segunda-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2012

Authoritarian regimes push for larger ITU role in DNS system

URL: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/12/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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