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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Breaking America's Grip on the Net

After troubled negotiations in Geneva, the US may be forced to relinquish control of the internet to a coalition of governments.

http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/
0,16376,1585288,00.html

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A few days ago, the European Union announced that they have decided “to end the US government's unilateral control of the internet and put in place a new body that would now run this revolutionary communications medium.”

That would mean taking control of the root servers, which were established by an American company under the wings of the American government. Essentially, we built the Internet. And now the Europeans want to steal it.

By what authority do they arrogate control of the Internet? The power and importance of the net will only continue to grow, and we must defend what is rightfully ours! The American government and a private American company established the root servers, and for the other nations to attempt to not nationalize, but internationalize them is outright thievery. We must resist this to the furthest extent of our ability. The issue is far more important than it may seem.

If they want to go through with this, then, if possible, I say we take our infrastructure out and let them do it on their own. And the repercussions be forgotten. Its high time we stood up for ourselves!“I am leaving it as I found it. Take over. It's yours." -Ellis Wyatt's parting message after he torched his shale-oil extraction plant in Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged

4 Comments:

Blogger Daniel Christianson said...

If they want to go through with this, then, if possible, I say we take our infrastructure out and let them do it on their own.



"I am leaving it as I found it. Take over. It's yours."

-Ellis Wyatt's parting message after he torched his shale-oil extraction plant in Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged

October 06, 2005 10:48 PM  
Blogger Daniel Christianson said...

And the reprecussions be ignored

October 06, 2005 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Molloy said...

As to who should control the Internet, somebody should ask its inventor: Al Gore!

October 11, 2005 4:35 PM  
Blogger Daniel Christianson said...

And they say liberals don't have a sense of humor!

October 16, 2005 8:57 PM  

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