Tuesday, May 29, 2012

House to Examine Plans for United Nations to Regulate Internet

As I have said, time grows short, in terms of holding on to freedom of speech.

House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet
House lawmakers will consider an international proposal next week to give the United Nations more control over the Internet.

The proposal is backed by China, Russia, Brazil, India and other UN members, and would give the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over the governance of the Internet.


Concern grows over plan to allow United Nations to regulate Internet

It’s an unpopular idea with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress, and officials with the Obama administration have also criticized it.

“We're quite concerned,” Larry Strickling, the head of the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, said in an interview with The Hill earlier this year.

He said the measure would expose the Internet to “top-down regulation where it's really the governments that are at the table, but the rest of the stakeholders aren't.”

I don't trust them, they voiced "concern" over the NDAA bill too.

One can tell that internet freedom is under constant attack, even here, they try to pass bills, like SOPA and then when they fail, rewrite them and rename them. They are trying to do this from every angle they can and also utilizing would be global governance to pull it off in this case. Even the fact they are thinking about it, examining the plans instead of saying "NO WAY, that is against freedom!" is troubling. I always have said the time of freedom on the internet is going to be short. It's like the printing press in previous centuries, they are cracking down.

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