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  1. 1. Lisa Ann Landry Melanie Andruszkiewicz IT 101 H01 Professor Whitcomb
  2. 2. <ul><li>Groups such as IETF, W3C, ICANN that set standards for the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Regulate, control, coordinate how people use the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure stability, security, continuity of the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate and manage important Internet resources </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) </li></ul><ul><li>IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) </li></ul><ul><li>W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) </li></ul><ul><li>IAB (Internet Activities Board) </li></ul><ul><li>IRTF (Internet Research Task Force) </li></ul><ul><li>InterNic (Internet Network Information Center) </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Regulates what we can and cannot do while using the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Works to keep cites safe and secure </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain Internet in order to keep it running </li></ul><ul><li>Creates and supports domain names </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Internet governance works to maintain the safety of the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Yet it is important not to interfere with individuals’ liberties on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>This includes individual security of personal freedoms, including the freedom from censorship </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Should the Internet even be governed? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the United States have too much hold in Internet governance? </li></ul><ul><li>How can censorship be avoided globally for the Internet? </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>NECESSARY </li></ul><ul><li>UNNECESSARY </li></ul><ul><li>Need to regulate, govern, control use of Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on “governments, corporations, civil society, the Internet Community” </li></ul><ul><li>Safe environment for all to use </li></ul><ul><li>“ Governance,” “control,” “regulation” are invasive to the essential “idea of the Internet” </li></ul><ul><li>Internet should be a free and open space </li></ul><ul><li>User should decide what he or she wants to do while surfing the web </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>YES </li></ul><ul><li>NO </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Internet Governance Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Perception of Internet Aim to Developed Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Change – Need Freedom & Openness </li></ul><ul><li>Began As, But Larger Organizations In Fact Hold Majority of Power </li></ul><ul><li>Need Those Who Have From Start & Possess Full Understanding Of </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>DECREASE </li></ul><ul><li>LEAVE AS IS </li></ul><ul><li>China: most countries don’t believe claims of lack of restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Most Countries Feel Internet Should Be Open, Free To All </li></ul><ul><li>Should Not Be Set At Country Borders </li></ul><ul><li>China at 2006 Internet Governance Forum: stated no restrictions, programs censoring </li></ul><ul><li>Some Feel Countries Should Set Own Levels of Restrictions </li></ul>
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  11. 12. <ul><li>Anderson, Nate. “Internet Governance Forum takes on China, US.” ars technical: The art of technology. 31 October 2006. CondéNet Inc. 18 November 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Blau, John. “Who’s Running the Internet?” IDG News Service. 2008. 18 November 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Cariboni, Diana. “COMMUNICATION: Everyone Wants to Govern the Internet.” IPS-Inter Press Service. 11 December 2003. 18 November 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Muthusamy, Sivasubramanian. “ On Why and How the Internet may be Governed.” Knol Beta: A Unit of Knowledge. 2008. 18 November 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Schenker, Jennifer L. “U.N. Agrees to Examine How Internet Is Governed.” The New York Times . 15 Decemeber 2003. 18 November 2008 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Who Governs the Internet?” World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 9 August 2004. 18 November 2008 <>. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>We feel as though internet governance as it is currently being tried for is exactly what is called for in today’s world. While the ideal of zero governance sounds nice in theory, in reality it would become a chaotic society in itself. The level of governance called for is such that personal freedoms are maintained, that level of individual liberty is felt, yet there are rules and regulations in place to hold the online society back from anarchy. </li></ul>