November 16, 2005

CLAUDIA ROSETT: Why dictators are cheering the U.N.’s Internet turf grab.

UPDATE: But they have to be disappointed about this:

A summit focusing on narrowing the digital divide between the rich and poor residents and countries opened Wednesday with an agreement of sorts on who will maintain ultimate oversight of the Internet and the flow of information, commerce and dissent. . . .

Negotiators from more than 100 countries agreed late Tuesday to leave the United States in charge of the Internet’s addressing system, averting a U.S.-EU showdown at this week’s U.N. technology summit.

Good.

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