Post Tagged with: "internet"

Interview with Maxime Verhagen: Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

July 21, 2012 11:27 am0 comments
Interview with Maxime Verhagen: Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

The Netherlands passed a law in 2011 which prevents internet service providers from charging more for certain types of content, effectively making ‘network neutrality’ the norm. The Netherlands is the first country in Europe to enact such legislation and follows the lead of Chile, who enshrined the principle into law […]

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Interview With Mr Lin Junqiang of the Chinese Central Government

July 18, 2012 6:13 pm0 comments
Interview With Mr Lin Junqiang of the Chinese Central Government

As the online commerce market in China is rapidly expanding, businesses and consumers are demanding an update of the country’s complex regulatory framework. A range of decrees, regulations and provincial frameworks are currently in place, regulating issues such as domain names, internet surveillance and monitoring, electronic signatures, telecommunications, online content […]

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Illegal Downloads: Guilty By Association?

July 13, 2012 12:28 pm2 comments
Illegal Downloads: Guilty By Association?

The UK Court of Appeal has ruled that the hugely controversial UK Digital Economy Act is compatible with European Union legislation. British internet service providers British Telecom (BT) and Talk Talk lost an appeal about those stipulations of the Digital Economy Act that force providers to actively combat copyright infringements. […]

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Predatory pricing

July 5, 2012 2:08 pm0 comments
Predatory pricing

The holiday review website Trip Advisor has joined a growing number of internet companies that are complaining to the European Commission about US web giant Google. Trip Advisor belongs now to a group of 12 companies – among them the popular travel firm Expedia – that accuse Google of abusing […]

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New laws needed as “China cannot keep up with technology”

July 2, 2012 8:00 pm0 comments
New laws needed as “China cannot keep up with technology”

SHANGHAI – The complex legal framework that regulates e-commerce activities in China will not be updated “for another five years”, according to Lin Junqiang, Deputy Director of the Information Centre at the Industry and Commerce Ministry in Beijing, who spoke exclusively to Michiel Willems in Shanghai. Junqiang stressed new laws […]

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Internet Dating – Plenty of Fish or a Sinking Ship?

June 29, 2012 7:17 pm2 comments
Internet Dating – Plenty of Fish or a Sinking Ship?

Depending on who you are, the single life is either a help or a hindrance. If you’re single and decide that you want to be so, then nine times out of ten you’ll take the high road and indulge yourself in partying, meaningless sex, maybe reading, or perhaps you’ll use […]

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The vicious media circle

June 24, 2012 6:00 pm0 comments
The vicious media circle

The media can be a very influential factor when it comes to what we think and do. As it comes in many different formats, ranging from TV to radio to print, it can be hard to escape. It can hold the power to shape our perception of things and how […]

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