Friday, December 02, 2005

The letter that saved ICANN

Kieren McCarthy has unearthed the full letter from Condoleeza Rice to Jack Straw asking the EU to change its position on Internet governance:
The history of the Internet’s extraordinary growth and adaptation , based on private-sector innovation and investment, offers compelling arguments against burdening the network with a new intergovernmental structure for oversight. It also suggests that a new intergovernmental structure would most likely become an obstacle to global Internet access for all our citizens. It is in this spirit that we ask the European Union to reconsider its new position on Internet governance and work together with us to bring the benefits of the Information Society to all.
Condi for President! (Not least for helping to "build the European caricature of the new president as toxic troglodyte".)

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