Internet Censorship Could Violate WTO: Study

Law360, New York (November 4, 2009, 5:28 PM EST) -- Censorship of the Internet is not only contrary to basic concepts of freedom, but it might also violate trade agreements and be open to challenges in the World Trade Organization, according to a new study by a European think tank.

In a working paper released on Thursday, think tank the European Centre for International Political Economy said Internet censorship could restrict trade in services delivered online.

Titled “Protectionism Online: Internet Censorship and International Trade Law,” the study was compiled by Fredrik Erixon, Brian Hindley and Hosuk...
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