By Catherine Hart – As the International Telecommunication Union’s December negotiations move closer, more worrying developments are coming to light. We recently posted about some of the main concerns raised by the secretive negotiations, which threaten to change the Internet as we know it.
This week a report (pdf) by Rohan Samarajiva at LIRNEasia confirmed these concerns. Looking at the ‘ETNO’ proposals, and the more complex and insidious shift in definitions proposed by Egypt on behalf of the Africa Region.
- Proposed Web Regulations Threaten Free Internet (forbes.com)
- Report Finds Regulatory Proposals from Africa and Europe Could Restrict Internet Access, Increase User Costs and Affect Economic Growth in the Developing World – Dr. Rohan Samarajiva, former Sri Lankan Telecommunication regulator, examines the damaging ef (appablog.wordpress.com)
- Expert sounds warning on current ITU proposals on Internet (ghanabusinessnews.com)
- La Quadrature du Net: Dominant Telcos Try to End Net Neutrality Through ITU (laquadrature.net)
- Expert sounds warning on current ITU proposals on Internet (ghananewsagency.org)
- Facing Espionage, US Rejects Changes to Global Telecom (theepochtimes.com)
- We do not need an internet overlord: ITU is holding a meeting in December to decide whether it – and by implication, the United Nations – should take over the internet. (engineeringevil.com)
- No need for UN to take over internet, says EU digital chief Kroes (zdnet.com)
- EU telcos defend UN Internet takeover plans (news.cnet.com)
- Global Internet Users Need SOPA-PIPA Moment, Gary Shapiro, Forbes
- Internet freedom under threat, Asher Moses, smh.com.au