Keep Government’s Hands off the Net and E-Commerce

Keep Government’s Hands off the Net and E-Commerce

January 23, 2009

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As a network of networks, the Internet transcends political boundaries, making it difficult for any government to regulate. To date, Internet “governance” has been decentralized and its functions distributed among various organizations. Governance need not invoke government—for example, spam, spyware, and other nefarious activities are best addressed by private solutions that authenticate and filter content in ways consistent with free speech and individual choice.