H.R. 491 (113th): Global Online Freedom Act of 2013

Introduced:

Feb 4, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2013
Length: 28 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To prevent United States businesses from cooperating with repressive governments in transforming the Internet into a tool of censorship and surveillance, to fulfill the responsibility of the United States Government to promote freedom of expression on the Internet, to restore public confidence in the integrity of United States businesses, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Feb 4, 2013
 
Introduced

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