US House to ITU: Hands off the Internet

shawn wilson at
Sat Aug 4 17:49:05 UTC 2012

On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Nick Hilliard <nick at> wrote:
> On 04/08/2012 16:55, Justin M. Streiner wrote:
>> On Sat, 4 Aug 2012, Jimmy Hess wrote:
>>>> "it is the "consistent and unequivocal policy of the United States to
>>>> promote a global Internet free from government control."
>>> Now if they would only practice what they preach.....
>> It will be interesting to see how that statement gets (ab)used the next
>> time net neutrality, or legislation like SOPA/PIPA becomes a hot topic.
> I suspect they meant "a global Internet free from _other_ government control".

right and i don't think any government body expects to 'practice what
they preach' (it might sound absurd, sarcastic, or ironical, but i am
truly being serious here). it's more of a 'do what i say, not what i
do' mentality.

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