The United States, Canada and the People's Republic of China

Allison Abbott, Cheryl Stinson, Christopher Tjourmas, Kevin Myers, Roger Anderson, Walter Crenshaw, Shea Pendleton

Singapore is attempting to route all its Internet connections through one central hub. This will allow the
government the ability to monitor and censor any materials it deems inappropriate. However, it will make the country ready for
the coming financial age of the Internet, allowing user authentication and high security, both attractive features for
prospective companies.

Start by reading the scenario in full in the following links. Then read the United States, Canada and China responses to this situation.

Presentation Overview:
The Full Scenario
Scenario Aspects
US Response
US Reasoning
Canada Response
Canada Reasoning
China Response
China Reasoning
Country Comparison


"U.S. Court Rules Against Cyber Censorship" (Issue Date: Feb. 01 1999)
The U.S. Constitution
Spyware Control and Privacy Protection Act
Communications Decency Act
USIAA Legislation Programs
US Department of State Foreign Affairs Network: Disclaimers
Washington Post: "ACLU Assails Internet Anti-Smut Law"
"Senator Edwards Proposes Spyware Law"
"Protecting Your Privacy on the Internet "
The Chinese Constitution
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
"Law and the Feminist Debate about Pornography and Censorship on the Internet"
"Move to put blinkers on 22 million Web users"
Privacy International Country Reports: People's Republic of China


Contact Information:

Allison Abbott
Cheryl Stinson
Christopher Tjourmas
Kevin Myers
Roger Anderson
Walter Crenshaw
Shea Pendleton