Extractions: Attorney General John Ashcroft began a nationwide tour Tuesday promoting the USA Patriot Act. Margaret Warner leads a discussion with former Assistant Attorney General Viet Dinh and Laura Murphy of the American Civil Liberties Union, on the Patriot Act and the balance between security and freedom in America. Background
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Extractions: HEADLINES Do Not Call List Upheld - An appeals court ruled on February 17th that the Federal Trade Commission's "do not call" registry does not violate the First Amendment, reversing an earlier ruling by a lower court. The court found that the registry is permissible regulation of commercial speech because "it directly advances substantial governmental interests and is narrowly tailored." February 19, 2004
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Extractions: Home Links Search Site Index ... Texas-Mexico Border Texas Internet bureau can help communities fight child predators by Attorney General Greg Abbott The Internet has given child predators the anonymity to act on their perversions. That is why it is imperative we are vigilant in tracking down and locking up these predators. Today, law enforcement agencies across Texas and the nation are working together to bring justice to those who would prey on our children. The Texas Attorney General's Office formed the Internet Bureau to track online predators and train law enforcement officers. Our team of investigators are online every day looking for evidence of cybercrimes against children. In a recent Internet Bureau investigation, an officer with the McAllen Police Department and investigators from the district attorneys' offices in Potter and Fort Bend counties helped apprehend a suspect in an undercover operation in Central Texas. The officers are on special assignment with the Internet Bureau. James Steven Thornton, Jr., 26, a parolee living in Lampasas, was arrested when he arrived at a restaurant in Travis County to meet what he believed was a 13-year-old girl he had met in a chat room. The "child" happened to be one of our Internet Bureau investigators. He then allegedly got the child to agree to a sexual rendezvous with him. He has been charged with criminal solicitation of a minor, a second-degree felony. Thornton allegedly engaged the online "girl" in a four-hour, sexually explicit conversation. Throughout the conversation she claimed to be 13. He told her where to meet him, described the pickup he would be driving and the style of clothes he would be wearing.
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Extractions: The victims of the hackers and hardware distributors are satellite programming providers such as DirecTV and DISH Network, companies that lose millions of dollars every year from satellite signal piracy. Additionally, members of the Motion Picture Association of America lose millions of dollars every year in unpaid royalties when satellite programming is stolen. In an illustration of the scope of the problem, one defendant already has pleaded guilty and admitted that he was responsible for losses of nearly $15 million. Another nine defendants have agreed to plead guilty to charges based on conduct that also caused significant losses. Six of the remaining defendants have been named in four indictments that were returned by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles last month and unsealed this morning. One additional defendant has been charged in a criminal complaint.
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Extractions: A s e-commerce becomes ever more entrenched in the infrastructure of business-to-business communication, pioneers of a new concept believe they might have discovered a middle ground between the restrictions of a virtual private network and the near-anarchy of an industry portal-the online gated community. "VPNs are usually always tied to a very small, limited number of participants," says attorney Dan Greenwood, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's e-commerce architecture program, and author of a recently released white paper ( http://ecitizen.mit.edu/OnlineGatedCommunities/ OnlineGatedCommunities.pdf ) on gated communities. "It's not unusual to see VPNs between two and five organizations, and the incremental cost of scaling is relatively high. Those work well for what they do, but that approach is really precursory to the online gated community approach. "The industry portal is different for another reason," Greenwood explains. "Those are, in a sense, too broad. In the generic industry portal, all you need to be a member, theoretically, is to be a member of an industry. That includes competitors, people who don't have a business relationship with each other, or who ordinarily wouldn't, because an industry is not a very tight formulation."
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Extractions: BADGER The Bay Area Digital GeoResource (BADGER) is an on-line visualization system for geographic data of the San Francisco Bay Area developed from satellite and aerial imagery, maps and databases. Environmental features, underground services, property lines, municipal zones, census data and demographic information are depicted in BADGER's multi-layer visualization system. Brownfields The Brownfields Initiative is an EPA effort to "empower states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic development to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably use brownfields." Brownfields are defined as "abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination." This website offers answers to frequently asked questions about brownfields, overviews of the 28 national and 12 regional pilot projects, information on submitting a proposal for a pilot project, and a list of brownfields contacts. Liability guidance documents and other brownfields related publications can be viewed or downloaded from the webpage.
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Extractions: Currently, the code does not include language to protect gender expression and identity. The two differ from sexual orientation in that they speak to how someone chooses to represent himself or herself, for example a woman who chooses to identify as a male, but may not be a lesbian, or an effeminate man who is not gay. The state's attorney general's office advised Chancellor William Kirwan against including gender expression and identity language in the code after receiving the proposal endorsed by the campus senate. "There is no protection without protection in other jurisdictions...where the campus resides," said Joel Cohen, senate chair, during last week's meeting. He was referring to a 1973 Board of Regents policy that ties campus human relations codes to relevant laws. Neither county, state or federal policies provide for gender expression or identity.
Extractions: The District Attorney of Los Angeles County is the lawyer for the people, a non-partisan official who is elected every four years. The District Attorneys Office prosecutes felony crimes throughout Los Angeles County. Deputy district attorneys also prosecute misdemeanor crimes in unincorporated areas and in 78 of the 88 County cities . The staff of approximately 1,955 includes 938 deputy district attorneys, 235 investigators, and 782 support personnel, comprising the largest local prosecutorial agency in the nation. Upon being sworn into office on December 4, 2000, District Attorney Steve Cooley told his staff, "Show no fear in pursuing the criminal element, also be fearless in the pursuit of justice." To learn more about how the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office are doing just that, we invite you to navigate through our website, which has been divided into four sections: Home Crimes of Violence Working With Communities , and . You can also read about the District Attorney events reports policies , and opinions For more information, see our
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Extractions: by Jim Cashel by Jim Cashel Online communities present myriad legal issues. We asked John Delaney, Partner at Morrison Foerster and authority on new media law, to outline the principal legal issues confronting those who build and manage online communities. Which are the principal legal issues that online communities face? Online communities face significant legal issues. These issues primarily arise from the fact that, by definition, an online community web site has a high degree of user interactivity. For example, on a typical online community site, visitors to the site may be posting messages on electronic bulletin boards or engaging in dialog with other visitors in chat rooms.
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Extractions: Despite strong interest among practitioners and scholars, the study of communities of practice (CoPs) and Information Technology (IT) is short of empirical research. This paper presents a theoretical framework for communities of practice and provides alternative perspectives on IT supports for communities of practice. The framework was developed based on the literature and ethnographic case studies of communities of practice within two organizations. The study examines how people share and construct their knowledge and how they use collaborative IT to support work practices in two organizations. The surprising finding is that the groups that used IT most intensively had the least well-developed CoPs. The results of the study would inform practice and research in Knowledge Management. Introduction This paper introduces a framework for CoPs. The framework was developed based on the literature and the ethnographic case studies conducted by the first author. Second, we will discuss three kinds of knowledge and argue that some knowledge is difficult to share in electronic formats. Next, we will address the relationship between CoPs and IT. Finally, the implications of the study for further IT research will be discussed.