Tuesday, June 5, 2012

UN Control of the Internet? - #3946 - VIDEO: Dick Morris: Stop UN Regulation of the Internet (2) US Diplomat: Managing the Internet Certainly Not One of the UN's Roles - Daily Caller (3) Help Defeat International Regulatory Schemes for the Internet - Redstate

Dick Morris - Stop UN Regulation of the Internet - China, Russia and other dictatorships are pressing for the UN to take over control of the internet! And they may have the General Assembly votes to do it! 

US Diplomat: Managing the Internet Certainly Not One of the UN's Roles - Daily Caller - American policymakers met Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss how international proposals to regulate the Internet would affect the U.S. and developing nations. That fate which may decided at a conference in Dubai in December. Policymakers were adamant that the proposals to renegotiate a treaty that deregulated international telecommunications in 1988 through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a little-known U.N. agency responsible for the regulation of long-distance phone calls and satellite orbits, would be harmful to the developing nations. Treaties are only binding on countries that agree to them, and American experts were emphatic that not only would the U.S. oppose the proposals to shift the Internet governance away from its current multi-stakeholder process, but also that it would work with allies in Latin America to oppose these proposals. “At the outset, let me make one point perfectly clear: The administration, and of course the Department of State, firmly supports the position that the United Nations is not the place for the day-to-day technical operations of the Internet,” said Richard Beaird, Senior Deputy United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department.  Read more..........

Help Defeat International Regulatory Schemes for the Internet - Redstate - On May 31st, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology is examining a dangerous international attempt to regulate and tax the Internet. Several hostile countries are pursuing the expansion of a 1988 International Telecommunication Regulation (ITR) Treaty under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an agency within the United Nations. Their preferred venue for this back-door power play is the December 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai. This morning’s hearing will be watched with great interest around the world as everyone looks to see what the United States says about surrendering exclusive inter-governmental policy controls over things like network governance, technical standards, domain names, content controls, access taxes, cybersecurity and more. Make no mistake about it: our national sovereignty is at risk. If the expansion of a global legal regime for communication technologies gains traction, the effects to the global economy as well as our individual liberties will be severe.  Read more........

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