[NA-Discuss] FYI: U.S. Contributions to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)

Eric Brunner-Williams ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Mon Aug 13 14:02:50 UTC 2012

Good morning all,

Three fragments below from the Introductory section, the original text
is here: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/telecom/196031.htm

Something to reflect upon is what the government really means by the
reference to "openness and inclusivenness" and ICANN and whether this
is consistent with its summary of the situation made three years ago
in the AoC -- "ICANN and DoC recognize that there is a group of
participants that engage in ICANN's processes to a greater extent than
Internet users generally."

An interesting read for the day, quotes below the .sig, url at the top
of this post.

Eric Brunner-Williams
Candidate, NARALO ALAC Rep. election 2012

"This contribution presents proposals to the World Conference on
International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT-12) that have been
developed by the United States of America for the revision of the
International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs).

The United States also notes, however, that the Internet has evolved
to operate in a separate and distinct environment that is beyond the
scope or mandate of the ITRs or the International Telecommunication
Union. Specifically, it emerged from multi-stakeholder organizations
such as the Internet Society, the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Regional Internet
Registries (RIRs), and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN). These organizations have played a major role in
designing and operating the Internet and have succeeded by their very
nature of openness and inclusiveness.

Therefore, the United States will not support proposals that would
increase the exercise of control over Internet governance or content.

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