“Neutralizing” the ‘Net?

UK Telegraph: Global ‘Internet Treaty’ Proposed

The draft law has been likened to the Space Treaty, signed in 1967, which stated that space exploration should be carried out for the benefit of all nations, and guaranteed “free access to all areas of celestial bodies”.

Under the proposed terms of the law, there would be cross-border co-operation between countries to identify and address security vulnerability and protect the network from possible cyber attacks or cyber terrorism.

It would also uphold rights to freedom of expression and association, and the principle of net neutrality, in which all internet traffic is treated equally across the network.

To be honest, I’m not quite sure what to make of this. All I can say for sure is that whenever the words Net Neutrality show up, I most certainly try to read between the lines.

On the surface, it would seem that this law aimed at global governance of the Internet isn’t such a bad thing; after all, it purports to protect the human right to free expression and to prevent political interference. Obviously, given all the cheery pseudonyms that the global Left places upon their destructive and deliberately deceptive policies leads me to question the actual motives behind this initiative, at the very least.



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