Would you like to see the International Telecommunications Union given broad regulatory powers to govern the internet? Presently, a collection of private companies / non-profit groups govern internet rules.

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Would you like to see the International Telecommunications Union given broad regulatory powers to govern the internet? Presently, a collection of private companies / non-profit groups govern internet rules.

Would you like to see the International Telecommunications Union given broad regulatory powers to govern the internet? Presently, a collection of private companies / non-profit groups govern internet rules.

  • Start date:Nov 29, 2012
  • End date:Nov 30, 2012
  • Voters: 1,498 times
  • Yes
    61.7%
  • No
    37.0%
  • I don't know
    0.2%
  • I'm not familiar with the issue
    1.1%

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  • Discussion 9 : 30 Nov 2012 at 17.569

    joninnak D8, Another reality check..... Tim Burners Lee could not have done what he did if it was not for the US. The foundational communication layer was an abandoned DARPA project developed to communicate within the military in the event of a catastrophe. Without that there would not have been anything for Tim to build upon. So ,, like I said....

  • Discussion 8 : 30 Nov 2012 at 11.518

    Ravbat. Wrong It was a British engineer, Sir Tim Berners-Lee who created the world wide web. True the US did create the net but it was only linked to universities and government So what you are using today did not originate in the US.

  • Discussion 7 : 30 Nov 2012 at 08.507

    If the ITU proposal goes through, this and every other news source in the world will become a paid site .... paid to to ITU. Their proposal will charge every user (that includes individuals as well as companies) for every bite downloaded or uploaded. This will be in addition to ISP fees which they will take a percentage also. No more free e-mail, video, music, access to government information, etc.
    The ITU will become the controller of everything that is on the internet, the master censor. Think of all the advances facilitated from the free exchange of information.
    Maybe George Orwell just had the dates wrong!

  • Discussion 6 : 30 Nov 2012 at 06.366

    The UN wants control of the internet so it can shut down opposition to it's Agenda 21.

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    Discussion 5 : 29 Nov 2012 at 22.355

    It will never happen. The internet community has the combined power to bring down all the government sites, abd severely disrupt ISPs. The weapon is Denial of Service attack.

  • Discussion 4 : 29 Nov 2012 at 19.054

    joninnak D2, Reality check... It was the US gov that created the net, gave it to the world and works continuously to keep it open. The ITU (or the UN) would would change everything, it would lose it's freedom and users would be forced to pay for anything & every single thing they download.

  • Discussion 3 : 29 Nov 2012 at 13.133

    Freedom is overrated these days!

  • Discussion 2 : 29 Nov 2012 at 12.302

    No The US government will eventually infiltrate it and they will control everything as per usual.

  • Discussion 1 : 29 Nov 2012 at 11.061

    the government will definitely stop the freedom of all net users and there will be no more freedom in all aspects ...even the media won't have the right to spread news at once...

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