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Compilation of articles from the web on the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 #WCIT12
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Low-profile changes are what happen while we await the BIG change | DiploFoundation

Low-profile changes are what happen while we await the BIG change | DiploFoundation | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The battle over Internet governance is bringing improvements to the main protagonists.
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Euro ISPs defend new fees as 'business class' Internet (Q&A)

Euro ISPs defend new fees as 'business class' Internet (Q&A) | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Head of European network operators association tells CNET that his proposal to a United Nations body is like allowing a pricier 'business class' or 'premium class' of Internet service. Read this blog post by Declan McCullagh on Politics and Law.
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ViewsWire: Europe telecoms: No neutral ground

Europe's net neutrality debate intensifying as operators embark on collision course with regulators

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US must hand over Internet control to the world - People's Daily Online

US must hand over Internet control to the world - People's Daily Online | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

The Internet has become one of the most important resources in the world in just a few decades,but...

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Public consultation opens for World Conference on International Telecommunications

Stakeholders from across industry, civil society and general public are encouraged to make their voices heard

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A Note to Congress: The United Nations Isn't a Serious Threat to Internet Freedom—but You Are

A Note to Congress: The United Nations Isn't a Serious Threat to Internet Freedom—but You Are | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it

A Note to Congress: The United Nations Isn't a Serious Threat to Internet Freedom—but You Are. A congressional resolution to protect the Internet has the wrong target.

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Broadband boost for Africa | ITWeb

Broadband boost for Africa | ITWeb | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Broadband boost for AfricaThe International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Nexpedience, a supplier of proprietary point-to-multipoint broadband infrastructure, are partnering to bring broadband..
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allAfrica.com: Uganda: Govt Starts Internet Crime Unit

allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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WSJ mangles history to argue government didn't launch the Internet

WSJ mangles history to argue government didn't launch the Internet | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Confuses Ethernet, Internet, and the Web—and even misunderstands blockquotes.
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Big New Global Threat to the Internet or Paper Tiger?, Part II: Is the Internet Telecoms?

Big New Global Threat to the Internet or Paper Tiger?, Part II: Is the Internet Telecoms? | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
This is the second in a series of posts that takes a critical look at claims that proposed changes to the international telecommunications regulations (ITRs) at the WCIT meeting later this year cou...
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A win-win future for the internet | Technology Spectator

The current internet versus telcos debate that is going to be played out at the WCIT conference in Dubai later this year is still following the old confrontational pattern.

The telco industry, for all the right reasons, started off as a monopolistic one. With the limited technology and knowledge of that time this system has been able to deliver telephone networks to all the countries in the world, and the industry can be proud of that achievement.

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The internet: Command and control - FT.com

The internet: Command and control - FT.com | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The man in the middle of the vast stadium pressed a button on a boxy old computer terminal, causing a message to flash across the darkness in front of a billion viewers scattered all over the world. This is for everyone, it said.
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European ISPs defend U.N. Internet tax

European ISPs defend U.N. Internet tax | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Meanwhile, reps of Verizon and the U.S. government attack the proposal to give a U.N. agency more control over the Internet, which could include levying fees on content providers. Read this blog post by Declan McCullagh on Politics and Law.
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COMMENT: Why Is the UN Trying to Take over the Internet

COMMENT: Why Is the UN Trying to Take over the Internet | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
Forbes just published this article that's being shared all over my facebook friends feed. I left a comment on the article that I've copied and pasted here, as it is just about long enough to qualify as a CircleID post by itself...
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If You See This Google Warning, Act Fast: Big Brother is Watching | Truth Seeker Forum

If You See This Google Warning, Act Fast: Big Brother is Watching | Truth Seeker Forum | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
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Debunking Rumors of an Internet Takeover

Debunking Rumors of an Internet Takeover | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
In the blogosphere, many conspiracy theorists fear that China, Russia or some other country is plotting to win control of the Internet. The problem is, there is no evidence of such a takeover.
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An Open, Free Internet Drives Development

An Open, Free Internet Drives Development | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
When a potato disease ravaged Kenya, farmer Zack Matere searched potato disease on the Internet and discovered that ants were eating his potato stems.
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Walking the walk on Internet regulation - FierceTelecom

Walking the walk on Internet regulation - FierceTelecom | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
The Internet is one of the most remarkable American innovations of the 20th century--but recent international efforts to expand governmental regulation over the Internet put future investment, innovation and societal progress at risk.
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The ITU and the Real Threats to the Internet, Part IV: the Triumph of State Security and Proposed Changes to the ITRs

The ITU and the Real Threats to the Internet, Part IV: the Triumph of State Security and Proposed Changes to the ITRs | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
This is the fourth in a series of posts on the potential implications of proposed changes and additions to the ITU’s international telecommunications regulations (ITRs) on the internet (earlier pos...
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Rearview Mirrors & the Rule of Markets: The ITU’s Supposed Big New Global Threat to the Internet, Part III

Rearview Mirrors & the Rule of Markets: The ITU’s Supposed Big New Global Threat to the Internet, Part III | WCIT 12 | Scoop.it
This is the third in a series of posts on the supposed threat of an ITU/UN take-over of the internet. As I’ve already said in two previous posts (here and here), I think the charges are vastly over...
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