Tired of the overwhelming opposition from their citizens against previous initiatives such as SOPA, the governments of the world are now turning to the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) conference to create and update rules and regulations regarding communications across the globe. The last such conference was in 1988, during the early days of the Internet, so it must be time to update the rules. And, how convenient, ordinary citizens are excluded from the December 3rd meeting!
Member states of the UN are attending the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 in order to infuse their plans to regulate and censor the Internet, possibly adding in a "kill switch". They're also attending in order to argue for the "sender pays" tariff model, similar to how long-distance telephone calling is billed. These proposals could very well erode whatever human rights we have left as well as stall Internet growth and innovation.