Saturday, December 15, 2012

With a "heavy heart," U.S. declines to support UN effort to put controls on the internet

A proposed global telecoms treaty that would give national governments control of the internet has been blocked by the US and key western and African nations. They said they are "not able to sign the agreement in its current form" at the end of a International Telecoms Union (ITU) conference in Dubai.

The US was first to declare its opposition to the draft treaty. "It is with a heavy heart and a sense of missed opportunities that I have to announce that the United States must communicate that it is unable to sign the agreement in its current form," Terry Kramer, head of the US delegation, told the conference, after what had looked like a final draft was approved.

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1 comment:

Terri Wagner said...

"heavy heart" my just wouldn't play well in Peoria lol