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The ITU Treaty Negotiations: A Call for Openness and Participation

A paper by Patrick Ryan (Google) and Jacob Glick call for more openness in ITU processes:  the ITU will need to (1) open its processes for review and comment by civil society, academics, the private sector, and the public; (2) make its TIES database freely and publicly accessible for review and comment; and (3) allow multistakeholder participation in developing standards and protocols, particularly where other groups (like the IETF) are actively developing standards.


http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1084949

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Today we're launching WCITLeaks.org

Today we're launching WCITLeaks.org | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"The idea is simple: If you have a WCIT or ITU related document you’d like to share, submit it anonymously and we will publish it. That’s it. We hope you find it useful and that you’ll spread the word."

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The United Nations Could Seize the Internet, U.S. Officials Warn

The United Nations Could Seize the Internet, U.S. Officials Warn | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Several emerging countries are rallying behind a campaign to have the International Telecommunications Union, the U.N.'s global standards body for telecommunications, declare the Internet a global telecommunications system.

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Government control of Net is always a bad idea

Government control of Net is always a bad idea | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Whether it's the California Public Utilities Commission or the United Nations, traditional governments are ill-suited to regulate the Internet.
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Sally Wentworth (+ Vint Cerf) testify on “International Proposals to Regulate the Internet” - May 21 2012.

Sally Shipman Wentworth, Senior Manager of Public Policy at the Internet Society, along with Vint Cerf, and David A. Gross, testify before Communications and...
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“International Proposals to Regulate the Internet” | Internet Society

“International Proposals to Regulate the Internet” | Internet Society | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Testimony of Sally Shipman Wentworth, Senior Manager of Public Policy for the Internet Society before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

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The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Internet : Who controls the World Wide Web?

The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Internet : Who controls the World Wide Web? | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

The techno-political debate is bitterly polarised, with many arguing for status quo.

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Internet governance must ensure access for everyone

Ms. Shaheed, a Pakistani sociologist. emphasized the importance of governance on this issue since the Internet has become a powerful medium through which individuals can exercise a wide range of human rights

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Committee on Energy and Commerce, Republicans : Hearing :: International Proposals to Regulate the Internet

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Republicans : Hearing :: International Proposals to Regulate the Internet | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has scheduled a hearing on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The title of the hearing is “International Proposals to Regulate the Internet.”

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Internet Regulation Returns to the International Agenda | CNSNews.com

Internet Regulation Returns to the International Agenda | CNSNews.com | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Meeting with ITU secretary-general Hamadoun Toure in June 2011, Russian Prime Minister (now president) Vladimir Putin discussed a proposal to establish “international control over the Internet using the monitoring and supervisory capabilities of the International Telecommunication Union.” 

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Keep the Internet Open

Keep the Internet Open | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
More and more governments are trying to take away the Internet as we know it.

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Internet Governance

Internet Governance | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

We have assembled a distinguished panel of experts and government officials to discuss this important and timely issue. This briefing is of interest to policymakers and stakeholders working Internet and international technology policy issues. As the briefing will be held weeks prior to a major ITU council meeting, we strongly encourage your attendance and participation.

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‘Father of the Internet’ warns Web freedom is under attack

Father of the Internet” Vint Cerf on Monday warned that Internet freedom is under threat from governments around the world, including the United States.

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Speech by ITU Secretary-General - World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) : Remarks to ITU Staff on WCIT-12

Speech by ITU Secretary-General - World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) : Remarks to ITU Staff on WCIT-12 | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"...we are not about to take over the Internet – that suggestion is frankly ridiculous."  Hamadoun I. Touré

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TechCrunch | Is The U.N. Really Trying To Take Over The Internet? Nope.

TechCrunch | Is The U.N. Really Trying To Take Over The Internet? Nope. | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
At a U.S.House of Representatives hearing earlier this week, a number of government officials from both sides of the aisle, as well as Google's chief Internet evangelist and inventor of the TCP/IP protocol Vint Cerf, warned that the U.N.'s...

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Civil Society is Key to the Debate on International Control Over the Internet | Public Knowledge

Civil Society is Key to the Debate on International Control Over the Internet | Public Knowledge | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Civil society will be the critical player in a policy debate that has dominated recent tech news - whether the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will be given the power by its Member States to regulate internet access and the...
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ITU: More Transparency On World Conference On Telecommunications (WCIT)? | Intellectual Property Watch

The UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today announced it would start publishing briefing papers on the issues surrounding the revision of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR) and explain the...

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Washington refuse qu'internet passe sous le contrôle des Nations unies

Des élus et responsables gouvernementaux américains ont fait part jeudi de leur ferme opposition à ce qu'internet passe sous le contrôle des...

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans Press Release :: Bipartisan Leaders of the Committee Introduce Resolution to Preserve and Protect a Global Internet Free from Government Control

Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), along with Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA), today introduced a resolution, H.Con.Res 127, to reject the proposed international takeover of the Internet and preserve the current “multi-stakeholder” model of governance.

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US rejects proposal to put Internet under UN control | Bangkok Post: tech

US officials, lawmakers and technology leaders offered a resounding "no" Thursday to proposals to bring the Internet under United Nations' control and said they would lead efforts to stop the move.

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Dubai Conference Could Change How Internet Operates | C-SPAN

Dubai Conference Could Change How Internet Operates | C-SPAN | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Free State Foundation hosts a discussion on changes to rules governing the Internet and global telecommunications.

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ITR: The next battleground in internet regulation

ITR: The next battleground in internet regulation | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
This December, the latest round of ITR revisions are up for debate in Dubai.

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Threat Analysis of ITU’s WCIT (Part 1): Historical context | IGP Blog

Threat Analysis of ITU’s WCIT (Part 1): Historical context | IGP Blog | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
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Deadline approaches for Russia and China-led U.N. Internet takeover

Deadline approaches for Russia and China-led U.N. Internet takeover | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"The State Department is expected to finally name a lead negotiator next month for high level international talks with the U.N. in December that would decide the fate of the Internet"

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Telecoms accused of ambushing internet through rule change

Telecoms accused of ambushing internet through rule change | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Telecommunications regulations, set for an overhaul later this year, could be
expanded to give the mobile sector sweeping new powers over the internet,
international leading players representing the web have claimed.

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