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US transfer of Internet control years in the making, fueled by foreign pressure
Fox News ^ | 03-18-14 | Judson Berger

Posted on 03/18/2014 1:36:18 PM PDT by Mozilla

The decision was announced nonchalantly, in trademark Washington fashion on a Friday afternoon: The U.S. government will cede its last bit of control over the Internet.

The government has maintained that influence through contracts with the organization that administers the Internet, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. But a Commerce Department agency announced Friday that it would relinquish control over ICANN, presumably when its contract expires in September 2015. The office said it wants the group to next convene "global stakeholders" to come up with a transition plan -- a transition to what remains unknown.

But that sudden and highly controversial decision was years in the making, and it arguably dates back close to two decades. Further, despite the Internet being hatched in the U.S., the move to transfer control to the "global" community has accelerated in recent years -- under heavy pressure from foreign governments.

It came as little surprise, then, that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday praised the U.S. Commerce Department's decision.

"The Secretary-General takes note of this important development," a statement from Ban's office said, calling for all stakeholders to pursue a "single, open, free, secure and trustworthy Internet."

But whether that goal can be achieved is the big question. The decision Friday by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has raised concerns that, in the void left by America's transfer of oversight, other nations that don't share the United States' commitment to free speech and expression could make a grab at Internet influence.

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said Tuesday that the current model of Internet governance has been a "tremendous" success, and he cautioned against moving too quickly to change it.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalcommunity; internet; internetcontrol; technology; us

1 posted on 03/18/2014 1:36:18 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
"The office said it wants the group to next convene "global stakeholders" to come up with a transition plan -- a transition to what remains unknown."

You've got to give it up, before you know what you're gonna get. These dimmiecrats are sharp cookies.

2 posted on 03/18/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

No kidding...


3 posted on 03/18/2014 1:42:07 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Mozilla

The Obamanation will be the gift that just keeps on givin’.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 1:42:51 PM PDT by afsnco
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To: Mozilla

It’s all about money.

Get ready to pay internet fees to the UN that they will use to promote Islam, homosexualism and open borders, and to discriminate against Christians and Jews.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 1:42:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Mozilla

The only thing the world will hate more than the USA in control, is the USA *NOT* in control.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 1:43:39 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Outernet is coming:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2552177/Forget-Internet-soon-OUTERNET-Company-plans-beam-free-wi-fi-person-Earth-space.html


7 posted on 03/18/2014 1:43:59 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Iron Munro

Please see post number 7. Thank-you.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 1:45:11 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Mozilla

Treason


9 posted on 03/18/2014 1:45:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Mozilla; ntnychik; potlatch; Fred Nerks

Under Obama: defense cuts, rise of China antisatellite, enabling of Iran EMP, foreign (deniable) disruption/censorship/kill-switch to US internet, primacy of Putin/Beijing established (Saudi King and Soros say, "Good dog.")

10 posted on 03/18/2014 1:49:16 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: PhilDragoo

Outernet will defeat all this.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 1:50:20 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: PhilDragoo

If you put Obama next to a potato, you’d get a dictator.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 1:52:35 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Jim Robinson

Carter’s Panama Canal betrayal redux


13 posted on 03/18/2014 1:54:34 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: Mozilla

ICANN is a US corporation run under US laws. Located in California.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 2:14:21 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Mozilla

And no Republican is making a big deal out of this yet either!


15 posted on 03/18/2014 2:21:31 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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To: Jim Robinson

Real sharp. The Dimocrats are always doing things without knowing what it is they are doing. And what the consequences are.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 2:24:33 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Pagey

They are too weak to do anything. if the GOP were tough and willing to fight this wouldn’t have happened. That is why the only opposition of any kind is from the tea party.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 2:31:26 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Bad idea to give up US control. Too often when something becomes communal property, no one is ultimately responsible for its maintenance.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 3:58:50 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Mozilla

So... a year from now, it’ll be impossible to post opinions on the Internet that conflict with the World PC Hegemony, and the expression of ANY opinion will cost a fee...?

The Internet was nice while it lasted.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 7:58:01 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

If we can’t register a complaint online, we may have to go to the UN and do it in person.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 8:02:24 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

“Just wait in line, citizen, and fill out these eight forms in triplicate; then wait in that other line over there to file them and, once you’ve done that, go home and wait and we’ll get back to you in a few months.”


21 posted on 03/18/2014 8:07:20 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer
“Just wait in line, citizen, and fill out these eight forms in triplicate; then wait in that other line over there to file them and, once you’ve done that, go home and wait and we’ll get back to you in a few months.”

"Nuts."

22 posted on 03/18/2014 8:10:45 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

I suspect - although I couldn’t prove it - that General McAuliffe at Bastogne said something a good deal stronger, such as “F*** you - eat sh*t and die, you Kraut b*stards.”

As the wonderful experiment in democracy, the United States, goes down for the last count, the one thing one can say is that witnessing the fall will yield first-hand comprehension of various historical precedents such as the fall of Rome.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 8:23:41 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Biggirl; ntnychik; potlatch

CLICK

24 posted on 03/18/2014 11:24:44 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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