Friday, September 30, 2005

Ye Gods! Can You Imagine?

Apparently the EU wants shared control of the Internet.

Yep, that's all we need, unelected and uncontrollable regulation from the fat-cats in Brussels who serve only their own interests on bloated salaries.
The European Union insisted Friday that governments and the private sector must share the responsibility of overseeing the Internet, setting the stage for a showdown with the United States on the future of Internet governance.

A senior U.S. official reiterated Thursday that the country wants to remain the Internet's ultimate authority, rejecting calls in a United Nations meeting in Geneva for a U.N. body to take over.

EU spokesman Martin Selmayr said a new cooperation model was important "because the Internet is a global resource."

"The EU ... is very firm on this position," he added.
So, two positions on which they're firm. This and the European Constitution that the European voters rejected.

Another proposal called for regulation by an intergovernmental group, possibly under the United Nations.

Ambassador David Gross, the U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy at the State Department, "dismissed it as unacceptable."

Yes, the UN. That strikes me, too, as the best choice! Just one question. Is this transfer going to take place before or after Kofi Annan steps down for complete incompetence and ignoring corruption?


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