The ITU and another play for internet legislationFirst of all: Long time no see! I've been quite busy these days, and I'll be sure to make a post after Thanksgiving with updates on personal and art-related stuff. But as for this post, I'd like to share some interesting information that Google brought to my attention...The ITU and another play for internet legislation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
According to Google, The Internet Society, WhatIsTheITU.org, and ProtectInternetFreedom.org, an international organization called the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) is planning on holding a closed-door meeting to determine the future of the internet. This meeting will be held on December 3, 2012 with representatives from member-countries and various internet organizations. Several policies for censorship, architecture and freedom of information will be decided at this meeting, and only representatives from member-countries are allowed to vote on proposed changes to the 1988 treaty for International Telecommunications Regulation.
A few things should be understood about the ITU before jumping to any conclus
Stop the ITU from taking over the internetWhen we made a video about SOPA and PIPA, it got 7 million views. We just made this video about the ITU -- who in less than three weeks will win or lose control over the open internet and freedom of expression all over the world. Watch now:Stop the ITU from taking over the internet1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 2http://rt.com/usa/news/senate-sopa-new-internet-847/Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many ask about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. What is it? It's an agreement between New Zealand and 8 other countries, YES America included, came up with a "free trade." YET this can limit AFFORDABLE medication and medicine.
The Parties seek to support the wider liberalisation process in APEC consistent with its goals of free and open trade and investment.” The proposals have been accused of being excessively restrictive, providing intellectual property restraints beyond those in the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, and could limit developing countries' access to affordable medication."
"See that people? It'll even be WORSE than ACTA is.
The original agreement between the countries of Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore was signed on June 3, 2005, and entered into force on May 28, 2006. Six additional countries – Australia, Malaysia, Peru, Japan,