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    Toysmart references

  1. Morehead, N. Toysmart: Bankruptcy Litmus Test. Wired Magazine, 7/12/00. Accessed 10/4/10. http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2000/07/37517
  2. Toysmart Settles: Database Killed. Associated Press. Accessed through Wired Magazine on 10/4/10 at http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2001/01/41102ere
  3. Kaufman, J. and Wrathall, J. "Internet Customer Data Bases" National Law Journal, September 18, 2000. Accessed July 12, 2001 Lexis Nexis Academic University.
  4. "FTC Sues Failed Website, Toysmart.com, for Deceptively Offering for Sale Personal Information of Website Visitors." July 10, 2000. Accessed at www.ftc.gov on 10/4/10.
  5. "FTC Announces Settlement With Bankrupt Website, Toysmart.com, Regarding Alleged Privacy Policy Violations." July 21, 2000. Accessed at www.ftc.com on 10/4/10
  6. "37 Attorneys General Revolve Protection of Consumer Privacy" National Association of Attorneys General. AG Bulletin. December 2000. Accessed 2/12/01 through Lexis Nexis Academic University.
  7. Salizar, L. "The Difficulties Practitioners Can Face When Dealing with Dot-Com Bankruptcies." Nov 2000. Accessed through Lexis Nexis Academic University on 7/12/01.
  8. "FTC Sues Toysmart Over Database" Reuters. 7/10/00 Accessed at http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2000/07/37484 on 10/4/10.
  9. "On Shaky Ground" Karen. September 2000. American Lawyer Newspapers. Accessed from Lexis Nexis Academic University on July 12, 2000.
  10. "FTC Files Suit Against Failed Toy Retailer Over Privacy Promise" Associated Press. 7/10/00. Accessed 7/18/01. TRUSTe Spokesperson: "Bottom line--it's unacceptable, ethically wrong, and potentially illegal for a company to say one thing and do something different."
  11. Lorek, Laura. "When Toysmart Broke" Inter@ctive week. August 21, 2000. zdnet.com. Provides biographical informaiton on Lord and brick and mortar company Hold Educational Outlet.
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