February 14, 2006

New congressional bill would keep servers out of China

Filed under: Regulatory — Administrator @ 12:19 pm

We have tried very hard to avoid talking about the “Google & China Issue” but in light of last night’s USA Today article about the new bill drafted by US Representative Chris Smith (R-N.J.) we couldn’t hold our tongue any longer.

Rep Smith seeks to…

…force Internet companies including Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to keep vital computer servers out of China and other nations the State Department deems…

We don’t understand the fallout over this issue — the rules of doing business in China have not changed in decades — why the sudden drama!?

If you think about it, is there any difference between what China is asking Google to do and what this new congressional bill seeks to do?

To be honest, we think the US would be better served if Congress worked to protect US corporate IP…

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