posted on Nov, 19 2003 @ 03:56 PM
This is an article from the Washington Times discussing a U.N. group led by China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and India, who want to be in control
of the internet. Imagine that? Three of the five countries mentioned have heinous human rights records and are the last fukken countries on earth I
would let be in charge of the exchange of information. This is insane. So far our government is opposed. They better that way.
U.N. group seeks control of Internet
By John Zarocostas
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
GENEVA — Governments spearheaded by China, Brazil, India, Russia and Saudi Arabia are trying to place the Internet under the control of the United
Nations or its member governments, a move that the United States and other developed countries are determined to resist.
The issue has cropped up in preparatory talks for a world summit on the information society to be held from Dec. 10 to 12 in Geneva, with the
stated goal of advancing the management and worldwide use of the Internet, especially in poorer nations.
Delegates from rich and developing nations remained divided on the matter at the end of the latest round of talks on Friday, senior diplomats
"We will continue to fight hard to ensure that Internet governance remains a balanced enterprise among all stakeholders and continues to be
private-sector-led," said the chief of the U.S. delegation, Ambassador David A. Gross.
Pierre Gagne, executive director of the world summit, earlier identified control of the Internet as one of two key issues in the talks, adding
that control and financial issues "will probably be the last issues to be resolved" at the summit.
[Edited on 19-09-2003 by EastCoastKid]