Saturday, November 05, 2005

Foreign Affairs - Who Will Control the Internet? - Kenneth Neil Cukier

Who Will Control the Internet?
Kenneth Neil Cukier
From Foreign Affairs, November/December 2005

Summary: Foreign governments want control of the Internet transferred from an American NGO to an international institution. Washington has responded with a Monroe Doctrine for our times, setting the stage for further controversy.

Kenneth Cukier's article about the US decision not to relinquish control of the Internet is a really helpful analysis of the political implications of Internet control.