The establishment Republicans are at it again. This time they’ve crafted a House bill which pretends to safeguard against an international body taking over control of internet naming, and hence the internet itself, but which – after a technicality is met – gives our current administration full authority to simply give over control. 543 more words
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Education Begins On Meaning of U.S. Address System Oversight
The debate over a proposed transfer of authority over the Internet address system has been launched in Washington D.C., generating plenty of heat, many opinions, a few concrete proposals, and not a lot of light. 1,181 more words
Congress hears arguments for and against Commerce Department plans to give up control of many Internet operations.
If the Obama administration is serious about its goal to connect every American household to the information superhighway via broadbans, it will have to address America’s perception that, to paraphrase Leonard “Bones” McCoy, “cyberspace is filled with disease and death.” Cyberspace may be perceived as a whole lot colder if the National Telecommunications and Information Administration is allowed to transfer its oversight of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to a multi-state stakeholder body. 475 more words
According to an article in Townhall.com, entitled, Obama’s Move to Surrender Control of the Internet Endangers Freedom Here and Abroad,
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On March 14th, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a component of the U.S.