internet / law

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Daniel La Ponsie writes about three projects that are underway to keep government out of the Internet. Many in the political class are quite comfortable with government blocks on internet access, epitomized in a far-reaching proposal by Senators Lieberman and Collins that could shut down civilian Internet access in the face of a “cybersecurity emergency.” The three projects under development are Openet, Netsukuku, and OPENMESH.


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