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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Internet Under Assault by the UN and ITU

“The idea that the UN ought to be controlling the Internet . . .  is like putting the Taliban in charge of women’s rights”

Thank God for the United States and allies who are trying to keep the Internet free--

Internet ‘Under Assault’ by Censoring UN, Regulator Says - Bloomberg: "International proposals to control the Internet will continue after a United Nations conference in Dubai and the U.S. should be ready to fight such efforts, lawmakers and a regulator said. “The Internet is quite simply under assault,” Robert McDowell, a member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, said yesterday at a joint hearing by three House subcommittees. McDowell, a Republican, warned of “patient and persistent incrementalists who will never relent until their ends are achieved.” The U.S. and other nations refused to sign a revised telecommunications treaty at the UN conference (WCIT 2012 sponsored by the ITU) in December, saying new language could allow Internet regulation and censorship by governments. Technology companies including Google Inc. (GOOG), owner of the world’s largest Internet search engine, also opposed the changes. . . .  The U.K., Canada and Australia were among 55 delegations that refused to sign the telecommunications treaty or indicated they would need to check with their governments, while 89 countries signed the pact, according to a House Energy and Commerce Committee memorandum. The treaty doesn’t take effect until January 2015, providing an opportunity to persuade other nations not to adopt the regulations, the committee said in the memorandum. . . . " (read  more at link above)

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