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Russia-led proposal for ITU internet regulation withdrawn

Tuesday 11 December 2012 | 12:48 CET | News
A Russia-led coalition has withdrawn a proposal at the ITU WCIT to give governments new powers over the internet, Reuters reports. Russia, China and many Arab states made the proposal to include internet regulation in the International Telecommunication Regulations treaty, which is up for revisions at the Dubai conference. They want greater governmental control of the internet and have been pushing to expand the treaty beyond traditional telecom operators. The US, Europe, Canada and other advocates of a hands-off approach opposed the proposal, which could have allowed countries to block some

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