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Controversial proposals handed to the ITU on Friday have now been withdrawn

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:36:43 -0800
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Subject: 	[Itu2012chapters] WCIT news
Date: 	Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:25:22 +0100
From: 	Rudi Vansnick <rudi.vansnick@isoc.be>
To: 	Sally Wentworth <wentworth@isoc.org>
CC: 	itu2012chapters@elists.isoc.org



  Controversial proposals handed to the ITU on Friday have now been withdrawn


  China, Russia and others have withdrawn.

China, Russia and others have withdrawn controversial proposals at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (*WCIT* <http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/itu-lashes-back-at-critics-as-conference-gets-underway-100744>) 2012 that would have given them greater control over the Internet, following a public backlash from dismayed onlookers.

A leaked document <http://files.wcitleaks.org/public/Merged%20UAE%20081212.pdf> from WCIT had indicated a number of nations, also including the United Arab Emirates (UAE and Saudi Arabia, wanted to have more power over the Web?s laws and infrastructure. Much of the power over the working of the Internet currently lies with US <http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/news-networking/internet-controlled-by-itu-88370> bodies.

A spokesperson from the ITU confirmed to /TechWeekEurope/ the proposals were now ?off the table?. They were at a loss as to why the nation states, who handed their proposals to the ITU on Friday, had pulled out.

According to a source at the conference, the ITU is saying the document was never officially put forward.


Can this been confirmed from those being present in Dubai ?

Rudi Vansnick







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