From: Scott Puckett <>
To: <>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2006 4:45 AM
Subject: Feedback

I would hesitate to hand control of any Internet governance to any
international body which does not explicitly agree that the freedom of
speech on the Internet must be absolute. This includes France and
Germany due to their restrictions on hate speech, and China, due to its
restrictions on discussing democratic reforms. If the Internet becomes
subject to political or religious machinations, both of which it has
been extremely free from to date, its ability to serve as a conduit for
better understanding each other will be significantly reduced, if not
eliminated. The free and open exchange of ideas and the opportunity to
engage in vigorous - sometimes offensive or hurtful - debate that
questions governments, organizations, political philosophies, social
orders, cultural practices and religions, among other subjects, must be


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