Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Sep 2005 11:17 UTC
Internet & Networking At PrepCom3, a dramatic last-minute deal drawn up by the EU may mark the end of the US government's control of the internet. In essence, [the EU called for] a new version of the current overseeing body ICANN and an end to the US government's overall control of the DNS. The US was scathing about the proposals, within minutes telling delegates that it "can't in any way allow any changes" that would prevent it from having overall control of the internet. Other countries, like Brazil, China, Iran and Cuba support the proposal. Brazil's ambassador outlined: "It is not a question of being anti-ICANN, it's about having a very clear and open and democratic and inclusive mechanism of overview of certain functions that today are performed by ICANN with no kind of supervision."
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RE: Scary
by dylansmrjones on Tue 4th Oct 2005 14:03 UTC in reply to "Scary"
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Maybe your right? However, I don't think so. At least I hope you're wrong. As a danish libertarian I hope you're wrong.

USA is our partner, in sickness and in health. For good and for worse. Fights/discussions (choose whatever term you like) is common in marriages. Also in between countries.

I don't think EU should have control over the internet.

Nobody or everybody should have control over the internet.

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