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RE: United Nations WCIT ITU Conference and Scientific Forums

From: <gsalazar1407@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:54:18 -0430
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To: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Adam,

I don't think that the UN can ever achieve contentious on anything, it's not a surprise that Internet isn't an exception.

I live on a country where regular media is pretty much struggling with laws trying to rip them apart and the web is an oasis for them to spread their information and do their job, however my Government has started to take a "digital stance" on how people use the Internet.  

Personally, I think Government has to stay away as much as possible from the Internet regulations and people have to realize that the state works for us instead of believing that we need to fulfill the Government's desire of regulating everything. 

The internet *has* to be free.

Guillermo Salazar
Venezuela.

Enviado de Samsung Mobile

-------- Mensaje original --------
De: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com> 
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Para: public-html@w3.org 
Asunto: United Nations WCIT ITU Conference and Scientific Forums 
 
HTML Working Group,

Given the recent contentious United Nations WCIT ITU conference, where it seems that nations disagree about the roles of states with regard to the Internet and the Web, where the United States and other nations took a stance against state regulation, took a stance for a multi-stakeholder model, and, in particular, as we start to discuss digital textbooks, I wanted to broach whether scientists or technologists participating at the W3C have had or have any concerns about foreign or domestic government operatives, or participants entangled with foreign governments, including governments which have indicated a stance that states should have a role, of some sort, in regulating the Internet or Web?

Is anybody interested in considering or discussing whether some participants at the W3C, either already having had participated, participating presently, or arriving to participate, might be here at the behest of governments including governments which have indicated a stance with regard to the regulation of the Internet or Web?



Kind regards,

Adam Sobieski
Received on Saturday, 22 December 2012 22:45:17 UTC

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