United Nations, Internet Regulator?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, May 27, 2012.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    US House set to examine just such a plan.

     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm confused--isn't this thread about the UN's role in regulating the Internet?
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    If you notice at the top of my post it just is the title "United Nations".

    I will use your words......."Dave, do me a favor--don't respond to my posts." MLK.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm sure that if you would have asked nicely wkmac would have been happy to explain to you what the term "Internet regulators" means.
     
  6. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I would have actually quoted several other lines, but that is a matter of personal preference, I suppose. Well, maybe one line, then:

    It's disgusting for me to say this, and in fact, I can taste vomit just by typing it ... but a tiered pricing hierarchy to the internet is inevitable; it's just like cable and premium channels. Yes, "we" all won a great victory by defeating SOPA and that other garbage, but they will just (re)propose and (re)vote until it gets passed. The public has much less tolerance for civil action than corporations do for missing revenue.

    Once the internet becomes quarantined along nationalist boundaries (as it logically follows, once a pricing structure is in place), the real problem is not the money you'll have to pay to get/maintain access to certain websites; the real problem will be the lack of a global standard for "top-level domains". On any given day, maybe upsers.com or browncafe.com will work; tomorrow, it might not. That is the subtle, divisive issue that no politician has the brains or foresight to address.

    See ICANN and Verisign for additional details that may be of interest. Maybe this too, if severe measures are to be considered.

    In my opinion, obviously.
     
    Lasted edited by : May 29, 2012
  7. texan

    texan Well-Known Member


    I often wonder when it will it be regulated / monitored. Not if.....
     
  8. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Then again, can people go backwards at that time, and use analog BBS and Ansi?
     
  9. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    If only.
     
  10. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I do not care what anyone says, BBS dial ups were great.

    Greatess day in my life, buying a 56 K modem for my Packard Bell.
     
  11. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    The current internet model is a dinosaur and is coming to an end. A new movement among activists and hackers is working towards building a complete open source, fully distributed, free and more important beyond the reach and scope of all statists and nation state hands.

    How you say?