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Notes to Chapter 15
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All the Web addresses included were checked when we went online, but some, inevitably, may have moved or changed.


  1. Personal interview, July 1996. <back to text>
  1. A. Michael Froomkin, "The Essential Role of Trusted Third Parties in Electronic Commerce," Oregon Law Review 75, no. 1 (Spring 1996): 75-115. Archived on Froomkin's Web site, at http://www.law.miami.edu/~froomkin
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  1. The development of Java, a programming language created at Sun Microsystems in which programs may be written once but run on any computer using special emulator software inside a Web browser, is expected to open up precisely this type of "out-sourced" application. Instead of buying a big, fat word processor with every feature under the sun, you might instead pay for special features only when you need them, running them by accessing the appropriate Web site. <back to text>
  1. Archived at http://www.forrester.com <back to text>
  1. The draft proposal is at http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/TR/WD-mptp <back to text>
  1. A summary of proposed electronic payment mechanisms with links to the relevant organizations is at http://www2.echo.lu./oii/en/payment.html <back to text>
  1. VeriSign's Web site is at http://www.verisign.com <back to text>
  1. At http://www.doubleclick.net <back to text>
  1. <In November 1996, Privnet was bought by PGP, Inc. <back to text>
  1. An explanation of cookies and what they do is available at Donna Hoffman and Tom Novak's Project 2000 site, http://www2000.ogsm.vanderbilt.edu. In fact, they're more easily defeated than most Net users realize. Instead of setting your browser to alert you every time a site asks to write a cookie, which turns browsing into a continually interrupted experience, open an empty file in a text editor and save it as cookies.txt in the same directory as your existing file and set it to read-only. <back to text>
  1. Personal interview, September 1996. <back to text>
  1. Burst! Media is at http://www.burstmedia.com <back to text>
  1. The Advertising Standards Authority passed its first judgment against a claim made on a W eb site in 1996; the records of its judgments are at http://www.asa.org.uk <back to text>
  1. The FDA held a forum on October 16-17, 1996, "FDA and the Inter- net: Advertising and Promotion of Medical Products." Transcripts and audio recordings of the sessions are athttp://www.fda.gov/opacom/morechoices/transcript1096/fdainet.html <back to text>
  1. HumanSearch is at http://www.humansearch.w1.com; a write-up of the service appeared in the Netly News on February 7, 1997. <back to text>
  1. From the eTrust Web site, at http://etrust.org <back to text>


    

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