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    New battle for governmental control over the Internet

    There is a post about it here.

    It is amazing what governments want to get away with. They really do want to control the free flow of information.

    I hope they don't get away with it!
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    Angry Re: New battle for governmental control over the Internet

    How can you fight back against a secret? Freedom is doomed. They have learned that they cannot control us if information and communications are free.

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    Re: New battle for governmental control over the Internet

    Someone leaked the 212-page planning document being used by governments to prepare for the December conference. You can read it yourself here.

    What it shows is breathtaking.
    Admittedly, I don't understand the UN techspeak and there is no way I will read all the 212 pages of the document, but quickly searching through it I failed to find any textual grounds for the conclusions the article lists:

    First, China is proposing "to give countries authority over the information and communication infrastructure within their state" and require that online companies "operating in their territory" use the Internet "in a rational way"- in short, to legitimize full government control.

    Second, several proposals would give the U.N. power to regulate online content for the first time, under the guise of protecting against computer malware or spam.

    Third, Russia and some Arab countries are proposing to be able to inspect private communications such as email.

    Fourth, Iran and Russia are proposing new rules to measure Internet traffic along national borders and bill the originator of the traffic, as with international phone calls - essentially creating national toll booths for data.

    Fifth, there is a proposal that would give the U.N. control over the Internet's Domain Name System, replacing ICANN which operates under a contract from the U.S. Commerce Department.
    Anyone has better luck than me?

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    Re: New battle for governmental control over the Internet

    And I say the say thing as I say to the people thinking the oil companies will kill great barrier reef:
    "Good luck, it's far too big an grows far too fast for them to do any serious damage."
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    Re: New battle for governmental control over the Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by dagoth_pie View Post
    And I say the say thing as I say to the people thinking the oil companies will kill great barrier reef:
    "Good luck, it's far too big an grows far too fast for them to do any serious damage."
    Until the oceans acidify to the point that coral begins to dissolve which my happen by the end of this century.

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    Re: New battle for governmental control over the Internet

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