Wednesday, November 16, 2005

who runs the web

BBC News: US retains hold of the internet: "There are other larger social justice issues to be tackled, such as how to ensure freedom of expression and information for everyone on the net, an issue which bloggers will be watching closely."

I would have thought the internet should be governed by an international body, but if that means allowing certain governments to impose tighter censorship on the web (as the US government argued it would) then it would not be a good thing. Also the issue of widening access to the web in developing countries needs to be tackled - 14% of people on the web in developing countries compared with 62% in the US is a yawning gulf by anybody's standards.

See also: The net and politicians don't mix, by Paul Twomey, head of Icann.

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