UN Discussed Regulating the WebAdded: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
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The chance is that the days of the web being a “Wild West” for some users may be nearing an end. The UN has started discussions of the need for improved cooperation of public policy affaires attributed to the Internet, or, in simple words, regulating it.
Last week the consultations started at the UN in New York City. Perhaps, in the very beginning of the discussion it’ll be most interesting to see which countries favored the idea and which didn’t.
On the one side of the table there were China, Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and India, whose representatives all supported the UN moderator’s notes that there should be a kind of regulation on the web lest we got chaos. On the other one are Belgium, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, who expressed some concern over the creation of any regulatory agency which wouldn’t include representatives of the business community and public at large. For example, an Australian representative said that if UN would start forming a kind of a governmental-only body, this would undoubtedly send a strong signal to civil society and make it believe that their contribution wasn’t asked for or looked for.
In respond, the representative of the Organization for International Economic Relations, Linda Bulleto, was quick to warn the audience of the dangers of a web free of rules and regulations, where users can easily set up fake Facebook pages and attribute the comments from it to other people under someone else’s name. In fact, she said, even in countries where people are supposed to be civilized, they are actually easily creating crimes online.
Meanwhile, fake Facebook pages seem to hardly need the scrutiny of United Nations oversight, as local rules and regulations would be much better designed to address this so-called “problem.”
Some Indian spokesperson stated that their country did urge for United Nations oversight of the web, and also highlighted the importance of the need for online transparency. Indeed, the key issue in the process the UN is looking for is realizing that the Internet today is universal. It is considered a powerful catalyst for equality, democracy, liberty, and inclusion. On this stage, the world can’t have a paradoxical situation where the web lacks equitable representation, transparency, and governance simultaneously.
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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
|ok.. i should say this clearly, NO ORGANIZATION, GROUP OR AFFILIATION SHOULD HAVE CONTROL OF A NON-BOUNDING COMMUNICATION.|
IE. The "Internet", A communication Platform. Should not be in control of ANYONE. as its a FREE platform as it is, put in the hand of any group, and they will do with it as only "THEY" see fit.
This means what they percieve as "Acceptable" will be forced upon the World.
This is tyranny, nothing less.
|Back to Philosophy class 101 for this: Power corrupts. Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely. I couldn't agree more with Kingtiger01. For the Internet to function as designed when given to us all it must stay free of any form of Governmental control. The "INVENTOR" of the Internet saw this at its' birth and that is why it was given to everyone!. It must remain free or everybody will lose. Our Information Highway is still in its infancy. To allow any agency to control it would be to destroy it. It has grown to be what it is because it is free. We still don't have any real idea what it will grow into. Control will kill innovative growth. Imagine where would we be now if at the dawn of mankind we allowed "THEM" to control the Wheel or Fire. A FREE INTERNET is as important for human development as was the Wheel & Fire. We cannot allow it to be regulated by any agency, ever.....|
|posted by (2010-12-22 22:43:33)|
|"THEY" can't even control drugs, weapons or for that matter anything which is supposedly controlled. How the hell do "THEY" honestly believe they can control the internet. It is so easy to go underground, there are good laws in place now to catch paedophiles and other such filth but they still remain at large and operate on the net even though they are hunted by the worlds police forces combined. Get real fools. The net belongs to us, the free people of the world.|
|the internet is what it is because its free ..it cant be controlled or goverened the way they are talking about ..for every lock there is a key...if they can close the door believe people will find a way to break it down ..look at digital protection how has that worked so far with anything?|
|WOW- The UN Is gonna regulate the internet........BBBWWWWAAAAAAHHHHHAAAAA...|
These as*holes couldn't regulate the water flow in my toilet let alone this. They were created at the end of WW2 to make sure wars like WW2 never happened again; yep they are doing a great job of that...NOT...
My opinion would be to nuke the UN ( NOT LITERALLY - JUST RHETORIC ); Don' want HomoLand Security Kicking down my door..).. The loss of all those useless politicians would make the world allot safer and more peaceful..
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