While China claims that its internet censorship laws are protecting citizens from objectionable and profane content, critics are beginning to argue the censorship violates World Trade Organization rules. Professor Derek Bambauer, an expert on Internet Law, spoke to Intellectual Property Watch about the potential violation and what position on the issue the US should take. "When China regulates pornography, that clearly falls within the exemption," he said. "When it is filtering information on human rights, that's a lot harder to fit within the exemption."
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