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The Global Internet Project is an Advisory Committee to the World Information Technology and Services Alliance. The GIP is committed to expanding Internet use worldwide. GIP participants believe that to ensure continued growth and innovation, the Internet must be kept free of unnecessary international regulations and national laws that impede or inhibit its growth. Old, outdated, national regulatory models should not be applied to the Internet. Instead, new international and non-governmental approaches to policy must be developed, that are flexible enough to keep pace with the rapid evolution of technology and the marketplace. Often these approaches will rely upon market mechanisms for self-regulation, rather than government regulation.
The GIP is not a lobbying organization. Its primary goal is not to shape government regulation, but instead promote industry actions that will minimize the need for such regulation. The GIP calls upon governments to encourage private sector solutions to Internet policy challenges. Its members are working to anticipate and address potential situations that could develop as the Internet grows so that government action will not be required.