US House approves resolution to keep Internet control out of UN hands

The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a Senate resolution introduced by Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) that calls on the U.S. government to oppose United Nations control of the Internet.The 397-0 vote is meant to send a signal to countries meeting at a U.N. conference on telecommunications this week. Participants are meeting to update an international telecom treaty, but critics warn that many countries’ proposals could allow U.N. regulation of the Internet.
thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/271153-house-approves-resolution-to-keep-internet-control-out-of-un-handsAlso see:Who should control the Internet? House votes ‘No’ on U.N.
The House unanimously passed a Senate resolution calling on the U.S. government to oppose the United Nations’ control of the Internet.As originally reported by the Hill, the 397-to-0 vote is intended to send a clear signal to the delegates gathering at the UN’s telecommunications conference next week.
http://venturebeat.com/2012/12/05/united-nations-internet/Congress to U.N.: Don’t even think about Internet regulations
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution today aimed at sending a strong message to a United Nations body that’s meeting this week to consider new Internet regulations.The International Telecommunication Union, a U.N. organization, is meeting in Dubai to update telecommunications regulations, and some have warned that this could lead to a U.N. takeover of the Internet.
news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57557331-38/congress-to-u.n.-dont-even-think-about-internet-regulations/Congress declares opposition to UN takeover of the Internet
Congress certainly can’t agree on much, but we’ve now discovered what it will unite for: opposing a United Nations “takeover” of the Internet.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/12/congress-declares-opposition-to-un-takeover-of-the-internet/

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