Skip to comments.U.N. summit may usher in more Internet regulations
Posted on 11/28/2012 1:17:54 PM PST by knighthawk
Next week's Dubai summit could lead to more control by national governments, speakers at a Stanford University event say, unless Internet users take action to protect their rights.
PALO ALTO, Calif.--A United Nations summit next week could imperil Internet freedom and lead to a deluge of intrusive new national regulations, Google and a member of the U.S. delegation warned.
"We want to maintain a platform of a free and open Internet as a platform for free expression," Patrick Ryan, an attorney at Google, said at a forum organized by Stanford Law School here yesterday afternoon. Google has organized a new campaign to draw attention to the summit, saying some governments "are trying to use a closed-door meeting in December to regulate the Internet."
Ryan's remarks echo broader concerns about the Dubai summit, including criticism from the European Parliament, the Internet Society, and international civil liberties groups. In a sharply partisan U.S. election year, this was a rare point of bipartisan accord: the House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution endorsing a "global Internet free from government control."
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The UN building should be burned down.
What control do they want? I’m sure its to outlaw criticism of islam.
It sure wont be to stop the Russian and Chinese hackers or malware.
If we ever do have a revolution to save our Republic, I predict that the U.N. building and the mayor’s office will be at the top of the target list.
Muslims will get Blasphemy laws ,internet style
Nice touch, having the conference in Dubai. Ensures that pesky protesters don’t interfere.
The UN is not concerned about Russia and China — it knows that they will never be able to control these two countries.
It is the rest of the world and particularly the spineless and guilt-ridden white West that they want to manipulate.