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United States Cyberpolicy after the ITU WCIT Conference

From: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 06:42:04 +0000
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Greetings.  After the contentious 2012 ITU WCIT conference, and in response to some unfolding news stories about United States cyberpolicy developments, it appears to those with a certain stance on liberty, a certain interpretation of Constitutional philosophy, American philosophy, and as pertaining to the modern topics of the Internet and the Web, that there remains more to be done on the topics of the Internet and the Web with regard to the prevention of United States government encroachments.

>From defending the Internet and Web from the United States government during a nexus of politics and terror, prolonged crises, the longest war in Afghanistan, to the 2012 ITU WCIT conference which sought to introduce a global regulation of the Internet, back to cyberpolicy topics in the United States, and upcoming is the 2013 ITU WTPF conference.

Presently, after protecting the Internet and the Web at the 2012 ITU WCIT conference, Washington D.C. has an opportunity to lead by example, to illustrate a renewed stewardship of and profound wherewithal with regard to the defense of the shared ideals of mankind, expressed in numerous declarations of human rights, some past declarations with concepts and principles applicable to and some recent declarations with explicit mention of the Internet and the Web.
I would like to encourage a wider participation in civil discourse about cyberpolicy from scientists and technologists, particularly American scientists and technologists.  In addition to advocacy organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, I posit that individual scientists and technologists can each consider themselves as having a responsibility to society to participate in civil discourse, to discuss and to express reactions to contentious cyberpolicy, and that the combination of freely speaking scientists and technologists with advocacy organizations participating in the courts and lobbying the legislature can defend liberties and protect the lasting resources of the Internet and the Web.

Kind regards,
Adam Sobieski 		 	   		  
Received on Saturday, 15 December 2012 07:10:12 UTC

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