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Scalping, the French taxing the Net and a directive from New Hampshire

A woman in Oregon is suing StubHub and eBay, saying both companies violated the city of Portland’s little-enforced anti-scalping law. According to the lawsuit, she wants to ensure consumers have fair access to affordable seats at their favorite shows.

The European Union telecommunications commissioner distanced herself Monday from a proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to impose a tax on Internet and mobile phone access, saying it might not be the best way to expand access to new media.

An editorial in the Nashua Telegraph suggests that parents can do more to help protect their kids online by installing blocking and filtering software.