Australian Securities & Investments
Commission
This paper considers jurisdictional issues associated
with the Internet, with a focus on defamation as it
arises on the Internet. The leading Australian case of
Gutnick provides a key basis for analysis, and reveals
that the traditional rules of jurisdiction can, and
do, provide a sound basis for Internet regulation.
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