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Thursday, May 5, 2011

China Creates New Agency for Patrolling the Internet

“The mushrooming growth of China’s Internet business has spawned a sort of land rush for regulatory turf by government agencies that see in it a chance to gain more authority or more money, or both. At least 14 government units, from the culture and information technology ministries to offices that oversee films and books, have some hand in what appears on China’s Internet.” (New York Times)

If they aren’t careful, they’ll make the FCC uncontrollably jealous.

FEE Timely Classic

The Internet: New Technology, Old Law” by Mark Goodman and Mark Gring