Update: (8/3/05 6:05 PM CDT) Thank you, Senator Coleman, Sir!
Washington, D.C.-Senator Norm Coleman today submitted a statement into the Congressional Record denouncing a final report issued by the United Nations' Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) suggesting that the U.N. assume global governance of the Internet.
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BRUSSELS, Belgium - A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. [...]
Oh, they did, did they? So, Kofi 'Want some candy, little girl?' Annan now wants some control of the Internet. The U.N. panel report offers us four choices, with the first, and as far as I'm concerned, the ONLY acceptable, one being leave the control as it is.
Sez who? Why, The United Nations, of course.
[...] Some countries were satisfied with the current arrangement, while others, particularly developing ones, wanted to wrest control from ICANN and place it with an intergovernmental group, possibly under the United Nations. [...]
Let it be known to all employees and elected officials of the United States government, that my desire is to deliver an answer to ANY attempt at U.N. control of the Internet to be, not simply 'No', but 'HELL NO!'
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posted by Greg at 11:28 PM July 16, 2005