segunda-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2012

Authoritarian regimes push for larger ITU role in DNS system


Mr Mohamed Al Ghanim, Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), UAE, speaking in meeting at Day 5, WCIT 2012

Some of the world's most authoritarian regimes introduced a new proposal at the World Conference on International Telecommunications on Friday that could dramatically extend the jurisdiction of the International Telecommunication Union over the Internet.

In a Friday night email to Ars Technica, a spokeswoman for the American delegation portrayed the introduction of the new proposal by the United Arab Emirites partway through a key Friday negotiating session as a surprise—and an unwelcome one at that. Negotiators were irritated that they had not been furnished with copies of the proposal before it was formally introduced to the conference.

A copy of the proposal was released by the website WCITLeaks on Saturday morning. It is labeled as a proposal made by Russia, the UAE, China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan, and Egypt (though at least one Twitter user denies that Egypt supports the document).

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