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

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 11:46:00 EDT 2011

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Roland Perry <
roland at internetpolicyagency.com> wrote:

> In message <CAD=1OveO97kHfTY+**YQA6AyDMyrXb5PmzZoVAfoZ9dxMR_**
> Q2eQw at mail.gmail.com<1OveO97kHfTY%2BYQA6AyDMyrXb5PmzZoVAfoZ9dxMR_Q2eQw at mail.gmail.com>>,
> at 10:19:26 on Tue, 26 Jul 2011, Paul Lehto <lehto.paul at gmail.com> writes
> On 7/23/11, Roland Perry <roland at internetpolicyagency.**com<roland at internetpolicyagency.com>>
>> wrote:
>>> Obviously, because governance can be done by various actors, not all of
>>> whom are governments.
>> But governance can not be done by non-governmental, and especially
>> corporate, actors without major consequences.
> Major *bad* consequences?
> I've addressed the highlights of those major consequences in posts over the
>> last couple weeks.  As a policy wonk, Roland, I would think that you would
>> be somewhat averse to such simple statements as it's "obvious" that
>> governance can be done by various actors, when such a statement sets up a
>> very large series of important policy and rights issues.
> A great deal of governance in the UK at least is done on the basis of
> self-regulation. And important Internet Governance institutions such as
> Nominet are non-governmental.

Not to mention the IETF, RIRs, W3C, ICANN and all the other acronymic
governance bodies that have helped to make the Internet the success it has
become over the last 40 years.


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route
indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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