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  • The Internet was created by us. The US did most the research, the US built most the backbones, the US set most the standards.

    Do you think we would give up that kind of power? Hell no.

    If UN wants control then they have to make their own, simple as that.
  • cman: The Internet was created by us. The US did most the research, the US built most the backbones, the US set most the standards.

    Do you think we would give up that kind of power? Hell no.

    If UN wants control then they have to make their own, simple as that.


    Coming soon, the UNternet!
  • I skimmed through the article, but it seemed to me that it was the Russians proposing the measure, but the UN is unlikely to enact any such thing.
  • "The U.S. does not have veto power over resolutions adopted at this U.N. conference, but it does have the right not to implement regulations that are adopted."

    So it's basically a dog and pony show that can be ignored, and all we voters need to do is make certain our Congresscritters don't try and use this as another power grab.

    Don't go messing with our Internet. That would be the one thing that would get we basement dwellers to come out into the sun.
  • A rare time I am proud of my countries policies. We are actually standing up for freedom.
  • DreamSnipers: A rare time I am proud of my countries policies. We are actually standing up for freedom.


    No. They're not. They're standing up for the ability to let the MPAA and associated lobbyists regulate the internet, instead of the UN.

    That's all this is. And sure, protectionism is fine, but the bottom line is that I'd rather have the UN regulate the internet than the MPAA. Though either way is farked, and if it was up to me, the answer would be 'none of the above'.
  • tommyl66: cman: The Internet was created by us. The US did most the research, the US built most the backbones, the US set most the standards.

    Do you think we would give up that kind of power? Hell no.

    If UN wants control then they have to make their own, simple as that.

    Coming soon, the UNternet!


    June 24, 2019
    UNternet Relations Council

    Dear UNternet user:

    As you may have read in our previous 19 Strongly Worded Letters, we are asking that you desist from posting international copyrighted materials. You were recently observed uploading songs by Judas Priest, Abba, and Michael Bolton. We are demanding that this activity cease immediately, in accordance with UNRC resolution 41,874,303. If it does not, we reserve the right to, at some future date, authorize the appropriate authorities to take action. Until then, you have your warning(s).

    Signed,
    UNternet Relations Council
  • DreamSnipers: A rare time I am proud of my countries policies. We are actually standing up for freedom.


    Maybe I'm overly cynical this morning, but I'm thinking it has more to do with who gets to take those freedoms away.
  • The U.N. can send a sternly worded e-mail.
  • starsrift: DreamSnipers: A rare time I am proud of my countries policies. We are actually standing up for freedom.

    No. They're not. They're standing up for the ability to let the MPAA and associated lobbyists regulate the internet, instead of the UN.

    That's all this is. And sure, protectionism is fine, but the bottom line is that I'd rather have the UN regulate the internet than the MPAA. Though either way is farked, and if it was up to me, the answer would be 'none of the above'.


    This. The paid whores in DC cannot let the UN regulate what they have to let the US interests control.

    It would ruin the NSA or MPAA or whoever wants to both sue us and wiretap our every online second if another agency had control.
  • I remember hearing about the sign thing as a kid. Even then I was like.. Why would you need that? Would an invading army not know how to read a map? Will they be unable to bring over any satellite pictures along with their tanks?

    It's even stupider when you meet people who think that those signs are for the government for when they want to somehow invade their own country.
  • "Nothing regarding the Internet do we want subject to U.N. review and regulation,"

    No, you only want your regulations to protect your interests regardless of the international ramifications.

    I don't support the UN taking over the internet, so to speak, but someone independent and not a governing body should take over. Didn't the NSF run it for a time?
  • cadaver: I remember hearing about the sign thing as a kid. Even then I was like.. Why would you need that? Would an invading army not know how to read a map? Will they be unable to bring over any satellite pictures along with their tanks?

    It's even stupider when you meet people who think that those signs are for the government for when they want to somehow invade their own country.


    Those are the same idiots who think contrails are chemtrails. I wouldn't expect sound logic from them.
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    DreamSnipers:
    A rare time I am proud of my countries policies. We are actually standing up for freedom.

    Maybe I'm overly cynical this morning, but I'm thinking it has more to do with who gets to take those freedoms away.



    What standing up for Internet freedom looks like:

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  • The UN or the MPAA/RIAA. Neither is a choice I want, but honestly, it's better the devil you know.
  • cman: The Internet was created by us. The US did most the research, the US built most the backbones, the US set most the standards.

    Do you think we would give up that kind of power? Hell no.

    If UN wants control then they have to make their own, simple as that.


    To be fair it was the US with the UK and Scandanavia.
  • Faux News? No thanks.
    DNRTFA
    My guess is some podunk, third-world country is petitioning to have the UN control the internet so they can enforce their backwards, retarded views. Russia, a farker says? You mean the country that just passed a law that blocked "blasphemous material" from the internet? Color me surprised.
  • This obviously another part of the NWO. Just like Agenda 21. Seriously buy guns and get your plan ready!
  • So, why is there still a UN and why should anyone give a flying monkey anus as to what they say.

    Tyrants derive their power from the people's acquiescence.
  • Oh noes, we better be careful, they might turn it off.
  • DeathCipris: Faux News? No thanks.
    DNRTFA
    My guess is some podunk, third-world country is petitioning to have the UN control the internet so they can enforce their backwards, retarded views. Russia, a farker says? You mean the country that just passed a law that blocked "blasphemous material" from the internet? Color me surprised.


    Well it is true - but Fox is just trying to make the USA the only superhero - it's facing strong opposition from other nations, particularly because it is a closed-door conference.
  • Maybe we will be lucky and the UN can populate the Internet commission like they do the HRC, you know, with counrties that actually supress their internets now.
  • Joe Blowme: Maybe we will be lucky and the UN can populate the Internet commission like they do the HRC, you know, with counrties that actually supress their internets now.


    I'm sure the US will be on that commission
  • Let's entertain for a moment that this did happen. What would stop Google or Amazon or some other large service from setting up their services directly with the customer? Or even setting up themselves with a company that customers would connect to that would directly interface with Google or Amazon. I mean, this could end up creating competing Internets... and look how well that worked out for AOL.
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