[IRP] [governance] Re: Fwd: [IP] USG rescinds 'leave internet alone' policy

McTim dogwallah
Tue Mar 2 11:14:40 EET 2010

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 5:05 AM, Parminder <parminder at itforchange.net> wrote:
> (With regard to article ' US government rescinds 'leave internet alone' policy' at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/27/internet_3_dot_0_policy/? which Lee also recently forwarded to the IGC list)
> Max Senges wrote:
> Thanks Olivier
> Quite interesting. What do people think? That the US is pushing for more governance is not necessarily bad, no?
> No, it wont be bad if the governance they were pushing for was democratic.
> But note what the article says, in a typical US centric, US-will-save-the-world manner.
> (all quotes below are from the mentioned article)
> >Internationally, the Internet Governance Forum ? set up by under a United Nations banner to deal with global >governance issues ? is due to end its experimental run this year and become an acknowledged institution. >However, there are signs that governments are increasingly dominating the IGF, with civil society and the Internet >community sidelined in the decision-making process.
> That is funny. I never earlier have heard any allegations that govs *are* dominating the IGF.

Didn't we say as much in our statement regarding MAG composition?
Deciding on the future of the IGF, where they are held, etc is
entirely an intergov proposition.? Of course it's dominated by govs.

?As for the body of your screed, it seems we are reading 2 completely
different articles!


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