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Facing Challenges to the Internet Governance Regime: A European Perspective Workshop

Euro Parliament workshop on “Facing Challenges to the Internet Governance Regime: A European Perspective Workshop”

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Proposed new IETF standard would create a nationally partitioned “Internet” | IGP Blog

Proposed new IETF standard would create a nationally partitioned “Internet” | IGP Blog | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Three Chinese engineers are proposing a way to alter Internet standards to partition the Internet into autonomously administered national networks, using the domain name system (DNS).

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Is Flame virus fallout a Chinese, Russian plot to control the Internet?

Is Flame virus fallout a Chinese, Russian plot to control the Internet? | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Has the U.S. government been caught with its virtual hands in the world's cookie jar? And might it lose control of the Internet as a consequence?
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EU carriers: We're not asking the UN for Internet taxes

EU carriers: We're not asking the UN for Internet taxes | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"Europe's main telecommunication operators association, ETNO, said on Friday that it is not asking the United Nations to impose taxes on Internet content providers."

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Technology News: Tech Law: UN's Internet Tax Man Won't Cometh Anytime Soon

Technology News: Tech Law: UN's Internet Tax Man Won't Cometh Anytime Soon | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
A European telecommunications agency in December proposed that the United Nations collect a tax on some of the largest websites and network providers in the U.S.
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Block net neutrality in new internet rules, UN urged | ZDNet UK

Governments should not be able to stop operators from charging content providers for carrying their services, a lobby group representing Europe's operators has proposed."


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Debunking Rumors of an Internet Takeover

Debunking Rumors of an Internet Takeover | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"...the real conflict is not over governance of the Internet, some analysts say, but over the division of the spoils, with international telecommunications operators trying to use the I.T.U. to extract revenue from American Internet companies."

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Why The U.N. Cares So Much About Flame Malware

Why The U.N. Cares So Much About Flame Malware | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations agency, denies it ever hired cyber security firm Kaspersky to look for malware, but states that “investigating and combating” the Flame malware is critical to preventing...
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Ghana gets tough on Telecommunications companies

Ghana gets tough on Telecommunications companies | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The government of Ghana has descended heavily on the telecommunication companies operating in the country.

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Internet Society Public Policy Discussion with Robert Pepper

ISOC Public Policy Discussion with Robert Pepper of Cisco...

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Australia backs telco treaty revision - iT News

Australia backs telco treaty revision - iT News | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Australia backs telco treaty revisioniT NewsThe International Telecommunications Regulations (ITR) treaty, governed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and last revised in 1988, will introduce provisions specific to potential regulation...
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Is the U.N. a threat to the open Internet?

Is the U.N. a threat to the open Internet? | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it


This is a rough translation of Jan Flodin's blog in Swedish that analyzes the WCIT and the ITU process. 

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Chinese Operators Hope to Standardize a Segmented Internet | PCWorld Business Center

Chinese Operators Hope to Standardize a Segmented Internet | PCWorld Business Center | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
A technology draft written by employees at China Mobile and China Telecom and submitted to the Internet Engineering Task Force describes how the Internet could...

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'Multi-stakeholder' management of Internet should stay

'Multi-stakeholder' management of Internet should stay | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"This multi-stakeholder approach has proven to be nimble and effective in ensuring the stability, security, and availability of the global infrastructure, while still giving sovereign nations the flexibility to enact and enforce relevant Internet legislation within their borders," stated Rajnesh Singh, regional director of Internet Society's Asia-Pacific bureau.

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Crovitz: The U.N.'s Internet Power Grab

Crovitz: The U.N.'s Internet Power Grab | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes that leaked documents show a real threat to the international flow of information.

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The EU Telco Plan To Have The UN 'Tax & Track' Internet Usage Goes Against Fundamental Internet Principles | Techdirt

The EU Telco Plan To Have The UN 'Tax & Track' Internet Usage Goes Against Fundamental Internet Principles | Techdirt | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"...the plan is to basically pretend that the internet is just like the phone system, so they can extend this "calling party pays" plan to one where the "sending party" pays."

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ITU sees need for revised international telecoms regulations

"The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) Andrew Rugege on Tuesday suggested a number of proposals in the preparatory process of revising the international telecommunications regulations (ITRs)."

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allAfrica.com: Rwanda: ITU Urges Global Cooperation to Tackle Cyber Threats

allAfrica.com: Rwanda: ITU Urges Global Cooperation to Tackle Cyber Threats | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has called for greater international co-operation between governments and the ICT industry to tackle the global nature of today's cyber security threats...."

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Threat Analysis of WCIT Part 3: Charging you, charging me | IGP Blog

Threat Analysis of WCIT Part 3: Charging you, charging me | IGP Blog | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"This review confirms that the most important potential effects of the ITRs on the Internet would come from the ITRs’ attempt to change international Internet connectivity arrangements in fixed networks."

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The President of Estonia at the International Conference of Cyber Conflict, 8 June 2012

The President of Estonia at the International Conference of Cyber Conflict, 8 June 2012 | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"Like it or not, we have now entered a new period of struggle between competing systems of government and economic organization. This time, there is no Iron Curtain, no statement of hostilities, no declared conflict of ideologies. What is at stake in this struggle is the liberal-democratic model of an open society and market economies that are transparent and rule bound."

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U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show

U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Global Internet tax suggested by European network operators, who want Apple, Google, and other Web companies to pay to deliver content, is proposed for debate at a U.N. agency in December.
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India: The New Front Line in the Global Struggle for Internet Freedom - The Atlantic

India: The New Front Line in the Global Struggle for Internet Freedom - The Atlantic | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

India was rapidly emerging as a key battleground in the worldwide struggle for Internet freedom.

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Big Telegraph: Bill Smith on CircleID

Big Telegraph: Bill Smith on CircleID | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"From a technical or practical perspective, the telegraph and Internet couldn't be more different and while the ITU might like to think of the Internet as a "Big Telegraph", that simply isn't the case."


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WCIT proposals would 'have reverberations throughout the network' - FierceGovernmentIT

WCIT proposals would 'have reverberations throughout the network' - FierceGovernmentIT | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Imposing a point-to-point cost-sharing mechanism on the Internet would "have reverberations throughout the network," said Sally Wentworth, the Internet Society's senior manager of public policy, in an interview.

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