|Aug. 29, 2000
8:00 AM ET.
Alert No. 8.
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On the Hill
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8/28. The copyright infringement trial in the suit
brought by record companies against MP3Board.com began. All
plaintiffs except Universal Music Group have settled.
8/28. The Australian Human Rights
and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (HREEO) issued an order
censoring the web site of the Sydney
Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG). The HREEO
determined that the SOCOG "has engaged in conduct that is
unlawful under section 24 of the DDA
in that it has provided for the use of the complainant a web site
which because of his blindness is to a significant extent
inaccessible." (Bruce Lindsay Maquire v. SOCOG, Case No.
8/28. The USTR requested
formal consultations with the Mexican Government at the WTO
to resolve the anti-competitive conditions in Mexico's
telecommunications market. See also, World
8/28. The Commerce Dept.'s Economic Development Administration
(EDA) awarded a $1 Million grant to the University of the Sacred
Heart, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to aid in the construction of a
Multimedia Technology Transfer Facility (MTTF). See, DOC release.
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