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Aug 02

Will the Real Internet Freedom Please Stand Up?

Co-sponsored by TechFreedom and the Competitive Enterprise Institute

Debates over Internet and telecom policy are increasingly being framed in terms of “Internet Freedom.” But what does this lofty concept really mean?

A broadly worded Declaration of Internet Freedom was recently issued by a broad coalition, some of which are already using the document to push for increased regulation, such as net neutrality mandates. Meanwhile, a coalition of free market groups has offered a counter-declaration that shares much common ground, but emphasizes restraint, respect for the rule of law, and humility as guiding principles for policymakers approaching the Internet and digital markets. Can these two visions be reconciled or are they fighting for very different goals? What is real Internet Freedom?

Join us as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) explains why Internet Freedom will be a signature cause of his in coming years, and what the term should mean for conservatives, libertarians, and all those skeptical about government.

In addition to the Heritage Live stream, the conversation can be followed on Twitter at #InternetFreedom

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Rand Paul (R-KY)
Member, United States Senate

Introduction by
The Honorable Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Member, United States House of Representatives

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James L. Gattuso James L. Gattuso

Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy Read More