News Roundup: Internet twins adopted online

Children as commodities? The Internet adoption scandal that rocked Britain and the US

The row over the baby twins 'bought' on the Internet has caused nationwide disgust at the idea that children can be traded as commodities and sparked a host of increasingly bitter revelations about the couple that brought the girls back to the UK. While the real victims of the case are the little girls who have had four different homes in their short lives, the Internet has also become something of a whipping boy. The question over what exactly is floating around for sale in cyberspace is again an issue and the latest twist in the story suggests ISPs failing to remove illegal adoption Web sites will be punished. Read all about the sorry saga in ZDNet's roundup: NEWS:
ISPs caught up in Internet babies furore
Mon, 22 Jan US online adoption broker sells twins twice Internet sparks international adoption row
Tue, 16 Jan US online adoption broker sells twins twice Internet twins - mum wants them back
Thu, 18 Jan The sorry tale of the twins 'sold' on the Net takes another twist IT'S AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN BUY ONLINE:
For sale online: Babies to body parts
Mon, 22 Jan Anybody can buy anything on the Net - for a price. But a controversial online adoption raises important ethical and legal questions about e-commerce run amok Have your say instantly, and see what others have said. Click on the TalkBack button and go to the ZDNet News forum. Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read what others have said.

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