Originally Posted by modinn
Neither of those 4 countries need to be controlling their internet anyways..... This is just a terrible idea in my opinion. Keep the competition, keep the struggle for internet neutrality in China, and keep the internet open for all. The next thing we need is government's controlling the traffic coming to and from their countries and doing god knows what with the packets that are coming back to you. I sense government cyber warfare >_>
But is this any worse than ISPs saying how much and how you can use the Internet or what Internet services you can run at home? A set of ground rules might not be a bad idea, but China has no business even sitting in on the discussion due to how they run their Internet policies.
I just think a UN approach might not be a bad thing. Honestly no real way to know. I just forsee that more individual governments will start stepping in a taking control of the Internet in their countries...if that happens I am sure more people will want a UN approach were at least there are more parties involved.
I am not too worried about the US...the large corporations would not stand for it, but I am sure other countries might not have a choice.