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Sir,

We all know that the European Commission’s raison d’etre is to rule, regulate, issue directives and otherwise interfere and meddle with everyone’s lives, but surely is it not a bit presumptious even for Viviane Reding to think that it can “govern” the internet? What about the rest of mankind outside of the 27 borders? Do they get a say in this?

The Internet sprang up in a very brief period of time from nowhere, certainly without EU assistance, and while not perfect, it serves us very well. The surest way to take us back to the information society stone age would be to let the Commission do just that.

Charles Marriott

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