domingo, 18 de abril de 2010

Internet governance?

"As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from government instrusion"(Judge Dalzell)
Is it possible to govern the Internet?
This is a question that arises avery time it raise the issue of internet and its increasing power in today's society.

If the answer is yes, who should govern it?The particular governent of each country or a comittee created specifically por this?
On the other hand, if the answer is no, how do we prevent the publication of innapropriate content like: child pornography, defamation...?

Personally, i think we should stop using the word "Internet Governance" and replace it with "Governments and the Internet". Instead of governing internte, governments should support interntet. Logically, when they do it, they must participate side by side in the task. All contries without discrimintion, in a balanced and transparent way.

Internet is the network of networks. It is a agreement between users and existing networks...there is no central core, so there can't be a central governorship. It is no governable, as a country, or posiibly the planet, because there aren´t things to decide jointly, each network makes its decisions. The only possible way of governing the internet is by a self-government. Each user, each navigator...should apply its own code of conduct to prevent misuses of the internet.

Click here if you want to know more about the situation in China.

4 comentarios:

  1. Estoy de acuerdo contigo
    Creo que deberiamos evitar que los gobiernos entrasen en internet de forma activa, como censuradores
    HOy en día es el único medio que en cierto sentido se salva de extrema politización que sufren otros

  2. I liked the suggestion you made, instead of talking of "Internet governance" we should start taling of "governments and the internet". In my opnion is it hard to creat a committee that governs the internet satisfying all peoples need because there is too much diversity between users. Good suggestion!

  3. I just entered to write exactly the same Andre just wrote... I subscribe that idea of changing the name...