Stop the Internet Coup

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Stop the Internet Coup

Postby Dronma » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:56 pm

Right now, the world's governments are deciding whether to give a secretive, top-down institution called the ITU control over the Internet. Tell them it's a bad idea!!!!

Think of all the terrible things governments do to the Internet.
The US destroyed Megaupload, Russia jailed activists over a YouTube video, and China monitors Internet users' every move - even hacking activists outside its borders.
Now imagine if a panel of governments, giant corporations, and dictatorships had absolute power over the entire Internet, deciding in secret what you can see & do online.
When the ITU meets December 3rd, they'll decide on this.
Only a global outcry can stop it.

Join us on December 3rd, and tell your leaders right now:
“I don't trust the world's governments to run the global Internet. Don't give the ITU any more power.”

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Re: Stop the Internet Coup

Postby Konchog1 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:14 pm

They'll claim it's to stop Terrorism and Child Porn as always. Don't believe them.
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Re: Stop the Internet Coup

Postby viniketa » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:51 am

More info:

Internet 'founding father' sounds alarm as closed-door UN treaty talks begin
Google's chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf underscored the importance of maintaining an open Internet in a company blog post published hours before countries convened to update a global telecommunications treaty.

Cerf is typically referred to as one of the "founding fathers" of the Internet because he helped design its architecture and key Web protocols. In his latest blog post, Cerf said the openness of the Web has spurred innovation and enabled people to get their voices out — but he warned that some countries' proposals for the treaty conference in Dubai threaten to put those benefits in jeopardy.

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Re: Stop the Internet Coup

Postby Dronma » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:15 am

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is convening a conference from Dec. 3-14 to revise a decades-old treaty, in which only governments have a vote. Some of the countries' proposals threaten to increase online censorship and cut off Internet access in their countries.


Pledge your support for the free and open Internet:
“A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.”
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