понедељак, 05. новембар 2012.

Internet control is battleground for Dubai talks


Talks in Dubai this December could bring radical changes to the Net and who controls it. Some want a body like the UN to rein in the Net's freewheeling nature.
Calls for a more regulated Internet are nothing new.
But they have grown louder as the "network of networks" continues to connect people socially and politically - more than two billion and rising - while at the same time generating billions of dollars of revenue through electronic commerce.
Proposals to place the Internet under the control of a global authority, like the International Telecommunication Union, a UN body, have resurfaced ahead of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in December.
The conference in Dubai will discuss and likely revise many of the current international telecommunications regulations, which were originally agreed in 1988 - at a time when the Net was largely unknown outside of academia.
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