MacKinnon's Advice for 'Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, Cisco'
Rebecca MacKinnon, "co-founder of Global Voices Online, an international citizens media community," and proprietor of RConversations, analyzes Microsoft's "new blogging policy" in a January 31, 2006 post headlined "Microsoft's new blogging policy, recommendations for Google, and lessons of history."
Her "suggestion to Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, Cisco, and everybody else doing Internet business in China: Be as transparent and accountable as possible now. Conduct every conversation with Chinese authorities under the assumption that one day it will be on the record."
I totally agree.