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A UNITED-NATIONS-led move to give itself a role in regulating the internet has stalled with the US refusing to sign onto an agreement.
The US has announced it will not sign the global telecom treaty being negotiated at a UN gathering in Dubai because it opens the door to governmental regulation of the internet, the US delegation chief said today.
“The United States today announced it cannot sign (the treaty regulations) in their current form,” Terry Kramer, the head of the US delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications, said in a teleconference from Dubai.
"The US has consistently believed and continues to believe that the (UN treaty) should not extend to Internet governance or content," Kramer added."The version that's out there now looks like the near-final one," he said. "It looks unlikely it will materially change."
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by daaskapital
I hope it doesn't just stalls but shrivels up and dies a horribly slow and painfully agonizing death!
One can hope.