No problem. Just send CEO's of these companies hunting with Double-O-Cheney.
On Monday 13 February 2006 4:25 pm, David Daniel Preiss Contreras wrote:
> How this would affect non-American users? Any idea? Would people in Africa
> asked a fee for posting something or itīs "just" the issue of broadband?
> So many things decided in the American congress affecting people worldwide.
> wish "we" had some representatives there.
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