US plans to block any plan to give UN more control of the internet

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Another round in the decades-old battle for which entities are able to control and regulate key parts of the internet is gearing up for this December. While the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is likely to feature a debate about the UN’s role in these regulations, the US has signaled its intentions to oppose any such measure, as noted by Wired.

US head of WCIT delegations, Terry Kramer, has expressed some of the US’ reservations on the issue. Firstly, he cites “greater regulatory burdens” that could slow online innovation. More importantly, he echoes the same concerns voiced by Vint Cerf earlier this month: that handing control of parts of the internet to states instead of the independent ICANN could lead to…

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