Wednesday, November 16, 2005

So who owns the internet?

I remember one student recently posted on his dorm window
USA! we own the world.
Well! I don't have much to say but! go fix Katrina.

Internet hegemony and the digital divide "Many countries had wanted
to relieve America of its unilateral role in the governance of the internet and hand power to a new body under the auspices of the UN's International Telecommunication Union. Brazil, China and Saudi Arabia had called for a new intergovernmental forum with real powers and a policy-making mechanism for the internet. America had contended that this should be little more than a talking shop, devoid of formal powers, since existing mechanisms to co-ordinate the underlying infrastructure of the internet's addressing system are sufficient."


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