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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RE[2]: This is tiring....
by OMRebel on Mon 14th Nov 2005 21:04 UTC in reply to "RE: This is tiring...."
OMRebel
Member since:
2005-11-14

But, it is shared. The problem is other countries see a money maker off of it and want to be able to govern it in order to make that money. That's the primary cause of the UN trying to wrestle away control from the US. It isn't that the Internet has been misused by the US. The US and ICANN have done a great job. That leaves only one cause for the UN and EU to even bring this up - MONEY.

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RE[3]: This is tiring....
by joelito_pr on Mon 14th Nov 2005 21:18 in reply to "RE[2]: This is tiring...."
joelito_pr Member since:
2005-07-07

I wonder what would happen if BillG and MS pull out Windows(tm) from the rest of the world just because they're americans.

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RE[4]: This is tiring....
by rcsteiner on Mon 14th Nov 2005 22:24 in reply to "RE[3]: This is tiring...."
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

It would have little effect on people. Even the folks who use Windows now already have copies of Windows, so all they would do is make copies of those installations.

Since piracy seems to be so rampant in some places anyway, that means they'd just be doing the status quo...

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RE[3]: This is tiring....
by Moulinneuf on Tue 15th Nov 2005 01:56 in reply to "RE[2]: This is tiring...."
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

The US as nothing to do with internet ...

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RE[3]: This is tiring....
by Soulbender on Tue 15th Nov 2005 05:15 in reply to "RE[2]: This is tiring...."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"The US and ICANN have done a great job"
No sorry, they arent. If ICANN actually did work as it is supposed to this issue wouldnt exist. No, it's not anti-US, the ICANN simply isnt doing a great job.
http://www.icannwatch.org/

"That leaves only one cause for the UN and EU to even bring this up - MONEY."
And what do you think the reason for US to keep control is? Free bananas?

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