Friday, December 14, 2012

Citing Internet Standoff, U.S. Rejects International Telecommunications Treaty - NYTimes.com

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"“The word ‘Internet’ was repeated throughout this conference and I believe this is simply a recognition of the current reality — the two worlds of telecommunications and Internet are inextricably linked,” said Hamadoun TourĂ©, secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union.
The United States has consistently maintained that the Internet should not have been mentioned in the proposed treaty, which dealt with technical matters like connecting international telephone calls, because doing so could lead to curbs on free speech and replace the existing, bottom-up form of Internet oversight with a government-led model."
Citing Internet Standoff, U.S. Rejects International Telecommunications Treaty - NYTimes.com
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