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2005: The Year the US Government Undermined the Internet

2005 will be forever seen as the year in which the US government managed to keep unilateral control of the internet, despite widespread opposition by the rest of the world.

However, while this very public spat went on, everyone failed to notice a related change that will have far greater implications for everyday internet users and for the internet itself. That change will see greater state-controlled censorship on the internet, reduce people's ability to use the internet to communicate freely, and leave expansion of the internet in the hands of the people least capable of doing the job.

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Re: 2005: The Year the US Government Undermined the Internet Christopher Parente  –  Dec 31, 2005 5:11 PM PDT

Interesting article. I really enjoy reading Kieran in the Register, but he loves to sensationalize. Example, the title of this article.

I'd prefer to read him in the Register, and look here to CircleID for more dispassionate discussion. There are many interesting threads here already talking about the danger of government interference with the Internet.

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