[discuss] ICANN policy and "Internet Governance"

Hartmut Richard Glaser glaser at cgi.br
Sun Jan 5 22:45:31 UTC 2014

+1 Milton

On 05/01/14 20:36, Milton L Mueller wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michel Gauthier [mailto:mg at telepresse.com]
>> 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.
> To me, global means not "inter-national," not "unilateral," but  non-national - excluding also the US, which is after all just another nation-state.
> So when the Montevideo statement calls for globalization of the IANA function it was calling for precisely the opposite of "US global control."
>> 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.
> Wrong, wrong, wrong. Do you really think the Brazilians are interested in affirming US leadership?
>> Is this something that the member of this list confirm?
>> This would confirm the purpose of this list as many analysts understand it.
> I would not only not confirm it, I would emphatically deny it.
> Milton Mueller
> Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
> http://faculty.ischool.syr.edu/mueller/
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