Roger L. Simon

The folks that brought you the biggest heist in history are now moving in on the Internet

Yes, I am referring to the United Nations, of course. The gang that brought you the Oil-for-Food scandal now wants to regulate life online. [Well, you can kiss this blog good-bye. ed. Hey, I can fall back on screenwriting.] But don’t panic. Among other reassuring comments in the CNET article:

At issue is who decides key questions like adding new top-level domains, assigning chunks of numeric Internet addresses, and operating the root servers that keep the Net humming. Other suggested responsibilities for this new organization include Internet surveillance, “consumer protection,” and perhaps even the power to tax domain names to pay for “universal access.”

That would bring “taxation without representation” to undreamed of levels. (ht: Wichita Boy]