A bit of good news on the ETNO/ITU take-over attempt front…

22 Nov

European Parliament Stairs
European Parliament Stairs (cc) photogreuhphies

This just in: the European Parliament posted a resolution with a large majority against ITU’s attempt at regulatory control of the internet. Here are the salient articles:

5. [The European Parliament] believes that the ITU, or any other single, centralised international institution (e.g. ICANN), is not the appropriate body to assert regulatory authority over the internet;

6. [The European Parliament] calls on the Member States to prevent any changes to the International Telecommunication Regulations which would be harmful to the openness of the internet, net neutrality, access to creative content online and the participatory governance entrusted to multiple actors such as governments, supranational institutions, non-governmental organisations, large and small private operators and the “internet public” consisting of users and consumers

I suspect political pressure will be a lot more effective in this regard and I hope the collective weight of the EU 27 and its member states can steer things in the right direction.

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