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Compilation of articles from the web on the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 #WCIT12
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Google's fears of internet control allayed by ITU - The Times of India

Google's fears of internet control allayed by ITU - The Times of India | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Members of ITU have resolved to refrain from taking any unilateral or discriminatory action that could impede another member state from accessing public internet sites and resources.
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Dark Warnings About Future of Internet Access

Dark Warnings About Future of Internet Access | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
With envoys from more than 100 nations convening in Dubai to discuss telecommunications, diverse groups are warning of plans to censor the Internet. But analysts say the real debate is about business.
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ICANN's Chehadé, Crocker Accept ITU Invitations to WCIT Opening Ceremony in Dubai | ICANN

ICANN and the ITU have long enjoyed a cooperative relationship. ICANN has previously invited the ITU Secretary General to attend ICANN meetings. Most recently, the two organizations jointly participated in constructive discussions at the IGF in Baku.

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ITU to EU: We don't want to control the internet... honest • The Register

ITU to EU: We don't want to control the internet... honest • The Register | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

EU joins bandwagon to preserve Google's future

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Telco 2.0: Internet Governance @ ITU? The Political Battle for the Internet

Telco 2.0: Internet Governance @ ITU? The Political Battle for the Internet | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

WCIT will cover a broad array of topics that the ITU thinks are important enough to warrant international regulations, or at least wider discussion. Some are relatively innocuous or uncontentious, such as treating numbering resources with respect, monitoring fraud, ensuring prompt payment of international interconnect bills, or allowing network pre-emption for reasons of emergency or distress (e.g. epidemic information from the World Health Organisation).

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Bitter Struggle Over Internet Regulation to Dominate Global Summit

Bitter Struggle Over Internet Regulation to Dominate Global Summit | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
An unprecedented debate over how the global Internet is governed is set to dominate a meeting of officials in Dubai next week, with many countries pushing to give a United Nations body broad regulatory powers even as the United States and others...
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A simple guide to the ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (Wired UK)

What is the ITU? Is it trying to control the internet? Why are Google and other web freedom evangelists concerned?
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Google attacks net treaty talks

Google attacks net treaty talks | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Google calls on web users to sign a petition raising concerns that a forthcoming UN conference poses a risk to a "free and open internet".
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WCIT: Is It About The Internet Or Not? | Intellectual Property Watch

WCIT: Is It About The Internet Or Not? | Intellectual Property Watch | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The debates are getting more heated with the December World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) in Dubai coming closer.
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Greenpeace, unions attack 'secret UN plans to seize the INTERNETS' • The Register

Greenpeace, unions attack 'secret UN plans to seize the INTERNETS' • The Register | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Greenpeace and the Unions blithely unconcerned with the facts!
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Web's freedom threatened by 'worrisome' rules

Web's freedom threatened by 'worrisome' rules | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The US faces a tough debate with emerging nations such as India and Brazil at an upcoming UN conference discussing global rules for the internet, the US delegation chief says.
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U.N. Seeks to Bring Internet to All | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

U.N. Seeks to Bring Internet to All | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The sole focus of the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai next month, hosted by the UN's International Telecommunication Union, is making regulations valuable to all stakeholders to support future growth in global...
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The Real Threat to Internet Freedom Isn't the United Nations

The Real Threat to Internet Freedom Isn't the United Nations | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
This article arises from Future Tense, a joint effort of Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate that looks at emerging technologies and their implications for policy and for society.
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Hyping one threat to hide another

Hyping one threat to hide another | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The U.S.and dominant global Internet companies fear regulation because it will adversely affect their control over the communication realm...
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Web access battles brew before U.N. conference

Web access battles brew before U.N. conference | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

Among the topics to be discussed in Dubai: Internet security, combating fraud, preventing mobile phone "bill shock" with roaming charges and efforts to expand broadband infrastructures in developing countries.

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UN Internet meeting about who pays, not who rules: Geist

UN Internet meeting about who pays, not who rules: Geist | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The focus on a UN takeover of the Internet has obscured the real concern — efforts by telecom companies to change the way we pay for the Internet.
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The Hypocrisy Threatening the Future of the Internet | The Global Journal

The Hypocrisy Threatening the Future of the Internet | The Global Journal | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

The ITU Secretariat itself has no power to propose amendments to the ITR, nor has the organization expressed a desire to control the Internet. The ITU, as an institution, has the power to adopt amendments, on the basis of consensus of the membership. As a UN body, the ITU’s DNA is rooted in notions of human rights and human development, alongside a technical cooperation mandate. None of this would allow room for a power grab. In fact, the ITU is focused on reaching out to voting member states, as well as other concerned players, in order to facilitate an honest, fair-play approach to international telecommunications regulation.

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Fearing Web Restrictions, Google Launches Campaign Against U.N. Conference

Fearing Web Restrictions, Google Launches Campaign Against U.N. Conference | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
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 to join against these.
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Post-Baku, Pre-WCIT Special Report: Internet Governance On A Shoestring | Intellectual Property Watch

Post-Baku, Pre-WCIT Special Report: Internet Governance On A Shoestring | Intellectual Property Watch | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The recent Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan was used as a stage for some very targeted messages on the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunication, it saw yet another round of exchanges on some of the tough questions...
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ITU: WCIT-12 Can't Empower Governments to Exercise More Regulation of Internet - Broadcasting & Cable

ITU: WCIT-12 Can't Empower Governments to Exercise More Regulation of InternetBroadcasting & Cable"There have not been any proposals calling for a change from the bottom-up multistakeholder model of Internet governance to an ITU-controlled model,"...
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Ambassador warns against demonizing the UN in negotiations over Internet treaty - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

Ambassador warns against demonizing the UN in negotiations over Internet treaty - The Hill's Hillicon Valley | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer argued on Wednesday that the United States will have to address the concerns of other countries during negotiations over an international telecommunications treaty.

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