In an unusual step, a U.S. congressman is proposing a two-year ban on all new federal legislation regulating the Internet.
“Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican from California who has been an advocate for Internet freedoms, has posted online a draft of his legislation, the Internet American Moratorium Act of 2012. The bill would “create a two-year moratorium on any new laws, rules or regulations governing the Internet.””
“The answer is NOT to ban new regulation. We need regulation,” another said. …”
“”Open internet? That’s a good thing. But a law that keeps congress from governing? That’s not a good thing — the internet is a big place…”
“When asked why the congressman introduced the bill, a spokesman for Issa told CNN, “After SOPA and PIPA (the Senate’s similar Protect Intellectual Property Act), it became very clear that we needed a cooling-off period to figure out a better way to create policy that impacts Internet users, job creators and all Americans.””
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