ITU: United States, Canada and the UK refused to sign the treaty
Today’s conference ends Friday ITU in Dubai and the best news is that finally the United States, Canada and the UK have refused to sign the international treaty change. The three countries have opposed the requests that would expand the ability for governments will control the network.
As we have been told last days, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia were among the number of countries that drove the change. Earlier this week Russia and China withdrew the proposed regulation, although there were still several days and several formulas for the plan had just crystallized.
Without consensus, the opposition of these three countries marks a setback in the agenda of ITU (International Telecommunication Union), who hoped to reach agreement and shall be placed for a new meeting in Korea in 2014. As explained by Terry Kramer, U.S. ambassador to the conference:
With sadness and a sense of loss of opportunity, America must communicate that it is not able to sign the agreement in its current form. Internet has given the world an unimaginable economic and social benefit for the last 24 years.
Furthermore, along with these three countries, negotiators from Denmark, Czech Republic, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Kenya have said they would have to consult with their governments on how to proceed, why not be able to sign the treaty as planned today.
ITU had organized this 12-day conference to review the treaty communications last renovated 24 years ago. According to the document, help nations coordinate efforts against crime in the network to extend the time you access this. The reality is that its ambiguity gave rise to think it was to give more control to governments on Internet.
During this time there have been many actors against the proposal. Google, Facebook, Mozilla or names like Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee, warned of the threat posed to the stability of the current network.
It was not until 2014 that the next conference in Korea and see how advancing new proposals to amend a treaty was renewed before the existence of the current Internet.Tags: Canada, ITU, UK, United States