Tuesday, December 21, 2010

UN Gives Governments a Monopoly on Internet Governance

The United Nations Committee on Science and Technology has decided that governments alone would be able to sit on a working group set up to examine improvements to the Internet Governance Forum.

This move has been condemned by the Internet Governance Caucus, the Internet Society, the International Chamber of Commerce and numerous other organizations, who have published a joint letter and launched an online petition to mobilize opposition. Read the letter here: http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/files/2010/12/IGF-Working-Group-Decision1.pdf

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