Russia backtracks on internet governance proposals; Compromise emerges

Russian-backed proposals calling for 193 countries to be given “equal rights to manage the internet” have been pulled at a UN conference in Dubai.The US had threatened to block the suggested additions to an international communications treaty.It wants the treaty to make minimal reference to the internet, warning to do otherwise risks state interference.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/20676293Also see:Compromise emerges in global talks on Internet oversight
Hopes rose on Tuesday for a compromise agreement that would keep intrusive government regulation of the Internet from being enshrined in a global treaty.As a 12-day conference of the International Telecommunication Union drew near its Friday closing, the chairman of the gathering in Dubai circulated a draft that sidelined proposals from Russia, China and other countries that have been seeking the right to know where each piece of Internet traffic comes from.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/12/uk-un-internet-treaty-idUKBRE8BB00Z20121212WCIT goes dark: deadlock hits key telecoms conference
The WCIT is going dark with just one day left to rewrite the international telecommunication regulations (ITRs) and a number of significant issues remaining unresolved.
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2012/12/11/wcit-goes-dark-deadlock-hits-k

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