Friday, October 02, 2009

US Relinquishes Control Of The Internet

by Bobbie Johnson - September 30th, 2009 - London Guardian

Icann – the official body that ultimately controls the development of the internet thanks to its oversight of web addresses such as .com, .net and .org – said today that it was ending its agreement with the US government.

The deal, part of a contract negotiated with the US department of commerce, effectively pushes California-based Icann towards a new status as an international body with greater representation from companies and governments around the globe.

Icann had previously been operating under the auspices of the American government, which had control of the net thanks to its initial role in developing the underlying technologies used for connecting computers together.

But the fresh focus will give other countries a more prominent role in determining what takes place online, and even the way in which it happens – opening the door for a virtual United Nations, where many officials gather to discuss potential changes to the internet.

Think this is a good thing? Consider that most countries around the world block web sites they disapprove of. This new "governance" will almost certainly give more power to Communist China to suppress web sites that criticize them. The new power will simply extend that censorship to web sites here in America too.

If it was good for America, the hate monger Barack Obama would never have agreed. This is simply one more way that he is criticizing America. We invented the Internet. We built the Internet. Now we must give it away to the rest of the world. Why? Because Barack Hussein Obama wants it that way.

For Obama's Internet Czar, Cass Sunnstein "part of the answer lies in recognizing that a ‘chilling effect' on those who would spread destructive falsehood can be an excellent idea." This quote comes straight out of his new book. Please note that "destructive falsehood" means you have criticized Obama. There is no defense just because it might be true. This is not about your opinion, but about Obama's and the opinion of those who worship him.

Update: October 3rd, 2009 - This is another great article that explains the technical details of what the Obamatrons are doing with more clarity.
The U.S. Abandons the Internet

Jeremy Rabkin and Jeffrey Eisenach - October 2nd, 2009 - Wall Street Journal

What makes it possible for users to connect with all the different Web sites on the Internet is the system that allocates a unique electronic address to each site. The addresses are organized within larger entities called top-level domains—".com," ".edu," ".gov" and so on. Overseeing this arrangement is a relatively obscure entity, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Without the effective oversight of ICANN, the Internet as we know it would not exist, billions of dollars of online commerce and intellectual property would be at risk, and various forms of mass censorship could become the norm.

It appears very clear that, like Jimmy Carter in the 70s, Obama is perfectly willing to give away to the world resources and assets paid for by the American tax payer.


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