Internet regulation: On the Internet, everything remains as before: make the U.S. and other Western countries governments are control of the network in the way.
At the World Conference on Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai while new International Telecommunications Guidelines were negotiated, the states could provide more control over the Internet. But the U.S. and many other countries immediately declared that they will not sign the document in this form. Thus, it is for them not to be binding.
Russia, China and Arab states wanted to change to the next meeting to Friday for the first time since 1988 the telecommunications directives and take general provisions to the Internet with. Their proposals had also opportunities for government Internet control. The U.S. resisted recalling possible censorship efforts from the beginning, however. Also from the Internet industry was sharply critical. So far, the technical infrastructure of the Internet by non-governmental international organizations such as ICANN and ISOC is managed.
The new text of the Telecommunications Policy The Internet is not mentioned directly but will only be proposed in an additional resolution urging stronger measures for its development. Also, it expressly in the documents does not go around on the net. In this Internet regulation, India joined the US in opposing rules.
However, control of telecommunications services ultimately affects the Internet. This is also the block to Russia and China had made. And most importantly, the U.S. had insisted that the Internet is completely kept out of the documents of the World Conference. For additional stresses caused by the attempt of the countries Russia and China to create outside the plenary, an ad hoc group to the Internet.
In the end, the compromise draft was formulated already much weaker than it envisioned the meantime some of the participants. It created the demand; Internet companies should pay for the data traffic in telecommunication networks, not in the contract. However points but came to network security and fighting spam in the text that could be abused, according to the U.S. delegation to restrictions on freedom of speech. At the same time succeeded to the West, in the Treaty to introduce the obligation to respect human rights in the implementation of telecoms rules.
Dubai government representatives and industry experts from the 193 ITU Member States had advised. Decisions were only possible by consensus.