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[Press cov. on CPSR conf] Group opposes Net privatization
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>Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 13:11:20 +0200
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> [Image] 10/12/98- Updated 10:56 AM The Nation's Homepage
> [Image] Group opposes Net privatization
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>Get FREE shipping CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Fearing commercial interests
> on an iMac for a may co-opt cyberspace, scores of educators,
> limited time. activists and computer professionals gathered
> New Low Price Saturday to marshal forces in a battle against
> Palm Pilot IIIs privatizing the Internet.
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> while supplies The two-day meeting, organized by Computer
> last. Professionals for Social Responsibility, aimed to
> bring together dozens of organizations with a
> Product Search stake in cyberspace.
> ''Like it or not, decisions are being made,
> strategies are being set up that will determine
> how we interact as a society, and it's not just a
> Inside Tech matter of getting government out of the way,''
> FAQ/Tips said Harry Hochheiser, director-at-large for CPSR,
> Web Column based in Palo Alto, Calif.
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> Tech News Among the topics at the two-day conference was a
> Tech Reviews Clinton administration proposal that would largely
> Answer Desk hand over management of Internet addresses, or
> Game Zone domain names, to a nonprofit corporation yet to be
> Shareware Shelf formed.
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> Web Resources The public has about a week to comment on the plan
> Tech Front before a decision is made by the White House.
> [Image] Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig, an
> [Image] expert in cyberspace law, criticized the plan. He
> Hardware said it places critical decisions about Internet
> Accessories development in the hands of a commercially minded
> Software corporation with a potentially self-perpetuating
> Index Such an entity is unlikely to pay much heed to
> Search democratic values such as privacy, free speech and
> Feedback due process, he said. ''If government doesn't
> What's hot protect those values, who will?''
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> Jobs at USA Lessig also spoke of the broad challenges facing
> TODAY policy makers: ''We're building the most
> significant jurisdiction since the Louisiana
> Purchase, but it's outside of the control of
> [Image] traditional Constitutional values,'' Lessig said.
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