btw, the itu imploded

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Fri Dec 14 20:04:04 UTC 2012


On Dec 14, 2012, at 11:51 AM, Mike A <mikea at mikea.ath.cx> wrote:
> 
> Yep. _Gloriously_! The US walked out, followed by bunchty others. 
> 
> <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2020469/opponents-say-itu-treaty-threatens-internet-freedom.html>

At current count, to the best of my incomplete knowledge, approximately 85 countries, led by China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and Cuba, have backed the ITU, while approximately 55 countries, led by the OECD countries, have backed the Internet.  Yes, this is a radical simplification.

The main unfortunate outcome is that the ITU has managed to get Study Group 3 approved to try to figure out how to override peering agreements with government-imposed settlements.  Again, a radical simplification.  Happy to discuss in more detail if people like.  PP23 of http://files.wcitleaks.org/public/S12-WCIT12-C-0065!!MSW-E.pdf if you want to read it for yourself.

                                -Bill








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