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House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet

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posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet


thehill.com

House lawmakers will consider an international proposal next week to give the United Nations more control over the Internet.

The proposal is backed by China, Russia, Brazil, India and other UN members, and would give the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over the governance of the Internet.
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posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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This idea is not popular with the legislature or the Obama administration says the source.

Like it or not this proposal come could up for debate at the UN conference this December in Dubai.

If this comes to fruition the internet will lose it's “multi-stakeholder” approach that gives control to a multitude of non-profits and turn it over to the governments for regulation. Not only will creativity and productivity become bogged down with governmental regulations and controls, I foresee additional news suppression, especially information sharing among individuals that has connected us planet-wide like never before in history.

If the internet loses it's freedom to openly communicate I believe we will drift closer to a one world government. There is nothing good to come of this.

I can envision the most massive "red tape" regulations that will render the internet unworthy of our time.


thehill.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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The freedom of information has always been bogged down. I am surprised it took so long for them to move in on the net in all honestly. I doubt they thought it would get so big and widespread. I remember back in the day when the net was mostly BBS


I never imagined it would grow like it did. Start familiarizing yourselves with TOR, I2P and Freenet. Seriously. Better safe than sorry.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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where are nearly all the nameservers for the internet located?



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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What's in a nameserver?



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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You can have my internet when you pry it from my cold dead (and hairy) palms! Regulating the net is like regulating conversation or social interactions. Yeah, some ne'er do wells commit crimes. The majority just communicate. Also, screw the UN. A good idea gone bad.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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The U.N. wants the internet! I can see more days of protest in the net's future. Where is Boxxy when you need her to lead the fight?
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posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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It is impossible to regulate the net. Never gonna happen. Too many business and services run on the net:

Education
Online shopping
Banking
Email
Social media

Too many things to name. It is now a basic utility like electricity



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Why do they feel they have a right to our internet? I say screw them they can make their own



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 09:00 PM
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Boxxy lmao. Now that is something I haven't heard in a long while.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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If the lawmakers have shown us anything, it's that they will pass whatever they want. No matter what sort of popular outrage might/should happen. NDAA
Sure SOPA was stopped, but that was small fries.

I suspect putting the internet in the hands of government is a terrible idea.
But control freaks have to be involved in everything, so it's no big surprise.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Tell that to China and Iran.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 09:45 PM
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Control the flow of information and you can control the world the face of the NWO where there is a will there is a way people say it can't be regulated?

The can and will do everything in their power to make it happen China can control the internet for over 1 billion people what makes people think they can't control it for 7?

Never take anything at face value I would say watch behind the scenes where the real power lays.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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Keep in mind, before everyone jumps to conclusions, the House subcommittee is examining the implications of such a plan, not actually planning to put it into effect. There's also legislation proposed to block any such turn over of control (see below).


A key U.S. House subcommittee plans on examining the implications of the U.S. ceding control of key aspects of the global Internet infrastructure next Thursday.

The House Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on Communications and Technology announced Wednesday that it's going to hold a hearing on proposals at the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union to afford more control over Internet governance to countries other than the United States.

Several U.S. officials, as well as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, have suggested that proposed changes — championed by China, India and Russia — could change the fundamentally open nature of the Internet, cause chaos and undermine Internet freedom. (source - techpresident.com)


So far the US officials including Obama are not in favor of the proposal. Two congressmen have introduced legislation to prevent any such turn over of control.

McCaul, Langevin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Prevent International Internet Regulations
(congressionalcybersecuritycaucus.langevin.house.gov)


Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), Co-Chairs of the House Cybersecurity Caucus, introduced legislation today urging the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations to oppose any resolution that would allow regulation of the Internet.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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A few other articles on the subject:

www.huffingtonpost.com...

www.forbes.com...

ITU's website:

www.itu.int...
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posted on May, 26 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Keep in mind, before everyone jumps to conclusions, the House subcommittee is examining the implications of such a plan, not actually planning to put it into effect. There's also legislation proposed to block any such turn over of control (see below).


A key U.S. House subcommittee plans on examining the implications of the U.S. ceding control of key aspects of the global Internet infrastructure next Thursday.

The House Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on Communications and Technology announced Wednesday that it's going to hold a hearing on proposals at the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union to afford more control over Internet governance to countries other than the United States.

Several U.S. officials, as well as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, have suggested that proposed changes — championed by China, India and Russia — could change the fundamentally open nature of the Internet, cause chaos and undermine Internet freedom. (source - techpresident.com)


So far the US officials including Obama are not in favor of the proposal. Two congressmen have introduced legislation to prevent any such turn over of control.

McCaul, Langevin Lead Bipartisan Effort to Prevent International Internet Regulations
(congressionalcybersecuritycaucus.langevin.house.gov)


Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), Co-Chairs of the House Cybersecurity Caucus, introduced legislation today urging the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations to oppose any resolution that would allow regulation of the Internet.


What if the U.S. vetoes a resolution to give the U.N. authority to regulate the Internet and gets over-ruled by a majority vote that supports it? It's a worst case scenario, but the congressional legislation you mention would not stop this from happening. Please tell me I'm wrong.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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The proposal is backed by China, Russia, Brazil, India

That's all I needed to read before palming myself in the face.

QUICK! LAUNCH THE BAT SIGNAL!!!



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Who gives a crap? Let them, we'll just create another internet. What are they gonna do, come to each of our houses and confiscate laptops, etc, when we do?

This is the first internet, there'll be way better versions if we do our own thing. Stuff the lot of them, their time is coming to a close.


Originally posted by MeesterB
If the lawmakers have shown us anything, it's that they will pass whatever they want.


And that's why soon, we'll DO whatever we want. None of them rule us, they can only have the illusion of doing so, and that is rapidly crumbling away.
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posted on May, 27 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by robhines
Who gives a crap? Let them, we'll just create another internet. What are they gonna do, come to each of our houses and confiscate laptops, etc, when we do?


"we" will? And how will we 'create another internet'

Specifics, please.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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Big groups of independent ISP's will band together I guess? I don't know specifics, but I do know there's many people out there with the brains to do it.

Actually there's an old link I have that I think would help, will post back if I can find it.
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