[governance] Is This An Issue for Internet Governance/Internet Human Rights?

Kerry Brown kerry at kdbsystems.com
Fri Jul 22 16:22:07 EDT 2011

You've convinced me I need to broaden my definition of Internet
Governance. I still believe the issue in the blog can't be solved by
regulating the Internet but as you say the decision not to regulate is a
form of governance, as would be giving input from Internet experts to
bodies that can regulate the issue.

Kerry Brown

Paul - sorry for the double email. I forgot to click on Reply all the
first time.

On 11-07-22 10:02 AM, "Paul Lehto" <lehto.paul at gmail.com> wrote:

>On 7/22/11, Kerry Brown <kerry at kdbsystems.com> wrote:
>> I'd rather err on the side of less Internet Governance and allow
>> governments to create laws and regulations on what is allowed to be
>>done on
>> the Internet in their jurisdiction. [snip]
>>  These are legal issues though, not Internet Governance issues.
>You are using the word "governance" here in a very different sense,
>and arguably improperly.  It is still governance to abstain from
>action for the time being, or permanently, and let teh status quo and
>market forces dictate the terms of commerce and communication.  So,
>supporting "less government" doesn't equate to issues about whether
>the government should pass a law in a certain area NOT being "internet
>governance" -- it is still internet governance.
>Secondly, you distinguish "legal issues" and "internet governance
>issues."  There's a great deal of overlap between the two.  Not all
>legal issues are internet governance issues, but nearly all internet
>governance issues COULD BE legal issues (whether it is wise for them
>to be or not).
>If any area that you or others believe the government should not
>intervene in is therefore not an internet governance issue, arguably
>your thoughts along these lines are off topic on this list.  I hardly
>think that is the case, so most of the trouble here is people such as
>yourself using the term "governance" in a very different sense of
>Paul Lehto, J.D.
>Paul R Lehto, J.D.
>P.O. Box 1
>Ishpeming, MI  49849
>lehto.paul at gmail.com
>906-204-4026 (cell)

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