[ppml] IPv6 flawed? [so off topic it's scary]

Brian Johnson bjohnson at drtel.com
Wed Sep 19 15:47:28 EDT 2007

Ted Mittelstaedt writes:
> I personally would be vociferiously opposed to any organization
> taking responsibility from DoC that does not have as part of it's
> charter, the recognition of NON-religious control of government,
> the recognition of individual rights, the recognition of freedom
> of the press, and several other major things of personal freedom.
> This excludes, for example, the governments of just
> about all Mid-East countries, (including Israel, as their
> government is effectively under religious control) the
> governments of China and India, and in addition, the
> government of Germany.  (Germany outlaws even discussion of
> Naziism in their country)
> I have serious misgivings on allowing the UN to exercise any
> control.  As things are right now, if China or Germany wants
> to censor stuff on the Internet, they can do so by simply
> inserting censorship on the major Internet gateways into their
> countries.  The same goes for the MidEast religously-controlled
> governments.
> If the UN had control, it would be simple for China to tell
> ICANN to censor at the source.  And why not?  It would certainly
> be a lot more efficient than censoring at the country's borders.
> There are many governments in the world that do not like criticism
> and more importantly, the do not like a forum to exist that allows
> government critics to find each other and organize.  The Internet is
> such a forum and countries like Germany would like nothing better than
> to censor it.

What was this thread about?
- Brian

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