[discuss] ICANN policy and "Internet Governance"

Michel Gauthier mg at telepresse.com
Sat Jan 4 02:21:06 UTC 2014

At 01:16 04/01/2014, Suzanne Woolf wrote:
> > For those of us more familiar with policy debates, however, 
> 'public policy' typically means _national_ policy. We also tend to 
> qualify the term "Internet governance" with the modifier "global 
> Internet governance" although admittedly often that is implicit.
>Thank you, this is exactly the sort of distinction that's helpful to 
>have explained to a non-specialist

This is something that many have many times explained; "global" means 
for most "US global control". This is exactly what the world learned 
recently to distrust. Everyone knowing that now US people and Gov 
know it, keeping using the word "global Internet governance" is a 
(certainly proud, but unambiguous) signal that the Sao Paulo target 
is to affirm the US leadership on the Internet.

Is this something that the member of this list confirm? This would 
confirm the purpose of this list as many analysts understand it.
It would also explain why Carlos Alonso has not answered my questions 
and why we do not know yet who are the invited guests of an 
"international key meeting" to be hold in three months.


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