Skype Could be Outlawed in China

January 2nd, 2011
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Yahoo Business (from Reuters):  China will crack down on what it called illegal Internet telephone providers, according to a circular from the Chinese government seen on Friday that could potentially affect Internet calling service Skype.

Follow up:

The statement, from the powerful Ministry of Information and Industry Technology, did not mention any carriers by name.

It called for a crackdown "on illegal VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) telephone services" and said it was collecting evidence for legal cases against them.

Skype, partly owned by web retailer eBay Inc , has been growing in popularity among Chinese individuals and businesses to make cheap or free international phone calls.  Read more at Yahoo Business (Maktoob)......

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