[discuss] What is the scope of Internet Governance? Proposal from CCIA's NetMundial submission
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On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 9:09 AM, Nick Ashton-Hart <nashton at ccianet.org>wrote:
> Dear all,
> As I recall there was a robust discussion of how to define what 'Internet
> governance' consists of. We've had 10 years of debate about what the
> definition in the Tunis Agenda means in practical terms, yet no agreement.
> In our submission, CCIA has proposed a set of four principles that we
> believe make it much simpler to decide the scope of the term, without
> conflicting with the definition in Tunis: a different lens through which to
> view the subject.
> Our whole submission and rationale for these principles may be found here:
> You will find other submissions echo some, or all, of them.
> The principles are:
> 1. *The network and the data that network carries are in fact (and are
> to be treated as) entirely separate at the policy level*
> 2. *No stakeholder may take measures that compromise the ability of
> the network to connect the greatest number of users at the lowest cost and
> as efficiently as possible.*
> 3. *The management of, and access to, data that traverses the network
> is not a subject of international Internet Governance*.
> 4. *Regulating the Internet, or technology more generally, will not
> solve social problems*.
> Nick Ashton-Hart
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