Sunday, March 28, 2004

Online Gambling Policy Violates Law

Signor Ferrari sent me this link: U.S. Online Gambling Policy Violates Law, W.T.O. Rules which was written by Matt Richtel and appeared in the NY Times. Here's a bit:
The World Trade Organization, in its first decision on an Internet-related dispute, has ignited a political, cultural and legal tinderbox by ruling that the United States policy prohibiting online gambling violates international trade law.

The ruling, issued by a W.T.O. panel on Wednesday, is being hailed by operators of online casinos based overseas as a major victory that could force America to liberalize laws outlawing their business.

But the Bush administration vowed to appeal the decision, and several members of Congress said they would rather have an international trade war or withdraw from future rounds of the World Trade Organization than have American social policy dictated from abroad...

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