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Latest WCIT Leak Makes Explicit Russian Desire to Overturn ICANN

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Alex Newman ~ UN To Seek Internet Kill Switch Next Month ...

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Russians back down from leaked UN Internet proposal — News To ...

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The Russian Federation has revised a controversial proposal to turn Internet governance over to the U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union, CNET has learned. The revised proposal tones ...
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UN Internet Control Coming Soon - WCIT 12 - Part 1

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Latest WCIT Leak Makes Explicit Russian Desire to Overturn ICANN

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United Nations ITU – can they control the Internet the big question

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Digital activists are asking citizens to urge their governments to prevent the UN & ITU to regulate the Internet and take over... .    

"Last week, the Russians released their proposal, first in Russian and a few days later with an English translation to the ITU -- and both versions quickly leaked. You can download it from the Internet Archive or view the embed below. It is a pretty blatantly bad document. Larry Downes, over at News.com, has a pretty thorough analysis of the documentand why it's troubling. Here's a snippet: The leaked proposal would strongly endorse national control over those parts of the Internet that reside within a country's borders, including ISPs, traffic, and engineering. One suggested change to the treaty, for example, declares that "Member States shall have the sovereign right to manage the Internet within their national territory, as well as to manage national Internet domain names."

Russia is also calling for a major revision to the multi-stakeholder governance process that has long-presided over domain names and Internet addressing, which it calls a "critical transnational resource." Under a proposed revision, the treaty would be amended to make clear that "Member States shall have equal rights in the international allocation of Internet addressing and identification resources."

Today, oversight of domain names and IP addresses is delegated to ICANN, a nongovernmental organization, which manages key Internet resources through a complex mechanism. According to ICANN, its model is "bottom up" and includes "registries, registrars, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), intellectual property advocates, commercial and business interests, noncommercial and nonprofit interests, representation from more than 100 governments, and a global array of individual Internet users."

The ITU, by contrast, allows only its member nations to vote. Private organizations can participate in its proceedings by paying a large annual fee but cannot propose amendments or vote" 

 

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Russia demands broad UN role in Net governance, leak reveals ...

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commentary The Russian Federation is calling on the United Nations to take over key aspects of Internet governance, including addressing and naming, according to documents leaked on Friday from an upcoming treaty conference.
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Crossroads » Russia demands broad UN role in Net governance ...

Larry Downes wrote for CNet on the Russian Federation's leaked proposal to the World Conference on International Communications (WCIT). The narrative (at ... Various ITU officials have denied that's the case.
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Resource Database for WCIT / ITU / “U.N. Taking over the Net”

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David A. Gross & Ethan Lucarelli, “The 2012 World Conference On International Telecommunications: Another Brewing Storm Over Potential UN Regulation Of The Internet,” November 2011. Michael Joseph Gross, “World War 3.0,” Vanity Fair, May 2012.
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Google, Fearing Web Restrictions, Launches Campaign Against ITU ...

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Ahead of an upcoming United Nations conference to update telecommunications regulations from 1988, Google has launched an online petition warning users that some proposed updates could restrict Web freedom, and asking them ...
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