[brlug-general] Internet Human Bill of Rights
parspe at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 3 14:08:11 CST 2010
I think it is the wrong approach because doing business on a large scale givew companies the power to influence foreign governments. walmart is a good example, they have gradually improved labor conditions throughout the world by inspecting the plants they do business with and requiring better work conditions. Google is a recent example as they are currently in dispute with China and chinese researchers need their service.
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 08:48:31 -0600
From: dpuryear at puryear-it.com
To: general at brlug.net
Subject: [brlug-general] Internet Human Bill of Rights
Now, this may be a good idea:
The basic idea: The law "would impose criminal or civil
penalties on U.S. Internet companies that bow to pressure of foreign
governments and violate human rights."
Still, this creates a cache-22. This would essentially bar
US companies from competing in markets like China, which are huge. So would
this put our companies at a long-term disadvantage?
Perhaps this law makes more sense if it applies to *ANY*
company that operates in the US.
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