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http://apnews.excite.com/article/200...D8B27F180.html The US Commerce Department announced today that it intends to retain control of the internet indefinitely. What do all of you think? Jeff...
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    US to retain control of Internet


    http://apnews.excite.com/article/200...D8B27F180.html

    The US Commerce Department announced today that it intends to retain control of the internet indefinitely.

    What do all of you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quoting Michael D. Gallagher, The Associated Press
    The signals and words and intentions and policies need to be clear so all of us benefiting in the world from the Internet and in the U.S. economy can have confidence there will be continued stewardship.
    And no doubt increased monitoring in the name of the War on Terror....

    Considering the record of similar endeavors handled by "international" entities, I don't think this is the wrong way to go, but it's just one more reason to work for regime change in the U.S.
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    Wow, that sucks.
    Why does the U.S. always have to control everything?
    Like it said in the article, the control should be given to an international body.
    Oh well, what can we do, I guess the control is better in the hands of the U.S. government than in the hands of micro$oft.
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    Well, I think that control doesn't belong entirely to the United States. I think most internet traffic occurs within our borders and that our government/business have a hold on a lot of vital services (like DNS, etc), but the beautiful thing about our network technology is that it really doesn't have to be that way; any nation can localize and centralize their own network. After all, it all relates to a physical ifrastructure, and each country has a lot of say on what goes on within its borders. I think that China is a good example of this; their goverment controls a lot of what goes on there (for better or worse), and I'm not sure the United States can hold anything over them.

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    welll the reason that we dont want to give it to an intenation body is because thats just plain stupid. that would be like me building a spaceship almost all by my self and investing millions of taxpayers dollars on it and than just handing it over to a bunch of peope who dont even like me just because they want me to.

    now seriously. the internet is just fine the way it is. handing it over tho the U.N. of all people. england might have a little claim, and probobly some of germany. but realy amarica was the big push for the net and for that reason we control it.
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    // regime change in the US ??

    The internet has actually been running pretty well under US control since its inception. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    Can you immagine the French getting their hand in it? They would vetoe the plan and then sell it for oil under the table.

    I guess we could always let Owl Gore take care of it. Didn't he invent it?

    Bill/Hilly would give it to China for camaign donations.

    Carter would hit it with a hammer.

    Kerry would plan to vote for it, while voting against its funding, then he would throw away his password. He does marry good though, if you like money and not intellect.

    It's in the US's best interest to keep the internet running. The US economy would tank if it ever goes down. US consumers work on the "Just in time" accounting principle. They couldn't survive without the ATM machine and credit cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjamin20
    welll the reason that we dont want to give it to an intenation body is because thats just plain stupid. that would be like me building a spaceship almost all by my self and investing millions of taxpayers dollars on it and than just handing it over to a bunch of peope who dont even like me just because they want me to.
    Ever listened to Blows Against the Empire by Jefferson Starship? You make a funny analogy.

    Anyway, I still don't think the United States actually controls the internet. I think a lot of people here are under the impression that it's all US, but that's not even half the story; consider the giant systems and infrastructures in Eurasia and other places? Also, one could argue that countries like Japan and South Korean have better network infrastructures than we do. As I said before, a lot of vital services are being hosted by US machines, but the world uses it because it's there and they can. If the United States tries to assert control and do something that other nations don't like, they can easily pull away and provide their own services. In this sense, control is multinational.

    It's like saying the United States controls the world.

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    Well, first we should all realize that this isn't to big of deal yet, so no world war III (yet )
    Quote Originally Posted by drakebasher
    And no doubt increased monitoring in the name of the War on Terror....
    I really fail to see, without this becoming an even more Orwellian world, how this could be very powerful. The tools of the patriot act scare me 100x more than this. We should remember that the Internet is BIG BUISNESS. They will not allow it to become useless. They are, oddly, a natural ally.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nikosapi
    Why does the U.S. always have to control everything?
    I live in it and I still have not figured it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by benjamin20
    welll the reason that we dont want to give it to an intenation body is because thats just plain stupid. that would be like me building a spaceship almost all by my self and investing millions of taxpayers dollars on it and than just handing it over to a bunch of peope who dont even like me just because they want me to.
    Well, this isn't the same at all. This is NOT a government entities. It does not run of US governmental money! I fail to see why it is ours to control. The Internet is a joint effort over years and years from many different peoples.
    The Internet is marvelously robust, with thousands of independent networks operating together to move traffic around the globe. ICANN inherently supports regional network development through its mission. European, Asian, Latin American and the African Internet communities are working effectively to build regional interconnections, belying the notion that all Internet traffic flows through North America.
    http://www.icann.org/general/fact-sheet.html
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    Can you immagine the French getting their hand in it? They would vetoe the plan and then sell it for oil under the table.

    It's in the US's best interest to keep the internet running. The US economy would tank if it ever goes down. US consumers work on the "Just in time" accounting principle. They couldn't survive without the ATM machine and credit cards.
    Almost every world economy would tank if the Interent would go down, not just us.

    <rant>There were many people complicit in "oil for food", including the US. I think the bigger issue should be the fact that there were worthless sanctions that did nothing but strengthen a brutal regime and kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people.</rant>
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    ok, lets not go and make this some retarded discusion about how terrible and stupid bush is or how utterly useless france is. lets just focus on the fact. the US is important in the infanstructure of the internet. because the majority of the major nodes are in america and it would be sensless to give the control to someone else. besides. why change it? you people in europe connnect and go to sites just fine. most of the people in europe even get better service over there than here in america. so wtf is the problem? is it that you socialist just want conrol over it? or is it that you can actualy make an improvement on it? and what kind of an improvement would it be? i cant think of any problem that could be solved by giving control to someone else. the only problem i see is on the server side of websites and game server hosts.

    like said before, if it aint broke, dont fix it.

    AND IT AINT BROKE, SO GET YOUR HANDS OFF IT!
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    yeah in the name of anti torrerism......but in actuality in the name or profit profit profit!!! the american way... uke:
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