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US should 'keep control of net' says Clinton
BBC ^ | 24 Mar 2014

Posted on 03/24/2014 5:05:48 PM PDT by mandaladon

Net freedom could suffer after the US steps back from its role as ultimate overseer of the global network, former US President Bill Clinton has said.

Many of the governments keen to help oversee the net just wanted to use it to silence dissent, he said.

Mr Clinton made his comments during a debate sponsored by his charitable foundation, Clinton Global Initiative.

The US had been a good steward of the net and had helped keep it open and accessible, he said. Free speech

Mr Clinton said it was clear ongoing revelations about National Security Agency surveillance had fuelled demands for the US to step back from its historical role as net overseer.

But, he added, it was a "tribute" to the US that it had for a long time kept the net "free and open" and a place where people could openly criticise lawmakers and heads of state.

"The internet has flourished in freedom," said Mr Clinton.

"A lot of people who have been trying to take this authority away from the United States want to do it for the sole purpose of cracking down on internet freedom and limiting it and having governments protecting their backsides instead of empowering their people," he said.

In mid-March the US government announced its intention to hand over its power to oversee net policy to an international multi-stakeholder group.

The actions and decisions of that group would be co-ordinated by Icann - the body set up by the US in 1998 to administer the net's addressing system.

"I understand in theory why we would like to have a multi-stakeholder process. I favour that," Mr Clinton said.

"I just know that a lot of these so-called multi-stakeholders are really governments that want to gag people and restrict access to the internet. "

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; internet; nsa; surveillancestate; tcpip
I hate to admit it but Billy is right.
1 posted on 03/24/2014 5:05:48 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
a little late you useless eater you...
2 posted on 03/24/2014 5:06:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mandaladon

I hate to admit it but Billy is right.


He’s just trying to establish Hillary’s position.

They already know what the public thinks of the idea. It’s sort of like their old trial balloons.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 5:07:57 PM PDT by boycott
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To: mandaladon

blind squirrel
indehiscent fruit


4 posted on 03/24/2014 5:10:46 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: boycott
Of course he's right, but those running the U.S. decided to hand the authority over it to their co-conspirators in the U.N.

That way they can claim to be natural and innocent when they start the big push for total control and regulation of the Internet. This does not seem complex

5 posted on 03/24/2014 5:13:08 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Clinton's full of crap as usual. Now that it's nearly a done deal, he's suddenly on record as being against it -- and by a weird coincidence, his wife-in-name-only is an unannounced candidate for POTUS. We all know he's mainly concerned about the continued availability of free web porn. Thanks mandaladon.
Many of the governments keen to help oversee the net just wanted to use it to silence dissent, he said.

6 posted on 03/24/2014 5:13:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: boycott
ER....

Of course he's right, but those running the U.S. decided to hand the authority over to their co-conspirators in the U.N.

That way they can claim to be neutral and innocent when they start the big push for total control and regulation of the Internet. This does not seem complex

7 posted on 03/24/2014 5:17:27 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mandaladon

Remember this conversation, caught on open mic last March?
President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”

Most likely handing over Internet control to the commies was at least one issue being discussed. How many ways can one man commit treason in his quest to destroy America?


8 posted on 03/24/2014 5:21:02 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: boycott

We’ve seen them do this before. He can take a position so she doesn’t have to.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 5:25:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dragnet2

That way they can claim to be neutral and innocent when they start the big push for total control and regulation of the Internet. This does not seem complex


Yep. They want to play ..... “it’s not my fault.”


10 posted on 03/24/2014 5:27:34 PM PDT by boycott
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To: cripplecreek

We’ve seen them do this before. He can take a position so she doesn’t have to.


Exactly what’s going on.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 5:28:18 PM PDT by boycott
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To: mandaladon

Bubba nails it...whoops.


12 posted on 03/24/2014 5:29:56 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: mandaladon

Don’t be messin’ with muh porn...


13 posted on 03/24/2014 5:43:45 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: mandaladon
The General Accounting Office, now called the Government Accountability Office, concluded it was "uncertain" whether Congress has to pass a law. The Property Clause of the Constitution says Congress must pass legislation to effect a transfer of government property.

How to Save the Internet

He doesn't have the right to do this and Congress better damn well step up and stop it.

14 posted on 03/24/2014 5:45:51 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: mandaladon

Give it to NSA.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 6:02:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon
"The internet has flourished in freedom," said Mr Clinton.

Bill Clinton said this ? whoa...Hey Bill, remember...The internet is not the only thing that flourishes in freedom...
16 posted on 03/24/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: mandaladon
"The internet has flourished in freedom," said Mr Clinton

Like the Matt Drudge story of an intern and her blue dress!

17 posted on 03/24/2014 6:04:51 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: mandaladon
"The internet has flourished in freedom," said Mr Clinton.

Wasn't this the cartoon clown who went on MTV and told the kiddies that
we have a "radical Constitution" and rights and freedoms must be limited?

18 posted on 03/24/2014 6:12:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: mandaladon

Sure is. Hard to believe. I’m sure that bat that passes for his wife will set him straight in short order.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 6:25:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: mandaladon

Clinton’s right on this one...happens...


20 posted on 03/24/2014 7:23:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: GOPJ

I’m trying to remember a time I agreed with him before.

Can’t.

This is a first.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 9:33:38 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Psalm 144

Blind pig. Acorn.


22 posted on 03/24/2014 9:36:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Psalm 144

Besides what other favor would he do for his former running mate Al Gore who invented the silly thing?


23 posted on 03/24/2014 9:36:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Psalm 144

I think it’s a first for me too...


24 posted on 03/25/2014 4:33:15 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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