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Computer and Telecommunications Law Review



Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006



Published: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

 



Opinion

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006



Further Tightening of Regulatory Control over Telecom and Internet Companies in China

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.263
A new circular issued by the Ministry of Information Industry strengthens the administration of foreign investment in China, affecting foreign-invested and domestic Internet and other value-added telecommunications services businesses. Extra regulatory and security measures emphasise greater stringency in review of licence applications, with likely impact on venture and private equity financings, including the widespread use of the Sina structure.



Articles

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006



Taxation of Telecoms in EC Jurisprudence: Dynamic Equality Before Charges for Infrastructure, Antennae, Phone Numbers, Satellite Dishes and Licences, Vat Disparities

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.266
By applying the general principles of Community law on charges levied on telecom operators, the Court of justice criticizes discriminatory taxation either within a single Member State or between operators from different Member States; through the equality of opportunity the equality principle supports liberalisation. Nevertheless, non-exhaustive Community legislation still caters for discrepancies that disrupt the level-playing field.



International Mobile Roaming

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.269
On July 12, 2006, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a regulation on international mobile roaming under Art.95 of the EC Treaty, together with an impact assessment in compliance with the Commission methodology. The effect would be to reduce wholesale prices and to impose a cap on retail margins for international mobile roaming calls made within the European Union.



Private Gambling in Germany: A new ERA is on the Rise, But is it one for Private Gambling?

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.271
Private gambling and online gambling have been on the agenda of German authorities, courts and legal experts for some time, but the summer has brought a number of-contradictory-decisions that seem to herald a new era. It is still open to question, though, whether this is going to be an era of private gambling.



Security in the Grid: Key Legal Aspects

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.272
The author analyses legal aspects of the grid technology. He focuses on questions connected with a security, which may arise with a development of the technology. Some points for discussion and some solutions are proposed as possible threats must be foreseen. The grid could be also a valuable tool for law enforcement, helping in investigations.



Key Issues in the Evolution to Always on Mobile Multimedia Environments (Part 2)

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.274
In the second part of this two-part article on mobile multimedia, the authors explore some of the key challenges relating to market structure and content distribution. Competition and new entrant opportunities are discussed, as is the growing problem of regulating content in a converged technological environment. In particular, mobile sports content, advertising and copyright protection pose difficult challenges.



Enforceability of Software Licences and Trading in Certificates of Authenticity: the Decision in Microsoft v Ling

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.284
In Microsoft Corporation v William Ling, the defendants argued that restrictions in the intermediary and end-user licence agreements for Microsoft software were unlawful and unenforceable both under competition law and also at common law as unreasonable restraint of trade, on the basis that their effect was to extract multiple licence fees in respect of the same licence. H.H. Judge Richard Havery Q.G. disagreed with them and made it clear that the mere enablement of copyright protection by granting limited licences on agreed terms cannot constitute a matter falling within Arts 81 or 82 EC.



Technology Section

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006



RFID

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.287
In this Technology Section, the author looks briefly at what RFID is, considers how the technology works and looks at some of the ways in which it is used.



Book Reviews

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006



Domain Name Law and Practice: An International Handbook

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.289



Kerly's Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names (4th ed.)

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.290



News Section

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006



An International Review of Cases and Legislation

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:22:40 EST

Volume 12, Issue 8, 2006 p.N-193