Sunday, December 20, 2009

ZenTiger Chinese Walls

China wants to meter all internet traffic that passes through its borders, it has emerged. The move would require international agreement - but it is being discussed by the United Nations body in charge of internet standards.

The United Nations seem to be in charge of a lot of things. In principle, they like the idea of monitoring traffic flows and charging for it.

Mr Servida, deputy head of unit at the European Commission's Information Society and Media Directorate General, has another opinion. He simply says:

"Fencing the internet is not going to help anybody"

Related Link: Chinese Walls

And have a read of what Liberty Scott has noticed: Australia's draconian approach to the Internet

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