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Congress doesn't want the UN to meddle with the internet, passes resolution unanimously

Congress passes resolution for US government to oppose any UN control of the Internet

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Dec 6, 2012 2:15 am

There is currently a summit going on Dubai, The World Conference on International Telecommunications, to be specific, that is discussing how the internet should move forward. The details of the talks are whether or not governments should take more control over the internet, or if the UN should possibly take it over.

 

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The United States Congress has done at least one thing correctly by passing a resolution opposing both of the options being considered. The House, today, passed the Senate resolution that calls on the US government to oppose UN control. "The 193 member countries of the United Nations are gathered to consider whether to apply to the Internet a regulatory regime that the International Telecommunications Union created in the 1980s for old-fashioned telephone service," Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said on the House floor.

 

"I think that we are all very, very proud that there is not only bipartisan, but bicameral support underlying this resolution, and there is complete support across the Executive Branch of our government," Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said. "In other words, the United States of America is totally unified on this issue of an open structure, a multi-stakeholder approach that has guided the Internet over the last two decades."

 

"We need to send a strong message to the world that the Internet has thrived under a decentralized, bottom-up, multi-stakeholder governance model," said Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

 

It's really good to see the US Congress come together on such an important topic, especially after Congress has made attempts to undermine the Internet with SOPA, PIPA, and other bills.

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