The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), a U.S. based think tank, recently released a report entitled "The Best States for E-Commerce". In the report, the PPI examined the 50 States and the District of Columbia and ranked them in order of their friendliness to e-commerce.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/recent-us-report-on-egovernment
Air Canada, in partnership with IBM, is piloting a wireless system to help ticket agents check-in late passengers as they wait in the queue at Toronto's Pearson airport. The system is based on the partnership's electronic kiosks, in use since 1998 by Air Canada.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/technology-work-air-canada-uses-wireless-device-to-checkin-tardy-passengers
There were two recent decisions released by U.S. Appellate Courts regarding jurisdiction online. In the first decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Cir) in ALS Scan v. Digital Service Consultants held that the District Court in Maryland could not exercise personal jurisdiction over an ISP based in Georgia in a copyright infringement case on the sole basis that the ISP provided web hosting services to the alleged infringers who had posted copyrighted pictures on their website.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/two-important-decisions-by-us-appellate-courts-on-internet-jurisdiction
Audiogalaxy.com and owner Michael Merhej have settled the claims by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) that Audiogalaxy and Mr. Merhej were guilty of vicarious and contributory copyright infringement in allowing copyrighted materials to be exchanged over their peer-to-peer file exchange web service. Unlike Napster, the Audiogalaxy site allows filtering of materials to prevent infringement. Until now, this feature was largely unused.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/recording-industry-reaches-settlement-file-swapping-company-audiogalaxycom
The State of California has fined a Los Angeles pharmacy and its principals $88.7 million(U.S.) for violating a law that makes it illegal for Internet based pharmacies to fill prescriptions for patients without a proper examination by a licensed physician.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/california-fines-internet-pharmacy-88-million
Analysts estimate that up to 8 percent of all international long-distance calls are made using the Internet. State controlled telecommunications companies around the world feel threatened by this popularity to the extent that more than a dozen countries have banned the practice.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/popularity-of-phone-calls-over-internet-leading-to-regulation
On June 19, 2002, Research In Motion (RIM) announced that it had filed a Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Good Technology, Inc. The Complaint alleges that Good Technology's wireless goods and services infringe on four of RIM's patents.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/rim-sues-good-technology-for-patent-infringement
Amazon.com has settled with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) for its part in a misstatement of accounts by former partner Ashford.com. The SEC suit against Amazon.com, Ashford.com and two of Ashford.com's executives, Kenneth E. Kurtzman and Brian E. Bergeron alleged that Amazon.com helped Ashford.com misstate its financial results in 2000 by resolving a payment dispute using two separate documents each declaring a different settlement time. Ashford.com executives only disclosed one of the documents to the company's auditors, and thereby deferred a $1.5 Million loss.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/amazoncom-settles-us-securities-exchange-commission
In an effort to provide legal assistance to low income litigants and to reduce court workloads, the state of California has introduced computerized video kiosks that dispense legal advice and assist litigants in preparing common court filings.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/legal-assistance-using-video-kiosk
Well in advance of the January 1, 2004 deadline for Canadian provinces to provide privacy legislation in lieu of the federal legislation (PIPEDA), the 2001 Annual Report of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) calls for the adoption of Ontario's proposed privacy legislation (the Privacy of Personal Information Act, 2002).
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-privacy-commission-releases-annual-report
A numbered Ontario company carrying on business under the name Domain Register of Canada (DRC) and one its affiliates, Domain Register of America Inc. (the Plaintiffs) have initiated legal proceedings against Tucows for having sent out emails warning its clients of DRC's questionable marketing practices.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/two-ontario-companies-sue-tucows-for-defamation