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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

 


SPECIFICS

Specifications

Notification: current reports providing news and developments.

Formats and Frequency

Updated continually online, with monthly issues providing highlights.


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German Court Rules “Private” Pay TV Screenings Do Not Violate Copyright
March 20
Chinese, U.S. Telecom Firms Top WIPO Patent Filings in 2014
March 20
Canadian Wireless Firm Will Refund C$5.42 Million in Messaging Charges
March 18
Canadian Broadcast Regulator Clears Rogers of Undue Preference Allegations
March 18
Italian Antirust Authority Fines Mobile Operators for Unfair Business Practices
March 16
Canadian Telecom Regulator Imposes Internet Service Requirement on Northwestel
March 16
Canadian Regulator's First Notice of Violation, Monetary Penalty under Anti-Spam Law
March 13
Spanish Court Orders Jail Sentence for Pirate Website Administrators
March 13
Dutch Telecom Data Retention Law Suspended by Court
March 13
Social Media Users Should Note Consequences From Improper Uses of IP
March 13
Is a Domain Name a Property Right?
March 13
Companies Should Consider EU Cookie Consent Rules Beyond Just Computers, Experts Say
March 13
CJEU Ruling Narrows Scope of Applying Private Copying Levies to Devices
March 13
Facebook Jurisdiction Ruling to Affect Large Internet Companies in France, Lawyer Says
March 13
Record Industry Groups Urge ICANN to do More to Stem Copyright Infringement
March 13
French Telecom Regulator Calls for ‘Duty of Fairness,' Strong Internet Giant Supervision
March 12
Portuguese Intellectual Property Court Bans Access to The Pirate Bay
March 12
EU Member States Approve Flexible Net Neutrality, Battle on With Parliament
March 12
Brazil Said to Be Open to Telecom M&A After Faulting Deals
March 9
Ericsson Sues to Block Apple iPhone in U.S. Amid Patent Spat
March 9
Industry Must Work to Counter Fears Around Internet of Things, Speakers Say
March 9
Equivocational Balkanization of the Internet
March 9
Television and Internet: A Ride Back to the Future
March 6
Israel Adjusts Taxes on TV Converter Boxes to Boost Local Manufacturing
March 6
U.S. FCC Promotes Net Neutrality by Classifying Internet as Title II Telecommunication Service
March 6
Domain Name Briefs
March 6
Guatemalan Telecoms Expect to Win Tax Appeal, Unshaken by Threat of Audits
March 2
French Report: Strong Actions Needed for Full Fiber Optic Coverage by 2022
March 2
Plan to Expand EU Trademark Law to Cover Domain Names Faces Challenge
February 24
Orange Increases Stake in Egypt's Mobinil
February 23
New NBTC Notification Regulates Thailand's M&As, Cross-Shareholdings and Dominance in Radio and Broadcasting
February 23
Telecom Italia Bolsters Broadband in $16.4 Billion Program
February 23
Net Neutrality, Zero-Rating and Telcom Violations in the Netherlands and Slovenia
February 23
Swedish Court to Rule on Registrar Liability Over Pirate Bay Domain Names
February 16
Canadian Regulator Directs Negotiations on Wholesale Internet Services
February 16
Industry Group Hopes New Guidance Will Improve Consistency in Domain Registries
February 16
Milan Court of Appeal Reverses Yahoo! Italia Judgment
February 12
ICANN Advisers May Soften Controversial Plan to Limit Geographic Domain Names
February 12
U.K. Government Draft Codes Clarify New Legislation on Communications Data Retention and Investigatory Powers
February 12
Spanish Supreme Court Annuls SMS Code of Conduct
February 11
African Nations Seek ICANN's Help Achieving Affordable, Stable Domain Name Industry
February 11
Google Drops Appeal of French Fine Over Single Privacy Policy Across Products
February 11
ICANN GAC Considers Country Lists Based on Second-Level Domain Policy
February 11
Google Advisory Council Refutes Global Scope of EU Right to Be Forgotten
February 11
ICANN Group to Study Trustmark For Risky Generic Top-Level Domains
February 11
Improvements for Round 2 of New gTLD Program To Be Seen, ICANN Officer Says
February 9
ICANN Postpones 3 Corporate Identifier gTLD Auctions
February 9
Google, Donuts Disagree Over Proposed New gTLD Auction Indirect Contention Procedures
February 9
China Removes Foreign Investment Cap on E-Commerce Business in Shanghai Free Trade Zone
February 9
Turkish Electronic Communication Service Providers Face New Obligations
February 9
French Court Orders Block on The Pirate Bay
February 9
Italian Officials Settle with Amazon, Apple, Google Over ‘Freemium' Games
February 6
Israel Adjusts Taxes on TV Converter Boxes to Boost Local Manufacturing
March 6
Equivocational Balkanization of the Internet
March 6
French Report: Strong Actions Needed for Full High-Speed Fiber-Optic Coverage by 2022
March 2
Plan to Expand EU Trademark Law to Cover Domain Names Faces Legislative Challenge
February 24
New NBTC Notification Regulates Thailand's Mergers and Acquisitions, Cross-Shareholdings and Dominance in Radio and Broadcasting Sectors
February 23
Telecom Italia Bolsters Broadband in $16.4 Billion Program
February 23
Net Neutrality, Zero-Rating and Telcom Violations in the Netherlands and Slovenia
February 23
Canadian Telecom Regulator Directs Negotiations on Wholesale Internet Services
February 16
The U.K. Government's Draft Codes to Clarify New Legislation on Communications Data Retention and Investigatory Powers
February 12
African Nations Seek ICANN's Help Achieving Affordable, Stable Domain Name Industry
February 11
Domain Name Briefs
February 6
CJEU Delivers Decision on Jurisdiction for Online Copyright Infringements
February 6
Domain Name Registered 8 Years Before Use Didn't Constitute Bad Faith
February 6
Finland's New Information Society Code Strengthens Protection of Privacy, Confidentiality of Electronic Communications
February 6
EU Opens In-Depth Investigation of Online Music Licensing Venture
February 6
Orange, Jazztel Merger Probe Proceeds, EU Will Not Refer Investigation to Spain
February 6
The South Korean Communications Commission's Guidelines on Data Protection for Big Data
February 6
New Finnish Telecom Law May Offer Increased Oversight of Phone Market
February 6
Israel Market Diversification Causes Mobile Prices to Plummet
February 6
India's ‘High’ Spectrum Auction Prices Raise Concerns
February 6
Greek Court Refusal to Block ISPs Over IP Violations Reflects European Split, ISP Says
February 2
Music Piracy ‘Virtually Eliminated' Among Norway's Under 30s, Copyright Body Claims
February 2
European Report Calls for More Online User Rights, Less Copyright Control
February 2
Multistakeholder Governance Model Facing Pressure From Nations, New Users
January 29
Italian Authority Fines All Mobile Operators for Illegal Marketing
January 28
Six Operators Win 4G Tender in Israel
January 15
Guatemala Constitutional Court Temporarily Suspends Telecom Tax
January 12
Changes to Telecom Law Sets New Consent Requirements for Direct Marketing
January 12
Deadline for Companies to Use Local Servers Moved to September 2015
January 12
Norway to Implement Breach Notice Rules Covering Telecom Companies
January 12
IANA Transition, Accountability Highlight the Top 15 Items to Watch in ICANN in 2015
January 12
Australia Embraces Competitive Neutrality in Telecommunications Sector
January 7
Fraud, Trademark Offenses Led to Majority of Suspended .uk Domains, Nominet Says
January 6
Xiaomi Finds Patent Problem in Global Chase of Samsung, Apple
January 6
Canada Outlines New Policy, Decisions on Wireless Spectrum
January 6
Annual WHOIS Report Highlights Board Recommendations, Ongoing Policy Processes
January 6
Singapore's Regulatory Framework for Electronic Marketing: Practical Tips for Compliance
January 6
Music Piracy “Virtually Eliminated” Among Norway's Under 30s, Copyright Body Claims
February 2
Multistakeholder Net Governance Model Seen Facing Pressure From Nations, New Users
January 29
Norway to Implement Breach Notice Rules Covering Telecommunications Companies
January 12
U.K. Government Secures Landmark Deal with Operators to Eliminate ‘Not-Spots’
December 22