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World Communications Regulation Report

World Communications Regulation Report™ provides the latest details on international regulation of communication technologies, including land-line phone, mobile, handhelds, and desktop computers. This popular report provides guidance, analysis, and commentary from prominent experts on issues emerging from the growing convergence of communications.

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EXPERT NEWS & COMMENTARY.

Monitor the latest legal developments in communications regulation worldwide in key areas such as taxation, wireless, Internet, and mobile – and understand compliance implications. Obtain insight into today’s most pressing global communications concerns, such as data privacy, Internet governance, copying or file sharing, and broadcasting – plus related legal issues.

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Get expert analysis and commentary on issues emerging from the growing convergence of communications, including social media, domain names conflicts (and resolution), privacy, mobile, and more.


TOPICS COVERED

Topics Covered
  • Internet governance
  • Copyright infringements
  • Dispute resolution reports
  • Domain names
  • Design rights
  • Patentability of software and business methods
  • Intellectual property, unfair competition, and e-commerce

 

  • Telecommunications
  • Media law
  • Information technology
  • Regulation
  • E-commerce
  • Security and surveillance
  • Privacy

 


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Specifications

Notification: current reports providing news and developments.

Formats and Frequency

Updated continually online, with monthly issues providing highlights.


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EU Member States Back Net Neutrality, Roaming Phase-Out
July 9
Kenya Backs Off Call for Online ID
July 9
Russian Parliament Clears Right to Be Forgotten Bill
July 9
A Crackdown on China's Domain Name Industry
July 8
Domain Name Briefs
July 8
Italian Authority Will Investigate Compliance by Mobile Phone Firms
July 7
Canada Ends Legislated Cap on Wholesale Rates for Wireless Roaming
July 7
French CNIL Enforces Cookie Consent
July 7
Competition Bureau Clears Wireless Spectrum Transactions
July 2
Russia Issues New Rules for Copyright Owners to Protect Online Content
July 2
EU Deal on Net Neutrality, Roaming Faces Industry, Consumer Criticism
July 1
Australian Parliament Passes Site Blocking Bill
July 1
Orange, Partner Reach Agreement to End Brand Licensing in Israel
July 1
Israel Approves Merger of Telecom Operators Bezeq and Yes
June 30
Internet Domain Name Registrars Ask Law Enforcers for More Leeway in Contracts
June 29
GAC Calls for Verification Commitments, Asks ICANN to Clarify Stance on Safeguards
June 29
GNSO Approves IANA Transition Plan, Creates Three New Input Processes
June 25
Canada Losing Ground to Other Countries on Prices for Telecom Services
June 25
Norwegian Regulator Says Right to Forget Includes Google Auto-Complete Feature
June 24
Copyright Levies on Mobile Memory Cards: Another Landmark Decision from the CJEU
June 24
Indian Government Announces Support for Multistakeholder DNS Management
June 23
The Internet of Things: EU v. U.S. Guidance
June 23
Airdata Files Lawsuit Against EU Approval of E-Plus Merger with Telefonica
June 22
Consolidation of Brazil's Wireless Tower Market Underway After Sale to U.S. Firm
June 22
Italy Clarifies Rules on Use of Cookies, Opt-In Can Be Included in Some Terms
June 19
Brand Protector Asks EU to Assess .sucks Registry Pricing Practices
June 18
Competition Bureau Investigating Apple's Contracts with Wireless Carriers
June 18
Russian Parliament's Lower House Passes Right to Be Forgotten Measure
June 18
Orange CEO Seeks to End Divestment Controversy in Israel
June 18
Canadian Court Upholds Worldwide Injunction Against Google
June 18
Cookie Regulations: The Ongoing Debate in Europe
June 18
EU Sounds Sweet Note for Joint Venture's Cross-Border Licensing of Online Music
June 17
CEP Mediation on .wine, .vin Strings Stops, Officials Say Agreement is Close
June 17
France Orders Google to Implement Right to Forget Link Removals Worldwide
June 17
Belgian Constitutional Court Annuls Law Implementing EU Data Retention Directive
June 17
Canada Officials Express Support for Multistakeholder Internet Governance
June 17
Domain Name Briefs
June 17
Belgian Privacy Regulator Files Case Against Facebook Over Tracking Cookies
June 16
German Supreme Court File Sharing Verdicts Will Prompt Infringement Warnings, Attorneys Say
June 16
Argentina Completes 4G LTE Mobile Telephony Bandwidth Allocation
June 16
U.K. ISPs Welcome Calls for New Communications Data Surveillance Laws
June 16
China Launches New Enforcement Campaign Targeting Top-Level Domains
June 16
Israel Bars Broadcasts by ‘Centralized’ Conglomerates
June 16
Taiwan Conditionally Approves .tw as Second-Level Domain Name
June 16
Four Out of Five Websites in Norway Found Violating Cookie Provisions
June 12
Ireland's Domain Registry Proposes One and Two-Letter Domains
June 12
India's Authority Sees No Evidence to Press Probe Against NBC Universal
June 12
MIIT Clarifies Requirements for Marketing via Short Message Service
June 12
EC Digital Single Market Plan Sputters, U.S. Warns of Data Flow Restrictions
June 12
Pandora Will Have to Pay 2.5 Percent of Revenue for Playing BMI Licensed Music
June 8
Canada is Losing Ground to Other Countries on Prices for Telecommunications Services
June 25
Competition Bureau Is Investigating Apple's Contracts with Wireless Carriers
June 18
Canadian Court Upholds Worldwide Injunction Against Google to Exclude Certain Results
June 18
Ireland's Domain Registry Proposes Registration of One and Two-Letter Domains
June 12
European Commission Unveils Digital Single Market Strategy
June 8
Australia's Spectrum Review: Establishing a New Framework
June 8
International Broadcasters Call for Better Treaty Protections Against Online Piracy
June 2
AdBlock Plus — German Media Houses in Court
June 1
EU Commission's Digital Single Market Initiative: Making the Telecoms Rules Fit for Purpose
June 1
FTC Will Not Block .sucks Rollout, Suggests Broader ICANN Review
May 29
German Cabinet Adopts Bill That Would Require Telecom, Internet Data Retention
May 29
Japanese Parliament Approves Changes to Telecom Law to Spur Fiber Optic Use
May 29
Pirate Bay Domain Seizure Will Be Appealed, Swedish Lawyer Says
May 29
Smartphone ‘Cold War’ Is Seen in Asian Moves on Patent Licensing
May 29
The Fight Against Online Piracy: Case Law, Draft Code of Practice and Legislative Amendments
May 28
U.S. Delegation to Reassert Case for Multistakeholder Governance at WSIS+10
May 28
Registries Can Be Forced to Shutter Domains, Swedish Court Rules in Pirate Bay Case
May 28
Russian Agency Warns Facebook, Twitter, Google to Comply With ‘Blogger Law'
May 28
CJEU Decides Prohibition of Access to Live Streams Can Be Lawful
May 28
Brazil Superior Court Rules for Google in Unauthorized Links Copyright Claim
May 28
Canada Conducts 2500 MHz Auction to Expand Broadband Wireless Spectrum
May 28
.Sucks Registry Claims Defamation, Breach of Contract Over ICANN's FTC Request
May 28
Consolidation of Brazil's Wireless Tower Market Underway Following Recent Sale to U.S. Firm
June 22
Brand Protector Asks European Commission to Assess .sucks Registry Pricing Practices
June 18
Israeli Government Committee Bars Broadcasts by ‘Centralized’ Conglomerates
June 16
Leading Canadian DNS Official Sees Danger if IANA Transition Plan is Unfinished by 2016
May 28
Canadian Agency Will Regulate Prices for Wholesale Mobile Roaming Services
May 28
Competition Bureau Resolves Concern on Telecommunications Acquisition
May 28
URS, Trademark Clearinghouse Flaws Flagged in Responses to ICANN Report
May 28
Argentina's New Communications Authority Established
May 28
Russia Clarifies Measures for Combating Online Piracy
May 28
Sweden to Permit Single-Character Domains, Popular Names Set for Auction
May 28
Domain Name Briefs
May 28
Spanish TV Sector Faces Uncertainty with Shifting Channel Allocation
April 28
The UAE and 5G Mobile: Evolution or Revolution?
April 28
Telecommunications in Cuba and the U.S. Embargo: History, Opportunities, and Challenges
April 27
Spectrum Allocation a Hot Topic at ITU WRC Preparatory Meeting
April 27
Finland Revises Rules on Domain Names
April 23
France to Push Online Payment Firms to End Services to Illegal Download Sites
April 23
Doubts Persist Over Telkom's Delivery of South Africa's Broadband Reform
April 23
Australia's Domain Administrator Considers Taking it to the Next Level
April 23
Ministry Adopts Rules Expanding Online Data Processing Audit Authority
April 23
ICANN Compliance, Domain Registrars Clash on New Whois, Abuse Report Language
April 23
Canadian Regulator Fines Publisher for Robocalling Violations
April 22
Latin American Telecom M&As Gaining Traction, Analysts Say
April 22
New Law Allows Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Data in Electronic Communications
April 22
Foreign Companies Must Prepare for New Russia Server Localization Law, Attorney Says
April 22
ICANN Asks FTC, Canadian Consumer Affairs Office to Investigate .sucks Registry Practices
April 22
Australian Senate Considers Bill to Block Access to Infringing Sites
April 22
South Korea Adds Spoofing, Anti-Fraud Safeguards to Telecommunications Law
April 22
Danish and Norwegian Rights Groups Target File Sharing Sites
April 22
Italian Authority Favors Wide Access By All Operators to Broadband Network
April 22
Israel Tax Authority Redefines Web-Based Activity in Order to Tax It
April 22
Claiming Trademark Holder Abuse, IPC Asks ICANN to Block .sucks Rollout
April 22
Truly Superfast Broadband Only a Reality with Appropriate Investment and Support
April 22
Sweden to Consider Changes to Domain Name Law
April 16
Global Rules Needed to Combat Piracy; Site Blocking ‘Sub-Optimal,' Expert Says
April 16
Israel's Mobile Market Reform Improves Customer Service, Survey Finds
April 16
Domain Name Briefs
April 16
Ministry Adopts Rules Expanding Online Data Processing Audit Authority
April 23
ICANN Compliance, Domain Registrars Clash on New Whois, Abuse Report Language
April 23
ICANN Asks FTC, Canadian Consumer Affairs Office to Investigate .sucks Registry Practices
April 22
Global Rules Needed to Combat Piracy; Site Blocking “Sub-Optimal”, Expert Says
April 16
Israel's Mobile Market Reform Improves Customer Service, Government Survey Finds
April 16