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Support a Free and Open Web!

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.

Stand up for Internet freedom now!

http://www.protectinternetfreedom.net/

http://www.freeandopenweb.com/
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Added: 5 years, 10 months ago
 
Wakka
5 years, 10 months ago
Ah i thought this shit would be dead by now beefalo. but then again i should know better. i did my part. hopefully this BS will get kicked out like the rest of the trash.
beefalo
5 years, 10 months ago
" wakkatheman wrote:
hopefully this BS will get kicked out like the rest of the trash.

I hope so. Thank you for your support! ^_^
Wakka
5 years, 10 months ago
Heck thanks for posting about it. dam near all most didn't see this one coming. ^^_
beefalo
5 years, 10 months ago
You're welcome. I wish I'd posted about it earlier...
Wakka
5 years, 10 months ago
Say beefalo do you know the end outcome of the WCIT? im looking it up but im not really getting a clear answer. did we win or lose?
beefalo
5 years, 10 months ago
Looks like we're winning, the U.S. and 20 other countries (including Canada and the UK) having rejected the proposed treaty. :-D I admit, trying to make sense of the whole conference is a little dizzying...
Wakka
5 years, 10 months ago
aye i really hate having to read but after an hour or so that's what i read up on but hearing about it from another person helps to put my mind at ease or at lest for now till some other BS shows up. thanks for the reassurance Beefalo. now all i have to do now is tell my friends the good news. ^^_
beefalo
5 years, 10 months ago
You're welcome. B-)
SirStefan02
5 years, 8 months ago
I paid a visit to the PIF.net site today and I noticed a few things about the USA entries. First, there were very FEW famous companies involved, i.e., Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, ZDNet, etc. I was, however, surprised to see that Valve (of Half Life fame) and the cable giant Charter Communications were in support. That was rather curious. Anyone care to speculate on why companies on the cutting edge of computer technology aren't supporting a free and open internet?          ($$$$$$$$$)
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