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CNN: Administration report on fighting Internet crime wins broad industry support

Mar 11, 2000, 00:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Frieden)

"A new government report on combating crime on the Internet is winning broad industry support for concluding that no significant new laws are needed to attack cybercrime."

" 'We can and we should use existing laws to prosecute most unlawful conduct on the Internet,' Reno said. 'We must ensure that regulation of unlawful conduct on the Internet is treated in the same manner as off-line conduct.' "

" 'Frankly we hope this stops a lot of state lawmakers and several members of Congress with political agendas from pushing ahead with proposals which are often emotional spur-of-the-moment reactions to particular events,' said a top Internet industry representative."

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