Internet control issue back-burnered, for now

Internet governance gets lost in committee; thank goodness for committees.

When you're trying to get rid of an issue, just give it to a committee. 

ZDNet reports that at the United Nations summit in Tunisia, under which U.S. control of the Internet was under discussion, member nations struck a compromise with the formation of a toothless "Internet Governance Forum" that will meet for the first time in 2006. The forum is meant to be a central point for global discussions of everything from computer security and online crime to spam and other "misuses of the Internet," but does not require the United States to relinquish its unique influence over the Internet's operations.

I guess it will be a while until we hear about this issue again. Who ever said committees are useless?

 

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