House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet | KurzweilAI
China, Russia, Brazil, India are all supporting UN regulation of the internet world wide. Many in the US are reported to be understandably critical of the idea of fixing something that was never broken in the first place.
If this comes to pass, what kinds of routing-around innovation will it spark (if any?). Or, are we destined to sink to the lowest common denominator or internet regulation (China).
It's actually perhaps a bit surprising that Russia is agreeing to this, as they stand to be liable for cracking down on the hackers and criminals that are active in their realm. This is going to be very expensive for Russia if UN regulations end up having any teeth.