US House to ITU: Hands off the Internet

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Fri Aug 3 16:09:30 CDT 2012


On Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 08:47:30PM +0000, John Curran wrote:
> On Aug 3, 2012, at 2:06 PM, "Patrick W. Gilmore" <patrick at ianai.net> wrote:
> 
> > [Feels operational to me.]
> > 
> > <http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/260299/us_house_to_itu_hands_off_the_internet.html>
> > 
> > The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Thursday to send a message to the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union that the Internet doesn't need new international regulations. The vote was unanimous: 414-0
> > 
> > Unanimous?  I didn't think this congress could agree the earth is round unanimously.
> 
> It is can be useful (particularly during an election year) to make 
> certain that there is no doubt regarding the resolve of government 
> with respect to positions being taken in international negotiations. 
> 
> In this case, I believe that the message is now quite clear...
> 
> :-)
> /John
> 
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> ARIN

	Its just the house.... :) But I suspect Terry & delegation will take note.

/bill



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