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Broderick, Martha A.; Gibson, Virginia R.; Tarasewich, Peter – Internet Research, 2001
In the United States, electronic signatures recently became as legally binding as printed signatures. Reviews the status of electronic signatures in the United States, and compares it to work done by the United Nations. Summarizes the technology that can be used to implement electronic signatures. Discusses problems and open issues surrounding the…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Federal Legislation, Information Technology, Laws
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Westphal, Heidemarie; Towell, Elizabeth – Internet Research, 1998
A survey of 86 Internet providers in 38 countries found that, although Internet providers felt they had the most control over material accessed, more than half do not censor content. Respondents indicated that some regulation may be necessary, but the cultural diversity in the world will make it difficult to implement. (PEN)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Censorship, Foreign Countries, Information Policy
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Simeon, Roblyn – Internet Research, 1999
Presents the AIPD (attracting, informing, positioning, and delivering) approach to the evaluation of commercial Web sites that assess the strategic potential of Web sites, provides a framework for the development of competitive sites, and compares Web site strategies within and across national boundaries. Compares Internet strategies of Japanese…
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods
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Perritt, Henry H., Jr. – Internet Research, 1994
Compares issues in the commercialization of public information through wide area networks in the United States and Europe. Policy and legal questions, the public's right to access information, government copyright issues, the potential for public-private-sector synergy, and the need to standardize formats and pricing are discussed. (Contains 45…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Business, Comparative Analysis, Computer Networks