09. October 2005 · Comments Off on Keep your U.N. off my Internet · Categories: Technology, World

This from Adam Thierer and Wayne Crews at OpinionJournal:

Kofi Annan, Coming to a Computer Near You! The Internet’s long run as a global cyberzone of freedom–where governments take a “hands off” approach–is in jeopardy. Preparing for next month’s U.N.-sponsored World Summit on the Information Society (or WSIS) in Tunisia, the European Union and others are moving aggressively to set the stage for an as-yet unspecified U.N. body to assert control over Internet operations and policies now largely under the purview of the U.S. In recent meetings, for an example, an EU spokesman asserted that no single country should have final authority over this “global resource.”

I see no good coming of this.

Hat Tip: InstaPundit

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