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U.N. Plan for Internet Control Tiptoes Forward

U.N. Plan for Internet Control Tiptoes Forward

The phantom of government-controlled Internet has raised its menacing head again, this time on the global level. "Even the definition of what we mean by Internet governance is a subject of debate. But the world has a common interest in ensuring the...

Ban Internet Taxes? The Taxman Clicketh

Ban Internet Taxes? The Taxman Clicketh

One of Feulner's Laws of Public Policy reads: "There are no permanent victories in Washington." These days, we're seeing that law borne out over Internet taxation.This looked settled years ago. Congress has voted twice--in 1998 and 2001--to ban any...

Americans with Disabilities Act vs. The Internet

Americans with Disabilities Act vs. The Internet

Common sense may seem in short supply in today's litigation-happy world, but it got a boost recently from -- of all places -- Florida, where a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit claiming that Southwest Airlines' Web site violated the Americans with...

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

One million people were there that day. They were camped out in tents on the beaches, strewn along the banks of the Indian River, gathered along highways US 1 and AIA. Every motel and private residence overflowed with visitors who had come from...

No Internet Taxes

No Internet Taxes

Q. Says here a lot of governors are upset about Internet scofflaws not paying the taxes they owe. Who are these bums? A. Well, there's Governor Leavitt of Utah, Governor Engler of Mich-- Q. No, not the governors! I meant who are the bums who aren't...

101 Things You Need to Know About Internet Law

101 Things You Need to Know About Internet Law

The following is an excerpt from the book 101 Things You Need to Know About Internet Law by Jonathon Bick:#1. A parent is almost never liable for a child's bad acts on the Internet. Three sets of apprehensive parents approached me recently. Each...

Pirates of the Internet

Pirates of the Internet

For years, lawyers representing Silicon Valley were rightly emphasizing the importance of intellectual property rights.Such rights were the major issue in the final Uraguay round of GATT meetings. At that time, trade negotiators warned that...

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