Wyden and Cox to fight cyber taxes

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and U.S. Representative Chris Cox (R-California) plan to introduce legislation to stop proposed cyber taxes on electronic commerce, which is expected to be a $70 billion industry by the end of the decade. Messrs. Wyden and Cox, who previously led Congressional support for anti-regulatory and free speech legislation on the Internet, said their legislation with keep the Net free from new state and local taxes and will also ask the Administration to develop a plan to address the issue of electronic commerce taxes.

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