The Internet is Hard to Control

The Internet is Hard to Control

September 27, 2006

(Greenwich, 9/27/2006) With PCs and mobile phones everywhere and widely available broadband networks China’s Internet and information market are really taking off. Thought you would like to see this article from today’s Shanghai Daily on the ongoing attempt to adjust regulations on communications so they are actually enforceable. With today’s technology, controlling informatioonis like trying to stop the sea by holding up your hand. Shanghai Daily.

JR

Chongqing Internet users no need to register
2006-09-27
THE Standing Committee of the Chongqing People’s Congress deleted the article in a new regulation that requiring all individuals to register with the police in 30 days after their network is connected, or their connection will be shut down for as long as six months, Chongqing Evening News reported today.

The committee revised the draft of Internet security regulation during its second revision, saying that only the Internet access providers, information service institutes and companies that operate local area networks need to register at public security departments.

The former proposal suggested that individual Internet users entrust their Internet service providers, such as China Telecom, China Unicom or China Netcom, to register for them by providing these operators with their personal information.

The practice was meant to enhance the management and supervision of Internet surfing and to crack down on online crimes, which have been increasing by thousands countrywide per year, and earlier report said.

John Rutledge

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