H.R.96 - Internet Freedom Act

To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from further regulating the Internet. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from further regulating the Internet. as introduced.
  • Popular: Internet Freedom Act as introduced.
  • Short: Internet Freedom Act as introduced.

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01/05/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Representative

Marsha Blackburn

R-TN

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OpenCongress Summary

This bill would take regulatory authority over the internet away from the Federal Communications Commission and give it to Congress. The text reads: "The Federal Communications Commission shall not propose, promulgate, or issue any regulations regarding the Internet or IP-enabled services." It would allow the FCC to continue issuing regulations that are designed to assist law enforcement, ensure public safety, and protect national security.
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Official Summary

Internet Freedom Act - Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from proposing, promulgating, or issuing any regulations with regard to the Internet or IP-enabled services. Makes such prohibition non-applicable to regulations that are determined necessary to: (1) prevent damage

Official Summary

Internet Freedom Act - Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from proposing, promulgating, or issuing any regulations with regard to the Internet or IP-enabled services. Makes such prohibition non-applicable to regulations that are determined necessary to:
(1) prevent damage to U.S. national security;
(2) ensure public safety; or
(3) assist or facilitate any actions taken by federal and state law enforcement agencies.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.96

  • Internet Freedom Coalition
  • Unemployed Workers Action Group
  • Freedomworks
  • Americans For Prosperity

Organizations Opposing H.R.96

  • American Association of Law Libraries
  • American Library Association
  • Save the Internet.com Coalition


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