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Weekly News Digest

September 10, 2007 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Update on Net Neutrality: U.S. DOJ Warns the FCC to Be Wary

Antitrust officials at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have submitted a filing to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to respond to suggestions by some companies and individuals that the FCC should adopt new regulations governing the transmission of traffic over the Internet—the so-called "net neutrality" rules.

The DOJ filing stated: "The FCC should be highly skeptical of calls to substitute special economic regulation of the Internet for free and open competition enforced by the antitrust laws. Marketplace restrictions proposed by some proponents of ‘net neutrality’ could in fact prevent, rather than promote, optimal investment and innovation in the Internet, with significant negative effects for the economy and consumers."

The DOJ warned that "regulatory restraints can inefficiently skew investment, delay innovation, and diminish consumer welfare, and there is reason to believe that the kinds of broad marketplace restrictions proposed in the name of ‘neutrality’ would do just that with respect to the Internet."

(For background on the net neutrality issue, see the NewsBreak "Network Neutrality Under Challenge," by Wallace Koehler, at A number of library and educational organizations support net neutrality; the telephone and cable companies do not and would like the option to charge for higher levels of Internet service.)

Source: Full text of the DOJ filing is available at

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