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WCIT Prep Dénoument?

WCIT Prep Dénoument? | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"Discussions in the CWG WCIT prep WG related to the Internet fall loosely into three categories, Economics, Cybersecurity, and Governance... I'll do my best to discuss proposals in these areas and how they might impact the Internet."

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ITU: Internet Governance or Just Governing the Internet? | Center for Democracy & Technology

ITU: Internet Governance or Just Governing the Internet? | Center for Democracy & Technology | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"...the answer depends on who’s defining “Internet governance."

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Threat analysis of the WCIT part 4: The ITU and Cybersecurity | IGP Blog

Threat analysis of the WCIT part 4: The ITU and Cybersecurity | IGP Blog | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Previous blogs about the ITRs emphasized the importance of interconnection agreements and flows of funds in driving the WCIT agenda. These articles, while correct, may have underestimated the degree to which bringing cyber-security into the ITRs is also a central arena for conflict and negotiation.

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allAfrica.com: Ethiopia Denies Banning Skype and Other Internet Communication Services

allAfrica.com: Ethiopia Denies Banning Skype and Other Internet Communication Services | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

The Ethiopian government has dismissed allegations that it has banned Skype and other use of Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services that offer audio and video related communications over the internet....

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A new treaty could cost you Skype, freedom or both

A new treaty could cost you Skype, freedom or both | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Russia and the United States not seeing eye-to-eye on global agreement.

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The ITU and Your Internet | Benton Foundation

The ITU and Your Internet | Benton Foundation | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

The ITU and Your Internet On June 20: the House Commerce Committee approved, on a voice vote, House Congressional Resolution 127 regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model...

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ITU-T Newslog - ITU signs Memorandum of Understanding with IAF and ILAC

ITU-T Newslog - ITU signs Memorandum of Understanding with IAF and ILAC | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

ITU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and theInternational Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). The MoU strengthens the three organizations’ commitment to cooperation and collaboration, and will lend further impetus to the development of ITU-T's Conformity and Interoperability (C&I) programme.

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UN internet treaty could imperil online freedom

UN internet treaty could imperil online freedom | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Proposed changes to a United Nations telecommunications treaty could allow some countries to clamp down on free internet, experts fear.

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APNIC - Less is Better - Reflections on ITRs

APNIC - Less is Better - Reflections on ITRs | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"Rather than adding specific measures, conditions, or constraints, it may be prudent to consider a set of regulations that says far less and encompasses our common aspirations in the area of international telecommunications..."

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The Internet Is Run By Unelected Technocrats, and Congress Wants to Keep It That Way

The Internet Is Run By Unelected Technocrats, and Congress Wants to Keep It That Way | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"As the Internet becomes increasingly central to people’s lives around the world, state governments will not be content to entrust its governance to a bunch of benign wonks."

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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 | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Tomorrow, lawmakers in the House of Representatives will vote on a powerfully worded resolution declaring that "it is essential that the Internet remain stable, secure, and free from government control." The target of the bi-partisan resolution? The United Nations. That's a bit rich, coming from a legislative body whose appetite for Internet regulation is rapidly growing."

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The U.N. vs. the Internet: The fight escalates

The U.N. vs. the Internet: The fight escalates | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"The House is expected to advance a resolution condemning efforts by the U.N. to insert itself into governance of the Internet. But some interpret leaked documents as suggesting that the U.S. is being far too tepid in its responses to a key international communications treaty being negotiated in secret."

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Keynote Speech by U.S. Assistant Secretary Lawrence E. Strickling (NTIA) at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Telecommunications and E-Commerce Committee

Keynote Speech by U.S. Assistant Secretary Lawrence E. Strickling (NTIA) at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Telecommunications and E-Commerce Committee | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"Returning to my theme of participation, we need to reach the hearts and minds of developing countries...We need to show them the evidence, such as that developed by the Internet Society, showing the benefits to a developing country of building its own Internet capacity through the creation of Internet Exchange Points, which can dramatically drive down costs."

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Comm'r McDowell's Speech on Possible ITU Regulation of Internet | FCC.gov

Comm'r McDowell's Speech on Possible ITU Regulation of Internet | FCC.gov | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

The Internet’s fate is, yet once again, at a crossroads.

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ITU: Nobody proposes giving us regulatory power over the Internet - FierceGovernmentIT

ITU: Nobody proposes giving us regulatory power over the Internet - FierceGovernmentIT | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
"There are no proposals along those lines," said Richard Hill, a counselor to the ITU and Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.

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ETNO Chair: 'Telecoms should unite on regulations'

ETNO Chair: 'Telecoms should unite on regulations' | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The telecommunications industry is not looking to constrict the open internet at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) later this year, as has been suggested by some, according to Luigi Gambardella, chairman of...
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FIR-657-Why Communicators Should Care About WCIT

In this episode, I speak about why communicators / PR / marketing should care about the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications...

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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 | Internet Policy and Internet governance | 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...

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Examining The AIP Internet Draft Proposal

Examining The AIP Internet Draft Proposal | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
With ICANN 44 set to kick off, Dyn's Andrew Sullivan analyzes a new Internet Draft that is claiming to remedy DNS centralization.

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US vows to block any changes to global telecommunications treaty that curtail Internet freedom

US vows to block any changes to global telecommunications treaty that curtail Internet freedom | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

A year after the Internet helped fuel the Arab Spring uprisings, the role cyberspace plays in launching revolutions is being threatened by proposed changes to a United Nations telecommunications treaty that could allow countries to clamp down on the free flow of information.

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Radical Proposal Now on the Table at the ITU | Center for Democracy & Technology

Radical Proposal Now on the Table at the ITU | Center for Democracy & Technology | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Internet users in less developed countries could find their access to the global Internet more limited or more costly if proposed changes to the International Telecommunication Union’s treaty are adopted.

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UN doesn’t want to take over Internet, does want to help telcos profit | Ars Technica

UN doesn’t want to take over Internet, does want to help telcos profit | Ars Technica | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"...this speech makes clear that the body is quite interested in helping domestic telecommunications operators make boatloads of cash by controlling the flows of content to individual countries."

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House E&C Passes Internet Governance Resolution| Multichannel News

The House Energy & Commerce Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution, H. Con. Res. 127, backing a multistakeholder model of Internet governance.
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UN Non-Takeover Of The Net: ITU’s Touré Calls For Documents To Be Public | Intellectual Property Watch

UN Non-Takeover Of The Net: ITU’s Touré Calls For Documents To Be Public | Intellectual Property Watch | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary General Hamadoun Touré today in Geneva announced he would propose to the ITU Council later this month to make the draft documents for the much-debated International Telecommunication...

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Speech by ITU Secretary-General - Council Working Group - WCIT-12 : Opening Remarks

Speech by ITU Secretary-General - Council Working Group - WCIT-12 : Opening Remarks | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"...We all want the same thing: further development of telecommunications.


So let’s all work together to make that happen, and help create the framework for tomorrow’s converged networks: mobile and fixed; voice and data; and of course the Internet."
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