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10/23. USTR Charlene Barshefsky
gave a speech
to the Federal Communications Bar
Association titled "The Networked World Initiative: Trade
Policy Enters a New Era." See, TLJ story.
10/23. The ICANN
issued an update
on the status of applications for new TLDs.
10/23. The FTC held the first of two
sessions of a two day workshop on identity theft. The
workshop continues on Oct. 24. See, agenda.
10/23. The Cellular
Telecommunications Industry Association changed its name to the
Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. It will
continue to use the acronym CTIA.
10/23. Calif. Gov. Gray Davis
visited High Tech High, a
charter school in San Diego Calif. which opened last month. See, Davis
10/21. On Oct. 19 the SEC sought a civil
contempt order in U.S. District Court (DHa) against Robert Moore,
who offered "war bonds" for sale on the Kingdom of Enenkio web site. See,
release. In his web site, e-mails, and Internet posting, Moore
offered to sell bonds to fund Enenkio's (i.e., Wake Island's) war of
independence against the United States. On Oct. 5, the SEC filed its
complaint, and obtained a temporary restraining order. See, SEC release
of Oct. 6. But, the king continued to offer war bonds for sale
over the Internet. However, on Oct. 21 the Kingdom issued a release,
which stated that the bond offering has been suspended. It explained
that "Certain unresolved legal questions have arisen and the
EnenKio government is cooperating with the United States Securities
and Exchange Commission ..." (Case No. CV 0000651 SOM)
10/16. The SEC obtained
preliminary injunctions from the U.S. District Court (WDOk)
against BroadBand Wireless International Corp. (BBAN), BroadCom
Wireless Communications Corp. (BroadCom), and two individuals. The
defendants engaged in a "pump and dump" scheme which
included making false and misleading statements in postings to the Raging Bull Internet
message board. See, SEC release.
Editor's Note: This column includes all News Briefs added to
Tech Law Journal since the last Daily E-Mail Alert. The dates
indicate when the event occurred, not the date of posting to Tech
|New TLJ Stories
Proposes Trade Initiative for E-Commerce. USTR Barshefsky
gave a speech in which she described an initiative for a new set of
rules and agreements for electronic commerce in the international
re e-commerce international trade initiative, 10/23 (HTML, TLJ).
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|Quote of the Day
"Ask not what antitrust law is doing to patent enforcement, or
vice versa. Ask what antitrust law can do for patent lawyers."
Willard Tom, former FTC official, speaking Oct. 19, at the
AIPLA meeting regarding the need for patent law expertise in
antitrust proceeding involving high tech companies.