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Date: 2000-12-10

Cybercrime: Noch mehr Opposition

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Seit gestern tritt die US-Wirtschaftskammer offen gegen eine
Unterzeichnung des Cybercrime-Abkommens auf. Nach ihrer
ersten Deklaration, die alles so richtig ins Rollen brachte,
setzt die Global Internet Liberty Campaign gerade noch eins
drauf: ein zweiter Brief wird grade zum weltweiten
Unterzeichnen auf der internen List herumgereicht.

Offener Brief 1

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Sat, 09 Dec 2000 10:49:47 -0500 relayed via From: Declan McCullagh

******* This press release came out yesterday. Background: *******

U.S. Chamber Opposes European Cyber Crime Treaty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Chamber of
Commerce urged Congress to prevent international action on
cyber crime that would hurt U.S. interests, saying the current
draft of a Council of Europe treaty could violate American
consumers' rights and undermine economic growth in this
country's technology sector.

"The United States must not agree to any treaty that fails to
protect the rights of consumers and places unnecessary and
costly burdens on e-Commerce companies," said Rick Lane,
Chamber Director of eCommerce and Internet Technology.
"The treaty proposed by the Council of Europe goes too far
and could undermine the incredible growth we have seen in
electronic commerce."

Protecting America's technological infrastructure from cyber-
terrorism and computer hacking is critical to U.S. businesses
that rely on the Internet to buy and sell goods, according to
the Chamber. But the Council of Eur
ope Convention on Cyber Crime would impose unworkable and possibly unlawful restrictions on the business practices of U.S. firms.

"The Chamber is calling on Congress and the Department of Justice to protect the growing Internet marketplace for consumers and businesses," said Lane. "We are reaching out to our business partners around the world to wa
rn them of the dangers presented by this treaty."

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest
business federation representing more than three million
businesses and organizations of every size, sector and

For More Information Call

Chamber Media Relations at 202-463-5682

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