The Resource U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology

U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology

Label
U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology
Title
U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The openness and the freedom of expression allowed through blogs, social networks, video sharing sites, and other tools of today's communications technology has proven to be an unprecedented and often disruptive force in some closed societies. Governments that seek to maintain their authority and control the ideas and information their citizens receive are often caught in a dilemma: they feel that they need access to the Internet to participate in commerce in the global market and for economic growth and technological development, but fear that allowing open access to the Internet potentially weakens their control over their citizens. Legislation now under consideration in the 111th Congress would mandate that U.S. companies selling Internet technologies and services to repressive countries take actions to combat censorship and protect personally identifiable information. Some believe, however, that technology can offer a complementary and, in some cases, better and more easily implemented solution to some of those issues. They argue that hardware and Internet services, in and of themselves, are neutral elements of the Internet; it is how they are implemented by various countries that is repressive. Also, Internet services are often tailored for deployment to specific countries; however, such tailoring is done to bring the company in line with the laws of that country, not with the intention of allowing the country to repress and censor its citizenry. This report provides information regarding the role of U.S. and other foreign companies in facilitating Internet censorship by repressive regimes overseas. The report is divided into several sections: * Examination of repressive policies in China and Iraq, * Relevant U.S. laws, * U.S. policies to promote Internet freedom, * Private sector initiatives, and * Congressional action. Two appendixes describe technologies and mechanisms for censorship and circumvention of government restrictions
Cataloging source
DTICE
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Figliola, Patricia M
  • Nakamura, Kennon H
  • Addis, Casey L
  • Lum, Thomas
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Censorship
  • Government and political science
  • Computer systems
  • United states government
  • Government(foreign)
  • Legislation
  • China
  • Policies
  • Iraq
  • Limitations
Target audience
adult
Label
U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology
Instantiates
Publication
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Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
27 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)713233677
  • (OCoLC)ocn713233677
Label
U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
27 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)713233677
  • (OCoLC)ocn713233677

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