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(Whose) Hands off (What) Internet? Some Reflections on WCIT 2012

December 9, 2012


The usually rather sedate world of Internet Governance is currently being roiled by purported conspiracies towards the "take-over" of the Internet by various malevolent forces viz. the governments of Russia, China etc. etc. aided in their dastardly schemes by the current inheritors of the keys and flight plans for the UN's fleet of black helicopters--the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)

The ITU/WCIT: Thinking About Internet Regulatory Policy From An LDC Perspective?

October 11, 2012


I'm not exactly sure what the LDC sponsored report would say but my guess would be that they would focus rather more on looking at how costs and benefits are and should be distributed as between some of the wealthiest companies from some of the wealthiest countries and LDC's looking to increase Internet access overall in environments of very low incomes, very difficult physical environments, extremely weak regulatory and taxation regimes, and vast areas and populations who might under some circumstances derive benefit from Internet access but who would under almost any conceivable current situation find paying for this almost impossible.

Some Comments on ICT4Development and Internet Governance

June 15, 2010


I'm currently at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum Meeting in Hong Kong where I presented this afternoon on a panel on "Access and the Digital Divide", which I'm presuming was meant to mirror in some fashion the discussion within the Internet Governance Forum concerning issues around Internet Governance and Development and more broadly the overall discussion of "Digital Divide/Access/"Development" issues in the context of the IGF.