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UN Internet Regulation
Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
6334 posts
(Reuters) - An unprecedented debate over how the global Internet is governed is set to dominate a meeting of officials in Dubai next week, with many countries pushing to give a United Nations body broad regulatory powers even as the United States and others contend such a move could mean the end of the open Internet.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/27/net-us-un-internet-idUSBRE8AQ06320121127

In a closed-door meeting this weekend in Dubai, the telecommunications arm of the United Nations -- the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) -- plans to seize a big role in Internet governance.

http://www.zdnet.com/u-n-readies-for-protests-on-eve-of-secret-internet-regulation-treaty-7000007962/


http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/U-N-has-no-place-in-Internet-regulation-4071692.php

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/507996/sneak-preview-of-the-uns-first-confab-on-internet-regulation/
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glynd
Melbourne, Victoria
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thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10524 posts
What a joke. A bunch of backward f***wits in the desert are going to decide what I can't do?
I don't get what it is about a******* out there that go "we really gotta put a stop to this internet thing..."
02:24pm 29/11/12 Permalink
JakeG
Thailand
1138 posts
^ Agreed. What exactly are their reasons for having to regulate the internet? This is utter crap and a massive infringement on the last bastion of freedom of speech (which isn't even that free as it is).

I hope to f*** that people are going to stand up and protest this s***.

03:18pm 29/11/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10527 posts
One of the articles up there gives a lot of good points about why s*** kicker countries want a bit of control over the Internet. They want to charge companies in other countries for sending data to their country, they are scared of the power the Internet gives people when they are such a piece of s*** weak government.
And I think the thing that nobody wants to point out is that most people that work in politics are c****, and not just c****, but stupid c****, and uneducated c****. You think politicians in QLD are f*****g stupid? Try one from Africa in a dress that believes gays eat the poo poo and that witches are real.

I am insulted that it is the UN doing this, and I am insulted they would do it in a culturally disgusting place like Dubai.

03:28pm 29/11/12 Permalink
Zakson
Gold Coast, Queensland
299 posts
So should I prepare my spam filter for strongly worded letters from the UN?
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