H.R. 96 – Internet Freedom Act


Summary


The Internet Freedom Act would bar the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from any regulation of the Internet or IP-enabled services. The only exceptions are actions that will prevent damage to U.S. national security, ensure public safety, or assist and facilitate any actions taken by federal and state law enforcement agencies.


Subject areas


  • web law, marsha blackburn, internet freedom actScience, Technology, Communications
  • Net neutrality
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Internet and video services

Sponsor


Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) (pictured)


History


This bill was introduced on January 5, 2011 and was referred to the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on February 1, 2011.


News


Downes, Larry. “Tech Priorities for New Congress: From Old to New” CNET News, 01/19/2011. Accessed 03/03/2011: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20028935-38.html


Text of the Bill


http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.96:

 

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