Skip to comments.US ambassador: Internet fee proposal gaining momentum ( United Nations )
Posted on 10/13/2012 9:23:58 AM PDT by george76
U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer warned on Friday that a proposal to give a United Nations agency more control over the Internet is gaining momentum in other countries.
Proposals to expand the U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) authority over the Internet could come up at a treaty conference in Dubai in December. European telecommunications companies are pushing a plan that would create new rules that would allow them to charge more to carry international traffic.
The proposal by the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association could force websites like Google, Facebook and Netflix to pay fees to network operators around the world.
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I’m sure Obama can’t wait to get his pen out and sign anything the UN comes up with, especially if it has the words ‘fee’ or ‘tax’ in them.
why do they want control and what idiot country would let them have it..Oh..Obama’s world..commie treckies
Kick these turd world dictators out of the United States now and them them to suck sand.
What part of “go get bent” don’t these douchebags understand?
No, NO a thousand times NO.
Keep the UN out of my country, my internet, my gun rights, and my Oceans.
If it is good for the UN it is bad for America./
They need to get the phuque out of America ... period
I’m reading “Here Come The Black Helicopters-UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom”, by Dick Morris.
This is what the UN wants and what Obama, if given the chance, will sign on to:
Establishing an Economic Security Council to oversee worldwide economies
Authorizing the United Nations and its agencies to impose global taxes
Instituting a UN army Terminating the veto power of the permanent members of the UN (which, of course, includes the US)
Creating an International Criminal Court
Creating a new body of the UN for civil society, where advocates for the environment, population control, etc., can play a role in policy making
Placing the authority for regulating the production and distribution of arms in the UN (gun control by another name)
Granting mandatory jurisdiction in the International Court of Justice for all members. (The US had not accepted this.)
Ceding jurisdiction over the global commons, such as oceans,
US out of the UN, UN off US soil!
The UN can keep its damn regulations and hands off of our Internet.
UNaccountable bureaucrats are socialists.
BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM
DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic.
DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.
DISMANTLE their plundering “organizations”.
live - free - republic (as very low-taxed, responsible individuals in a constitutionally limited republic)
Of course Obama would let the UN do this,tax us and take over our Internet.
When will we say “ no more this is America and let CW2 begin” ?
Agreed. And a plan like this could end up making a global equivalent of the “Great Firewall of China”. The UN lets member states shut down websites they find offensive or require higher fees to see because it is a legal liability and requires additional monitoring.
I do believe that this would essentially kill the internet in this country. No sane American would then want internet access.
Businesses might go along with this plan but then if there is no one to sell their goods to then why would the businesses even bother.
So if the internet search engines stopped listing all products from europe, and refused to pay taxes to Europe, this is a win for the EU?
Greed trumps common sense in socialist societys.
I say let ‘em ... and on the next day let’s unplug the US from the rest of the world and start USAnet!