[At-Large] India proposes Government controlled Internet

Sivasubramanian M isolatedn at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 05:21:38 UTC 2011



This is from Kieren MacCarthy's article:

> "In a statement<http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/10/27/un-ga-india-cirp-proposal> sent
> yesterday, India argued for the creation of a new body to be called the
> United Nations Committee for Internet-Related Policies (CIRP) which would
> develop Internet policies, oversee all Internet standards bodies and policy
> organizations, negotiate Internet-related treaties, and act as an arbitrator
> in Internet-related disputes.
> The CIRP would exist under the United Nations, comprise of 50 Member
> States, be funded by the United Nations, run by staff from the UN’s
> Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) arm, and report directly to the
> UN General Assembly."

#  And the Government spokesperson argued that this “should not be viewed as
an attempt by governments to ‘take over’ or ‘regulate and circumscribe’ the
Internet.” !!

#  The IBSA proposal was badly criticized by the Civil Society in the lists
and at the Nairobi Internet Governance Forum, it appeared that India wasn't
the prime contributor to that imaginative proposal, but those of us who
believed that India couldn't have proposed or fully endorsed the first IBSA
proposal --- we were wrong.

Sivasubramanian M
ISOC India Chennai

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