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DIGITAL COPYRIGHT

Keith Nuthall
BUSINESSES have been warned that they could find themselves in a legal labyrinth when trying to fight a case stopping a copyright thief from exploiting their confidential documents, designs, music, artwork, fiction, or any other digital material by illegally reproduced and circulated it via the Internet.

Solicitor Mark Hyland told the Associated of Chief Police Officers sponsored Crime 2000 conference, that the ambiguity and contradictions amongst international laws and conventions governing which courts have jurisdiction over Internet ...
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FRAUD SERVICES

Keith Nuthall
FRAUD management departments can yield a gold-mine of valuable commercial data, a conference on IT crime has been told, and if marketing and product development managers are made aware of this fact, they might be prepared to boost crime prevention budgets that are often strapped for cash.

Mike Waddell, business development manager for Nortel Networks Fraud Solutions told Crime 2001, being staged this week at Ashford, Kent, England, that a fraud management database can be "the repository of considerable quantities of information ...
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IDIOTS GUIDE COMPUTER SECURITY

Keith Nuthall
INTRODUCTION

IMAGINE the scene. You are a managing director of a new delivery service. You have bought computers, stationary, furniture, filing cabinets, vans and telephones. Advertising has been placed and orders are expected. You are ready to go.

Just one problem. There has been no money left to rent offices or a warehouse. Undaunted, you decide to station your vans and delivery stock in an unguarded car-park. Your desks, desk-tops, phones, chairs and storage are set up on the near-by busy street. It's summer, so it won't rain. ...
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ST PAUL'S SURVEY - EXTENDED PIECE

BY ALAN OSBORN
IN large companies in both America and Europe there are serious worries about new technology, according to a survey commissioned by the St Paul Companies of the US. In Europe, company risk managers put technology risks as the number one threat at present. In America it comes in as number two, after employment, though half the American companies think technology will become a "serious" threat in the next three years.

These findings come from a survey carried out by the New York firm of

Schulman, Ronca and Bucuvalas on behalf of ...
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M-COMMERCE

BY KEITH NUTHALL
E-COMMERCE fraud has become such a well-worn word in the commercial crime-fighting world that it is in danger of becoming a cliché. But now, with the advent of third generation mobiles, it could be displaced as a hot topic by a new trend, m-commerce fraud. Keith Nuthall reports.

ALTHOUGH third generation mobile telephones are not yet in the shops, they are being developed fast, with an international trial being rolled out in the Isle of Man. The auctions for the frequencies that they will use have also been widely ...
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DISASTER CONFERENCE

BY ALAN OSBORN
THE GLOBAL financial system, and in particular its American players, coped well with the attack on the World Trade Centre on September 11th but doubts remain about the robustness of the financial services sector in general, and some individual companies in particular, to withstand any new outrages. Many companies still overlook the human and the external aspects of such disasters and confine their contingency planning to the replacement of in-house hardware.

These conclusions arise from a 2-day conference this week in London on ...
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FRAUD THINK PIECE

BY ALAN OSBORN
LET'S say you're a big spending organisation like the European Commission and you come under attack for the level of fraud and financial mismanagement committed under your regulations. You decide to tighten up the rules quite radically and enforce them more thoroughly.

But what happens is that the next time round the level of fraud and apparent incompetence rises even further, simply because more cases are found out.

This is one of the defences used by the Commission in response to the structures made last November by the EU's ...
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UN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES

BY KEITH NUTHALL
A DRAFT model law for electronic signatures should be adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law this June. It will be a legislative guide for the many member countries who are grappling with the difficulties of framing national legislation on the subject.

The idea is to help boost the use of electronic signatures in international business transactions by preventing conflict in the legal rules for this aspect of e-commerce, providing a set of standards by which the effect of digital signatures and other ...
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EU DUTY FREE DYE IMPORTS - LOW EU PRODUCTION

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Commission has proposed opening zero-duty import quotas for seven vat dyes. Assuming the EU Council of Ministers agrees, three-year 2006-8 duty free quotas, unlimited in scope, will be opened for Dye C.I. Vat Orange 7; Dye C.I. Vat Red 15; Dye C.I. Vat Red 14; Dye C.I. Vat Brown 57; Dye C.I. Vat Blue 47; Dye C.I. Pigment Yellow 81; Dye C.I. Solvent Red 49. *http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/site/en/com/2005/com2005_0638en01.doc

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INDIA’S BRANDED POULTRY MAKERS NERVOUS OVER ANTICIPATED AMERICAN IMPORTS

A leader of India’s poultry industry has called on the government in New Delhi to impose a significant customs duty on imported US chicken products, in the face of new anticipated American imports. Ramesh Chander Khatri, president of the Poultry Federation of India, told GlobalMeatNews there was a serious risk of farm and processing plants closures if the Indian government does not raise tariff barriers. He said that Indian poultry farmers will be closely watching the price of imported chicken products from the United States, which will be soon hitting the ...
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