BushCo trying to kill the Internet

U.S. loosens control over Net oversight body
By Victoria Shannon

Story last modified Sun Oct 01 18:16:00 PDT 2006

The Commerce Department agreed Friday to loosen its control over the agency
that manages the Internet address system, a move that experts called a big
step toward private-sector control.

The agreement is part of a three-year renewal of the partnership between the
government and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the
California-based nonprofit group that keeps technical tabs on the Internet.
It replaces an agreement that expired Saturday.

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