cr> EU Tries to Clamp Down on Net


Craig A. Johnson


Date:          Sat, 02 Mar 1996 19:44:35 -0500
From:          Dave Farber <•••@••.•••>
Subject:       IP: EC Working On Internet Control Legislation
To:            •••@••.••• (interesting-people mailing list)

I love it!! 51% must originate in the EU.  Maybe all the countries
should do that -- sure cut down on international traffic. The
Brusselgrates have lost it (if they ever had it) djf

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 1996 MAR 1 (NB) -- The European Commission (EC) is
working on a series of proposals that will impose controls on the
Internet, Newsbytes has learned. The pan-European controls being
designed aim to limit new multimedia services on the Internet, forcing
the "broadcasters" to ensure that the material they are handling is
legal and decent.

Perhaps more importantly, the proposals seek to impose the same
controls on Internet services as with general broadcast services, such
as TV transmissions. These controls mandate that 51 percent of the
"transmissions" originate from within the EC.

The extension of existing broadcast and transmission proposals
to embrace the Internet neatly sidesteps the problem of
starting a complete new set of laws relating to the



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