Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Are the Days of Hands-off Internet Policies Numbered?

Jackson, William. "Are the Days of Hands-off Internet Policies Numbered?" Government Computer News, February 1, 2012.

From the article:  "The Internet will be a major topic of discussion when world leaders convene late this year to review and revise the 24-year-old regulations governing international telecommunications. When the International Telecommunications Regulations were drafted in 1988, the dominant type of traffic was voice and the regulations dealt primarily with telephony, the systems that linked telephones and peripheral devices such as fax machines. Today telephony is only one component of the Internet, and traffic consists of everything from text and images to streaming voice and video. Who will be responsible for running, protecting and governing the Internet could be decided at the World Conference on International Telecommunications to be held this December in Dubai."  Read more

See Also
International Telecommunications Union. "World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)." Last modified December 15, 2011.