But the swiss diplomat is concerned that some countries want to bring the open infrastructure of the network under stricter control: their lever could become a world conference of the international telecommunications union (ITU) in dubai.
On the agenda of this world conference on international telecommunications (WCIT) of 3. Until 14. December: a new version of the international telecommunications regulations (ITR) from 1988. This agreement has made an important contribution to the liberalization of telecommunications, explains kummer. But "no agreement at all is also a solution" – because in dubai, the ISOC diplomat expects "lots of proposals that would lead to more regulation".
The proposals for the WCIT submitted by the member states of the UN specialized agency were not supposed to be made public – but activists have published a number of documents at the address wcitleaks.Org put on the net. Some initiatives are concerned with more technical security for the internet. Others apparently aim to keep out unpopular opinions and campaigns.