Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2005 11:36 UTC
Internet & Networking A new resolution introduced in the US Senate offers political backing to the Bush administration by slamming a United Nations effort to exert more influence over the Internet. At the heart of this international political spat is the unique influence that the US federal government enjoys over Internet addresses and the master database of top-level domain names - a legacy of the Internet's origins years ago. The Bush administration recently raised objections to the proposed addition of .xxx as a red-light district for pornographers, for instance, a veto power that no other government is able to wield.
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RE: Geez...
by lezard on Wed 19th Oct 2005 17:25 UTC in reply to "Geez..."
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China, Iran, syria, NK, lybia

That's all you've got ? Do you know how many countries are in the UN ? Do you know any other way to give a supranational power aver the Internet ? I don't see why UN would not be the perfect place, but personnality, I have nothing against a balanced team, as long as it is fair to anyone.

Don't us .xxx

It's just too easy to just dismiss the latest intervention of the US government. We just had the proof that it is not working correctly right now.
But US people replying to this thread are just not trying to understand what others have to say. Internet is an international invention, combining the work of many people around the world. What's more, Web content is fully international, mainly due to its origin (a combination of international networks). There is a need to have an Internet not threatened by national politics, and as such, there is a need of supranational dominance.

Then, why is it so hard to understand ?

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