Thursday, January 10, 2013

Why the UN’s Push to Control the Internet Isn’t Over

From the article: "That was seen as a success for the US and its allies, but anyone celebrating the outcome might be doing so too soon.

In fact, several of the companies that sided with the US only ended up in that position because of an overreach on the part of Iran, according to one speaker at a Thursday CES panel. Ambassador David Gross, who was the US representative to the ITU for several years, said that Iran decided to "meddle in a well-cooked document," adding an unusual "human rights" proposal that suggested a human right to access telecommunications networks.

The twist is that this was a situation in which the "human rights" were granted to a government, not to actual humans. The real goal was to strike a blow against sanctions." Read more