US Congress: (Other) governments shouldn’t mess with the Internet

The US Congress has ground into a perpetual state of deadlock, producing a legislative branch that has been one of the most unproductive in history. But there are still a few things Congresspeople from both parties can agree on: the governments of the world really shouldn’t be regulating the Internet. That sentiment was expressed in a December resolution that called for a key UN body, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to halt any move to assert authority over the Internet. And it was reinforced today, when Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) proposed legislation that would make it official US policy to promote “Internet freedom.” “The ITU now has unprecedented authority over the economics and content of key aspects of the Internet,” said FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, who also spoke about the threat of the ITU at CES last month. Read 2 remaining paragraphs |

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US Congress: (Other) governments shouldn’t mess with the Internet

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 Net News

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