schliz (994115) writes "Vint Cerf, Google, ICANN and California Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack have opposed a recently revealed UN initiative to regulate the internet. Congresswoman Mack put forward a US resolution that the United Nations and other international governmental organisations maintain a "hands-off approach" to the internet, arguing that "the internet has progressed and thrived precisely because it has not been subjected to the suffocating effect of a governmental organization's heavy hand".
Meanwhile, the so-called "father of the internet", Vint Cerf, called on stakeholders to sign a petition to mobilize opposition of the UN's plan. "Today, I have signed that petition on Google's behalf because we don't believe governments should be allowed to grant themselves a monopoly on Internet governance," said Cerf, who is also Google's chief internet lobbyist."
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