Free Speech must be stopped.

The United Nations just launched an 11-day conference in its ongoing scheme to take over the Internet.  Leading the charge is Russia, declaring its “sovereign right to regulate the national Internet segment”.

Fox News reports,

A U.N. conference that kicked off today in Dubai has sparked fear of Internet censorship in the U.S. — something U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer said he is doing everything in his power to prevent.

“Nothing regarding the Internet do we want subject to U.N. review and regulation,” Kramer told FoxNews.com.

Monday marked the first day of an 11-day conference. Kramer, who leads the U.S. delegation at the conference, said that the first day had “gone well” and so far delegates are “still in the early stage, talking about what should be reviewed when.” No specific regulations have been debated yet.

“[Proposals] on content review and on pricing the transfer of content, which would essentially tax the Internet… we are actively opposing those,” Kramer said.

While almost all of the U.N. meeting is secret, many documents have leaked, including one proposal from the Russian delegation declaring “the sovereign right … to regulate the national Internet segment.”

It echoes a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin last year calling for “global control over such [Internet] exchange. This is certainly a priority on the international agenda.”

Kramer said the Russian proposal worried him.

“Candidly, we were very concerned with the Russian proposal. I think it was the most stark in nature of all the proposals that have been put out, because it basically is proposing Internet governance managed either by the ITU or the national government. There are traffic routing proposals in there that would open the door to potential censorship, which obviously we don’t agree with,” Kramer said. …

“The development of the Internet itself shows a different model of international co-operation than the U.N. uses. The U.N. tried to help build the Internet. They had their own network standard in the 1980s and nobody used that, and it died. Instead engineers in the U.S., China, Brazil — around the world — reached consensus about the rules for the web.”

Ambassador Kramer said the U.S. delegation is opposing Internet regulation because the hands-off approach has worked so well.

“The Internet had thrived because it has been left in an open environment, and all the commercial opportunities that accrued, and the rights to free speech and democracy, are because it’s been left alone.”

Here’s a shock.  Russia is denying their pursuit to censor the Internet…despite the fact that their secret documents reveal otherwise.  Of course, the Russian bureaucrats are known for their honesty.

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  1. Free and open information can be so bothersome. People get offended, dictators lose power…it must be stopped.

    Google and many others have done a bang up job getting freedom lovers killed in despot nations when they cave to governmental dictates that affect their bottom dollar.

  2. THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!

  3. To quote Princess Leia: “The more you tighten your fist, the more systems fall through your fingers.” Only despots (Obama, Congress, Bureaucrats, Morsi, Putin, Un, and their ilk) see this as a Good Thing.

  4. I don’t think I could hate the UN more than I already do, but it might be possible.

  5. There is way to much freedom going on in cyberspace, plus it would be a great thing to tax

  6. Good rule of thumb: If the U.N. if FOR something, OPPOSE IT!!

  7. We can thank the flash mobs, wikileaks, and the OWS and Arab Spring protests, etc, etc, for providing the U.N. an excuse for launching this conference.

  8. Funny to note, having been spanked with the facts on the “Southern Strategy” this blog’s resident libtard propagandist Shadow resorts to clucking childish mockery on other posts. Is that because in posting anything else s/he gets frequently caught lying? LOL

  9. The John Birch Society has good and effective programs for org. just regular folks against these mega-government tactics.

    http://www.jbs.org/

  10. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/28/AR2011022803719.html?tid=wp_featuredstories&sid=ST2011030101974………….obama regime are working for the same goal here don’t be fooled… muslim masters want to control of info about the crimes they are committingt and making it a crime to say anything against their false-God.and Islam….anti-christ is giving his power over to the beast to do the dirty work for him, so he can keep up with false imagine of himself in the eyes of the public.

  11. We almost had the Senate give over a lot of Freedom to the U.N. today.

    A United Nations treaty to ban discrimination against people with disabilities went down to defeat in the Senate on Tuesday in a 61-38 vote.

    The treaty, backed by President Obama and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), fell 5 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for confirmation as dozens of Senate Republicans objected that it would create new abortion rights and impede the ability of people to home-school disabled children.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/un-treaties/270831-senate-rejects-un-treaty-for-disabled-rights-in-vote

    Here’s the RINO’s that voted for the U.N. to have influence and control over decisions for the disabled.

    Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), John Barrasso (Wyo.), Scott Brown (Mass.), Susan Collins (Maine), Dick Lugar (Ind.), John McCain (Ariz.), Olympia Snowe (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voted with Democrats in favor of the treaty.

    If we have Senators that are willing to hand over Freedom to the U.N. in regards to the disabled, then they’ll vote to hand over control of the Internet to the U.N.

    We have a lot of house cleaning to do in the Senate.

  12. THE U.N. SHOULD GET OUT OF OUR LIFE? WHO ARE THEY TO TELL THE WORLD WHAT TO DO, WHEN TO DO IT, HOW TO LIVE, WHERE TO LIVE. LEAVE US ALONE……….YOU WANT A FIGHT, ”WE THE PEOPLE” ARE ON STAND-BY.

  13. You mean the way the media dose….

  14. #14 thank goodness!

    THE U.N. OUT OF THE U.S. AND THE U.S. OUT OF THE U.N.!

    And for a bit of fun, because we all like to feel in control… LOL

    http://www.turnofftheinternet.com/#

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  16. I can hardly wait until the “free cell phone” people who text and email using internet protocol on their phones comes to a screeching HALT. Also those that watch streaming video, youtube, and don’t have a TV anymore all are in a dark hole because they’ve let the internet usurp their lives.

    Most of the websites will be taken down. Most that are still up? Will have to pay a tax to be on the net (it will be called a user fee). Right now you can register your domain and away you go – start posting and writing and selling.

    Not…any….more.

    I laugh at the UN ambassador saying he’s working hard to stop this.
    I’m sorry but why don’t I believe that?

  17. We almost had the Senate give over a lot of Freedom to the U.N. today.

    A United Nations treaty to ban discrimination against people with disabilities went down to defeat in the Senate on Tuesday in a 61-38 vote.

    And what freedom was that? The freedom to discriminate against people with disabilities? I’m pretty sure that’s a freedom we already lack. (see Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)



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