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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > India Wants UN to Control Web

India Wants UN to Control Web

India Wants UN to Control Web

Added: Monday, May 21st, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
India suggested moving away to a government-run multilateral body which would relegate civil society, private sector, international companies and technical and academic groups to the fringes in an advisory role.

Meanwhile, the proposal is gaining traction in the United Kingdom without any public consultation, though the move impacted 800 million mobile and 100 million Internet users from the country.

India suggested that Committee for Internet Related Policies (aka CIRP) develop online policies, oversee all online standards bodies and policy outfits, and negotiate web-related treaties. In addition, it would also rule on online-related disputes.

The Committee would be funded by the United Nations, governed by staff from the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development arm and report directly to the UN General Assembly. In other words, the outfit will be entirely controlled by the UN’s member states.

The opponents of this suggestion can’t explain the advantages of the present situation, where the web is governed by a voluntary, multi-stakeholder group named ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Since this outfit is headquartered in California, the only government which has a say in its operations is the United States, which means that the web is in fact controlled by the US government.

However, the local newspapers claim that there’s something worse than the anti-Christ afoot for the nation’s interest in controlling work performed by ICANN, adding that this outfit will give a lot more government control over the web. Actually, India started worrying about the web when anti-government corruption campaigner Anna Hazare has managed to attract large crowds at the Ram Lila grounds by using the web and social media.

In the meantime, the trouble with the Indian plan is not that it has some secret plot, but more that it puts politicians in charge of the Internet. According to the local press, a 50-member inter-governmental process lodged within the bureaucracy of the United Nations, meeting once every year for 2 working weeks in Switzerland, can’t really be useful for the web development.

Thus far, China, Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have already confirmed that they also want government control over the web.

May 21st,2012

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Date:  Monday, May 21st, 2012

Comments (14) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-05-21 13:22:59)
jinxed avatarSounds like a grand plan. Meeting once a year, to which they will dedicate 10 minutes to internet governance, will only mean the internet will be a free for all and we can maintain the status quo. Imagine it taking a full year, after a 5 year study, to work out things like the ridiculous decision for ISP's to block websites when it's so easy to circumnavigate

posted by (2012-05-21 14:26:55)
crickey avatarIn a way this is better, as at least other countries will have a say in the internet policies but it could be deadly as well if some country is not happy with a site or two they could try forcing those websites to be banned worldwide. The worst part is politicians having a say over it.

@rishab: cut down your racist crap (pakistani u r I assume).

posted by ET loverSuperman (2012-05-21 16:43:21)
tonymengela avatarIf an international commision is to be established, NO government should be involved other than real tech and net savy people should be elected, and NO lobbyist involvement. Man sometimes I tend to daydream

posted by (2012-05-21 18:29:54)
FiReCoLoR avatarThanks for the article SaM.
[@ rishab78 ] - you don't say .. You are nerd and moron person. GTFO

posted by Blocked (2012-05-22 02:04:34)
Satanic_Rituals avatarWell I've asked the UNTSR (United Nations of Torrent Site Regulators) to put the cap on India. They are taking over all torrent sites with their useless hot sexy desi aunty porn, redundant wallpaper uploads and gibberish language torrents.

posted by (2012-05-22 03:53:20)
trolleater avatarSometimes I wonder where do some of these people come from...Thanks sam for the info

posted by (2012-05-22 03:56:04)
trolleater avatarOh and before I forget, anyone on this site should remember that most of these torrents come from India...

posted by (2012-05-22 05:17:52)
hrg avatargoverned by staff from the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development arm.....
Well theres a set of well trained people who I'd trust having full control of the world wide web!
Why not just say "here mr record industry tosser please let me just suck you off a bit more"
I agree a single entity other than the yanks should have control with a representative of all nations but what it would turn into is another government think tank doing what there boss's tell them to do, you think there gonna let a bunch of techys who have worked all there life in the computer sector and know what there talking about have control that could almost be clever...

posted by (2012-05-22 05:36:31)
samps avatar@7 apollo18

at least Indian government trying to do something, I got no objection blocking facebook but torrent gotta remain untouched
Now India trying to get into the blocking country list, this shows they ain't no noob.

posted by (2012-05-22 13:23:54)
No avatarMost of you seem to think that governmental bodies can serve a common good; that they don't succumb to the same corrupting influences for which they were put in place. Humanity is a hopeless montage of reckless, pathetic servants to their own self-interests, especially any group that has been given power over others. The Internet is the clearest reflection of who we are when we choose to express ourselves freely through electronic means. Those of you looking for a 'daddy figure' to promote your idea of self-control on the communication of others need to take a long, personal look at why you can't live your life without being tormented by the same freedoms that you enjoy being expressed by others the way they prefer to enjoy them.

posted by (2012-05-22 15:02:08)
wotcheruk avatarWell I don't know about the Indian Government but I certainly do not want the british government getting their greasy mits on the internet. proportional representation in this country or supposedly so. Basically run by a few corrupt people in government who mostly do not know a thing about the internet except maybe to download porn. As you can see, I have little faith in this government to do anything but act in a George Owelklian fashion and reduce the users in this country to a olitically led internet society.

posted by (2012-05-22 15:03:45)
wotcheruk avatarPS sorry about the typos lol waiting for my glases (honest!)

posted by (2012-05-23 06:29:05)
DEMONLORD avatarthere is to much corruption in politicians to have control of the web and governments, because they can all be bought out. india is a fail for even thinking this. sounds like they trying to push their way of thinking to others

posted by (2012-05-24 19:56:47)
No avatarLOL... that will be the day... the internet controlled by 100's of governments across the world... they can't agree with Religion, War, Economy or what side of the road you should drive a car........ and they wan to control the internet together like a big happy family..... SERIOUSLY!!!! bull S**t

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