US, UK and Canada All Say "No" to ITU's Proposed Treaty

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  1. cereal killer

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    Looks like the good old US of A, United Kingdom and Canada did the right thing and declined a new UN telecoms treaty. As we reported yesterday, the abuses that could take place if such a "treaty" were agreed to could have had far reaching repercussions - freedom of speech was one of them. Even though Hamadoun Toure, Director General of the International Telecommunication Union, assured the dissenting countries "that nothing should impact [freedom of speech]” the potential for such abuses was enough to get a resounding "No way." The U.S. delegation said in a statement at the meeting after the final changes were adopted last night - “We candidly cannot support an ITU treaty that is inconsistent with the multi-stakeholder model."

    We can all breathe a breath of fresh air. Hamadoun said this was a "missed opportunity", but we'd have to strongly disagree. The UN has no business governing the internet. We'd like to hear your thoughts. Good move or was this a missed opportunity?


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    best news ever no treaty

    Need to protect the freedom of the internet.
    These organizations have another agenda which is not in anyone's best interest.
     
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    Thank goodness there are still some people out there with enough common sense to not allow Hamadoun pursue the opportunity to limit freedom of the internet.
     
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    Their first objective is to eliminate freedom of the internet.

    Their next objective is to eliminate freedom.

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