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2003-11-10 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Plan for UN to run internet ’will be shelved’
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Posted by Seafarious 2003-11-10 6:56:36 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [313 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 If they do, you can bet they'd find an excuse to shut anyone they didn't like down.
Posted by Atrus 2003-11-10 7:16:06 PM||   2003-11-10 7:16:06 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 That'd be... ummm... us.
Posted by Fred  2003-11-10 7:50:09 PM||   2003-11-10 7:50:09 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 definitely top 10 along with LGF, Fredmeister. That's something to be proud of!
Posted by Frank G  2003-11-10 8:23:03 PM||   2003-11-10 8:23:03 PM|| Front Page Top

#4  Other unresolved disputes concern the balance between intellectual property protection and access to information, the role of the media, and acceptable boundaries to freedom of expression.

Acceptable boundaries to freedom of expression. In UN speak is itself cause for decreased international regulations on what can and cannot be displayed on the internet.

Right now, UN's unqualified support for 'holocaust on the installment plan' alone oughta tell you where the UN wants to drag the world should they be allowed to regulate the internet in their own, weird, twisted visions.
Posted by badanov  2003-11-10 8:54:31 PM|| []  2003-11-10 8:54:31 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 The United Nations can't keep the staff from raiding the till (the power outage/cafeteria fiasco), can't track down lost UN property, and can't function well enough to know who's already where, and to what extent. If they get hold of the internet, expect 4-hour waits to get online with Broadband, and forget dial-up! Nobody can mess things up to the extent the UN does!

This whole thing is the result of people in suppressed countries being able to get information not readily available, to communicate without 'supervision', and to access information the "government" (whatever one it might be) doesn't want them to have. The governments are losing control of their citizens - who knows, the next thing you know, they might be demanding free elections, government accountable to the electorate, and personal freedoms. Can't POSSIBLY allow that!
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-11-10 9:29:24 PM|| []  2003-11-10 9:29:24 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 I'd expect expedited connects, OP, but only to "approved" sites....everything else would get redirected.
Posted by Frank G  2003-11-10 9:39:39 PM||   2003-11-10 9:39:39 PM|| Front Page Top

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