Some WCIT proposals may violate trade agreements, paper says

The authors question proposals that would create operator licenses for websites and termination fees for Web traffic

By , IDG News Service |  Internet

When the CCIA has talked to several countries about their WTO commitments "It was clear that the ministries dealing with WCIT were not really aware of how their existing WTO obligations limited their freedom to adopt Internet-related provisions" at WCIT, CCIA's Geneva representative, Nick Ashton-Hart, said in a statement.

The report provides a "great service" to WCIT negotiators and the trade community, he said. 

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service. Follow Grant on Twitter at GrantGross. Grant's e-mail address is grant_gross@idg.com.

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