Global Governance Begins on December 14

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an imprint of the UN, is holding its World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) from December 3-14, 2012. The stated purpose of the WCIT is to update the UN's "global treaty" on telecommunications to deal more directly and comprehensively with the internet. Knowing who controls the UN, it is not hard to see that a primary aim of the updated "treaty" will be to give credence to the regulation and monitoring of online activity in ways that are desirable to the (authoritarian) majority of member states. Here is a portion of the ITU's official explanation of the need for a new regulatory regime, in its Resolution 146: [T]he International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) were last amended in Melbourne in 1988. [T]he international telecommunications environment has significantly evolved, both from the technical and policy perspectives, and... it continues to evolve rapidly. [A]dvances in technology have resulted in an...(Read Full Article)

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