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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

US retains control of t'internet

story here

I am shocked and outraged that the US has once again used its position as the world's only superpower to foist its own arrogant views on the rest of the world. I am in favour of national pride as much as the next man but the jongoistic attitude of the States in everything it does is an affront to the rest of the world. The internet is a resource for everyone and for the US to claim ownership and try to control our freedom of information is yet another example of its empire-building mind set. Lest face it, they want control of everything since they clearly cleave to the 'might-makes-right' philosophy. And another thing....

Oh, really, who cares who 'owns' the internet. Seriously, if it isn't broken, don't fix it.

I never really understood what the other countries and blocs such as the EU were worried about (with the exception of Iran - I got their problem alright). Perhaps things might change in the future and it may become necessary to rethink the status quo, but as things stand there is no problem.

Let it be.

The BBC article does highlight that this whole non-issue has overshadowed the more critical discussions on how developing nations can make use of 'the digital revolution' to benefit their growth and development.

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