The 112th Congress should
resist the urge to regulate offensive content on the
allow the market to address
privacy and marketing concerns,
not undercut individuals’
efforts to maintain anonymity on the Internet,
not attempt to regulate adult
behavior such as online gambling,
reject attempts to impose new
restrictions on encryption and new surveillance on American citizens,
avoid replacing true diversity
and democracy on the Internet with politically motivated "Internet
commons" or "public spaces,"
avoid online protectionism by
refusing to allow incumbent businesspeople to
undercut electronic trade on the Internet,
avoid imposing burdensome and
unconstitutional tax collection schemes on the Internet.
- phase out compulsory licensing for all communications content industries,
- eliminate the Federal Communications
Commission’s power to control
broadcast content in the name of the "public interest."
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