Beware a ‘Digital Munich’

This article from the Wall St Opinion Journal is written by Norm Coleman (Rep Senator from Minnesota). It is more on the attempts by the UN to take over control of the Internet.

“The Internet faces a grave threat. We must defend it. We need to preserve this unprecedented communications and informational medium, which fosters freedom and enterprise. We can not allow the U.N. to control the Internet.”

“Allowing Internet governance to be politicised under U.N. auspices would raise a variety of dangers. First, it is wantonly irresponsible to tolerate any expansion of the U.N.’s portfolio before that abysmally managed and sometimes-corrupt institution undertakes sweeping, overdue reform. It would be equal folly to let ICANN be displaced by the U.N.’s International Telecommunication Union, a regulatory redoubt for those state telephone monopolies most threatened by the voice over Internet protocol revolution.”

Spot on, Mr Coleman.

It is also obvious that countries with oppressive, anti-freedom regimes would be lobbying hard for this to happen as well. All the more reason to stop this in it’s tracks.


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