Statement from the Internet Society CEO and President, Lynn St. Amour:
At the conclusion of today's plenary, the Internet Society is concerned
about the direction that the ITRs are taking with regards to the
The Internet Society came to this meeting in the hopes that revisions to
the treaty would focus on competition, liberalization, free flow of
information, and independent regulation - things that have clearly
worked in the field of telecommunications. Instead, these concepts seem
to have been largely struck from the treaty text.
Additionally, and contrary to assuranes that this treaty is not about
the Internet, the conference appears to have adopted, by majority, a
resolution on the Internet. Amendments were apparently made to the text
but were not published prior to agreement. This is clearly a
disappointing development and we hope that tomorrow brings an
opportunity for reconsideration of this approach.
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet
information and thought leadership from around the world. With its
principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet
Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and
future development among users, companies, governments, and other
organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world,
the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the
Internet for everyone. For more information, visit www.internetsociety.org.
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