Europe Proposes Internet Treaty

Europeans are proposing a pro-democratic Internet treaty. And it’s being compared to the 1967 Space Treaty. If it takes off, this’ll keep both sides the Nebraska Space & Telecom Program busy. We’ll have advice to give.

Europe has proposed a global Internet Treaty to protect the net from political interference and place into international law its founding principles of open standards, net neutrality, freedom of expression and pluralistic governance.

The draft law was compared to the 1967 Outer Space Treaty as the Council of Europe presented it to web luminaries from around the world at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Vilnius, Lithuania, this week.

This line was also interesting:

“Openness and interoperability” and “network neutrality” would become two of 12 Principles of Internet Governance.

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