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jaykaykay
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Who runs the Internet?

Wow! This ought to work really well...NOT!

»www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/un-···018.html

U.N. to Seek Control of the Internet
2:48 PM, Nov 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER Widget tooltip
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Next week the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union will meet in Dubai to figure out how to control the Internet. Representatives from 193 nations will attend the nearly two week long meeting, according to news reports.

and...

»online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142···508.html

Who runs the Internet? For now, the answer remains no one, or at least no government, which explains the Web's success as a new technology. But as of next week, unless the U.S. gets serious, the answer could be the United Nations.

Many of the U.N.'s 193 member states oppose the open, uncontrolled nature of the Internet. Its interconnected global networks ignore national boundaries, making it hard for governments to censor or tax. And so, to send the freewheeling digital world back to the state control of the analog era, China, Russia, Iran and Arab countries are trying to hijack a U.N. agency that has nothing to do with the Internet.
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Aw Shucks, Why Not Let the UN Control the Internet? (PJM)
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Here it comes again — another United Nations-sponsored grab to control the Internet. Next month, Dec. 3-14, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding a conference in Dubai, at which UN member states will meet to update the ITU treaty arrangements for international communications. The window will be open for everything from proposals for UN-regulated and administered fees to, as The Hill reports, language from China and Iran, which, in an effort to share with the world at large their own domestic practices, “could lead to online censorship and government monitoring of Web traffic.”

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I’d include here a list of participants expected at the Dubai conference, except, in one those ominous foreshadowings to which the UN’s more troublesome gatherings are prone, the conference web site features its roster of “Announced Participants” as a restricted link, accessible only to those the ITU deems worthy. Apparently that does not include the great unwashed Internet-using public.

But hey, with the UN on the job, what could possibly go wrong?

Plenty, of course. The UN, in one way or another, has been eyeing the internet for years as a potential font of cash and lever of control. And the UN these days is the kind of place where Iran now chairs the Non-Aligned Movement, which consists of 119 member states plus the Palestinians — and accounts for well over half the membership of the UN General Assembly. All the usual old troubles apply: The UN remains an unaccountable, murky bureaucracy, lending itself to the manipulations of its worst members.

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Bullcrap politics at its worst


antdude
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I run the Internet. :P


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said by jaykaykay:

»online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142···508.html
And so, to send the freewheeling digital world back to the state control of the analog era, China, Russia, Iran and Arab countries are trying to hijack a U.N. agency that has nothing to do with the Internet.

Let them develop their own internet.... If this happens DNS will fracture.
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What a stellar idea!! Not.


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said by antdude:

I run the Internet. :P

Only until the UN's anteater tracks you down...
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Don't pay your company taxes right and face loosing your web address is one solution. Getting rid of some domain registers wouldn't be so bad either. You could use the U.N. to set it up but are they need to run it?
The ISP's already have to collect the tax on people.
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said by Blackbird:

said by antdude:

I run the Internet. :P

Only until the UN's anteater tracks you down...

"I care not" like my friend always say.


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The IETF would be a far better organization to "run" the internet than the UN.

»www.ietf.org/
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This is, I think, the THIRD thread on this topic in this forum. Does nobody check before posting a new thread or read this forum and thus know it has been posted before? Not jumping on you, jaykaykay See Profile as many people do this here now but really shouldn't.
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Al Gore invented it........ Let him decide


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said by Mele20:

This is, I think, the THIRD thread on this topic in this forum. Does nobody check before posting a new thread or read this forum and thus know it has been posted before? Not jumping on you, jaykaykay See Profile as many people do this here now but really shouldn't.

Why didn't you link them?
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