Global Internet Diplomacy - NYTimes.comQuicklink submitted by Susan Lee Schwartz Permalink
|A group of countries led by Russia and China are trying to undermine the open spirit of the Internet by seeking more control and regulations. 'Representatives of 193 countries are meeting in Dubai to update a treaty known as the International Telecommunication Regulations '... 'But a group of countries led by Russia and China are trying to use the deliberations. to undermine the open spirit of the Internet. That important logistical task is currently overseen by the nonprofit organization known as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers -- and it should stay that way'... 'Allowing each country to manage and potentially politicize that function by giving favorable treatment to some groups or providers would risk fragmenting the Internet, which is useful precisely because it's universal and operates on the basis of globally accepted standards.'|
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