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Dec. 12, 2000, 8:00 AM ET, Alert No. 81.
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12/12. The FCC begins it auction of C and F block Personal Communications Services (PCS) licenses in the 2 GHz band. These licenses may be used to provide a variety of services, including cellular phone service, wireless Internet access, and 3G service. This is the re-auction of the bankrupt NextWave's spectrum licenses.
12/11. SBC filed reply comments with the FCC in support of its Section 271 application to provide long distance service in Kansas and Oklahoma. See, SBC release.
12/11. The USPTO published a notice [PDF] in the Federal Register that it is reopening the time period for comments on a convention being negotiated by the Hague Conference on Private International Law that is designed to create common jurisdictional rules for international recognition and enforcement of judgments issued under these rules (65 F.R. 61306 (2000)). The new deadline is January 12, 2001. See, Federal Register, Dec. 11, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 238, at page 77347.
12/8. The U.S. District Court (SDNY) granted, Inc.'s (RCOM) motion for a preliminary injunction against Verio, Inc. enjoining it from accessing RCOM's Whois database to target its customers with unsolicited commercial e-mail, direct mail and telemarketing activity. The order also enjoins Verio from engaging in conduct that misleads RCOM's customers into believing that RCOM is affiliated with Verio or its services. RCOM, based in New York City, provides domain name registration services. See, RCOM release. Verio, based in Englewood Colorado, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications. It provides a web hosting, high speed Internet access, VPNs, and e-commerce products. RCOM filed its complaint on Aug. 3.
12/7. The WTO Appellate Body issued its opinion rejecting an EU appeal claiming that U.S. tariffs on bananas violate WTO rules. Ongoing disputes between the EU and US over bananas, beef, and the Foreign Sales Corporation replacement act, if unresolved, could result in European retaliatory tariffs on US high tech exports. See, USTR release of Dec. 11.
12/7. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that Lisa Prager will be placed in a Senior Executive Service position at the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA). She will be Dep. Asst. Sec. of Commerce for Export Enforcement in the BXA. This is a permanent position, not subject to removal. She is not now an employee of the BXA. Rather, she is an Asst. U.S. Atty. for the District of Columbia. The BXA enforces, among other things, encryption export rules, and rules restricting the export of high performance computers. See, BXA release.
Editor's Note: This column includes all News Briefs added to Tech Law Journal since the last Daily E-Mail Alert. The date indicates when the event occurred, not the date of posting to Tech Law Journal.
The FTC will hold the second session of a two day public workshop to examine emerging wireless Internet and data technologies and the privacy, security, and consumer protection issues they raise. Location: Commission Meeting Room (432), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20580. See, FTC notice.
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