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Newstand - May 1999

By Sabrina I. Pacifici, Published on May 30, 1999

(Archived June 15, 1999)


Searcher, May 1999

Unraveling the Issues, Actors & Alphabet Soup of the Great Domain Names Debate.  This article answers the following questions:  who owns the "dot"; what will be the new domain name designations?; and who controls the second-level domain names?


WiredNews.com

Copyright Laws Enter Digital Age, May 28, 1999.  Educational exemptions for materials used in distance education, and in the classroom, require amendments to existing law.


Washington Post.com

Copyright Laws Enter Digital Age, May 28, 1999.  Educational exemptions for materials used in distance education, and in the classroom, require amendments to existing law.

Why It's Slow Going on the Net; A New Study Reveals the Reasons for the Highway's Bumps, May 24, 1999.  One of the major factors contributing to the speed at which we access Web pages is that the estimated 150 million Web users are served by only 13 root name servers, worldwide!

Browse the Web Undercover, May 12, 1999. Learn how to become anonymous when searching the Web.


CNET News.com

Political Wrangling Stalls Y2K Bills, May 24, 1999.  The "Y2K Act" may be doomed to crash and burn due to White House opposition and partisan squabbles.


New York Times CyberTimes (registration required)

In Intel E-Mail Case, Property Right vs. Free Speech,  May 28, 1999. Ken Hamidi, the former Intel employee who launched a crusade against Intel concerning negative e-mails to employees, has a new ally in the Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Government Asks, How Big is the Digital Economy? May26, 1999.  A two-day summit at the Dept. of Commerce, attended by some 450 representing academia, industry and government, will attempt to gauge the growth and impact of the Web.

Citizens Electronic Inquiries Get Government's Attention, May 20, 1999.  Low and behold! Your questions may actually be answered on many government Web sites. This article includes links to some of the best 'interactive' sites.

How Tough is Your Laptop? May 20, 1999. There are complete lines of endurance and disaster tested laptops, at high-end prices, from which to choose.


PCY2000 Alliance

Is your computer ready for the new millenium? A consortium of the largest PC manufacturers has joined together to provide users with the information and tools to anticipate the compliance issues.


Pritchard Law Webs

Internet Law Library. This is a successor site to the original U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library which will removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Web server on May 28, 1999.


InternetNews.com

McCain Seeks to Build Regulation-Free Internet, May 14, 1999. Senator McCain has introduced the Internet Regulatory Freedom Act of 1999.


New York Times CyberTimes

Prime Web Addresses Still Elude Some Companies, May 14, 1999. For many large and small companies, the domain names that would logically be associated with their companies are owned by others.

New Privacy Study Says Majority of Sites Provide Warnings, May 13, 1999. A tremendous increase in the number of sites that inform their users regarding collection of personal data belies privacy group data to the contrary.