The Global Internet Project is an international group of senior executives committed to spurring the growth of the Internet worldwide. The founder of the group is Dr. James Clark, Chairman of Netscape Communications Corporation. The Chairman is John Gerdelman, President of networkMCI Services. The fifteen member companies are primarily from the software and telecommunications segments of the Internet industry.
Last Updated: 10/16/97

Emergence of a Networked

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April 97 Encryption Summit
Summit Transcript
Internet Jobs Estimate

Global Internet Emergence &

Policies to Foster Its Growth

Members
Press Release
Policy Positions
Global Internet Links
How The Internet Works

GIP's Vision Paper
Internet Today & Tomorrow
Commerce & Finance
Small Business
Education
Health Care
The New Media
The Workplace
The Policy Agenda

The group believes that the Internet must be viewed as a global medium transcending geographical differences that is transforming not only how commerce is conducted, but education, healthcare, and society in general. The group is concerned about the Internet facing a growing maze of national laws, rules and regulations that may impede its growth.

Without strong international leadership, unilateral or regional policies will retard or inhibit the growth of the Internet and all that it offers for commerce and society. Those companies with the most direct stake in the medium's future must play a central role internationally.

The Global Internet Project believes that more must be done to educate decision-makers around the world about the nature of the Internet and the promise the medium holds. We believe that if decision-makers are educated about this medium, they are much more likely to make sound public policy choices.

GLOBAL INTERNET PROJECT
| Members | Mission & Goals | Policy Positions |
| Global Internet Links | How The Internet Works | Encryption Summit |

THE EMERGENCE OF A NETWORKED WORLD
Commerce, Society and the Future of the Internet

| The Internet Today & Tomorrow | Commerce & Finance | Small Business | Education |
| Health Care | The New Media | The Workplace | The Policy Agenda |

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