The U.N., Internet Regulator?

Private governance has the flexibility and competence needed to keep the Internet dynamic and free.

By Andrea Renda, for the Wall Street Journal

Mayan prophecy predicts that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, but Internet users should be more worried about what will happen just a few weeks before. The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) meets in Dubai Dec. 3-14 to consider proposals that would grant authority for Internet governance to the United Nations and impose new regulations on Web traffic. If adopted, these proposals could upend the Web as we know it, undermining it as an engine for growth and dynamism for the world.

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Mr. Renda is a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, where he manages the Regulatory Affairs Program and the Digital Forum.