[discuss] [governance] Re: U.S. to Give Up Oversight of Web Policymaking Body
parminder at itforchange.net
Sat Mar 15 11:32:39 UTC 2014
On Saturday 15 March 2014 04:38 PM, McTim wrote:
> For a very long time indeed, many have asked for the US to relinquish
> their role. Now they have signaled their willingness/readiness to do so.
> In practical terms, I see ICANN "floating free" from its USG ties.
> That is what i got out of the Press Conference last night anyway
> (although I dialed in late) so may be mistaken.
Yes, you are wrong, free from USG ties is being free from application of
US jurisdiction, which more significant part has not changed at all,
unless of course USG plans to give away that as well, which would be
really really appreciated... Any idea if that is planned?
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:20 PM, Pranesh Prakash
> <pranesh at cis-india.org <mailto:pranesh at cis-india.org>> wrote:
> McTim [2014-03-14 18:43]:
> This is a very large step. am hoping all those who decry the
> use of the
> term "globalisation" of Internet Governance will rejoice in
> its use here.
> McTim, I'd be interested in knowing why exactly you see this as
> being "a very large step".
> In practical terms, what do you see as the significant and
> important changes this will lead to?
> Pranesh Prakash
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