China Floats Plan To Increase Internet Regulation

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT) -- The Chinese government on Thursday unveiled revisions to its Internet law that would eliminate bloggers' ability to post anonymously and impose penalties on companies that help spread illegal information, the latest step in its wider movement to tightly regulate online communication.

Under proposed revisions to the country's "Measures for the Administration of Internet Information Services" released by the State Council Information Office, all users of blogs, microblogs and online forums — which for the first time under the new law would be considered "Internet information service...
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