Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Nov 2005 18:50 UTC
Internet & Networking If a certain US senator and a certain EU commissioner are to be believed, the internet is five days away from total collapse as governments are finally forced into a corner and told to agree on a framework for future Internet governance. Both are wrong, but there is a very real risk that an enormous political argument resulting in lifelong ill-will centred around the internet could developed unchecked at the WSIS Summit. The fact that it hasn’t already is effectively down to one man: Mr Khan. He was chosen as chair of Sub-Committee A during the WSIS process, and his remit includes all the most difficult and contentious elements - not just internet governance but also how the world will deal with issues such as spam and cybercrime.
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Exactly! The UN has already proven to be extremely corrupted. Oil for Food anyone?

I had no clue what the UN would do, but I think it would be reasonable to assume that they would do two things:
1. Try to impose taxes on emails.
2. Setup censorship on the Internet.

For those that think the UN should have control, why? How should it be run differently? Also, do you believe the UN should take control over all of the oil fields, since the world relies on oil so heavily as well?

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