The UN International Telecommunications Union is Next Danger to Internet Freedom
Susanne Posel, Contributor
Friday, June 1, 2012
In a few months, Dubai will be the stage for a potential firestorm with the Internet at the center.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is an extension of the UN that has the control over the Internet in mind. What the UN would like to do to the Internet makes SOPA and PIPA seem like harmless legislation.
Both parties of the UN Congress met and agreed to resist the attempt of the UN to usurp the Web “with everything [they] have”.
Member of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee (CMTS) released a resolution that admonished the US government to take a stance on global governance that “clearly articulates the consistent and unequivocal policy of the United States to promote a global Internet free from government control and preserve and advance the successful multi-stakeholder model that governs the Internet today.”