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New Zealand

4  E-Loan NZ avoiding fate of Aussie cousin, says CEO
E-Loan New Zealand's strategy has sheltered it from the kind of pressures that this week saw its Australian counterpart fire most of its staff, says chief executive Bruce Gordon...
IDG NZ

4  Internet fortunes fluctuate
FlyingPig sold about $260,000 worth of product in July ... costs, however, were reportedly running at $350,000 a month...
Stuff

4  Clear says "us too" on high-speed wireless
Clear Communications has joined the high-speed wireless Internet race - using the same increasingly crowded unlicensed 2.4Ghz band as Walker Wireless, RadioNet and others...
IDG NZ

Other

4  MP3.com loses crucial ruling in copyright lawsuit
A federal judge today found that MP3.com willfully infringed the copyrights of Seagram's Universal Music Group, opening the company to enormous potential damages in one of the first trials to address the legal boundaries of Internet music distribution...
CNet

4  Federal regulators launch latest attack on Net fraud
Cracking down on so-called pump-and-dump schemes that federal regulators say robbed investors of more than $10 million, the Securities and Exchange Commission today launched its fourth Internet fraud sweep, the agency said...
CNet

4  MP3.com told to pay $118M
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered MP3.com Inc. to pay $118 million in damages to Universal Music Group for copyright infringement...
CNNfn

4  APBNews to be dissolved
APBNews.com, which has been operating under bankruptcy protection since early July, will have its assets auctioned off in a U.S. bankruptcy court Thursday after a startup Internet firm retracted an offer to revive the cash-strapped news outfit...
CNNfn

4  Austrian Takes Bids on U.S. Votes
"We don't care about state law," said the Austrian who bought voteauction.com from an American graduate student...
Wired

Australia

4  Telstra locks in portal partners
Telstra has unveiled its latest strategy as Australia's dominant internet portal, launching three content deals yesterday exploiting the health, education and insurance markets...
AFR

4  Censorship 'drives net growth'
FAR from stifling internet use, the Federal Government has claimed its online content regulation laws have boosted internet usage in Australia...
AustralianIT

4  Sanity, ehyou act in concert to thwart musical piracy
Sanity.com.au and MP3.com.au's owner, ehyou.com, have formed a venture to wholesale digitally downloadable music to internet retailers...
AFR

4  Net censorship: $4,700 a site
A report on Australia's Net censorship scheme shows just 201 complaints about sites have been received, and half of these have been rejected....
NewsWire

Other

4  Aimster Hits 1 Million AOL Users; Talks to Others
Aimster, a new Napster-like file-sharing program that piggybacks on America Online's Instant Messaging service, said Wednesday it had already attracted one million AOL users since its Aug. 8 launch...
Yahoo

4  German Government Defends 'Internet Tax' Plan
The German government defended plans Wednesday to raise new levies on computer and Internet hardware products, saying they were needed to boost royalty payments to musicians, authors and film-makers...
AP

4  RSA releases security patents early
Sept. 20 had been circled by many security companies -- the day RSA crypto patents would expire. But RSA jumps the gun...
ZDNN

4  New virus hides behind old technology
A computer virus from the Czech Republic exploits four-year-old Windows NT technology to infect Windows 2000 computers...
ZDNN