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Before I would be willing to accept ANY change I would want to see a discussion as to if and how it would improve anything.  What I would like to see is a public trustee administering the internet and paying for that service out of revenues derived from the internet.  We really need an amendment to the Constitution in the USA to guarantee the right of citizens to the communications medium of the internet subject only to the constraints of technical realities.  We especially need protection for the rights of free communication and freedom from censorship, but also laws that prevent the use by governmental agencies of any information concerning individuals and groups obtained from monitoring internet use that is not the result of a court order.

Furtherance of these goals are the only real reason to support any change in internet governance.  Given the directions taken by so many governments towards control of the internet, I think it is imperative that any change be opposed until and unless these concerns are fully addressed.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue May 5th, 2009 at 07:35:29 PM EST
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