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[3]: Geez...
by lezard on Wed 19th Oct 2005 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Geez..."
lezard
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You don't understand one thing. Passing charge to the UN doesn't mean that any decision has to pass through all the process. If you knew better UN, you would know that they are open to the fact that they can create commission with regular way of working (which means no veto or that sort of thing). Anyway, it's kind of stupid since the country which veto quite everything is US, and then, they blame nations which almost never use this way. They just need to understand that different nations have different objectives. My country has a law against "incitation la violence", which means that promoting violence or racism is prohibited. The big difference is that it is perfectly accepted by anyone here and it is barely used by officials.
A website promoting the murder of arabs have been closed six months ago, and I do understand why ;)

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