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Faced with the prospect of life without Internet, I panicked. Would you?
Citing non-negotiable issues including Internet governance, content regulation and network security, the United States refused to support revised regulations of the U.N. backed International Telecommunications Union (ITU) World Conference on International Communications (WCIT) in Dubai. This means both that the telecom turned Internet themed debate will not receive the U.S.’ seal of appeal, and serves as a sharp reminder of how differently the U.S. sees the future of the Web compared to more autocratic regimes.
U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer – head of the U.S. WCIT delegation – spoke to ReadWrite about the major issues at stake in the ITU Conference – including the best ways to maintain a free and open Internet.
Two major strikes in 24 hours against the secretive International Telecommunications Union’s World Conference on International Telecommunications reflect deep disagreements between governments and activists on the future direction of the Internet.
Don’t let the bastards muzzle the Internet!