Thursday, June 7, 2012

ITU WCIT-12 document stirs controversy; should Obama administration release the "TD64" report? Downstream liability exclusions at risk?


Here’s a summary on the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) WCIT-12 “document” and the idea that it amounts to an attempt to get the United Nations to “take over the Internet”, link here.

There is another document called TD64 which is reported to consolidate all the ITU proposals.  Critics want the Obama administration to make this document public.

I’m not sure what the significance of all this could be for the average user, but possibly limitations on downstream liability built into US Internet law could be put at risk.

EFF tweeted this link on Monday. 

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