So apparently the U.S. intends to give up governance of the internet by the end of 2015.
The idea is to transfer "control of domain names and other basic Internet functions to a private coalition by 2015."
You can read more about it here:
The U.S. Gives the Internet to the World - US News
My question is this... exactly who is this "private coalition" going to be?
There is plenty of support of this measure from countries like China and Russia (along with the U.N.). who have long been in favor or adding "restrictions" and tightening control of the net, but exactly WHO do you trust with that power?
I'm interested to hear what you guys think...
Would this be a good move that would "make it a lot harder for opponents of a free and open Internet to pretend that what they are really against is an Internet dominated by one hegemonic state"? ...
Does this "risk foreign dictatorships defining the internet" and how YOU use it?
Will this stimulate more economic growth and guarantee freedom of speech/information online or stifle it??
Lets hear it...