11/16/2005

US To Retain Control Over Internet

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:47 am

The Bush administration and its critics at a United Nations summit here have inked a broad agreement on global Internet management that will preclude any dramatic showdown this week.

By signing the statement, the Bush administration formally endorsed the creation of an “Internet Governance Forum” that will meet for the first time in 2006 under the auspices of the United Nations. The forum is meant to be a central point for global discussions of everything from computer security and online crime to spam and other “misuses of the Internet.”

What the agreement does not do is require the United States to relinquish its unique influence over the Internet’s operations. The statement takes “no action regarding existing institutions,” David Gross, the ambassador leading the U.S. delegation, said Wednesday. “It created no new international organizations.”

Source: News.com

 

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