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+ - US Offers New Plans 1 Month Before U.N. Meeting to Regulate Web->

Velcroman1 writes: Slashdotters have been reading for months about the upcoming ITU conference next month in Dubai, which will propose new regulations and restrictions for the Internet that critics say could censor free speech, levy tariffs on e-commerce, and even force companies to clean up their “e-waste” and make gadgets that are better for the environment. Concerns about the closed-door event have sparked a Wikileaks-style info-leaking site, and led the State Department on Wednesday to file a series of new proposals or tranches seeking to ensure “competition and commercial agreements — and not regulation” as the meeting's main message. Terry Kramer, the chief U.S. envoy to the conference, says the United States is against sanctions. “[Doing nothing] would not be a terrible outcome at all,” Kramer said recently.
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US Offers New Plans 1 Month Before U.N. Meeting to Regulate Web

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