may soon be struck down in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Litigation may continue unless Congress intervenes. It is thus worthwhile to review the history of net neutrality in Congress over the past decade. Why did Congress’s many attempts at creating rules ultimately fail? Why have advocates focused on regulatory rulemaking rather than legislation? Moreover, are so-called “bright-line” approaches even necessary and proven to ensure an Open Internet? And if the FCC’s rules succeed in court, does the will of the people truly align with the agency’s plans to regulate the Internet?
National Trade Estimate Report” took note of China’s Great Firewall. Granted, it was with this tame statement: “China’s filtering of cross-border Internet traffic has posed a significant burden to foreign suppliers.” The report did not indicate what steps, if any, the US plans to take against the People’s Republic of China’s heavy-handed and economically damaging censorship regime. But it is high time for the US, possibly in conjunction with other major trading partners, to test the legality of China’s sweeping Internet censorship system.