Can United Nations Become The Controller Of Internet?

Posted on May 31 2012 - 11:20am by CONTRIBUTOR

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Himanshu Madhan is a technology enthusiast interested in analysing and reporting about different technologies.

Back in February, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Many countries including China and Russia are in process to make this happened by the year’s end. The use of internet create a media for job even 2.6 has been already create. In 1995, shortly after it was privatized, only 16 million people used the Internet world-wide. By 2011, more than two billion were online—and that number is growing by as much as half a million every day. Net access, especially through mobile devices, is improving the human condition more quickly—and more fundamentally—than any other technology in history.

“A top-down, centralized, international regulatory overlay is antithetical to the architecture of the Net, which is a global network of networks without borders,” wrote FCC Commissioner and panel member Robert McDowell in the Wall Street Journal. “No government, let alone an intergovernmental body, can make engineering and economic decisions in lightning-fast Internet time.”

”Maybe it bothers you that the U.S. controls these major keys to the Internet, but I think it’s a good thing,” wrote Larry Seltzer for Byte.“Without control of these critical facilities, no international group of dictators can really exert much control outside of their own boundaries. While precious time ticks away, the U.S. has not named a leader for the treaty negotiation.”

The key members of the U.S. government and private sector firms will meet with lawmakers Thursday to argue that the U.S. should work to defeat the proposal included  in the panel will be Ambassador Philip Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy; FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell; Ambassador David A. Gross, Former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy; Sally Shipman Wentworth, Senior Manager of Public Policy at the Internet Society and Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google.

Well, over the top, the question strikes how the United Nation runs the internet. It creates a medium between Politics and Technology but they think to threaten freedom and prosperity across the globe. One after another as we are seeing since from the time SOPA/PIPA, this would be a new type of censorship as some major organization – the United Nation – is keeping an eye on everyone and if I am not wrong, Internet means freedom of expressions shared across the globe.

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