United Nations Threatens to Regulate the Internet Top Down

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
United Nations Threatens to Regulate the Internet Top Down
United Nations Threatens to Regulate the Internet Top Down

In the beginning of next month the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations body, will gather at the World Conference of International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai where they will renegotiate the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs).

 

Adopted in 1988 in Melbourne the current ITRs treaty only covers telephone, television and radio networks, but now several members are proposing to broaden its scope to include the Internet. If the folks gathering in Dubai agree on this, it would extend government control over the Internet. In short, in Dubai the UN will decide if the UN should get control over the Internet...

 

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