Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ITU’s Secret Plans to regulate the Internet

The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT 2012) of the ITU is to be held during December 3 - 14 in Dubai to review the current International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs).

The ITU has regulated telegraphs, telephones since 1865, coordinates the shared global use of radio spectrum and has a role to play in the assignment of satellite orbits.

Now the ITU seeks to include Internet Governance in its sphere of control. There are several proposals to be discussed at the WCIT in a closed setting, to bring about adverse changes to the way the Internet works.

A simplified infographic, as presented by equaltimes.org is posted below. Please take a look at this infographic, share it with your colleagues and contacts. You could also express your concern by signing a petition.

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