Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lofgren’s Task Force on the Global Internet

Eric Null, September 28, 2012, "Lofgren’s Task Force on the Global Internet," Public Knowledge Blog.

From the article: "There has been a flurry of activity around Internet freedom recently. Not only have both parties included it in their platform, but Rep. Zoe Lofgren has taken an affirmative step in its favor by proposing the Global Free Internet Act of 2012, H.R. 6530 (a predecessor bill called the “One Global Internet Act” was proposed by Lofgren in 2010 with bipartisan support). The newly proposed bill does not directly change substantive law. Rather, it creates a group whose job would be to tackle Internet freedom on a national and international level, and could potentially do something about regimes around the world that lack openness—including, potentially, our own." Read more

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