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[ NNSquad ] UN Agency's Leaked Playbook: Panic, Chaos over Anti-Internet Treaty

UN Agency's Leaked Playbook: Panic, Chaos over Anti-Internet Treaty

http://j.mp/V2bspb  (Forbes)

   "The International Telecommunications Union, the UN agency at the
    center of a firestorm over new efforts to regulate the Internet, is
    preparing a social media campaign to target what it expects will be
    fierce opposition to a revised telephone treaty being decided next
    month at a secret conference in Dubai.  That's according to a key ITU
    internal planning document that appeared Saturday on the website
    WCITLeaks, which has been posting a steady stream of documents leading
    up to the conference.  Even as ITU officials accelerate increasingly
    clumsy efforts to deflect the wrath of Internet users over next
    month's World Conference on International Telecommunications, more
    documents leaking out ahead of the meeting continue to expose the
    agency's misstatements."

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By pushing this the way they are, the ITU and even the UN more broadly
are likely digging their own graves even deeper than they've been
trending up to now.  The Internet community at large will not cede
technical nor economic control over the Net to national governments
who will destroy this great work.  Good luck getting those root
passwords, ITU.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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