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Sunday, December 16, 2012

WCIT2012 -- the Debacle in Dubai

With the "debacle in Dubai" now over, we can all sigh in collective relief that the ITU and WCIT were blocked by the free world--

European Parliament: Stop the ITU taking over the Internet | PCWorld: "The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) will attempt to revise international telecommunication regulations, which have not been updated since 1988. A resolution approved by an overwhelming majority of Members of the European Parliament on Thursday warned that some of the proposals presented ahead of WCIT could result in the ITU itself becoming “the ruling power of the Internet,” something the parliament is determined to prevent.

“The ITU, or any other single international institution, is not the appropriate body to assert regulatory authority over the Internet,” said the resolution, drawn up by Dutch parliamentarian Marietje Schaake."

Here's the scorecard of nations that supported (in "green") and did not support the WCIT "treaty"--I truly feel sorry for the people who live in the "green" nations--(source: the ITU website):
signatories WCIT 2012 - source: ITU
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