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CNET News Daily Podcast: Clinton urges Net companies to reject censoring

Secretary of state lays out new Internet freedom policy; court drastically reduces $2-million file-sharing penalty; IT spending to rise; MPAA head steps down; astronaut tweets from ISS.

In what's already being referred to by some as "The Clinton Doctrine," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday laid out new U.S. policy on its approach to a free and uncensored Internet. In a speech in Washington, D.C., she challenged United States-based media companies to follow Google in rejecting state-sponsored censorship online.

Also in today's podcast: A court drastically reduces Jammie Thomas-Rasset's $2-million file-sharing penalty; IT spending looks to turn around, starting in 2010, a whole year earlier than initially thought; the head of the Motion Picture Association of America steps down; and a U.S. astronaut issues the first live tweet from the International Space Station.


Today's stories:

Clinton unveils U.S. policy on Internet freedom

Piracy penalty cut dramatically

More Apple tablet rumors: 3G, dock connectors

Gartner: IT spending to grow 4.6 percent this year

MPAA's Dan Glickman steps down

Astronaut sends first live tweets from space