Registration of Lens.in cancelled in a Indian Domain Dispute

The Complainant company Lens.com Inc from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA had filed for .In Domain Dispute under INDRP against the Respondent: Ju J friend International of Seoul, Korea. The complaint was based on various international trademark registration by the Complainant Company across various classes, owns the trademark “lens.com”. Based on the use of the said Trademark in USA submitted that it is the sole proprietor having sole and exclusive rights to use the said Trademark “lens.com”.

Further the complainant submitted that as the disputed domain name is ‘www.lens.in’, it is clearly identical/confusionly similar to the complainant’s Trademark – “Lens.com” in which the complainant has exclusive rights and legitimate interest. The Panel noted that the disputed domain name registered by the Respondent while being identical to the Corporate as well as Trademark of the Complainant does not automatically prove that the Complainant has rights in the disputed Domain Name “www.lens.in”. Further it has been noted that the Complainant is indirectly trying to show rights in the generic word “Lens’, which can never be subject to a Trademark registration or exclusive use atleast in India, citing provisions of Trade Marks Act, 1999.

more @ http://www.domaindispute.in/in-domain-name-lens-in-registration-cancelled-under-indrp-proceedings/

Malaysia looks to amend Cyberlaw to include Child Pornography etc

The proposed amendments to cyber laws will address issues like child pornography and content that sabotage the nation’s economy.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said recent incidents had highlighted the need for some form of control of information on the internet.

He said this in reply to a question by Senator Dr Syed Husin Ali (PKR-Selangor) in Dewan Negara on Thursday.

It was reported that Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander had discovered photographs of himself and his three-year-old son published on a local pornographic website, along with pictures of other children.

more @ http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/06/25/Shabery-Cyber-law-ammendments/

UK teenager arrested for online threats to local school

British authorities arrested a UK teen Friday morning in the string of bomb threat hoaxes against West Michigan schools.

The arrest was the result of a joint investigation between a British organized crime unit and the FBI. But computer forensics analysts with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department also played a big role.

Investigators say the 16-year-old British boy was responsible for online threats against Coopersville, Hudsonville and Allendale Schools. He’s also a suspect in a series of threats made to airports and airlines, which forced the grounding of planes.

There is no evidence that teen was involved in threats against Rockford Schools. A Rockford High School student was charged in that case.

more @ http://woodtv.com/2015/06/26/uk-teen-arrested-for-threatening-local-schools-online/

New York private investigator gets jail term for hacking into emails

A New York private investigator who hacked the e-mails of dozens of people he was investigating got jail time — but a judge stopped short of helping to expose the clients that hired him to do their dirty work.

Manhattan federal judge Richard Sullivan sentenced Eric Saldarriaga to three months in jail for pilfering some 60 e-mail accounts, saying he hoped to send a message about the seriousness of cybercrime.

more @ http://nypost.com/2015/06/26/private-investigator-gets-3-months-for-hacking-but-wont-expose-clients/

More children get caught up in pornography in Indonesia

The number of children involved in pornography and cybercrime cases has increased rapidly over the years, a report from the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) states. The report recorded 322 cases in 2014, an increase from 247 cases in 2013 and 175 cases in 2012, with most cases relating to online pornography.

“The rise of access to information and technology has contributed to this increase, as well as a lack of parental guidance,” KPAI deputy chairperson Maria Advianti told The Jakarta Post earlier this week.

According to the Indonesian Internet Service Providers Association (APJII), Indonesia’s total number of internet users reached 88.1 million people in 2014, placing it sixth in the world. Ninety-five percent of these internet users access social networking sites.

more @ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/06/27/more-children-get-caught-pornography-cybercrime.html

Cambodian Center for Independent Media Crowdsources Comments on ‘Cybercrime’ Law proposal

The Cambodian Center for Independent Media has set up a website for public comment on a contentious draft law to regulate Cambodian cyberspace. The website establishes a “wiki”-like crowd-sourcing platform for comments on the law, even though the public has not been able to see the draft.

Critics fear the draft law is aimed at curbing freedom of expression online, as popularity of social media and mobile devices has spiked in recent years.

“We set it up as a way for the public to show t+heir comments on the ‘cybercrime law,’” Pa Ngoun Teang, executive director for the center, said. Ideally, people will be able to express their concerns about the law, or even edit its content online, he said.

The website, www.netlawkh.org, which has been up since February, has support from Freedom House, a US-based group that monitors and rates countries on their freedom of expression.

So far, users have posted suggestions on the law and have called for a copy to be posted online. Some have said this could be Cambodia’s first crowd-sourced law.

Chhiv Pidor, head of human resources for a private company in Phnom Penh, said she uses the Internet “almost 24 hours a day,” including Facebook, where she connects with people from her company, with friends and with family. She worries the law could curtail her online activities, potentially hurting her business or invading her privacy.

more @ http://www.voacambodia.com/content/website-crowdsources-comments-on-draft-cybercrime-law/2832424.html

Facebook Malware proves costly for Indian Shopkeeper

Sanjay Sharma, a New Delhi based shopkeeper’s act of clicking on a malware on his Facebook Timeline link landed him in deep trouble, as the link spread on the Facebook walls of other friends including the complainant woman. The woman’s family registered a Police Complaint under Information Technology Act as the link contained adult video.

Mr Sharma, however defended his actions as they were not deliberate and opening a malware link only resulted in video being sent to other users.

According to the FIR, the woman received a vulgar video clip on her Facebook account from Sharma in the first week of June. When she disclosed it to her husband, he called up the accused who pleaded innocence, saying the clips were sent due to a technical glitch. But the woman pointed out that the offensive message was not deleted till she reached the police.

The Delhi high court has partially accepted Sharma’s plea and granted him anticipatory bail on the condition that he furnishes the laptop and its password, so that the cyber cell can investigate if an offence is made out.

more @ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Man-faces-arrest-for-sending-adult-videos-on-Facebook/articleshow/47777102.cms

Kerala Minister calls for comprehensive law on CyberCrimes, post quashing of 66A

Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has stressed on the need for a comprehensive Central legislation for preventing cybercrimes. This has been necessitated with the Supreme Court quashing Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act in a recent judgment, he added.

He was inaugurating a seminar on ‘Cyberspace Governance and Security,’ organised by the Institute for Sustainable Development and Governance (ISDG) here on Friday.

Mr. Chennithala said the State police had been rendered “helpless” and faced certain limitations in addressing cybercrimes in the wake of the order.

He added that the Kerala Police and the State government were contemplating introducing a mass cyber literacy campaign. An awareness campaign will be initiated to impart knowledge among youngsters in the light of increasing cybercrimes in the State. The activity will be undertaken in schools and colleges under the Safe Campus, Clean Campus programme during the current academic year.

The proposed National University for Police Sciences and Security Studies will also have focus on the issue of cybercrimes.

more @ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/call-for-comprehensive-law-for-handling-cybercrimes/article7335733.ece

Polish Airline LOT’s system hacking, grounded passengers for hours

Reuters reports hacking of ground computer system at Warsaw Airport in Poland. The system was used by Airline LOT to issue flight plans. It is also reported by Reuters that it took 5 hours to rectify the system during which 10 flights were cancelled and many more delayed.

This brings forth the serious issue that Airlines need to take care of in the Cyber Security area. Just last month FBI revealed that an hacker named Chris Roberts has claimed to have hacked into Airline’s engine control and also music system during 2011 to 2014.

Another interesting article at CNN.com, which provides information as to the possibility of hacking into an Airline System – http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/18/us/airplane-computer-hacking/

UDRP Rules modified to protect against cyberflight

ICANN announces the implementation of amended rules for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

These amendments to the UDRP rules are designed to reduce the risk of cyberflight during a UDRP proceeding. That is, to make sure that Domain Name is locked in no time and the Respondent does not attempt to transfer the Domain Name to another Registrar.

Cyber-flying or cyber-flight means changing ownership of a domain name with intent to escape a current dispute. If such cyber-flight occurs during a pending administrative proceeding, the transfer of the domain name should generally be cancelled. See, e.g. British Broadcasting Corporation v. Data Art Corporation / Stoneybrook, WIPO Case No. D2000-0683. Where found, cyber-flight may also be indicative of bad faith on the part of a respondent in UDRP proceedings. [Case No. D2006-0917]

The UDRP is a consensus policy that is applicable to all ICANN-accredited registrars. The updates include:

“Lock” and “pendency” are now defined terms in the UDRP Rules;
UDRP complainants no longer have to transmit a copy of the complaint to the respondent (rule 3(b)(xii));

Rule 4(b) requires registrars to lock the disputed domain name(s) within two (2) business days of receiving a UDRP complaint from a UDRP provider;

Rule 4(e) provides that when a UDRP provider informs the registrar that the UDRP proceeding has been withdrawn or dismissed, the registrar must remove the lock within one (1) business day of receiving notice;

Rule 5(b) provides that respondents may request an additional four (4) calendar days to respond to a complaint and UDRP providers will automatically grant the extension, if requested;

Rule 16(a) provides that registrars must notify the parties, the provider and ICANN of the date for implementation of the decision within three (3) business days of receiving the decision from the provider;

Rule 17 outlines a new procedure to be used in cases that are settled between parties outside the UDRP case.

source: http://www.advocate.domains/udrp-rules-amended-reduce-risk-cyberflight/