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The Internet in Transition: A Platform to Keep the Internet Open, Innovative, and Free

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Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Democracy and Technology

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Media, telecommunications, and information (Information policy)

Keywords: Presidential transition; Internet freedom; Open government

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This document examines a broad range of issues the next President and Congress must address in order to keep the Internet a powerful engine for innovation, economic growth and democratization. The policies outlined in this paper describe current threats to the internet and then proposes policies and actions that the next President and Congress should take to protect innovation, privacy, consumer choice, and freedom of expression.