World Internet freedom under threat

BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is pushing for a change in how the Internet is controlled.

Under cover of efforts to update the international telecom regulations, various countries have submitted proposals many that have serious implications to the way that the Internet currently works.

In the USA, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell has been warning about a takeover of the Internet now for a while. Ostensibly through the United Nations and by certain proposed amendments to the international telecom regulations at the meeting in December 2012.

The Chinese Government said that the Russian document, entitled ‘The International Code of Conduct for Information Security’ was the first relatively comprehensive and systematic document in the world to formulate international rules to standardize information and cyberspace behavior.

This has major implications as it changes control of the Internet from a voluntary multi-stakeholder process, loosely governed through various nongovernmental international organizations to individual Government control.

This could effectively see your own Internet access in the future, being severely restricted.

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