[gnso-idn-wg] Statement of Interest
I'm Will Rodger, Director Public Policy at the Computer & Communications Industry Association in Washington DC
We represent a wide variety of high tech companies that, like us, believe in open markets, open systems and open networks. Members include Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, Verizon and Fujitsu. Total sales of member companies exceed $200 billion yearly.
We are committed to balanced IP policy, freedom of expression and protection of legal rights online and off. We believe that the Internet prospers precisely because it is decentralized and, generally speaking, free of government regulation. Like all new technologies, the Internet has disrupted old business models and empowered new ones. The Internet is and should remain the freest of markets.