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Google Joins World War 3.0 Posted by Sean @ 14:20 GMT

Back in October, we wrote about The ITU Telecom World 2012 conference in Dubai, a precursor to this December's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) which will review current International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs).

Some, such as the folks at Protect Global Internet Freedom, are concerned actions take at WCIT-12 will change important aspects of Internet governance.

protectinternetfreedom.net, World War 3.0

In other words, concerned the ITU will attempt to take control away from the geeks and give it to governments. (And then things get political — never a good engineering move.)

Thus entered Google into the fray this week with its "Take Action" campaign:

Google Take Action, World War 3.0

According to Google:

"Some governments want to use a closed-door meeting in December to increase censorship and regulate the Internet."

Some governments? Not EU governments.

Today the European Parliament passed a resolution that includes:

"The European Parliament"

"Believes that the ITU, or any other single, centralised international institution, is not the appropriate body to assert regulatory authority over either internet governance or internet traffic flows"

World War 3.0: to be continued…






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