[Air-L] DOC RFC: Global Free Flow of Information on the Internet
rforno at infowarrior.org
Tue Sep 28 15:14:47 PDT 2010
Perhaps of interest to net researchers here. -rick
Full document @ http://cryptome.org/0002/doc092910.pdf
Global Free Flow of Information on the Internet
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce; National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; and National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce.
ACTION: Notice of Inquiry.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force is examining issues related to the global free flow of information on the Internet. Specifically, the Department seeks public comment from all stakeholders, including the commercial, academic, and civil society sectors, on government policies that restrict information flows on the Internet. The Task Force seeks to understand why these restrictions have been instituted; what, if any, impact they have had on innovation, economic development, global trade and investment; and how best to address negative impacts. After analyzing the comments responding to this Notice, the Department intends to publish a report which will contribute to the Administration’s domestic policy and international engagement on these issues.
DATES: Comments are due on or before [INSERT DATE 45 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER].
ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4701, Washington, DC 20230. Submissions may be in any of the following formats: HTML, ASCII, Word (.doc and .docx), .odf, .rtf, or .pdf. Online submissions in electronic form may be sent to freeflow-noi-2010 at ntia.doc.gov. Paper submissions should include a three and one-half inch computer diskette or compact disc (CD). Diskettes or CDs should be labeled with the name and organizational affiliation of the filer and the name of the word processing program used to create the document. Comments will be posted at http://www.ntia.doc.gov/internetpolicytaskforce/gffi/index.html.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this Notice contact: Chris Hemmerlein, Office of International Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4706, Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1885; email chemmerlein at ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 482-7002.
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