Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Case Against Letting the United Nations Govern the Internet

Brito, Jerry. "The Case Against Letting the United Nations Govern the Internet." TIME, February 13, 2012.

From the article: "As the Internet has grown and spread across the globe, however, emerging powers such as Brazil, Russia, India and China have begun to frequently and forcefully question why the U.S. should have outsized influence over how the Internet is run. They suggest, instead, that Internet governance should be handled by the United Nations. Last year, for example, Vladimir Putin met with the head of the International Telecommunication Union – the U.N. body now hosting treaty negotiations – and made no bones about how Russia saw things…. Along with China, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, Russia later introduced a U.N. General Assembly resolution proposing a “code of conduct” for global information security."  Read more