Little Green Footballs

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

An Internet primer

For Charles, and other Web newbies, here is some basic information on the recent US-EU-RoW Internet control debate:

The EU does not intend to scrap Icann. It would continue in its current technical role.

Instead Europe is suggesting a way of allowing countries to express their position on internet issues, though the details on how this would happen are vague.

"We have no intention to regulate the internet," said Commissioner Reding, reassuring the US that the EU was not proposing setting up a new global body.

Rather she talked of a "model of cooperation", of an international forum to discuss the internet.


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