U.S. refuses to sign digital "censorship" treaty

12/16/2012 | Adweek

The U.S. has announced that it will not sign the International Telecommunications Union treaty, arguing that its spam-blocking provisions would open the door to government censorship of the Internet. The U.N. treaty, which was also opposed by Canada, Australia and the U.K., would have led to the "creation of a new layer of international Internet regulation, instead of focusing on the need to spur global growth," said Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski.

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