Tech Interested Congress Introduces Dirty Dozen Bills

from the regulate-regulate-regulate dept

Well, it certainly appears that the U.S. government has given up on the idea of staying out of the way of the technology world. The Cato Institute (who is known for their own biases) has put out a report detailing a “dirty dozen” bills that Congress has introduced to try to regulate the technology industry. Of course, most people doubt that any of the bills will pass. However, it does show that Congress is taking an increasingly active look at the technology world. The article doesn’t detail exactly what’s so dirty about these bills (though, I’m sure you can figure it out on some of them). I think that, knowing the Cato Institute, that they consider any bill that touches on a sector to be dirty simply because the government is involved.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Tech Interested Congress Introduces Dirty Dozen Bills”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
Brian Weaver (user link) says:

Tech Interested Congress Introduces Dirty Doze

Considering the technical/computer knowledge of most of our beloved congressmen, I can understand, on that basis alone, why the Cato institute might be opposed to more bills aimed at technology. There is no evidence that, for example, the previous omnibus bill, The Telecommunicaitons Act, improved or solved any of the things it set out to do. I notice how little competition in the cable market there is now. How about all those cheaper rates! Think of all the happy lobbyists swarming like locust around these bills. I smell money! In fact I can almost taste it!

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...