Democrats push for open Internet, cybersecurity

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Democrats late Sunday reiterated support for open Internet policies that protect free speech and consumer choice, stronger cybersecurity laws and the protection of movies and songs from online copyright violations.

The goals were outlined in the party’s platform on the eve of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week. The tech policy is largely a continuation of promises made by President Obama during his 2008 campaign and initiatives launched during his administration.

The party touted the administration’s push for more wireless spectrum to be converted into commercial mobile networks. It promised a public safety network — a long elusive goal first set after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.


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