ITU paper on Internet Governance

ITU comissioned a paper Herding Schrödinger’s Cats: Some Conceptual Tools for Thinking about Internet Governance for its up coming workshop on Internet Governace. (via ITU Newsblog)

The paper missed touched on a point which I have ranted before: ICANN is not Internet Goverance.

While public see ICANN = internet governance but I see it as a public perspection problem rather then ICANN. ICANN does not deals with (internet) crimes, does not do legistration, does not do enforcement (beyond the contracts they have with registries), have no police force, no army etc etc.

At best, ICANN is a coordination of industry self-regulation.

Update: to be fair, the paper is not written by ITU.

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